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I have dry eyes due to sjogren’s syndrome. Does anyone else deal with dry eyes?
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I have a dry mouth and dry eyes. I use nasal spray because I have great difficulty breathing through my nose. I get swollen nasal passages. I was being prescribed prednisone to take down the swelling. Now, I have high blood pressure, can't have prednisone. I am not supposed to use the nasal spray but not being able to breathe makes my bp go up higher. The Afrin spray for severe congestion really helps, Thank God. I just wanted to say I was using Biotene for dry mouth until I read the ingredients. Paraben is listed in the ingredients. I had it written down in a little notebook — paraben is cancer causing. Now, I am afraid to use it.
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@littlesue My Dr told me to get ACT mouthwash so that's what I use there's no Paraben in it
A note here. I read on the bottle of Biotene it contains polyparaben and I don't know if it is different than just paraben. I just saw the word paraben and it alerted me to my note. Woogie
My husband is a chemist. He said there are many parabens but, he is not aware of one called polyparaben. The person writing the label may have mistakenly referred to a group of parabens as a polyparaben thinking that poly means many. In this case, poly refers to polymer which is a long chain molecule such as plastic. ‘Doesn’t sound good to me. I’m glad you pointed it out.
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What nasal spray do you use? Some are very drying.
Do you have allergies?
@funcountess: I forgot about my dry nasal! So far no luck with any spray or ointment! Sometimes I just used Vaseline. Any suggestions?
@artscaping hi chris, just wondering if you experienced any stinging or burning with Xiidra. You probably dont have to go as far as the rainforest. Ireland would do the trick😉
@sue225, Yes Sue, I did experience the sting. That is why I keep it in the refrigerator. Takes the sting away.
Be happy and content today.
@artscaping thanks chris for the frig tip. I take it the sting is temporary. I was unable to tolerate Restasis.
@woogie, this is what I read on ChemicalSafetyFacts.org re Parabens:
Parabens have been safely used for almost 100 years as preservatives in the food, drug and personal care and cosmetic industries.
Parabens (including methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, isopropylparaben, and isobutylparaben) may be used in products such as makeup, moisturizers, and hair care and shaving products.
Good morning, I have Sjorgren's with severe dry eye and dry mouth. I use Paseo and restasis. In between I use Over the counter eye drops. My dental assistant put me on to a different mouth wash for Dry mouth. It is called Myosin.I use Biotene on my teeth and this mouth wash. You can get both on Amazon.
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@lucillem72: There is no Myosin mouthwash, only Myosin supplement on amazon.com! Could it be MOISYN mouthwash? Thanks!
Oops! Sorry that's it I spelled it wrong 😬
@sue225…….as I sit and think about this…..I don't think I have had any stinging since I started refrigerating them. Even traveling wasn't bad. The other reason I like them cold is that then I know I am covering the entire eye…….as well as getting in all the corners…..
May you be safe and protected.
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This is giving me encouragement to open a vial.😊
@artscaping Hi Chris! I must thank you for the fridge tip on Restasis. My mom is 6 weeks in on the drops and was about to give up due to stinging. I told her your tip… she mentioned it to her eye doc and he said, "great idea"…so, she's giving it a whirl for another 2 weeks. Fingers crossed it works because I really think Restatis might help her severe dry eye. Thanks a bunch! Hope you are as well as well can be.
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Pharmacist told me to hold the tear ducts – kinda like pinching your upper nose – while "instilling" the drops to keep them where they should be.
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how do i hold my tear duct? lol WHat kind of treatment are doing?
Sorry was saying; put in the drops, place some pressure on tear ducts to keep drops in your eyes for a few moments.
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