Not sure I trust doctors any more

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   Posted 1/28/2013 11:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Over the weekend my left eye got really dry, burning but not itchy, looks like I have pink eye but it doesn't feel like pink eye
about the same time the veins on my right hand were swollen and my knuckles hurt - that's since has gone away
I saw my eye doctor today  - she gave me two kinds of eye drops, one for moisture the other for allergies (what she says caused the hemorage) - and sent me on my merry way
If this had ever happened before I might buy her story - yes, I have allergies
If my fingers and hand hadn't acted up at the same time I might believer her explaination
If it weren't starting tonight in my right eye I might be inclined to trust her opinion
My head hurts - My eye hurts - unrelated to the weekend eye adventures, been going on for MONTHS, daily, all day, feels like it's being stabbed - Eye doctor says it's not my eyes, every other doctor says it is - I can't take OTC painkillers - I don't care what is causing which I just want it to stop.
Laura aka tenXmom
AIH - Lupus - RA

Barbara Lee
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   Posted 1/29/2013 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear you are having issues with your eyes.

I have chronic dry eyes that have led to a condition called chronic erosion syndrome of my right eye. The glands on my eye lids are clogged which provides no lubrication for my eyes.

I would get a second opinion and call your Rheumy and let them know what's happening.


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   Posted 1/29/2013 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I second the vote -- talk to your rheumy!
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   Posted 3/27/2013 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Looks like it was high blood pressure - they always have to take it twice, telling me to uncross my legs and breath - unfortunately, that isn't how I live my life
It took a five day nose bleed, several trips to Urgent Care and the ER, another pill to take daily, but no more nosebleeds or ruptured vessels in my eye!!
Laura aka tenXmom
AIH - Lupus - RA
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