Dave D--Question for you or anyone else who can relate

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   Posted 3/9/2008 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dave,
I noticed from another post that you have Scleritis.  I was diagnosed with it about a week ago and my doctors have decided to have me see a Rheumatologist.
Anyhow, how long can you have it and not treat it before it starts to do damage, do you know?  My Internist and Opthamologist are not treating it yet--I think they want me to see the Rheumatologist and get their opinion.  I will not see the Rheumy until next month and my eye hurts and seems to be getting worse. 
I am on Acular for the pain but I worry that nothing is treating the disease itself.
Thanks Dave or anyone who can help me with this!

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   Posted 3/9/2008 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Acular is an NSAID it will help reduce the inflamation in your eye. Your rhuemy will probably put you on pred-forte to reduce the inflamation more quickly.

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   Posted 3/10/2008 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   

Here is the depressing thing and I should have mentioned this earlier, I have been on Pred-Forte for literally months now and it is not helping.  Sadly, it didn't help out a whole lot when all I had was Episcleritis.  sad

I honestly feel like I could cry!  I am so scared of losing my sight! 

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