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I am being treated for chronic scleritis in both eyes. I was hospitalized for a week over Christmas and was put on a high dose of prednisone.
I was then on methotrexate which didn't help much and today I was prescribed Azathioprine, I hope I get some relief with this as I have been in unbearable pain for almost 8 months. I am living on endone right now.
I had a heap of tests when I was in hospital and the only thing they found is I am HLA-B27 positive which means i am predisposed to getting auto immune diseases.
I also have keratoconus which means i have no choice but to wear contact lenses, this doesn't help the pain in my eyes, they feel like they have broken glass in them but i have to wear them or i am legally blind. I have to wear them to be able to live a normal life.
Would love to chat to anyone else battling scleritis, I kind of feel very alone with it being so uncommon.
Thanks for reading
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