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Sjogrens syndrome

This is my primary concern now, though I have not yet had the diagnosis verified having had negative blood tests. My daughter suggested it knowing my problems and having seen a program about it. Today I learned that migraine and sjogrens may be connected. I am seventy, had migraine from age 14 to about forty when I had a hysterectomy. I do have headaches now, coming on after lunch and after a period of activity I think, I suffer now with even more fatigue and can’t do much.

I well remember migraines and cluster headaches and the difficulties with no one understanding because it is invisible. I learnt to manage them with medication and diet control, control over light and noise. I had some visual disturbances , which gave me warning, latterly and weird auras, where I felt disconnected

I wanted to contribute to the discussion about the relationship between sjogrens and migraine. The most obvious I can see is that stress has been a trigger for both. I perhaps have a personality which is easily stressed. Food lately has been a problem as I have developed sensitivities to common foods , like wheat , milk and legumes. I have had arthritis for thirty years which necessitated food restrictions too and have been juggling my diet for family needs etc. Digestion is an issue for me.

I think I picked up on a suggestions that migraine medication may have triggered sjogrens, or is it that there are other connections.? I should be very interested in reactions to this as it may help me to understand what is going on. I researched thoroughly into migraine , though I am pleased to to note that there seems to be a lot of progress with treatment. I hope that I can contribute to the discussion. Kay

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  • DonnaFA moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi Kaydavis, thanks for being part of the community, sharing your story and your question. We do have an article here on the site that explores the connection between Sjorgen’s Syndrome and migraine. . I was also able to find a study published by the NIH which explores the connection.

    I hope you find these helpful until other members of the community join the discussion. We’re glad you’re here! -All Best, Donna ( team)

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