Thanks for your reply. I really appreciate it. I'm just trying to piece more and more parts of what's up with me together. To make as much sense of my illness as I can, and to be well informed. I will ask my Rheumy in one of the next visits..unfortunately I have a barrel full of questions to ask, and you know how it is? They usually don't have time to answer ALL of them:) I definately have dry eyes, as they seem to lack moisture more than ever before. I never used to feel like I'd blink, blink, and then blink some more, only to have just as dry eyes as I did a moment ago...I can shut them for a good long time and they still feel dry. I've never been told that I have scratches on my eyes when I've had eye exams though. Sorry to hear about your eye troubles. That sounds a lot worse than mine. Must be very unpleasant. You are a kind soul to share what you do know with me. Thanks again.
<FONT color=#008000>Dx: Diagnosed with Epilepsy Jan 2005, SLE July 2007, since then, Raynauds, Alopetia Areta, Vasculitis, discoid lesions, Endemetriosis March 2008. Meds: Tegretol, Plaquenil, quite often Flurbiprofen and Rabeprezole, as well as various other supplements/vitamins.