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Dry Eye- 1.5 years of dealing with this. So this is my life now?

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  • #16
    I had upper plugs, they didn't help. Then I had lower plugs, they didn't help. Then I had both plugged, bingo, that was a game changer.

    The serum drops have to be made in a compounding pharmacy not many offices offer them in house. If you live in a larger center it should be possible to find someone to make them.
    Last edited by farmgirl; 16-Jun-2018, 01:58.


    • #17

      Since you have Rosacea, I urge to to give IPL a try.

      I urge you to stop any birth control, facial cream, makeup or anything unnatural for 1 month time. Sometimes there could be an unrelated allergic reaction which can cause dry eyes.

      I also urge you to continue both Restasis and Xiidra, these drugs can reduce inflammation in your glands and clinically improve your glands. Don't just look for symptomatic fixes, but also clinical improvement as well.

      For symptomatic relief, you can also try autologous serum and Prokera.


      • #18
        Good points.
        Even hair spray is bad for eyes.
        Last edited by MGD1701; 16-Jun-2018, 08:39.


        • #19
          Originally posted by Erc138 View Post
          sophie0416- It is the worst but it does make me feel better that someone else can relate to this. Have you found anything that has helped you? Have you ever tried another BC to see if taht could help reverse? I'm nervous to go down that route again.I really wish I could go back in time and never taken BC but such is life. I do feel pretty determined to get to a new normal that I can live with.
          My new dry eye mantra is " even though you're fed up you gotta keep your head.

          hello, I take fish oil vitamins and they really help me. Thatís all, flax seed oil, evening primrose. Itís about consistency once it builds up in your body it really helps your eyes


          • #20
            Hi Sophie
            Thanks for sharing.
            Great to hear evening primrose (GLA) & flaxseed oil help you too.


            • #21
              Originally posted by MGD1701 View Post
              Hi Erc
              Happen to find this from famous Dr/Prof. Richard Yee website , one of his treatments

              Compounded Eye Drops: Spironolactone, Dapsone, and Testosterone

              this seems like a good treatment.


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