I have had dry mouth and eyes for along time now and often had a very sore tongue which was very red and split with ulcer like blobs along the edge and it was misery to eat and drink.
After stopping the Acupan pain killers which didn't seem to do much anyway and the GP decided I was only allowed one a day and the maximum was 6 which was the only way it helped with the pain, my mouth got better, but not the eye.
I have a cataract in one eye and have to be careful when out, especially when trying to do some gardening, as bits blow into my eye and always get stuck causing great irritation, so it was suggested to use moisturising eye drops.
So I went to see a rhuematologist for the first time in ages and he was a very kind and likeable fellow.
He examined me and asked questions, and looked into my eyes and asked "Do you have dry eyes and mouth and have you been diagnosed with Sicca Syndrome? Why yes i said,
The real syndrome is Sjogren's, which is much much worse. It is an autoimmune disorder and the body's immune system attacks the body's own system. It mainly attacks the tear glands in the eye and mouth.
So I have been prescribed a drug used as an anti malaria drug called Hydroxychloroquine sulphate to try for 4 months.
Now I know why I have a bad reaction to many drugs, and it does say in the leaflet the doc gave me that they recommend not to take nan medication unless absolutely necessary. Especially antibiotics are not good for me.
Here we go! Will let you know how I get on with those pills, providing my GP will issue the prescription each month.