I am using Systane eye drops about every half hour. I use GenTeal eye lubricant at night. My eyes are improved but still gritty. I notice that when my Hashi thyroid swells up, I feel more of the eye dryness. I also know that my frees need to go higher by increasing medication. I should get a bump in a month, but that's a long time to wait with these dry eyes.
I just did some Googling and found that 80 percent of people with Sjogren's also have positive ANA antibodies, which I didn't. Also, they have high Alk Phos and low Albumin. I'm the opposite; however, I have been worrying about Sjogren's for the past week now. I have to worry about something!
Today my eyes were much better. I took an extra Cytomel in the afternoon. I wonder if that had anything to do with it.
I was using the systane too and really didn't like it....of all things I found a particular kind of visine that is helping as much as anything. I don't have it with me....so I'll get back to you with what it is...It's a bit cheaper than the systane too. Still have to reapply a time or two, but it isn't every half hour for me.
Thanks! I quit Visine because the optometrist had me on other stuff. I don't think the Systane works very well. The GenTeal does work at night, because my eyes feel good in the morning, but by afternoon time, it's back to the Systane.
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