Patient Comments: Dry Eyes - Cause

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Comment from: Ann24berry, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 14

About a week after unprotected sex I had itching. I thought it was a yeast infection. I bought the 3 day yeast infection medicines over the counter. The first dose took care of the itching, etc. Second dose not so much. So I thought it was gone and I didn’t need to keep using it. The next 2 days I noticed it hurt more to urinate and my urine smelled really strong! So I went in to the obstetrician and she told me it was a urinary tract infection. But my throat hurt and I tested negative for strep. So that very day I went and got a Pap for STD, and blood taken. While I was waiting for the results the next few days I started to get really bad period cramps. I thought I was going to start my period again that month. And then it really started to burn to urinate and I had severe pressure afterward. Then it got to the point where my head was hurting I had lower abdominal and back pain that would travel up to my kidneys. And then the nausea set in! Oh my goodness, the sickness kicked my behind. Every time I would urinate I would get this awful cramping in my low abdomen and back, then I would get so sick to my stomach afterwards. Then I called the doctor and told her it has to be something else because I'm getting worse. And she said it is chlamydia. So I went back in and took the antibiotics there in front of her. I had in my throat as well. My mouth was just really dry and my right tonsil hurt and felt really warm; weird and gross. Anyway I have been on the medicines for a few days now but I'm still cramping and still nauseous. And getting aroused doesn't help the situation at all. By the way, the nausea comes and goes a long with the cramps. But no fever, no coughing, and I had no appetite.

Comment from: Nic, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 21

My nana told me this remedy for stye, it might sound weird but it works. Before going to bed heat up a bread bun for about 20 seconds (until hot but not burning hot) in the microwave then tape it over your eye and go to sleep. In the morning take it off and the stye will be gone.

Comment from: Lucy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 21

I don’t know positively, but I work in a harsh environment (a car manufacturing plant) where the air has a lot of dry air, plus it"s not filtered. That plus I used to solder program boards for a living. I do believe that"s where the main cause started. Basically, a lot of exposure to non-clean air, or air with dirt in it. Polluted air of sorts basically, just not from living in a large city.

Comment from: Oakleigh, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

I noticed very dry eyes immediately after I began getting Avastin injections in my eyes for macular degeneration. Now it is nearly debilitating. I wear hard contact lenses and with the dry eyes I can only keep them in for 2 hours.

Comment from: tamtam, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 01

I think my eyes are dry from wearing contact lenses too many hours a day. I put them in as soon as I wake up and then take them out only about an hour before going to sleep. I wear my glasses for only about an hour or two a day. My optometrist has suggested not wearing contacts for 2 weeks and see if that helps. Also, she has provided me with an anti inflammatory eye drop to use.

Comment from: jeaner, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 17

i think my dry eyes are from my cpap. even though i feel their is no air leaking out. i think thats where i get the dry eyes from. has anybody else have problems with that?

Comment from: marg, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: December 19

I have had dry eyes since I contracted a conjunctiva infection at my then eye specialist's surgery. It was twelve months before it finally cleared up after numerous visits to doctors and specialists.

Comment from: travelnurse, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 16

I normally live in the deep, humid South. I remembered I had dry eyes when I travelled north during the summer! Humidity below 80% makes mine start itching, and lower than that makes me miserable!

Comment from: Pamp, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 23

My dry eyes seem to be related to a thyroid condition. They became much worse when my generic Synthroid seemed to not be effective for me. I am now on non-generic Synthroid, and also Restasis.

Comment from: blue eyes, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: June 30

Dry eyes were not a problem until I was diagnosed with optical hypertension and was prescribed Xalatan firstly and then Timolol and DuoTrav.

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Comment from: icontactj, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 12

Possibly the eyedrops I use daily to control my eye pressure as well as taking Zyrtec 5 mg. daily for allergic reactions are the reasons for my eye dryness, particularly after sleeping at night. So far the over the counter moisturizing drops and gel don't seem too effective.

Comment from: James, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: February 16

I had cataract surgery in December 2010, and since then I've had red, burning eyes. I have been to the surgeon three times and he has prescribed steroids four times a day. I still have the problem. Never had this issue prior to surgery.

Comment from: Lou, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 24

My dry eyes were caused by early onset menopause. I had extremely blurred vision and could no longer drive. Once I started eye drops I was fine and my vision returned to normal.

Comment from: RK, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 02

My dry eyes were caused by taking furosemide water tablets. When I had them changed for Co-amillifrose my eves went a lot better. We have also proved this again when my husband was given the same medication and had exactly the same problems until he too was switched over.

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