Hello and good to meet you (in a virtual way). You can call me Luke. I was diagnosed with Sjogren’s Syndrome in 2014, when I was in my early 30s. My dry eye symptoms went back a couple years, but I was hit by fatigue and joint pain fairly suddenly in 2013, which drove me to seek a diagnosis and treatment. As a fairly young male, I had some difficulty obtaining a diagnosis (SS primarily affects middle-aged women). This wasn’t helped by the fact that my blood tests were consistently negative. I finally found a rheumatologist who was willing to diagnose and treat me based on my symptoms, which were classic Sjogren’s Syndrome.
Since then, I have read everything I could concerning SS, it’s cause, and my own treatment regimen. I put this site together for two reasons. First, I wanted to share the information that I had gathered with other SS patients, particularly those who are new to the condition. Second, I found that most of the material on the web was either very impersonal, or rather depressing. I wanted to provide rich information with a personal touch and a look towards treatment and recovery.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or simply want to connect.