Severe Dry Eyes
Posted 21 July 2008 - 04:58 PM
Since it has worsened, I've been doing more reading up on Sjogren's and suspect that may be what's happening. I'm going to metion it to my rheumatologist when I follow-up this week for the muscle weakness and also schedule an appointment with my opthalmologist.
For those of you who suffer the same condition, what medications are you finding beneficial for your eyes?
Posted 22 July 2008 - 05:12 AM
Posted 22 July 2008 - 05:14 AM
Many medications can make it worse - particularly those that tend to cause dry mouth.
Caffeine should be avoided, as it has a drying effect.
Posted 22 July 2008 - 05:19 AM
My rheumatologist asked me to see the eye dr, so that's how I found out, of course.
Posted 22 July 2008 - 09:36 AM
I have Sjogren's. I use Restasis, one drop in each eye in the am and one in each eye in the pm. Some days I use over the counter drops almost every hour in between. I also have plugs put in my eyes. I would ask your doctor about plugs. It's painless. Good luck!
Posted 22 July 2008 - 12:04 PM
If you sweat the small stuff you have wet, soggy small stuff.
Posted 22 July 2008 - 12:20 PM
Posted 22 July 2008 - 01:58 PM
What are plugs?
I was so aggravated by my eyes today, I called my opthalmologist and was able to get an appointment for Monday morning.
Ann & Judith,
Thanks for the flax seed tip. I'll ask about that as well. I would rather use a vitamin supplement than having to take or use another medicine.
I never thought about supplementing with OTC drops in between the Restasis. I'm going to start that tonight!
Posted 23 July 2008 - 08:35 AM
Posted 23 July 2008 - 10:34 AM
Posted 23 July 2008 - 10:54 AM
Once we moved here to Wyoming I was in a brand new ball game with my eye's, they hurt so bad, constanly had red eye's from the dryness. He put the plugs in like Nan said she has, and it has been wonderful for me. The eye drops stay in my eye's and the ache that I had in my eye's is gone. If one should ever come out, I will be there getting it replaced as they are great. If they had not worked as well as they have for me he would have also added restatis.
Posted 24 July 2008 - 09:32 AM
Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:41 PM
I can't say that I have experienced the headaches from using Restasis.