I was wondering if others had a similar experience as I had. I am 32 years old and was in great health (I ran half-marathons and was eating well). I didn't notice any of the symptoms of Sjogren's. In mid-July I was prescribed an antibiotic, Flagyl, for BV (which isn't really an infection, just an imbalance of the normal "flora"). I took one pill and started experiencing severe stomach cramping and lost all my appetite. I went to the doctor and they took me off of it, because I was reacting so badly. A day later my mouth and throat dried up and I thought I was having some sort of allergic reaction to the med. The doctor thought is was reaction to the med and said it should subside in a few days. The dry mouth and throat continued and then I started having all kinds of other symptoms, which I know now was Sjogren's, like weakness and fatigue. At one point I was treated for dehydration, because that's what they thought was going on. Finally, one of the doctors did a test for Sjogren's, because of my dry mouth, stomach problems, and weakness. I also started experiencing dry eyes, nose, and skin all of a sudden. I have even had neuropathy off and on. I ended up missing a lot of work, because of feeling awful. I have never experienced any of these symptoms before. My ANA panel came back and I was positive for both SSa and SSb. I did see a rheumatologist last week, and he told me it's rare to have it come on all of a sudden and is also rare to be positive on both SSa and SSb tests. If anyone has a similar story, I'd be interested to hear it and what the course of your illness is, not that it will necessarily tell me the course of mine, I realize. I just feel knocked over by this thing!