Dry Eye & PN

Posted by testudo @testudo, Sep 9, 2020

Is dry eye a symptom of PN? And any experiences?

I’ve never been sure if my dry eyes are caused by my SFN or the gabapentin. It is not severe and I have found Rhoto Cool eye drops work best for me. Helen

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@testudo Yes indeed it can be. I am affected with dry eye and have neuropathy. It sounds like you do as well. I'm sorry. There is a discussion titled Eyes and Neuropathy where you will find more conversation. Type the title "Eyes and Neuropathy" in the grey search bar up top.

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@testudo Here is the discussion started by @rwinney on Eyes and Neuropathy – https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/eyes-and-neuropathy/.

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I don't think so — my husband has dry eye, but not neuropathy

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@rwinney

@testudo Yes indeed it can be. I am affected with dry eye and have neuropathy. It sounds like you do as well. I'm sorry. There is a discussion titled Eyes and Neuropathy where you will find more conversation. Type the title "Eyes and Neuropathy" in the grey search bar up top.

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@rwinney I have had dry eyes for a long time but neuropathy so not sure about that

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@rwinney

@testudo Yes indeed it can be. I am affected with dry eye and have neuropathy. It sounds like you do as well. I'm sorry. There is a discussion titled Eyes and Neuropathy where you will find more conversation. Type the title "Eyes and Neuropathy" in the grey search bar up top.

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Thanks rwinny, I’m a newbie, not diagnosed with PN or dry eye, just told by doc I have pre diabetes. Slight burning in feet and sometimes hands. The slight burning eyes here and there have been going on for two months now. Dr. Google pointed me here. Wife has had dry eye for 3 years and has been on Restasis.

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@lioness @testudo Science states peripheral neuropathy can affect eyes with causes of dryness. Studies suggest that many cases of dry eye have evidence of neuropathic pain that arises from chronic disorders of, as well as acute damage to, the corneal nerves. PN has such a wide spectrum of possible dysfunction that it's easy to blame many things on it. But, we're all different, with different types of PN and it gets mind boggling. I suggest when in doubt, ask your Dr.

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@rwinney

@lioness @testudo Science states peripheral neuropathy can affect eyes with causes of dryness. Studies suggest that many cases of dry eye have evidence of neuropathic pain that arises from chronic disorders of, as well as acute damage to, the corneal nerves. PN has such a wide spectrum of possible dysfunction that it's easy to blame many things on it. But, we're all different, with different types of PN and it gets mind boggling. I suggest when in doubt, ask your Dr.

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Thanks rwinny, trying to get set up with a neurologist. Probably need a referral from GP. In the meantime working on getting the glucose down from 115 with hope of least halting any “progression“?

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@testudo

Thanks rwinny, trying to get set up with a neurologist. Probably need a referral from GP. In the meantime working on getting the glucose down from 115 with hope of least halting any “progression“?

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@testudo Sounds like a good plan for you. After meeting with a neurologist and figuring out your path forward, should it be prediabetes, there is a supplement protocol that may makes sense for you to slow progression. Please get back to us after your appointment. We can share and offer further guidance.
Be well and good luck,
Rachel

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Thanks Rachel, for the first time I’m taking my blood sugar very seriously, cold turkey on sugar and carbs, terrified I will go blind.

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@testudo Absolutely. Good for you. If the power to control can be in your hands, then seize that moment. Keep up the good work by being your own advocate.

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Thank you Rachel, nice of you to comment with all you are going through. You are genuinely a very good person. John.

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