No Dry Mouth?
I am in the process of being diagnosed with Sjogren's (being treated for it but tests are not back yet) and I find it odd that I don't have a very dry mouth. My tongue and roof of my mouth get dry pretty quickly, but the rest takes much longer (I drink about every 15-20 minutes so it takes longer than that to get the sides dry). If I don't eat or drink for about an hour (not talking) then its all dry, if I am talking it is much quicker. Is it normal to have Sjogren's without a really dry mouth? My lips would be very dry and cracked too if I didn't put aquaphor on them several times a day. My throat also feels dry quickly.
I have dry eye (dx by eye doctor and on drops) and very dry skin, joint pains, fatigue, rashes, sun sensitivity, mouth and nose ulcers, constand headache with migraines, dry nose, and hair loss at times. My doctor also thinks I could have Systematic Lupus, but ANA was negative this time (had a positive ANA a few years ago).
I would appreciate it if anyone knows if my mouth should be very dry or if my dryness may be caused by something else. The only meds I take are a daily vitamin, calcium with vitamin D and magnesium, and as needed vicodin and flexeril.