You might dab your eyes dry and use your favorite moisturizer (Estee' Lauder eg.). Be careful to not get in your eyes. You can use vaseline, too, but again make sure it doesn't get IN your eyes. Just being sure here to say it because if I don't, someone else will. You asked for advice and that's the best I can come up with. I have been in your position! I wouldn't be too quick to take the uppers out, because the epiphora can reverse itself in the "blink of an eye." (sorry)
Stopping the Restasis is something you'd have to discuss with your doc, but it wouldn't stop you from having too many tears right now. I'm at a loss to know what your doc means by: "irrigating the uppers (plugs) out." Hell, my doc just yanked on mine and it was gone. I've pulled a couple of my own plugs when they were irritating me. Keep tissue at hand and blot for a bit. I know it's a pain. Look at your post of a couple of days ago, just to remember. This could resolve in a week or two and be just right. Be sure and tell us. Lucy
Don't trust any refractive surgeon with YOUR eyes.
The Dry Eye Queen