Thursday, January 21, 2010

No Tears for Me

My eyes are dry. Very dry. Yesterday, the eye doctor described them as "dry as a bone". I have something called Sjogren's Syndrome, an autoimmune condition that dries up your tears, among other things. Some people try plugs to dam up the tear ducts. I tried them several years ago, but they eventually fell out. Dry eyes hurt. They feel like there is sand in them all the time. Sometimes the few tears that are in there dry up and it feels like your eyes have glue in them.

I won't be able to read much, or use the computer much until this calms down. I will be here as often as I can, though.


rachel said...

That sounds dreadful. I'm so sorry to hear it - will it pass, do you know?

judy in ky said...

Yes, it will get better, with medication and rest. Thank you.

Natalie said...

Oh... this sounds kind of miserable. But they can help? I hope so. My mom may have this or something similar, as she has to frequently add prescription drops for dry eyes.
I hope you find relief as soon as possible.

judy in ky said...

The meds I just got are supposed to help, Natalie, but it may take a few weeks. In the meantime, I have to rest my eyes and use lots of eye drops. I am using my computer just a few minutes at a time instead of long periods at a time.