Dry eyes

Posted by maryy @maryy, Jun 10, 2019

I have dry eyes due to sjogren’s syndrome. Does anyone else deal with dry eyes?

@woogie

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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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

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@elmay

Same for me. Good to know I have agrienf with the same problems. I use Restasis, Systane, and all of the Biotine products.

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@elmay Wow so even with Rastasis you still have to use Systane . These dry eyes aren't fun for sure . I have to take allergy pills also I found these help me have you tried them?

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@ew100

I use Refresh for dry eye, Biotene for dry mouth. Any suggestion for dry skin besides Cetaphil and Lubriderm? Thanks!

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@ew100 I drink a lot of water and use St Ives for dry skin or Renewing cream . When out I have Aveeno also .

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@woogie

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

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@woogie

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

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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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@funcountess

What nasal spray do you use? Some are very drying.
Do you have allergies?

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@funcountess: I forgot about my dry nasal! So far no luck with any spray or ointment! Sometimes I just used Vaseline. Any suggestions?

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@sue225

@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😉

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@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.
Chris

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@artscaping

@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.
Chris

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@artscaping thanks chris for the frig tip. I take it the sting is temporary. I was unable to tolerate Restasis.

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@woogie

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

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@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.

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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!

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@ew100

@lucillem72: There is no Myosin mouthwash, only Myosin supplement on amazon.com! Could it be MOISYN mouthwash? Thanks!

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Oops! Sorry that's it I spelled it wrong 😬

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