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Sjogren’s Syndrome is generally diagnosed through a lip biopsy. It’s good that you’re going to see a rheumatologist. I have both Sjogren’s Syndrome and fibromyalgia, as well as Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency. It’s hard sometimes to tell which disorder is causing which pain!

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@susanh824 what tests were done to diagnose fibromyalgia?

i have heard about the lip biopsy. my bloodwork i had relating for sjorgens was last summer so who knows now. also at that time i didnt have dry eyes which i do now. rather badly. my apt is tuesday. unfortuentley we are expecting alot of snow so since he is aways away from me i might have to reschedule. i dont want to at all but may not have a choice. i been trying to see a rheum since last summer. but i know from their message for my appt if i had to reschedule it may take a month for a new appt. not really what i wanted, i been waiting so long. my pain body pain is so incredibly painfu upper back, shoulders neck arms i thought maybe was fibro but someone sent me a article how sjorgens pain mimics fibro but i dont know i have to lay down most of the time pain is that severe. dont really know what it is. i was hoping to ask for a mri. i been trying for one since last sept. noone would help me but i been working had on finding better doctors so im hopeful. also pain in the ribs. no idea if thats from possible fibro or connected to my autoimmune gastritis. id rather it be fibro pain. thanks for writing!


How did you find out about the Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency? Did the doctor check on the enzymes...Lipase...etc

Thank you so much!

What test for fibromyalgia?