I have dry eyes due to sjogren's syndrome. Does anyone else deal with dry eyes?
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@lacy2 – you have dealt with ALOT, I am glad you posted it so we all could see how much more others have to bear than us. I admit to having pity parties for myself. Last night my husband stayed home (his only release is going out with male friends once a week; I think that is healthy since a lot of guys in the neighborhood have no friends besides their wives) because I just couldn't take another minute of pain. Someone needed to watch our geriatric dog while i lie in bed and my sister came over to give me an upper back massage. Our fur baby has to be watched every minute or he will lick his hind legs raw, each has huge open sores we are trying to heal. Tried the collar of shame but the guy is VERY flexible and can pull his feet to his mouth!
I hope you find some relief and a doctor that cares. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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@bystrbrwb22 thanks I do feel I have a lot to deal with in that so many different problems that overlap and its not funny but as I said to lioness, i forgot to list a few things too! To stop talking about myselgf for a bit, we had to put collar on our dog and not sure how to explain but husband sort of threaded dogs collar through the narrow end of the Cone and then he could put it on her and take it off easily. He also , on the wide end, cut it down about and inch or two so she could reach her water dish and food… it worked out better but was still a pain.. til we discovered vet had left a stitch in front paw after taking others other and she was trying to pull it out with her teeth…. once daughter noticed it and vet removed, healing was quicker and off came the collar. She is 12. ugh today right side of upper head started tingling and of course lie here thinking, is this going to get worse, what should I DO IF THIS, IF THAT.. . which is part of the problem… fear. Glad you also have husband to help as i do but sometimes i feel bad that he has to put up with this while ill himself, just goes on and on…. thanks for your kind thoughts. J.
@loribmt @lacy2 please post the results of using the omega 3/6/9 – I have spent so much money on supplements that didn't work.
@bustrbrwn22 Omega 3/6/9 are totally effective against dry eye. However, I can only say that for what causes my dry eye, they work.
@lioness… oh no another work related injury… i wonder how many millions of people a year get hurt on the job! thanks, but having so many issues it sounds like i am making them up….and i think i forgot a couple like ibs-d pain, etc….. no wonder a doctor doesnt want me as a new patient, but i could bring him in lots of income! Oh you had same surgery as Brian last November… 25 years ago that is amazing .. took 3 months for the wound on his leg to heal daily dressings… ah well he eatrs red meat, smokes and drinks a bit….. but is on 13 meds…. I dont know why so many!! Ah so holistic meds may be the answer. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia by fam. dr. in 2012 but honestly it fell by the wayside when got all these other things…. wonder if I still have it or does it disappear? Well it seems I wont help myself and just want to be like a plant in a pot and be watered but doubt i will ever bloom again. You are very brave and I see help a lot of people on here….. nice of you …. June
@lacy2 Well my surge5 told me to get of red meat to much sat.fat.He can trim all fat off I do from chicken,turkey also We are to have a little sat fat but not a lot.Its the healthy diet no smoking and rarely alcohol ?I think its 2 for men I have a wine but not everyday Of course I'm sure his cardiologist told him all this ,he needs to take care of himself so he can help you 😉
@lioness …thanks, he knows the price to pay; also had bowel cancer 2014. has made his decision…. never complains like me tho… the day is turning sour so got my heating pad and going to have a nap and listen to a tape… i have stacks of papers to file but just never get around to it, although worked in an office all my life…. ! feel for those in USA who lost their homes in Tornadoes….. j.
@lacy2 Between the unexpected winter in Texas and tornadoes its be a terrible weather year for sure
@bustrbrwn22 The Omega3/6/9 supplement is interesting and might be worth pursuing. However, I’m on several post-transplant meds yet. So before I take anything it needs to be run past my transplant team pharmacist and doctor. But it’s worth checking into. I’ll be sure to post results if I do take it.
Hi I dont think I will be trying the omega 3/6/9 for a while though, J.
My ophthalmologist told me after my last visit to use plain eye drops to add moisture for my "aging eyes" when they feel scratchy, a bit dry, etc. I asked him which type or brand, but he said any eye drop without extra additives was fine. I've been using original Systane without preservatives and haven't tried any other brands. I read what some of you are using and was just wondering if there is something that would be better that you would recommend and I could try next time I buy eye drops. I haven't had any issues with Systane and it does the job O.K, but doesn't leave my eyes feeling anything exceptionally soothed after using. I have had cataract surgery on both eyes in the past and my vision is generally good.
@cherriann, I just opened your post and saw Systane. That is what I use and I will share my reasons. I have itchy skin and have allergies to sulfa. I only use products that have passed the dermatology guidelines for eye products without sulfa. Systane is one of them. Just an FYI really. Aging eyes are a reality. It is 91% humidity today where I live now and 12% humidity where II used to live. My eyes say thank you to me every day. Thanks so much for sharring.
May you have contentment and ease.
I have Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (genetic, diagnosed with blood work) and fibromyalgia is part of the overlap. Movement is so important to move the fluids that press against muscles and tendons, presenting referred pain. A daily walk and general stretching make a huge difference. Rest just lets you rust. Keep up with non-processed, low sugar foods, too as sensitivities lead to pain. I got images of sore joints, and no bone issues; it is all soft tissue woes. I avoid supplements for the most part, but magnesium citrate and D3 help.
I gave up filing; notebooks for critical investment info, deeds, medical testing
and such. Scan the interesting stuff and recurring information. I find I can now do with one file drawer.
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