Many years ago, an eye specialist named Hendrick Sjogren reported on a small group of patients who had a ‘triad’ of dry eyes, dry mouth and aches and pains.
Sjogren’s Syndrome most commonly affects an older age group of women than lupus. As well as the fatigue, there is often a history of allergies (including in some patients, gluten sensitivity). Blood tests often show a positive ANA. Critically the high level of anti-DNA antibodies, so characteristic of lupus, is absent.