Is There a Link Between Sjogren’s Syndrome and Fibromyalgia?

A team research of uber-smart researchers in Seoul, South Korea, have published their study on how common a dual diagnosis of fibromyalgia is in patients who have Sjogren’s syndrome as their primary diagnosis.

In addition, the study compares the symptoms of those with a dual diagnosis to those who only have Sjogren’s. The study found that more than 30% of patients with primary Sjogren’s syndrome may also have fibromyalgia.

“Study Finds More Than 30% Of Patients With Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome May Also Have Fibromyalgia”

Both fibromyalgia and Sjogren’s syndrome can be difficult to diagnose. The symptoms of both conditions are common among thousands of other conditions. Common symptoms for both diseases include (but aren’t limited to): fatigue, joint pain, nerve inflammation, and disruption of sleep patterns. Sjogren’s syndrome is mainly characterized by dry mouth and eyes caused by the immune system attacking a person’s moisture producing glands.

Fibromyalgia is also a chronic condition but is characterized by joint pain and fatigue.

The Korean study concluded that fibromyalgia is prevalent among patients with Sjogren’s syndrome. Findings also suggest that patients with coexisting conditions have increased symptom severity along pain and depression.


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