Life is stressful enough, and add the stress of living with Sjogren’s Syndrome symptoms it can feel like too much. Many of us find ourselves scrambling to figure out the “magic formula” to feeling better, only to say “well that didn’t help” after making a change. Finding what your body really does respond to is so hard, but when found it’s incredibly empowering. Combined with your prescribed regimen, changes in lifestyle behaviors (or on their own) can be your friend when it comes to getting those symptoms to behave.
Sjogrens Syndrome Symptom Tracking Journals
One of the hardest parts of bringing down inflammation and getting your Sjogren’s symptoms under control is knowing what makes them worse. Taking your best guess can be hit and miss, so it takes a closer look over time to get it right.
For symptom tracking, check out my new symptom tracking journal:
If you just need a worksheet to steer your thinking, my worksheet may be all you need:
Dry Eye Symptoms
Dry Mouth Symptoms
A little dry mouth here and there is usually no big deal for most people. But it’s a major Sjogren’s Syndrome symptom that can cause painful and expensive dental problems.
Dry Nose can be a Symptom of Sjogren’s Too
Dry Skin Solutions
When you live with Sjogren’s Syndrome, pain can be in your joints or muscles, and sometimes a little warmth can be so comforting.
For me, the biggest help to reduce my symptoms has been through my diet. You may find you’re more sensitive to certain foods than others, but once you figure that out it can make a huge difference.
Bring Down That Stress
Tuning into our senses can have a profound effect on our state of mind.