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Astrolin

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Michigan Doctors
« on: June 22, 2014, 04:43:15 PM »
I just moved to Kalamazoo, MI and am looking for a new specialist that knows something about Sjogren's.  I am willing to drive to Grand Rapids, Lancing, Indianapolis, Detroit or Chicago to make sure I have a good one.  Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

Thanks,
Lindsay

A little about me: I was diagnosed 2.5 years ago and am currently on 400 mg of Plaquenil, but also trying to change my diet to see if that helps.  My main symptom is fatigue, but the doctors at Johns Hopkins were talking about doing the tear duct plugs because of my dry eyes.  I am currently training for the Ironman and moved to MI to change my stress levels associated with work.  Dropping my stress has improved my fatigue levels and I am hoping that a Zone/Paleo diet continues to improve it. 

Bucky

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Re: Michigan Doctors
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014, 07:40:11 PM »
Hi Lindsay - welcome!   :D

I'm sorry, I don't live in MI - but, wanted to welcome you to the forum.

This site is made up of people from literally, around the world, who are currently dx'd with Sjogren's, or are being tested, or have the symptoms, but no positive bloodwork or dx yet.

Those who post here are sharing their experiences - but, no two people experience Sjogren's the same.  Plus, some have other illnesses besides the Sjogren's.  As with any site - check with your doctor before starting any new medicines or supplements that you might hear others talk about here.

If there is a specific topic you are interested in, if you type those words in the search box to the top right of this page, it will take you threads about that topic.  By all means, if you can't find what you are looking for, feel free to post your own thread.

As you have probably found out, stress is NOT our friend!  I'm glad your stress level has dropped since moving.

Wow, training for the Ironman - just be sure to pace yourself!  Good Luck!

I hope you find this site helpful to you on your Sjogren's journey. 

Bucky
Come sit a spell and join in live chat - we serve non-fattening, zero calorie goodies while discussing all kinds of things.  ;D

http://www.sjogrensworld.org/chats.htm   (find our chat times here!)

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Re: Michigan Doctors
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2014, 02:58:23 AM »
Lindsay,

Welcome!

I know a few people see doctors in Michigan.  Type Michigan in the search box and you should find some previous conversations about Michigan doctors.   I am from MI, so I always read about the doctors there in just in case. 

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gurs

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Re: Michigan Doctors
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2014, 03:54:01 AM »
Lindsay..have the perfect doc for you!!!!!! Im in Michigan, and have been seeing my rheumy for about 18 years now. She also
has sjogrens, and is just great..she knows about everything. Ive been to top hospitals all over the country, and they don't compare.
Her name is Dr. Carol Beals, The Beals Institute, lansing. I hope you get the chance to see her. If you do make an apt, try to
make it early morning...less wait time. She spends a lot of time with each patient.

Gursie
52 years old.Primary SS, Lupus, Raynauds, POTS, Hormone issues from Hyster-menopause, systemic candida,osteoporosis,Gastroparesis, chronic neuropathy, migraines, sinus/dental issues. selective immune def/low t-cells.
Prednisone & medrol , plaquenil, diflucan, bio-estrogen creams,many supplements

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Re: Michigan Doctors
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2014, 06:36:10 PM »
Bucky and SueAnn, thanks for the warm welcome. I hope I can find some good information on the forums and throughout the website. 

Gurs - I will call her tomorrow and see if I can get in.  Thanks!

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Re: Michigan Doctors
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2014, 12:52:51 AM »
Let me know what happens..maybe I can pull a few strings if you cant.

Gursie
52 years old.Primary SS, Lupus, Raynauds, POTS, Hormone issues from Hyster-menopause, systemic candida,osteoporosis,Gastroparesis, chronic neuropathy, migraines, sinus/dental issues. selective immune def/low t-cells.
Prednisone & medrol , plaquenil, diflucan, bio-estrogen creams,many supplements