Prednisone and dry mouth

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As you know I am suffering this for almost 2 years now. This appeared out of the blue in June 2012 (I say out of the blue because I don't take drugs, don't smoke, don't have diabetes, didn't have chemotherapy, and didn't take medicines for long periods of time -besides 1 week of cyprofloxacin in March 2012).
She is on 1/4 tab of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prednisone</span> (5mg) and on Clavamox for 8 days and will be starting Zeniquin 25 mg 1/4 tab daily. I wish i could show you a pic of her skin it looks horrible. It started at 4 months old and she is now 14 months old. The vet said she has pemphigus fol autoimmune disease. But could have hypothyroidism or something else. She gained 14 oz she is 3.13 chihuahua.
1. Fatigue 2. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dry</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mouth</span> / white coated tongue 3. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dry</span> flaky skin on face/scalp Are these all post-viral symptoms after mono, or did I pick up another virus ? Am struggling to make sense of it.
Pollen count was high so I grabbed one with my breakfast bar in car on way to do errands. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mouth</span> got super <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dry</span> fast and I didnt have water, stopped to get some and felt heart   rate increasing, started feeling tingling in head so pulled into Urgent Care to get checked BP 167/100 and heart rate 120 very high for me. (iJust had physical all no's were excellent and BP 120/70's ) PA treated as allergic reaction and gave a Steroid injection and one histamine block as well. There for several hours.
Pollen count was high so I grabbed one with my breakfast bar in car on way to do errands. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mouth</span> got super <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dry</span> fast and I didnt have water, stopped to get some and felt heart   rate increasing, started feeling tingling in head so pulled into Urgent Care to get checked BP 167/100 and heart rate 120 very high for me. (iJust had physical all no's were excellent and BP 120/70's ) PA treated as allergic reaction and gave a Steroid injection and one histamine block as well. There for several hours.
Furthermore, Lyrica can promote weight gain, sleepiness, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dry</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mouth</span>, and brain fog. Finally all seizure medications, including Lyrica, can increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. When you look at the adverse effects of Lyrica, I think it should be used as a last resort. most patients with fibromyalgia have endocrine disruptions, including hypothyroidism. It's virtually impossible to treat fibromyalgia effectively without ensuring a properly functioning thyroid gland.
but unfortunately 4 days before 6 months test I had a meth <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prednisone</span> injection for my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dry</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mouth</span> and white tongue and skin rashes . later found out that this is type of medicine which can suppers the immune system and following that no antibody production .I was in deep anxiety and stress science these 6 months window period (sleep 4 hours per day and very sick) ,again I'm under stress right now MOSTLY BEcause OF INJECTION.
Hi , I am asking on behalf of my husband who for around 6 months now has had inflammed inside of his lower lip and a very <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dry</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mouth</span> that causes him discomfort. It started on a trip to colorado he felt his tongue was swollen and under his tongue all the tags were inflamed and a little white groth was on his tongue. He went to an oral surgeion in colorado and they took a biosy of this tag and it came back fine. The dr. said it may just be an allergic thing.
<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dry</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mouth</span>, belching and insomnia. I still have a total of 4 tabs. What can I do to either negate the side effects or get off the prednisone ?
are you clenching your teeth and biting your tongue?
The last 3 times he has bitten it or held it in his <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mouth</span> until I release him and he proceeded to freak out all of the house and drool and spit profusely. It is awful to see and must be just terrible for him. He now hates it when I try to give it to him and he is a very agreeable and loving kitty otherwise. I know there are pill poppers you can get, but do they work or will he still just spit it out?
). It just starts to wear on you after this long. Also, the prednisone has caused my menstrual cycle to be every 2 1/2 weeks, which in turn makes my disease flare. AAUUGGGHHH! Autoimmune disorders stink! (Can you tell I am having a bad prednisone day?) I am usually in very high spirits, I work with kindergarten children, have 2 girl scout troops and 3 very active kids, so I stay very busy and involved.
In addition my nose has become <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dry</span> and my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mouth</span> and throat. It was suggested by a speech pathologist that I have ice chips throughout the day and drink plenty of fluids. The normal over the counter mouth products suggested by my dental hygienist for maintaining moisture contain xylotol which I have a severe reaction to so I have had to avoid those. I have been using normal saline spray for my nose as I have no other ideas on what to use.
Every time it starts to heal, however, and look better, it begins itching very badly and I end up peeling/scratching off the flaky skin. After peeling off this flaky, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dry</span> skin, a red type of lesion appears underneath where I peeled the skin. The lesion has a type of glossy look to it, and it is red. The lesions do not hurt, unless they rub against my boxers, and then it causes some slight pain. The lesions do not bleed, but they appear to be very wet and feel wet.
