It’s come around again!
Having a chronic illness isn’t just about finding support and a shoulder to lean on when times get tough (if you’re able to lean on someone, that is…)
It’s about finding awareness inside of people that hadn’t heard the name, hadn’t known someone who, hadn’t given a thought. It’s about creating a stronger knowledge base inside of the people who maybe have heard of chronic illness but not about Sjögrens, or people who have heard about Sjögrens, but didn’t know someone who warriors through it.
So if you were one of those people, you no longer are!
Hi, I’m Bailey. I warrior through Sjögrens Syndrome every single day, every single second, of my life. It tends to bring the lovely fibromyalgia with it, along with other autoimmune diseases, such as Celiac Disease (which I also have both of those).
In the last several years, research for treatment of Sjögren’s Syndrome has come further than I could begin to tell you, just because people are talking and hearing about it.
When I was diagnosed in 2015, my rheumatologist wasn’t too sure what to treat or how to treat it. It was described, just 4 years ago, as “on a scale between lupus and rheumatoid arthritis”. As you saw your doctor, they would adjust how they treated you, as they saw the symptoms pop up.
Now? They actually have the beginning of research being done in order to treat specifically Sjögren’s.
Just because people talked.
So let’s keep talking, and let’s keep listening – because progress is being made on all newly found diagnoses. Get the word out!!❤️
If you haven’t already, check out my Sjögrens Syndrome page that I have added to the site!