Any of you fellow RAers or PAers have sjogren's syndrome as well? I was diagnosed with it recently and I was wondering if any other sjogren'ers can offer any advice. Every morning, my eyes are just about glued shut (it's absolutely disgusting), and they hurt like crazy in the corner of my eyes. It occurred to me that I could have a tear duct infection or something, but I don't see the opthamologist until the end of February--impossible to get an appointment sooner. My eyes sting really bad in the morning, they clear up somewhat in the afternoons and then get really bad again late at night. They do get worse when watching tv or using the computer. I've been using a preservative free artificial tears that work great (compared to the garbage I was using), but I still wake up hardly able to even open my eyes. Anyone else dealing with a similar problem? Any advice very much appreciated!
Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Early Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Methotrexate, nexium, tramadol, nasonex,Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan, zyrtec, zegerid, aciphex