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lambkins
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   Posted 2/22/2009 4:31 AM (GMT -6)   
it seems that my eyes are affected when i flare i seem to get eye infections each time but this time my eyes are not red but just keep going really blury and when i rub then it clears for a bit another thing i seem to be able to see better with my glasses and not my contact lenses and are both the same script any body else get this it does seem odd have just finished a cause of asacol foam and am now just having pentasa supps nightly and oral asacol any ideas
  
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started pentasa supps 1gm 26/6/08
 Asacol 800mg x2 twice daily
  Domperidone 10mg as needed
  co codamol 30/500 x2 when needed


Ouchie2
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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 2/22/2009 5:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Be very careful ...I had a sore eye which got very red and blurry ...I left it for a few days and woke up one morning and I could see properly, apparently its common for ulcerative colitis sufferers (especially those with the HLA-B27 gene) to get Iritis...I could have gone blind....i was told to go to hospital immediately and told that if it happened again not to bother with the local GP ..I am to go to the hospital immediately....Its not something to just leave in hope it will get better on its own
HELLO FROM NEW ZEALAND

38 year old female
UC - Diagnosed 2006
HLA-B27 Gene
Iritis 2008
Asacol
Mercaptopurine


lambkins
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   Posted 2/22/2009 8:24 AM (GMT -6)   
i have had iritis when first dx but not since just conjuctvitis lots of times
  
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started pentasa supps 1gm 26/6/08
 Asacol 800mg x2 twice daily
  Domperidone 10mg as needed
  co codamol 30/500 x2 when needed


Peety
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   Posted 2/22/2009 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like your eyes are very dry, have you tried using some tears?
I don't think it's the Asacol, but you may be generally dehydrated. Drink lots of water, see if it improves!
Hopefully it is something that simple.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated all wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), trying Curamin. Doing OK, but still have some bad days. 


Mamas Boys
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   Posted 2/22/2009 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I get that with my eyes a lot. It's funny - for me it's just the opposite - when that happens I see better with my contacts than with my glasses. There is something called giant pappillary conjunctivitis which is very common with contact lens wearers. One of the symptoms that I experience is blurry vision because with this you can have a layer of mucus over the eye that causes blurred vision (kind of like being allergic to your contacts). I went to the eye doctor and he gave me Patanol/Pataday - a drop to t put in the eyes and it cleared it up.
Mamas Boys
Colazal, Azathioprine, Remicade
Culturelle, MultiVitamin, Folic Acid, Viactiv
Status: Remission!!


Pooie1981
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 274
   Posted 3/8/2009 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I was having blurry vision ince the beginning of February. I hadn't had my eyes checked since I was starting school so I got them checked out.. I wasn't sure if it was because I was going to need glasses or from Colitis. Turns out my eyes are more than perfect and my blurry vision could be caused by headaches. I asked the optometrist about Colitis having anything to do with eye trouble. He said that Colitis can cause inflammation of the eye but if that was the case then my eye would be very red and incredibly sore. He described the eye pain as having a needle jammed in your eye. I have never had that, thank goodness, just the blurry vision.
Jenn 27/female/married
Ulcerative PANCOLITIS diagnosed 2004
Asacol 800mgs 3times/day, Buscopan as needed
Daily Vitamin for Women and Folic Acid, Metamucil one tsp per day so far
Flare March-June 2008.. pretty much in remission again July

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