Nasal Sores, Fibromyalgia, and Sjogens Syndrome
The nasal sores appear every 2 to 4 months. I have had this problem for at least a year. I’ve done extension research on this problem and unfortunately it has only led me to the conclusion that it is most likely to be nasal impetigo. This is a bacterial infection and our fingers carry this on them.
I’m not sure this is my diagnosis for the nasal sores I get. I have made an appointment with an ENT for Monday of next week. Hopefully he’ll get to the bottom of this problem for me and give me a solution to getting rid of them quickly when they do show up.
As my previous readers know I have fibromyalgia and I have read that nasal sores are common with people who have FMS (Fibromyalgia). This very well could be another plague I just have to live with.
I have found that if you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia it is possible that you may have an autoimmune disease called sjorgrens syndrome. This might be a diagnosis for me as well. I don’t know. I do have most of the symptoms listed.
Symptoms for sjorgens syndrome:
1. extreme fatigue
2. persistent burning or dry eyes
3. gritty sensations in the eyes
4. difficulty speaking
5. sore or cracked tongue
6. unexplained dental problems
7. dry nasal passages
8. difficult swallowing or chewing
Many experts believe that Sjogren’s has a genetic basis to it. This hypothesis is supported by the fact that the syndrome is often found in families that have a history of other autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia, and by the fact that it is not unusual to find the disorder in other family members. Moreover, the vast majority of people affected by Sjogren’s are female (about 90% of sufferers), again lending credence to a genetic link.
The information above came from Fibromyalgia Symptoms
I have tested negative for RA factor, and my tests for SLE (Lupus) have been negative. These both run in my family though so that makes it more possible that I may have Sjorgens Syndrome.
Diagnosis of Sjorgens Syndrome:
1. Schirmer’s test – test the dryness of the eyes and mouth. It is a strip they place under the eyelid and bottom lip of the mouth. (saliva-gland biopsy)
2. Blood tests for ANA’s present in the blood stream. ANA’s are anti-nuclear antibodies. They will also test the blood for SS-A and SS-B antibodies.
Low red blood count (Anemia) and abnormal blood testing for inflammation are seen which is the SED rate in a person. (Sedimentation rate)
This syndrome can be a cause of nasal sores. It is more likely to be the cause if you’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia according to the fibromyalgia information I’ve read. Don’t diagnose yourself. It is best you reach out to your own GP to get blood tests done for these things if you have any concern or symptoms.
I am not a medical doctor so I can’t give expert advice on what to do if you suffer from nasal sores either. I can only put up information I’ve obtained throughout my search for relief. Always consult your medical doctor for advice on what treatment should be tried and always seek a medical doctor to give you a proper diagnosis.
Soon I hope that my ENT will give me some answers and relief for my nasal sores.
Until next time….
Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008, in Fibromyalgia, health, journal, Journal Pages, life, medical and tagged Fibromyalgia, health, journal, life, medical, nasal sores, sjorgens syndrome. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.