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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 4/28/2009 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I am new to all this and have not been dx with lupus but my dr. suspects it.
I am just wondering if any of you are dealing with severly dry eyes? My eyes have been dry, gritty, and red for the last week and it comes and goes. my optomitrist has prescribed me eyedrops but they dont seem to be working...He also told me i have bumps under my eyelids?
My eyes have been really dry for the last year but never have they gotten this bad till now.
Also, When I went to the dr. the nurse said wow your bp is real low (94/45) and she checked back on the last 6 months and the highest it has ever gotten is 110/60...any one dealing with this?
thank you all in advance for your help smilewinkgrin
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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 323
   Posted 4/28/2009 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome familygirl..You found the right place people are wounderful here. To your question dry eyes can be a sign of sjogren's I have the dry eyes and mouth, for your blood pressure I'm not sure about, but other people could probley tell you more about the me. Take Care
Asthma,Lupus,H.B.P.,Dermatomyostis,Gastrparsis,Acid Reflux   
                Panic Attacks,Osteopenia,Thyroid  
  Advair,Diovan,Actonel,Prednisone on and off Eye Drops,VitaminD.     

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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 1469
   Posted 4/28/2009 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Familygirl...Welcome :)! Are you on any meds? I know side effects can cause dry eyes. Not sure what the bumps are, but I am sure someone will come along that knows more about it. I have severe dry eyes and they are red and gritty feeling. My problem is a mix of meds, allergies, and Lasik eye surgery. I would tell you what eye drops I use but left them at work and I can't think of the name. Sorry,know thats not much help!



21 years old...Systemic Lupus 11/07, lupus nephritis 01/09, raynoids 03/08, Carpal Tunnel 03/08

Ultram, Prednisone, Cell-Cept, Lisinopril,  Ambien, Flexeril, Darvocet, Ferrious Sulfade, Calcium, Vitamin B12, Aspirin 81 mg, Vitamin C

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