So, I've been dealing with dryness for the last few years. Dry eyes, dry ears, no longer needing to wear deodorant, dry mouth off and on, joint pain, slow digestion. However, I had a cold in the beginning of April and I figure its a cold because it went through everyone in my house. But, I was having mouth pain and had swelling on the buccal muscoa area. Also, during this time - I stopped being able to produce tears .
Fast forward to a month - my parotid glands are swollen, my eyes are still dry but I can produce tears, my nose burns off and on because it is so dry and my ears itch like crazy.
I did have an ANA Assay completed and an RF - both were negative. I have been having issues for a while and would think IF I had sjogren's it would have showed up in the blood by now. Is it possible to have sjogrens with negative tests?