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I am really sorry to know about your husband. The syndrome in itself rarely, if ever, shortens lifespan but it can cause major problems and symptoms like you mention.
what medications is he on at the present moment?
I cant remember name of meds but he is on an anti malaria medicatoin
What kind of doctor is he following up with?
Hydroxychloroquine I think he must be on.
that sounds about right
a specialist at hospital who annually review
I think that since his symptoms are pretty severe right now he needs to be reviewed again by a rheumatologistl.
I do not think an annual review is sufficient.
Repeated blepharitis is most likely due to dryness of the eyes which is something that happens in this syndrome.
artificial tears should be used, which I think he must be using.
yes he was told so
Also dryness of the mouth is also something very common with this and artificial saliva should be used frequently.
Dryness of mouth is actually something that leads to ulcers.
they were so severely hit with blephritis he had to attend hospital and I had to take him everywhere as he was unable to see
he has several; drops
He must use artificial tears very frequently and have it daily with hiim.
He should try his level best not to let his eyes dry out.
And if thats not working too well then he should get an appointment with his doctor sooner rather than later.
the coldness he feels in his hands is troublesomer
is it poor circulation
yes could be poor circulation and could be a low thyroid level.
Has he had his thyroid levels checked.
I mean the thyroid hormones.
yes not a problem
ok good, then its most likely a bit of poor circulation.
is there anything we should no about this condition
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Any more questions?
you have been very helpful
no I don't think so thnaks
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