Acidic discharge from eyes
Anyone else with Sjogren's have an acidic discharge from their eyes?
Eye drops do nothing to help. My dry eyes feel like grit is in them.
I have a lot of trouble reading or writing or using the computer.
My eyes also hurt most after dark, even after a nap (so it's not like it is accumulated stress from the daytime).
The acidic discharge started about 10 years ago, before I had sore eyes or trouble reading/writing. Sjogren's was diagnosed 2 years ago but I had it for 2 years before that. The opthalmologists who examined me all kept insisting I didn't have "Dry Eye" because I didn't have damage to the structure of the eye, but couldn't explain my eye pain. Finally I was sent to a rheumatologist who within minutes diagnosed Sjogren's. I later was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea (stopped breathing 76 times an hour in my sleep test), so am using a CPAP now and getting better sleep...which I hope might eventually allow my body to heal itself and settle the immune system down enough to get rid of the Sjogren's (fingers crossed!).