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#1 summer


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Posted 26 June 2010 - 06:06 PM

Hi, I haven't posted on this forum for awhile. For the past week or so, I have been suffering from burning/stinging behind the eyes. My eyes are not bloodshot, and it is not from lack of sleep.

I was wondering whether anyone else has experienced this?.
By the way, I have Limited/Crest Scleroderma, no skin issues, but lots of things going on internally.

I am trying to find a new Rheumatologist, so, I don't know how long it is going to take to find one.

Many thanks

#2 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 12:33 AM

Could it be an allergy or dryness from either climate or Sjogren's? How about some form of indoor/outdoor air pollution? New make-up? Loads of possibilites, I guess. As a mother, I'd say don't rub your eyes and make an appointment to see your family doctor. B)
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Posted 27 June 2010 - 04:11 AM

Hi Summer - I was just thinking that maybe you should see your eye doctor while you wait for your new rheumatologist. Are you on plaquenil by any chance? My other thought was like Jeannie - sjogren's. Hope you find an answer soon - it must be quite uncomfortable. -Ann

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Posted 27 June 2010 - 07:20 AM

Hello Summer

Please see your doctor as you can never be to careful about your eyes. I hope it's something fixable like and allergy and not something permanent like Sjogrens.

Take care.
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Posted 01 July 2010 - 05:54 PM

Thanks for all the replies.

The burning sensation is on top of the eyelid, around that area. If feels as though, I have been crying alot, even though I haven't. I don't feel any grit or irritation in the eyes.

I need to get my act together, and try and find a decent rheumtologist.
I have just come back from my general practitioner, to get blood tests done, as my old rheumatologist, couldn't bother to get them checked for some time.

If I were to get my eyes checked at an optometrist, would they know if I had dry eyes?.


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Posted 02 July 2010 - 01:18 AM

Summer your optometrist should be able to tell if you have dry eyes. First he might put on a tiny piece of special paper to see how much moisture it collects in a specified amount of time. He could prescribe eye drops for you also. He could do other tests also at that time. There are many over the counter natural moisture styled eye drops also that your local pharmacist could recommend for you. I used prescribed eye drops and over the counter drops for about two years. When I went into remission of sorts my eyes started getting better also. Now, I just use drops one or two times a week for precautionary measures. Get your appointment scheduled and make your eyes and your face feel better so you can look better and have one more thing taken care of. Let us know what you learn.
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