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Marina F: Sjogren's Syndrome and Vitiligo

I am worried about the illness and its evolution.

Lavender Rose by Sherrill Knaggs, ISN ArtistHello, my name is Marina, I am forty-seven years old, and for quite a few years now I have had problems such as eczema in my ear, vitiligo, nodules in the thyroid, dry eyes with a positive Schirmer's test, and vertigo.

A few months ago the doctor ordered an analysis where I tested positive for anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA) as well, and from here it lead to a Sjogren's Syndrome diagnosis, although I do not know whether it is primary or secondary.

Right now I am being treated in Lesi, Italy. I am using anti-inflammatories, waiting for an adequate therapy. I would like to get any advice from rheumatologists or people who, like me, have this type of problem. I am worried about the illness and its evolution.

I would also like to ask if it is possible to relieve the symptoms and stop the malady with homeopathic cures. Thanks to whomever would like to answer this.

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Marina
Email: [email protected]
Story edited 02-20-07 JTD
Story posted 04-27-07 SLE

ISN Senior Artist: Sherrill Knaggs
Story Translator: Alba León
Story Editor: Judith Thompson Devlin
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(Italiano) Marina F: Sindrome di Sjogren, Vitiligo
ENGLISH:
Autoantibodies
Autoimmune Diseases
Autoimmune Ear Disease
Sjogren's Syndrome
Thyroid Disease
Vitiligo

ISN Artist: Sherrill Knaggs (In Loving Memory)

Sherrill KnaggsSherrill Knaggs, ISN Artist, created the digital photo to illustrate the story on this page. Sherrill lived in New Zealand. Her story was featured in ISN's book, Voices of Scleroderma Volume 2.

ISN Translator and Editor: Alba León

Alba LeonAlba León is the ISN Translator for this page. She is studying international relations in Mexico City.

ISN Story Editor: Judith Thompson Devlin

Photo of JudithJudith Thompson Devlin is the ISN Story Editor for this story. She is also lead editor of the ISN's wonderful Voices of Scleroderma book series!

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