From Medically Boring to a Seizure During Pregnancy: the Story of a Sjögren’s Syndrome and Lupus Diagnosis

When I was pregnant with my first child, I didn’t expect the labor to go perfect. I had heard enough labor horror stories to know better. However, I didn’t expect to have a seizure, either. I’ve always prided myself in being the perfect specimen of health. I used to brag to nurses when I got my yearly physical that I

Dry, But Not Forgotten

“I have what?! How do you even spell that??” That was my first reaction when I was told I had Sjögren’s syndrome. Few people have heard of this particular autoimmune disorder, but I suspect it’s because it goes undiagnosed in many. After all, the primary symptoms are pretty innocuous. Dry eyes, dry mouth, dry everything. The textbook definition describes Sjögren’s as an