Hi Carol, My name is Alison I am 35 years old and have suffered from Sjogrens Syndrome for the last 18 years. I live in England UK. I have 2 daughters and a wonderfull husband. They all take very good care of me, at the moment I am suffering with a thyroidel infection my thyroid gland has made its way right around my neck and its making me feel very uncomforable, I feel like I am choking or being strangled all the time. You said you wanted to talk with someone whom has had the ill-ness fpr sometime well I think I am the person you maybe-able to associate with write to me at my e-mail address with any questions you may have reguarding the ill-ness or for just a chat in general. We can swap information on the ill-ness. I've always found it easier to cope with if you talk about it I don't know about you? E-mail me back soon. Alison.