For me the pill didn't really give me side affects, the IVSM gave me headache, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dry</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mouth</span>, energy like I have never had, swelling and an appetite I could have done without. When I finished my IVSM I turned into dr jeckyl and mr hyde. I would be fine one minute and a bear the next, dh got the brunt of it but I appologized and he told me he understood and when I got like that he would just walk away instead of making things worse.
hi, i have a dry patch on the top of my lip. it started off about 2 months ago as a small discolored dot, then progressed into a darker patch bigger patch (<1cm wide). Now, it looks dry and and slightly flaky, and feels weird when i touch it with my tongue, but i can't really pick at the dry skin. it also feels sort of heavy, not numb or slightly tingling (not like pins and needles) but like i can feel something there. also when i stretch the skin i can see white spots behind it.
For some cause my lips are dehydratating and this lead to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dry</span> lips, painfull lips, red lips and so on because of mouth breathe & sometimes lip licking. I've done intra muscular corticosteroid for 3 months and felt worst, also local corticosteroids & prednisone(tablets).Noting helped. The very best moment when my lips are feeling pretty good is when i use a very expensive lip stick from Bioderma, but even then i'm not even close to normal and the moment pass..
Most all antidepressant will cause <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dry</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mouth</span>. Do not discontinue the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prednisone</span> without the advice of your doctor. Noxafil, is the newest antifungal medication they have and that is what I'm on. It's 3600.00 a month.
I find this one helps with sleep and keeps me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dry</span>. Good luck and just be patient with the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prednisone</span>...it does work.
Lovemybostons, I have not lost my taste, but my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mouth</span> is soooo <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dry</span>! During the IV's they gave me wintergreen lifesavers to suck on because of the metal taste, but within a few hours the metal taste was gone. I'm honestly just not really hungry. I'm eating like normal, just because I worry if i don't it'll make the tired and shakiness worse, but I could probably eat less and not miss it. Did your doctor give you anything to help you sleep or to help settle your tummy? I've had prilosec (sp?
The rash around my mouth makes it so that when I open my mouth wide enough (to eat a sandwich or burger), the corners split open and bleed. I have been to 4 different allergists, and 2 different dermatologists, and nothing has been figured out other than that it is contact dermatitis.
I have been on it for 1 week now at 20 mg a day, and have had nausea and a weird taste in the back of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mouth</span>, and keep getting that "throw up" feeling, if you know what I mean...like the constant metallic spit in the back of my mouth?? I have no appetite, yet I'm hungry all the time, thirsty all the time, having to go to the bathroom constantly...and this is all since starting the prednisone. I have 2 more weeks to take this, and don't know if I can handle it anymore.
Note that antihistamines and most medicines for anxiety <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dry</span> the eye and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mouth</span>. I have had personally many of the symptoms you have as has my wife. We are much older. Both of us have moderately severe dry eyes. My wife has the evaporative type where her eyes have watered constantly and I have the aqueous deficiency where my eyes are dry as a bone. Both of us got limited relief from drops-omega 3-environment modification. We are both on Restasis with complete relief.
2. Weird sensation crawling in my head daily. 3. Starting to have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dry</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mouth</span> and tingling at the back of my throat. 4. Slight vision problems 5. Slight tingling in my penis and anus. 6. Belching and the sensation feeling of a large mucus ball at the base of my throat/esophagus. 7. Slight sinus problem. 8. Ear pain and popping. 9. Dermatologist stated I have steatocystoma multiplex from the lumps I have developed on both forearms. 10.
I grew up with 3 female cats who all lived to be 20 and older and were fed wet and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dry</span> food like yours. While all cats need the extra moisture benefit of canned food, I believe the crystal problem happens more in male cats and especially ones who are on dry food only. Jade had a tiny problem a year ago, but before us, she was fed only dry food for 5yrs and I'm sure crystals don't form overnight. She was prescribed the very expensive Hills, but wouldn't touch it.
I've about decided that either the Sjogrens or the medication for the lupus is the culprit For the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dry</span> eye and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dry</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mouth</span>, there are over the counter treatments for both. There are several eye treatments - i like Systane eye drops the best, and Biotene toothpaste and a drymouth spray that work fairly well. You also have the option of having the tear ducts plugged, but most insurances don't cover that - mine doesn't.
Initiation of or worsening of lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, Sjogren’s disease (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dry</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mouth</span> and eyes). These side effects may or may not resolve with completion of therapy.
I also am getting occasional dry skin on the bridge of my nose, and on top of everything my lips are getting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dry</span> and itchy too. I am allergic to lipsticks and lipgloss so I haven't worn them in over 6 years. However this time my lips started acting up for no reason. does anyone else have this problem with their lips? I went to my dermatologist and he said there is nothing I can do about it. Steroid creams are too risky around the eye, and they also create wrinkles.
Sjogren's Syndrome Henrik Sjögren was a Swedish ophthalmologist and the first to recognize that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dry</span> eyes and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>dry</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>mouth</span> were often found in people with connective tissue diseases. These symptoms are caused by the accumulation of immune system cells (lymphocytes) in and around tear and saliva producing glands. The build-up of cells disturbs the function of these glands and leads to reduced production of tears and saliva.