Ocular hypertension and eye dryness?

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kml1997
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   Posted 5/16/2018 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone out there have completely recovered from ocular hypertension and eye dryness? Is it possible?

It's my last lingering symptom, and I can't seem to get rid of it. I have bartonella and babesia, and am currently on supplements as well.

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   Posted 5/16/2018 8:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Last symptom...wow - congratulations.


I don't have any suggestions, sorry for the ocular hypertension.

How is that diagnosed? at an Optometrist appt?
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kml1997
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   Posted 5/17/2018 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Girlie -

Thank you! I've come a very long way. But I diagnosed myself... my doctors never gave me a clear answer to what it was, or just dismissed it, so I took my best guess, and did some research. Constant pressure in my eyes, and yes my last symptom! But, it's the worst one. I'm taking supplements now, and it's getting worse, so maybe its a herx?

I'm starting a supp to get rid of the biofilm in a week or so, just waiting for my symptoms to settle down a bit. Don't want to overdo it

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   Posted 5/17/2018 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Are you self-treating with herbs?
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

elvin
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   Posted 5/17/2018 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I get it occasionally mild eye pain as a herx symptom. It used to be much worse. Did you have your eye pressure checked or does it just hurt?

kml1997
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   Posted 5/17/2018 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Elvin -

It’s not painful it just feels odd, very mild pressure but it’s always there and when I herx or have a flare up, it gets worse. My eyes get dry and it’s hard to keep my eyes open. It looks like I’m just exhausted but I’m not. And I haven’t gotten it checked

kml1997
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   Posted 5/17/2018 1:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Girlie -

I’m having an integrative doctor help me out with the herbs!

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   Posted 5/17/2018 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I would highly recommend at least an eye exam to check your pressures. Some eye issues are easily treated if caught early and I learned that by waiting to get my eyes checked out and am now legally blind in my left eye. I had some kind of keratitis, which I actually think Lyme or one of it's co-infections could have been responsible for, that even my corneal specialist couldn't explain. Although he was quick to sign me up for a corneal transplant, which apparently is the only treatment (and to which I said no ty, until you can give me a solid reason why it happened!).
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   Posted 5/17/2018 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Garlic garlic garlic did I say garlic? Let me say this my eyes was really bad 20/50 had driving restrictions and was itching all the time crawling sensations and dry and hurt terrible. When I started garlic only just a few months now it all left first week. Yep that’s right. Oh I also had very high 26 pressures had to do special ey appts etc since being infected. Well now they are steady at 16 and my eyes are back to 20/20 yes the dr at the va is startled he made me do another appt for eye exam in a month and wala the exact same results. He was asking me what I was doing I said garlic for Lyme and then he started his fit about Lyme not in arkansas etc. but then admitted that Chinese use garlic for eye problem like macaler degenerate and blindness so he admits the garlic must be the reason. People this garlic thing is way overlooked. Google it YouTube it etc.
but at least do it what can you loose? Exactly !

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elvin
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   Posted 5/20/2018 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Donjr, How much garlic do you take?

Donjr
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   Posted 5/20/2018 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   
2 cloves a day so far, trying to get to 4

kml1997
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   Posted 5/24/2018 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone for the suggestions.

I actually am thinking now THIS could be a possibility of what's wrong with me..

So, all of my symptoms are gone besides the headaches, eye dryness, "eye" pressure (I still have insomnia because these symptoms dull my tiredness, if that makes sense) ..

I'm wondering if there is actually a biofilm in my sinuses? I feel like that would only make sense. I'm starting meds this weekend for my biofilm, so I'm sure my "eye" pressure will get even worse, herxing.

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   Posted 5/24/2018 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
kml1997 said...
Thanks everyone for the suggestions.

I actually am thinking now THIS could be a possibility of what's wrong with me..

So, all of my symptoms are gone besides the headaches, eye dryness, "eye" pressure (I still have insomnia because these symptoms dull my tiredness, if that makes sense) ..

I'm wondering if there is actually a biofilm in my sinuses? I feel like that would only make sense. I'm starting meds this weekend for my biofilm, so I'm sure my "eye" pressure will get even worse, herxing.


Those symptoms sound like bartonella.

Please do get a complete eye exam. Bartinella can cause some bad eye pribkems. I looked up ocular hypertension, and it can lead ti glaucoma. Glaucoma can cause blindness if untreated. A complete eye exam will include checking your eye pressure and possibly an imaging of your optic nerve, if the doctor sees something that doesn't look right.

kml1997
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   Posted 5/24/2018 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
WalkingbyFaith-

I do have bartonella, so should I wait to take the supp for the biofilm then? My eye pressure will get worse (in my experience, abx, stevia, and supplements make the pressure a lot worse). I don't want my herxing to cause blindness

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   Posted 5/24/2018 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
kml1997 said...
WalkingbyFaith-

I do have bartonella, so should I wait to take the supp for the biofilm then? My eye pressure will get worse (in my experience, abx, stevia, and supplements make the pressure a lot worse). I don't want my herxing to cause blindness


Can you get an eye exam? That will tell if you really have elevatex pressure or if it just feels like. I don't think most people feel any symptoms with glaucoma. An eye exam will address any serious issues and will give you peace of mind.

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   Posted 5/24/2018 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I know that I am usually the only one who mentions this but eye issues can be connected to eye teeth or wisdom tooth cavitations. Its can usually be easily cured if either are issue

kml1997
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   Posted 5/25/2018 12:57 AM (GMT -6)   
WalkingbyFaith -

Yes I'll have to schedule one. I had one probably about 8 months ago when I still had the eye pressure and they said I looked okay.. but it's been a while! Better safe than sorry
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