Painful eyes

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Hello to you all, I haven't been on my lap top for a while due to painful eyes, does anyone else suffer pain in their eyes because of the M E, I have had my eyes tested and they said they were fine, I do have glasses but only need them for reading, I cannot stand the light in my eyes feel like I have a head cold but I haven't if you know what I mean, feel a bit under the weather really, all I seem to be doing is moaning all the time, hope you are not bored with me :oops:

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    Hi Cats eyes

    I have dry eyes and are often painful and I have to have artificial tears for this as I told the Optician about this and she put a special drops in my eyes and then checked them and then she said I needed false tears as my tear ducts were not working properly,[u:0496ad55a1] probably [/u:0496ad55a1]due to sjogren's syndrome, but she said I needed to refer this to my GP too....... I am no doctor but just goto your GP as you should not be suffering.

    I hope you get your answers soon x

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    Hi Cats Eyes

    Of course we are not bored with you smile We just want to help as and when we can.

    I have a lot of eye problems too .... the first signs of me having a 'bad day' are that my eyes feel heavy, sore and painful ..... and they look different too. I also wear light sunglasses most of the time because, like you I can't stand bright lights. This is one of the symptoms of our old friend, ME I am afraid :roll:

    I am often to be found with a warm, wet flannel over my face (my hubby says it is a big improvement :lol: ) to soothe my eyes, and also use various types of eye drops.

    Hope this helps you a little. Take care smile

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    As Katie has already said it is a side affect of me, the burning and the pain. It happens to me when I get too tired or have been overdoing things. I am very light sensitive. At times I turn dorn the brightness of my tv and computer screen. I can't use eye drops due to past eye surgery. A cooling cloth over helps I find.
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    I too have problems with my eyes. I was diagnosed with Sjogrens syndrome by a rheumatologist cos I also have osteoarthritis. Apparently it is called sicca, the dryness.

    I have artificial tears for when they are really bad and have had to get reading glasses. Another thing I find is that my eyes are sensitive to light. When I am ill I lie in a darkened room. :cry:

    I also find that if I catch the light, like when turning on a lamp, that it \"imprints\" in my eyes. I have to turn the lamp on with my back to it!! :oops:

    Very occasionally I have migraine type visual disturbances when I see loads of wavy lines :shock:

    Never really connected it to the ME but it is a co-incidence that a few of us have eye problems.

    Is it any wonder people dont take ME seriously when you considor the range of symptoms! :bleep: . Yet we all have this diverse yet similar range of problems. :cry:

    Dale xxx

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    Oh, that's really weird Dale ..... I turn my head away when I switch a lamp on too :lol:

    I'll be thinking of you doing the same each time now :lol:

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    Katie, you can be my new best friend, cos Teedie has left me for James and his Speedoes!! :wah:

    We can turn our backs to the light together :lol:

    Dale xxx

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    Right on, Dale :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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    Oh Dale, i would never let a man come between us :wink: :wink: especially one in speedos, (no offence James) :wink: i am still your bestest friend :hug:

    I promise i won't flirt with him again :roll:

    I too have blurry, light sensitive eyes and wear sunglasses in the car even when it's raining 8)

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    Hi Teedie

    Glad you are my bestest friend again :smooch:

    Katie you are still my friend too :hug:

    Dale xxx

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    This sounds like my daughter when she was in primary 7 at school (year 7) to you lot, i think :lol:
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    :lol:

    I think one of the symptoms of this illness must be childish behaviour :lol:

    But who cares :wink:

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    Nothing wrong with getting in touch with your inner child now and again :lol: :silly: :nahnah: :devil:

    I do it a lot!!

    Dale xxx

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    I must have missed this when I came back from holiday, I have just found it now and it's made me chuckle.

    Seriously though, I often feel as though I have something in my eye, a bit of dust or an eyelash, but there is nothing there. I do get little ulcers on the insides of my eyeleds, and also the insides of my lips.

    There's always something not working quite properly. Oh poo, pants, :bleep: (mini punchbag moment)

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