eye problems

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by DebM, Sep 18, 2003.

  1. DebM

    DebM New Member

    I RECENTLY HAVE BEEN HAVING SOME REALLY WEIRD THINGS GOING ON WITH MY EYES. FIRST THEY GET REALLY DRY AND ITCHY. THEN THEY GET VERY RED AND BLOOD SHOT. THEN THEY GET KIND ON STICKY IN THE CORNERS. IT HAS BEEN COMING AND GOING FOR THE LAST 3 WEEKS. ANY ONE HAVE THIS HAPPEN??

    Deb
  2. Annette2

    Annette2 New Member

    I've been having the same problems. I wake up and my eyes are all red and bloodshot. They hurt and itch at the same time. I just figured it was allergies. I try not to wear eye-makeup when this happens. I don't know what to do for it. What are you doing to help it?

    Annette2
  3. nktigger99

    nktigger99 New Member

    I don't have this exact problem but I do know something that may help. I would flush your eyes out a few times a day with Saline solution. You can get it cheap sometimes at wal-mart or even the dollar store. Make sure you are getting Pure Saline not the stuff to clean contacts.

    I get supper dry eyes and it does seem to help.

    Nichole
  4. Dara

    Dara New Member

    eye problems lately. When I wake up in the morning my eyes are bloodshot, looks like I've been on a binge or something. also I've had a lot of blurred vision and my eyes actually hurt. I went to the eye doctor and he checked my pressure in my eyes and I found out that my pressure is up. I don't know if these other problems are related to the increased pressure or not. At night when I'm tired my vision is so blurred that I can't even look at the computer screen, TV, or read. Sometimes I see double and nothing will focus. When we were kids and our eyes would bother us I remember our Mom used to put wet tea bags on them. Something about the tanic acid in the tea. I remember it did feel good, don't know if it would help or not.

    Dara
  5. matildathehunney

    matildathehunney New Member

    I have suffered from this for awhile. The saline helps, but the things that help me most is getting a clean washcloth, getting it wet with as hot a water that I can stand, then holding the cloth on my eyes for ten or so seconds, then gently washing my eyes with the cloth, like you would wash a baby's eyes, just a few gentle wipes, then let your eyes air dry. this sounds wierd, but it REALLY helped me, if I do this a few times a day, the relief if phenomenol, (spelling), simple and effective, just try it, it can't hurt. Maybe it increases the blood flow or something, but it certainly works for me. If it is really bad, a hot wet compress over my closed eyes for 10 or so minutes also really helps.
  6. Boxplayer

    Boxplayer New Member

    Hi Deb,

    Sorry for taking so long to get back to you. If you can send me the Functional Capability Form the Vocational Rehab folks gave you I will be very grateful, as I am 99% sure I'm going to file for disability retirement with the federal government (Office of Personnel Management).

    My email address is dpp@arctic.net

    All the best from Alaska!

    Dan
  7. Susan07

    Susan07 New Member

    Eye drops can really help, but don't get the one for red eyes because it contains extra meds you may not need. Look for "real tears" type.

    Did you know that when your eyes "leak" water it can be because they are too dry? The extra tears are just trying to get your eyes wet. The eye drops really help.
  8. DebM

    DebM New Member

    Thanks everyone for your responses. It is nice to know I am not alone with this problem. I am going to try your suggestions. So far I had only tried the wash cloths. I am even more curious as to the cause of this. Well, next month I see all my specialists.

    Thanks again, Deb