Eye Inflammation! Ug, this is new!

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Date Joined Feb 2010
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   Posted 3/14/2010 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I went to have a check up on my eyes because I was about to start Plaquenil...just to find out I had yet another form of stinking inflammation! I didn't even know I had inflammation going on in my eyes. Any one else out there have this problem...should I be worried? I just went Thur to Optometrist and won't see Rheumy again till end of this coming week? Wondering if now I nead an Opthamologist. Please keep in mind I just became sick with all this 5 months ago and have just been diagnosed Mixed Connective Tissue Disease...so I am just learning!

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   Posted 3/15/2010 1:01 AM (GMT -6)   
see the eye specilaist right away. I say this because your eyes are delicate and can easily be damaged.
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   Posted 3/15/2010 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Lori, in what part of your eye is the inflammation? the eye itself or the tissue around the eye?

Hang in there Lori. This is a stinkin' disease but you will get through it and it will get easier to accept as time goes on. And you can be sure that we'll be here for you.


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   Posted 3/15/2010 10:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a terrible round of infection of the sclera several years ago.. it lasted 13 days and was so painful....I never knew your eyeball could hurt like mine hurt... I hope I never get again....
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