Can pseudoephedrine cause dry mouth or dry eyes?

Dryness. The drug you mention is a vaso constrictor which causes blood vessels to shrink and reduces nasal swelling if you are using too much it could have a systemic/local effect which would account for the dryness see an ENT dr asap to be evaluated and only use the meds as directed on the bottle.

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What can cause sjogren like symptoms? What are possible causes for dry mouth and dry eyes in a patient? Standard rheumatological assessment (blood work) was negative for sjogrens. Can plastic or it's derivatives cause immune system dysfunction? How does

The . The most frequent cause for dry eyes has to do with the enviroment . When mouth or other mucosa are effected the problem might be systemic . The diagnosis is a clinical diagnosis and the test are simple, a schirmer test for the eyes , that is done by the eye doctor with a small adsorbent paper and for the mouth the old question of are you able to swallow and chew a cracker with out water . The lab data might help to increase the suspicion of the presence of the disease . Read more...
Sicca . Sicca symptoms (dry mouth and eyes) are frequently caused by medications, such as antidepressants, antihistamines, certain blood pressure drugs, anti-parkinson drugs, and birth control pills. These symptoms are also part of the aging process for some people, and they are particularly common among menopausal women. Evaluation for sjogren's syndrome includes a battery of tests that screen for rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other autoimmune disorders. If all of these tests are negative, it will be difficult to implicate immune dysfunction as a cause of your symptoms. However, if you work in plastic manufacturing, there could be something in your environment that is, indeed, contributing to your problems. If so, some of your co-workers could have the same symptoms. If you can identify some of the chemicals you are exposed to, your doctor may be able to help you focus on some potential causes for your dry eyes and mouth and order appropriate tests. In addition, have your physician review the medications and supplements you take. Sometimes a simple change will alleviate what seems to be a complex problem. Good luck! Read more...
Meds. If immune workup is negative, the most common cause of dry eye/ mouth is systemic meds. Read more...

I have a very dry mouth and dry eyes?

Dry mouth. If your eyes and mouth feel as dry as a desert, there are many possible causes, such as bad air quality and certain medications. But if you have long-lasting, uncomfortable dryness in your eyes and mouth, along with fatigue or pain and swelling in some of your joints, you may have a condition called sjögren’s syndrome. See your physician to do several tests to make a diagnosis. Read more...
Need Consultation. This is a sign of systemic problems. Get checked out. Read more...

I always wake up with dry eyes, dry mouth, and feeling hungry. Does this mean anything?

No. Your description is normal. It is common to be thirsty and hungry after prolonged sleep. Try using ointment at night if dry eye in morning is bothersome. Read more...
However. If things have changed and gotten worse it could be the signs of a change in your health and i would then suggest seeing your physician for an evaluation. Read more...

Headache, dry eyes, dry mouth, halos and starbursts in vision. Could this be from anxiety? I've had severe anxiety for months.

Could be. You are a young boy and should be bursting with energy and Enthusiasm. If you are suffering from Anxiety hope you are getting some help both from School and home/Physician. There is Migraine type of headache( Called Cluster headache) can also cause similar symptoms. If you are having some visual hallucination please seek doctors help ASAP. Read more...

When I complained about dry eyes n severe dry mouth, doc changed my med from nortriptyline 50mg to dothiepin 50mg. Will this solve the problem?

Possibly. Both meds are in the family of tcas & have similar side-effect profiles. That does not mean that your side effects to one will be the same as it is to the other med. Almost every med has the possible side-effect of dry mouth but if you need it you mayneed to deal with it. There are other ways to combat dry mouth - keeping hydrated with water is the best but your dentist should be able to guide you. Read more...
May... If it doesn't, you should ask your pcp for a referral to a rheumatologist. There are several auto-immune syndromes that can cause tour symptoms, e.g. Sjogren's syndrome, crest, etc. Ask your doc. Read more...

I have dry eyes, dry mouth, rinitis, metal smell when I breathe and raynaud. Are there syntoms of another disease?

Possibly. The dry eye and mouth may be symptoms of either primary or secondary sjogren's syndrome. Raynauds can also be seen in sjogren's or other connective tissue disorders. If possible, see a rheumatologist. Read more...
Autoimmune disease. Your description sounds like an autoimmune disease such as sjögren's syndrome, lupus, or some other disease. See a rheumatogist. Read more...

Doctor, in Anti-ENA screen, my Anti RNP and Anti Sm are both low positive. I have dry eyes and dry mouth symptons. What dieseae it could be? Thanks!

See details. The RNP means nothing and I am not sure a low positive Sm means anything either. Sjogren's syndrome is most likely but you need to ask the question to the doctor who ordered the tests. Read more...
Sjogren's syndrome. Positive Anti-nuclear antibodies(ie Anti RNP, anti SM) can be a hallmark of the systemic autoimmune diseases, Dry eyes can cause chronic eye pain. If you also have a dry mouth & arthritis, ask your eyemd or md to evaluate specifically for Sjogren's syndrome. Read more...

How do I explain to people that my sjogrens is so much more than dry eyes & dry mouth? It's affected my lungs, joints, skin, & nervous system?

Education. Probably would start by simply telling the person that sjorgens is a spectrum of diseases. Give an analogy for example autism comes on a spectrum from barely functional to very highly functional geniuses. Your disease comes in a spectrum and so it may pronounce itself in multiple ways. Ultimately your friends will understand and ignorant people won't care to understand. Read more...
Related to lupus. Sjogren's is related to other collagen vascular diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus and can in some cases have many systemic manifestation as you have noted. Read more...

Dry eyes (schimmer test 10mm in 5 min), dry mouth, mild anemia, low b12. Negative autoantibodies (ana, ssa, etc). Could it be Sjogren?

Technically not. Classically sjogrens is dry eye dry mouth and rheumatoid arthritis. With negative Ab technically you don't have it. But all of the findings you have are extremely common in their own right. . Read more...