Dry mouth can be addressed with Biotene products - there is mouthwash, toothpaste, and maybe even gum that addresses the dry mouth. Even if you eventually get medication, Biotene is still recommended to sooth the irritated tissues.
For dry eyes, use "lubricated eye drops" - like GenTeal or Tears Naturale II. Do NOT
use eye drops with medications or remove-the-red properties or preservatives. You want preservative-free lubrication.
I'm sorry that your rheumy didn't suggest these to start with -- neither Plaquenil or Cellcept address the dryness, and most good rhuemies will tell you about
this stuff immediately.
Let us know how it goes.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2000DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
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Post Edited (Lynnwood) : 4/1/2017 7:11:06 PM (GMT-6)