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Posted by randibear (Member # 11290) on :
I'm trying to get rid of these awful dry eyes. I've stopped taking the elavil, yep reduced dosage, and now I'm working on the ativan. down from 1 mg to .5 one week on that and then .25 then quit.

I read both cause severe dry eyes. mine really hurt. I'm using sistane long lasting several times a day and up at night.

will the dry eyes go away when I stop taking the ativan?
Posted by Lymetoo (Member # 743) on :
I don't know... depends upon whether or not you also have Sjogren's.

Eating foods high in salicylates also cause my eyes to be dry and to burn.

Be sure to reduce the Ativan VERY VERY slowly.
Posted by tulips (Member # 44773) on :
Some people say that they have had improvement of dry eye by taking Bilberry. Read some of the customer feedback on various Bilberry products.
Posted by lookup (Member # 44574) on :
Omega 7 Sea Buckthorn is good for eye dryness and the lining of the bladder (interstitial cystitis).

It is also good for the skin.
We like this one because we see it actually does work for skin spots when taken internally:
Posted by Brussels (Member # 13480) on :
Randi, when I read your post, I said: oh, poor Randi, still one more symptom...

I thought then: 'fortunately, that is one symptom I didn't have during lyme'...

Well, later in the night yesterday, I was reading something in the internet, and my eyes started aching. And I said, 'oh no, the malediction again!!'

During lyme, it was classic: I thought 'oh fortunately this symptom I do not have', only to start feeling the problem moments later, or the next day or so!! It was so scary.

well, my eyes felt very dry yesterday, first time ever!! Well, I was tired, in front of the computer screen, but it sort of freaked me.

I kept thinking, and the only thing I can see that changed these days was: I'm sleeping in more electrosmog (I shifted bedrooms again). It's been only about a week!!

I notice fatigue during the day increases as well as fog. But I keep going, to see if I can stand sleeping there...

Then, ^finally, dry eyes...

I thought about dr. K telling us about disruption of proteins though electrosmog (about 200 out of 300 proteins, enzymes and hormones included get permanent damage with 'normal' electrosmog)...

And I think I'm exactly as described in that Greek university paper: electrosmog disrupts my body tremendously.

So I slept back yesterday in the old bedroom with less smog. Today, I still feel my eyes a bit dry, but they are not in pain like yesterday...

I'll let you know if the symptom subsides or not...

But now, I know what your pain is!!! And how hell it is to live with dry eyes.... Poor you.

So sorry, I hope you find some solution soon!!

Just wanted to post about my experience with electrosmog...
Posted by Abxnomore (Member # 18936) on :
Castor oil drops in your eyes at bedtime are very helpful. Google and read about it. Just be sure you keep things sterile.
Posted by momintexas (Member # 23391) on :
Randi, did your dry eye pain start recently?
Posted by randibear (Member # 11290) on :
yes. I only noticed it a couple of weeks ago. have completely stopped the elavil and am trying very hard to reduce the .5 ativan. having a bit of a time with it tho.

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