I'm trying to figure out if recurrent conjunctivitis is related to having lupus. Anyone else dealt with this?
I know it could just be due to our crappy immune systems not fighting off germs. But still, it seems strange to me that I've had pink eye three times since starting plaquenil in February, while no one else in the family has had it.
It's the bacterial kind, and antibiotic drops usually clear it in a few days. But this latest bout was only in my left eye, and I also experienced left jaw and temple pain, and a bad sore throat on that side. The pink eye, jaw and throat pain is gone now, but my left temple area remains very tender. Could the infection have spread to the bone or something?
My primary care doctor is useless about stuff like this, and I don't go back to the rheumy for a few weeks. Would you call about the pain? The only thing I've found on Google is that temporal arteritis is sometimes a problem for people with vasculitis. My rheumy wanted me to see an ENT about some nasal sores, to rule out vasculitis, but I haven't yet made that appointment.
Sorry that got so long, but if anyone has any input or help, I'd appreciate it!
Wife, writer, artist, mom to 2 wonderful boys
Lupus, arthritis, PCOS, mild depression
Now taking: plaquenil, limbrel, metformin XR, Zoloft, and the occasional percoset