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lucysgd
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   Posted 6/25/2009 8:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't technically have a sjogren's dx, but rheumy thinks it's in the mix.  At any rate I've had symptoms for years.  Normally my eyes are dry and gritty and I use a lot of artificial tears.  But for the last week,  my right eye has been watering like crazy.  The left eye is too, but less so.  They look a little bloodshot, but that's not abnormal for me.  I know it could be an allergy to something, but I don't know what and I've just not experienced this problem - I'm so used to the dry scratchy painful one!  I did look up watering eyes and apparently this can  also be a symptom of dry eye.  Anybody else deal with "wet eye" LOL?
Lucy
diagnoses:  mono 1972; postviral CFS 1997; fibro 1998;  UCTD (dx limbo) 2007
meds: Plaquenil 400 mg, occasional low dose xanax for sleep aid, artificial tears w/ ointment at night, Advil/aspirin prn
 
 


dbab
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   Posted 6/26/2009 8:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm guessing here but to me it sounds like reflex tears. These are not uncommon in Sjogren's and they actually happen because of eye irritation. They are the same tears that you get if something gets into your eye, etc. Our bodies produce them as a defense to wash away what ever got into our eye. It could be that your eyes are irritated more than usual and the result is reflex tears.
Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, Idiopathic Acute Colitis 2006, UCTD 2007, Localized Scleroderma 2009, Raynauds 2009
 
Meds: Plaquenil 400mg/day, Pred 2.5 mg/day (tapering), Methotrexate 10mg/week, Hydrocodone PRN, Flexeril PRN, Fiorinal PRN, Baby aspirin, Prenatal Multi, Vit E, B12, Fish Oil, Biotin, Calcium, Folic Acid


lucysgd
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   Posted 6/27/2009 10:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Dbab - We did have a new wood floor laid down during a heat spell that required us to close windows and turn on the A/C.  For awhile it seemed I only noticed the tearing while inside the house, so I thought that was it - but now it doesn't seem to matter where I am.  It has gotten a little less "weepy", and I just had my visit with the Opthamologist in May, so I think I'll see what happens in the next week or two. 
Lucy
diagnoses:  mono 1972; postviral CFS 1997; fibro 1998;  UCTD (dx limbo) 2007
meds: Plaquenil 400 mg, occasional low dose xanax for sleep aid, artificial tears w/ ointment at night, Advil/aspirin prn
 
 

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