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  • No tears in ATL
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    Originally posted by PotatoCakes View Post
    Update - my eyes feel so much better now that I'm off Xiidra. My dry eyes are still there, of course, but most of the side effects from the Xiidra have disappeared and I'm very glad I made the decision to discontinue the drug. My left ear is still a bit "full" but much better than when I was taking the Xiidra. Guess I'll have to wait for the *next* dry eye drug to hit the market.
    PotatoCakes, sorry to hear that this didn't work out for you. I am on my second day, so it's hard to say. I posted my experience over on the Patients and Pros forum.

    The cost is really discouraging, but the Xiidra staff are helping me try to get it on my insurance plan's formulary. It could take awhile, though.

    I find this medication burns a lot less than Restasis, and pretty much everything burns me terribly, including regular re-wetting drops. They have a bit of a "salty" feel, which is no surprise, since sodium chloride is one of the ingredients, so I see how they could sting at the end of the day when eyes are drier.

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  • PotatoCakes
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    Update - my eyes feel so much better now that I'm off Xiidra. My dry eyes are still there, of course, but most of the side effects from the Xiidra have disappeared and I'm very glad I made the decision to discontinue the drug. My left ear is still a bit "full" but much better than when I was taking the Xiidra. Guess I'll have to wait for the *next* dry eye drug to hit the market.

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  • PotatoCakes
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    I just missed a month of use and I've discontinued the Xiidra. I've been feeling like my ears are 'full' since I began using Xiidra and yesterday, I finally dug out the side effect list and checked the non-common effects. One of them is sinusitus, which occurs in about 1-5% of users. I'm not positive that my ear issue is related but I called my doctor yesterday and given that I'm having no positive effects, he said there was no reason to continue using it.

    Last night was the first night I didn't use it and I have to say, it was the first night, since, that I didn't wake up in the night, with my eyes, particularly my right eye, which has been drier lately, hurting because they felt so dry. My right eye was drier when I started the Xiidra and while using it, I was having more discomfort throughout the day and night, unless I was able to access my serum drops regularly (my usual, on-the-go remedy, Refresh Plus was not cutting it).

    No improvement with my ears yet but I've only been "off" it for 2 applications so far.

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  • Amyfloor
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    Same here, using it for about a month and I have had no noticeable improvement I will let my corneal doc advise me when I see her in a couple of weeks.

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  • PotatoCakes
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    Start Date: Sep 16, 2016. Today: Sept 25, 2016 (9 days)
    So far, no results that I'm aware of. Application seems to sting less than it used to. I still get quite a bit of gunk after putting the drops in, not my favorite thing but a warm washcloth helps.

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  • waterbee
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    heard VERY positive things about this on the dry eye facebook page as early as 2 weeks in, everyone is different though. keep us updated

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  • bunnyrabbit123
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    Hi Potatocakes,
    Your assessment of xiidra is right on- the stinging is killing me and right now, I'm thinking this is going to be a lot like restasis in that it will be effective for a small group of people-it's annoying that they've put such a tiny amount of the drop in each vial. a marketing tactic to prevent you getting more than one use from each vial. I'm 2 weeks in and glad that they made the first month free as this now seem to be one more thing that's not for me-at least this time I didn't have to spend any of my money to find this out. I hope it works for you, though-keep posting on how you manage. I'd be really interested to know if I'm just a difficult case or if this is something else that's been hyped to be more than it is

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  • PotatoCakes
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    Originally posted by Faith1989 View Post
    Do you know if it's approved in Canada yet?
    I'm sorry, I do not know if it's approved in Canada yet. It was only just approved here in the U.S. You're doctor or Xiiadra would probably know.

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  • Faith1989
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    Do you know if it's approved in Canada yet?

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