I've had two sets of blood tests for Sjögren's now, one when I was 23, one at 25, but both came up negative. However, I wonder if it's possible to be "boarder line Sjögren's", meaning that I don't qualify as a Sjögren's sufferer, but I'm only slightly out of the range?
In any event, some of the symptoms I suffer from are:
Extremely dry eyes: I experience dry eyes 24/7 unless I use treatment.
Extremely dry mouth: whenever I sleep for any longer than about 2 or 3 hours I get a very dry mouth. I typically don't sleep solid, and I usually get up in the night a few times, and each time I always have a drink of water because my mouth is so dry. I should mention that dry mouth is not a problem for me during the day generally speaking because I drink plenty of water; it only affects me when I sleep.
Low energy / fatigue: maybe it's because I'm not in athletic shape any more, or maybe it's because of my diet, but I feel very energy drained all the time. I need 9 to 10 hours of sleep every day, and even with that I usually take a nap at some stage because I can't stay up for a full 14 or 15 hours.
Anyway, to get to my question, can someone give me the lo down on "Muscarinic agonist drugs". I really don't know anything about them, how they work, which one works best, etc. but I'm curious to see if I could try them out under the supervision of my doctor. I realize that I'm clutching at straws a bit, but I figure that given the three symptoms I mentioned above, it's not such a silly thing for me to try. How much harm could it possibly do? (that's a serous question by the way!)
Thanks for your help