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I have had sjogrens/ sicca syndrome and cutaneous lupus for 10 years . I take plaquenil . My main issues are dry eyes and joint and muscle pain. I use systane when my eyes really start bothering me. I,ve tried Xiidra but it caused extreme burning, blurry vision and my eyes got really red. So i stopped it and went back to systane. On friday i woke up with a floater in my left eye and my eye was hurting me . This is the first time this has happened to me. So i got scared and i went and saw the ophtalmologist just to make sure that everything was ok . They said the floater was because of my age and that sometimes it can cause a detachment of the retina but for now i was good. I explained to him that sometimes i get this terrible pain in my eye like when it gets really dry. He recommended restasis . Has anyone had success with this medication and what side effects have you experienced with it ? Or has anyone had success with lubricant drops ? I am really concerned that its going to make things worse for me because its a immunosuppressive drug. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Have a Blessed week .
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