Rheumatic Reading List - October 2020

Updated: Mar 11, 2021




I'm glad you are joining me to review the Reading List for October 2020. This post is geared towards Sjogren's and Lupus patients.


Happy Fall!


Our weather has been unpredictable, which is pretty common around here in Calgary, Alberta.


Being just east of the Rocky mountains means we get the high's and lows just as the mountains do.


For us that means warm summer days (shorts weather,? yes please!), followed by a week of snow. But, to be honest I didn't mind it, because my kid got to enjoyed sledding.


We are back to normal now with the snow melted. Morning are crisp and afternoons are complete with the sun shining that warms the skin.


If you are a chronic illness warrior like me, you may spend a ridiculous amount of time resting or in bed. I have to admit, I am kind of sick on Netflix.


Funny enough this blog came as a result of my boredom from Netflix and Prime.


I wanted to feel productive; and that's really hard when you spend hours (weeks... or days...) in bed.


That's why I am so happy to have started my little blog project and to have kept going with it and have not given up.


I finally feel like my hard work is paying off.


I really, really, REALLY like helping people. It's my love language, through and through.


If this is your first time visiting my blog - WELCOME :)


I started this blog to help individuals living with Sjogren's. But I am starting to adapt it now, I am branching out to help more chronic illness sufferers.


I am starting to focus more on Lupus, as I have that too. And in the future I plan to branch out more and talk about Mental Health.


I have struggled with various forms of mental illness myself, and the more I talk about my experience with it, the more common I realize it is for every person.


So stay tuned for more amazing content on these subjects.


Anyways... the reason why I brought up lying in bed all day, is because when I get bored of Netflix, I usually peruse the internet reading articles, and any ones that I find relate to rheumatic illness or chronic illness in general, I post to my Facebook page.


I like to collect them all for this newsletter so you can read at your leisure or pick through incase you missed any articles.


Here goes, enjoy!


Articles and News Reading


Should you stay in a low FODMAP diet forever?


Inflammation, he says, "causes your body to act fluish, even in the absence of the flu virus.” Article from Everyday Health = Here’s How Stress and Inflammation Are Linked


The vast majority of lupus patients at some point will have joint pain with inflammation, some form of skin rash, and fatigue,” says Dr. Caricchio. What Is Lupus? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment


Chronic Illness Research, Have Your Voice Heard


Woman whose mystery illness left her suddenly paralyzed had to use Siri to get urgent help when she couldn’t move


The Sjögren’s Foundation would like to congratulate Dr. Christopher Lessard, PhD, and his team at OMRF on being awarded a $3.7 million grant to study which genes are associated with Sjögren’s! Read more here.


If you are looking for something to listen to on your drive to work, make sure you subscribe to Sjögren’s Strong Podcast.


A new nonfiction book coming out on the market. Keep an eye out for it. While I haven’t personally read it (yet) it follows the story of a female minister and her struggle with many autoimmune diseases, including Sjögren’s.



Research Reading


Endoscopic Irrigation Brings Long-term Oral Relief to Sjögren’s Patients in Trial


Pulmonary nodules in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome.


An interesting read for anyone with Sjögren’s and or a history with the oncology department. Read more here.


Evaluation of lymphocytic infiltration in the bronchial glands of Sjögren’s syndrome in transbronchial lung cryobiopsy.


Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis in Sjögren's Syndrome: A Case Report. Worth a read if you have a child with (or suspected) case of Sjögren’s.


COVID-19 in Italian Sjögren's syndrome patients: a monocentric study.


Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome of Early and Late Onset: Distinct Clinical Phenotypes and Lymphoma Development.


Breakthrough research shows hope for reversing damage in neurological disease.


Seletalisib may deserve further exploration in primary Sjögren’s syndrome


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As always, wishing you Health and Happiness,


Heather 💜


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