Could this be Sjogrens?
Hi there, I have a teenage daughter with a dry mouth. She drinks almost constantly, sipping away at a bottle of water, and getting through 3-4 bottles a day, and still feeling dry. It has got progressively worse over the last few years. Diabetes has been ruled out.
From time to time, say once every couple of months, she will have a day or two of suddenly feeling tired, have a flushed face, and she will have what sounds like a loud, dry cough coming from her lungs ( rather than a cough from her throat). We thought it was acid reflux, and it may be. Not sure.
She has finally got really fed up with it, especially the amount she is drinking, and has gone to the doctor. He is running diabetes tests, but has mostly ruled it out from a thumb ***** test. He thinks the drinking is psychological but admits he can't explain the physically dry looking mouth.
I have two autoimmune diseases ( Hashimotos and Psoriatic Arthritis), so I am a little sensitive to any illness in my kids that looks like it might be in the same vein. So you are welcome to tell me that it is unlikely to be Sjogrens. I'm fine with that!
But if any of this sounds like your experience with Sjogrens, please let me know. I have managed to get the GP to take more blood and test for ANAs ( and hopefully CRP and ESR). He wasn't too keen.
She doesn't have dry eyes but does complain of itchy eyes from time to time.
Thanks in advance!