Today was my routine rehumatology visit. I had the usual exam until he felt under my chin and got a strange look on his face. He then asked me if I had been having an extreme problem with dry eyes, abundance of dental problems (cavities) and dry eyes. My answer was yes to all he asked. He then asked me if anyone in my family had Sjogren's and I told him yes, my first cousin has it. So he asked a few more questions, did some sort of test where a paper was placed under my eye and I was asked to blink repeatedly. There was not a drop of water on the paper. Oh yes, he also looked in my mouth and noted almost no saliva and a cracked tongue. So then he did bloodwork and gave me pamphlet on Sjogren's and told me that even if the test came back negative, he thinks I may have it. The tests, according to him, have a possible 40% false negative possibility and he said that what he had seen today had him pretty well convinced that I do. Now here is the interesting part. As I read through the pamphlet, I saw that there is something called Secondary Sjogren's, which can follow other conditions. I have forgotten most of them now, but the one that caught my eye was called....myositis. Is this fibromyalgia? Because Sjogren's is most definitely classified as an autoimmune disorder which usually goes alone with other autoimmune disorders. And I have always, always been told that Fibro is NOT an autoimmune disorder. Seems pretty contradictory to me, does it to anyone else? So I am to be considering going on Plaquenil now, an old anti-malaria drug and possibly, down the road, Methotrexate. He is so certain that I have it. But I am in denial. Is FMS/CFIDS, diabetes and Supraventricular Tachycardia not enough to keep an old broad busy? I am honestly considering stopping going to doctors altogether, ha ha. Why can't they ever just have something nice and uplifting to tell me? And the tests, sheesh, how am I ever supposed to pass any of these tests when they won't let me study for them? I will not have this latest development. I refuse to, and that's my final answer! Ha ha!