I drink a lot.
Average 2.5-3 litres a day.
I only drink 2 caffeinated coffees when I get up, before 8am to wake me up and help me get my children out the door to school. Then it’s decaf for the rest of the day.
My fluids are then tea, coffee, squash and water.
I haven’t drank alcohol for 13 months due to meds - which include mepacrine.
The last week my mouth has been drier than ever. Insatiable thirst. I reckon I’ve drank 4 litres some days.
I’ve also had a dry unproductive cough on and off for well over a year.
My dentist told me that my mouth wasn’t dry in February. But at Rheumy appointment 3 weeks ago he said it was dry.
Optician told me I do have signs of dry eyes and my Schirmer test was borderline. So I do use eye drops now - Hylo Forte.
Sjogrens is being discussed more and more for me but wondered if this is typical for sjogrens? Or can it be SLE too? Autoimmune overlap etc.
Are any of you thirsty like this?