Sjogrens and chicken pox

hi everyone I’m new to this site and I don’t know if this is where I ask my question. I was diagnosed with SS about 4 months ago and also have kidney disease. I just got the chicken pox and I’m on viral meds. Has anyone else gotten the chicken pox with SS??

All I can say is good luck. I had chicken pox when I was 19 and it was pretty rough. That was before they had antiviral meds, so I just rode it out.

Yes, general discussion is a good place to ask this type of question.

Sorry to hear this Kat. I had chicken pox as a young child and remember it was horrible then. It then revisited me as shingles ten years ago when I was 42, that was really awful and I didn't get to the docs in time for anti-viral meds. Hope the meds work swiftly for you and in the meantime the old remedy for the itch remains the best .... calamine lotion, calamine cream.

I had chicken pox as an adult. (was around 28). I wasn't diagnosed with SS yet but the joint pain and fatigue were already very present. I was able to get the anitvirals and they helped a lot. It lessened the duration and severity.... nearly stopped the outbreak in its tracks thankfully because it came on fast. I used Aveeno oatmeal baths and then lotion (maybe calamine, don't remember) afterwards. All you can do is hang in there but the meds did help me a lot.