i had plugs (uppers and lowers) put in within this year. Found I was tearing too much from the rt. eye so had the upper plug taken out. I also had a honeymoon period where I did not use anything for eyes. Restasis never helped before anyway. Then my SjS got worse, eyes are drier, back to gel drops, small nerve fiber neuropathy is raging, and mouth gets real dry later in day with Evoxac. Was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis this spring and it has not responded to any treatment. Also dealing with GI issues.
I do not know if the honeymoon is over. My plugs are not cauterized, could do that to seal them in for sure. I could also plug that upper one again. Are all four of your ducts plugged?
I do not think your lotion caused any of it. It sounds like you're in a flare. I'd like to talk more about your IC and how you deal with it. My doc. is ordering IVIG for the SNF neuropathy and this should suppress immune system down and help all my problems. I hope (fingers crossed), but this disease leaves one always wondering
the best way to handle stuff.
I'm also neg. on antibodies, but have pos. lip biopsy.