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    Dry eyes?!

    3 weeks in now and have had terrible dry eyes for over a week! Has anyone had this?!

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    Re: Dry eyes?!

    Quote Originally Posted by KatieJayne View Post
    3 weeks in now and have had terrible dry eyes for over a week! Has anyone had this?!
    Thatís the exact amount of time Iíve had to be taking my antihistamines for this year. My guess is allergies or seasonal. Annoying but not at all concerning, grab some eye drops or antihistamines, they help.

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    Re: Dry eyes?!

    Quote Originally Posted by KatieJayne View Post
    3 weeks in now and have had terrible dry eyes for over a week! Has anyone had this?!
    Yes, if you have any autoimmune conditions you may have dry eyes or dry mouth or both. As mentioned various medications can cause dry eye. Poly Gel Lubrication Eye Gel (preservative free) by Alcon, are excellent for use at night and Systane Ultra lubricating eye gel is great for daytime use. I have used this combo for many years. Also drinking lots of water helps with eye dryness as it keeps you hydrated. Do see your Dr if it continues.

    There is an autoimmune condition called Sjogrens Syndrome which causes dryness issues and I have this in a mild form. I also have Chronic Fatigue syndrome which is an autoimmune/neuroimmune condition). Venus Williams the tennis player has Sjogrens.

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    Re: Dry eyes?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight-mouse View Post
    Thatís the exact amount of time Iíve had to be taking my antihistamines for this year. My guess is allergies or seasonal. Annoying but not at all concerning, grab some eye drops or antihistamines, they help.

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    I did wonder this but theyíre literally just super dry. No itching or anything typically allergy?

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    Re: Dry eyes?!

    Quote Originally Posted by WiseMonkey View Post
    Yes, if you have any autoimmune conditions you may have dry eyes or dry mouth or both. As mentioned various medications can cause dry eye. Poly Gel Lubrication Eye Gel (preservative free) by Alcon, are excellent for use at night and Systane Ultra lubricating eye gel is great for daytime use. I have used this combo for many years. Also drinking lots of water helps with eye dryness as it keeps you hydrated. Do see your Dr if it continues.

    There is an autoimmune condition called Sjogrens Syndrome which causes dryness issues and I have this in a mild form. I also have Chronic Fatigue syndrome which is an autoimmune/neuroimmune condition). Venus Williams the tennis player has Sjogrens.
    I do get a dry mouth a lot at nighttime but I always have really. The dry eye is a new thing which Iíve seemed to correlate with starting sertaline. Iíve used a hot eye mask but only really provides temp relief! I will look at some ointment/gel.

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