Hello all. I have been a lurker but decided to join to share my experience with Xiidra. I asked my doctor that I would like to try it and he gave me the script. His only comments were that it worked differently than Restasis and it could take up to 6 weeks to work. Well I started it. I was feeling hopeful from the start because the first 30 minutes to an hour it made my eyes tear. At least they felt moist. I had the blurriness due to the tearing ( I think) for about the first 30 or so minutes. I also experienced the weird taste in the mouth as is listed as one of the side effects. Heck if it worked, I would be happy with any taste or side effect. The taste thing would only last for about an hour or so too. For me, Xiidra was a complete failure. In fact my eyes progressively felt drier. At night, I would wake up with eye pain and my right eye stuck shut. I gave it more time as my doctor suggested but I could no longer take it. In the day my eyes felt like as bad as they ever did. I may go back to Restasis.
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