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#1 Kathy D

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 08:43 PM

I woke up yesterday with a swollen eyelid.  No bonks, or bumping into it.  But I do remember that eye being itchy that night and rubbing it.  

 

Today, thought it would be better, but wasn't.  Instead, same swollen eyelid and now the left eye has a hemm on the outer corner.

 

No idea why, no pain.  I do use eyedrops frequently.  And I did vomit the day before, after taking my morning meds but assumed a broken vessel would have shown yesterday.  The only other thing I can imagine is coughing during the night.  I have no idea, it's not painful, but baffled as none of the above I mentioned is out of the ordinary for me.

 

I will add, my ears have been a bit congested lately.......  I don't think I have a cold, any ideas?

 

 


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Posted 09 April 2015 - 05:25 AM

Hi Kathy,

Sorry to hear that you're experiencing eye problems and swelling.

I'm not sure what might cause the swelling, although perhaps there could be some infection under the eyelid that could cause it to swell?

I've included a link to our medical page on Eye Involvement, which I hope will help you.

I think that if it hasn't improved quite soon, I would suggest that you see your doctor, if only to put your mind at rest.

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 09:30 AM

I have SD and I also have blepharitis. That can cause the eyelids to swell up and get infected. I would go see an opthamologist. They will tell you pretty quick what it is. That's been my experience. The treatment if infected is antibiotics for the eye and keeping the lids clean. Since I have been keeping my lids clean, it's under control, have not had any problems in that past 3 years.

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 02:21 PM

Thanks Jo :)


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#5 Kathy D

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 02:35 PM

Thanks Ron,

 

So nice to meet you :)  Today it's a bit better.  Hemorrhage  is healing, other eyelid less swollen, and head draining less than yesterday, I am hoping to blame this on a cold virus.  

 

I was prescribed anti-inflammatory eyedrops and restasis last summer, but I had one cold after another including over a month of laryngitis.  Yep, nothing more than a whisper for like 5 weeks.  End result, I never used the eye meds.

 

I am ready to use them after this, hoping things clear up more tomorrow.  Less swelling in the other eyelid today had revealed a small red protrusion near the inner corner.  Going to wait it out til Monday when the opthalmologist is open while hoping its better, as getting to and from town is large task for me.


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Posted 12 April 2015 - 01:00 PM

Hello Kathy

 

Having been a person who vomits frequently because of migraines, the strain of vomiting can result in lovely, little red spots and swelling. Perhaps this contributed to the swelling?

 

Whatever it is I hope you find the cause and enjoy relief from it.

 

Take care.


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#7 Kathy D

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 08:18 PM

I began an anti-inflammatory eye drop and dry eye prescription the other day. (the ones prescribed last summer ). Eyes look better and feel better. Still have a small bump on swollen eyelid, starting to think I rubbed my eyes too aggressively and injured an eyelash or gland,or something, still not ruling out a down feather in my pillow scratching haha. But it's healing :)

Amanda, I am so sorry you have frequent migraines. I have infrequent migraines but they still knock me on my rear when I get them. Last winter I had a string of daily migraines, used up my 6 doses of migraine medicine quickly.... The doctor told me my sinuses were inflamed, and that I had been holding an infection at bay with a saline solution. She prescribed more migraine meds. I added a humidifier to the house and have not needed the med since. Reaching here, but what is the humidity in your home?
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Posted 30 April 2015 - 03:03 AM

Thanks Kathy and sorry I wasn't clear, I had migraines but thankfully have not since 2009. I pin it on amlodipine which I was given for high blood pressure and have been on it ever since. When I have had a string of bad headaches, after a few days I do get twitchy and can't tell you how happy I am when they go. Oh, what a relief it is!

 

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Posted 30 April 2015 - 06:14 PM

Hi Kathy,

 

I'm just following up to see, is your eye all better now, I hope?

 

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