Hi, I have sjogren's syndrome and was told it is associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Also that there are two phase's. I have the lessor of the two phase's, extremely dry mouth and very often sore throat. I have had this for about 3 yrs. I am learing to live with it now. I have gotten a real bad pain in my chest and when I drink a whole glass of water the pain goes away. I carry a bottle of water every where I go. I had a biopsy of my lip and this is how I was told that my problem was sjogren's syndrome. Did u have a biopsy?