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  1. Mouth/tongue constantly dry
    ... lately it isn't helping as much but still helps. I use Restasis eye drops for my eyes and also over counter drops...

  2. Can Anyone Help Me?
    ... Indomethacin 50 mg. as needed for headache. Suppository Restasis .05% EMU 1/2 vial per day 9:30 A.M. and 9:30 PM Sucralfate...

Allergies board

  1. How can I get help?
    ... runny nose or runny eyes. My eye doctor has me on Restasis which hasn't helped. I had cataract surgery just before...

  2. is the saline nose spray i'm using making my nose even more dry?
    ... Singulair for allergies. I also use dry eye drops and Restasis for Chronic Dry Eye. With the dry air and high altitude...

  3. Has anyone used Pantanol and it cleared there eyes up then it just stopped working?
    ... every hour! The eye specialist also later put me on Restasis (prescription eye drop for dry eyes). Hope this...

  4. Nasal Spray and Dry Eye
    ... he will give me a stronger steroid drop and then Restasis ....
    ... he will give me a stronger steroid drop and then Restasis . This doesn't quite make sense to me. The active...

  5. Hmmm...my eyes.
    ... Should I have a skin or patch test? I stopped using restasis (eye drop/medication for dry eyes) in my eyes (one...

  6. allergy shot eye symptoms
    ... might be pestering my eye more then helping (like restasis ). My eyes are pretty bad every day, regardless of...

Alternative Medicine board

  1. dry eyes and fish oil
    ... was so bad, nothing seemed to help. I even got on Restasis for six months. Certainly worth a try though!...

Arthritis board

  1. Please Help
    ... wellbutrin, folic acid, folix, leucovrin calcium, boniva, restasis , darvocet, flexaril, and loracet. In answer to your...

Back Problems board

  1. Meds Question
    ... just might sleep with them open. I have use Restasis twice a day along with artifical tears 6 times a day...

Osteoporosis board

  1. Lowering High Blood Calcium Level
    ... continue to use Refresh and if you want a rx drop, like Restasis , to keep the eye hydrated. I know that it's not mandatory...
    ... eye I have 2 plugs and no tearing-go figure. The restasis burns when I use it, and actually I've stopped it...

Headaches & Migraines board

  1. New here, just started Topamax.
    ... have good prescription insurance coverage the drug Restasis will clear it right up. If you do not have insurance ... over the counter eye drops is the closest thing to Restasis . get some ideas on what to expect. Not everyone...

Multiple Sclerosis board

  1. Eye Pain
    ... disorders. Besides the artificial tears he prescribed ' Restasis ' which causes the lacrimal ducts to start producing...
    ... making your eyes itch. They do that to me too. The Restasis is different. It belongs to a class of medicines known ... it's still not totally gone. My doc said that the Restasis can take up to 6 months to fully do its job. This...
    ... Julie-- Great info about the dry eyes and Restasis ! I appreciate learning that Restasis helps the body...

  2. MS or Lupus, What is wrong with me?
    ... Anyway, he prescribed a prescription eye drop called ' Restasis '. It helps the lacrimal glands start producing tears...

Neuropathy board

  1. Need support
    ... My eyes burn and are dry all day even though I use Restasis and Theratears. I use the Theratears almost every...

Sinus Problems board

  1. sinus problems and dry eye link?
    ... 2 weeks and nothing has changed. I asked him about Restasis and he said he didn't think that it would work either ... welcome. Thanks PS How do you all feel about Restasis ? any side effects?...
    ... 2 weeks and nothing has changed. I asked him about Restasis and he said he didn't think that it would work either ... welcome. Thanks PS How do you all feel about Restasis ? any side effects? Hello, For the past 8 months...

  2. sinus problems and dry, red eyes
    ... 2 weeks and nothing has changed. I asked him about Restasis and he said he didn't think that it would work either ... welcome. Thanks PS How do you all feel about Restasis ? any side effects?...
    ... all advice is welcome...How do you all feel about Restasis ? any side effects? Has your ENT prescribed anything...

Thyroid Disorders board

  1. Omega 3s - can we take them since we can't take flaxseed?
    ... lower plugs in first for about 8 months and also used restasis . My rheum referred me to a corneal specialist who ... and am going to do a trial discontinuation of the restasis in a week. Yes, I will get some overflow tears at...

  2. How would you know if you are having adrenal problems as primary?
    ... I have punctal plugs in the bottom ducts and use restasis and still a misery. I am going to eye spec. who knows...
    ... I have punctal plugs in the bottom ducts and use restasis and still a misery. I am going to eye spec. who knows...
    ... says. Do you have punctal plugs yet, are you using restasis ? I think the only next step he will have is to plug...

  3. Hypo and Aging Facial Skin
    ... plugs? My lower ducts are plugged and I have been on restasis now for about 6 weeks. I think some improvement occured ... I am constantly using drops. Next step is see how restasis helps and maybe plug upper ducts as well. I guess...
    ... my eyes. The help they give is not huge though. The restasis may be helping. Did you think about trying the restasis ... . I have my reservations about restasis and didn't want to try it for awhile. It is an immune ... after about 2 months and I had it replaced. If the restasis doesn't do too much more , I think at least on one ... I would say I would at least say the plugs and the restasis are probably worth a try to someone. I know what...
    ... somewhat affected my oil glands in my eyes. The Restasis has been a life saver for me and I've been on it for...
    ... Christine-Hi! Glad to hear the restasis has really worked for you. Did it take some months ... I think the plugs can only do so much . But if the restasis kicks in with more and better tears , then the plugs...

  4. Need help! Waiting results from blood work and uptake
    ... ve been using some new eye drops that are out, call Restasis . It takes 3-4 weeks of twice daily treatment to start...
    ... Hi Javarebel! Restasis helps me only slightly. I've been using it for a ... What do you do for your Sjogrens (other than the Restasis )?...
    ... they're being rubbed by sandpaper! No fun. But the Restasis does help and my severe bouts are less frequent. ...

  5. Have a question about red irritated eyes with hypo!!
    ... lacrimal gland start producing tears again. It's called Restasis and it belongs to a class of medicines known as immunosuppr...

  6. Does anyone else get sore eyes?
    ... lacrimal gland start producing tears again. It's called Restasis and it belongs to a class of medicines known as immunosuppr...

  7. Question about lab results.
    ... iop was 17/18 then a little lower after a few wks on Restasis (GED ?) The eye dr said it could be caused by the...

Eye & Vision board

  1. Dry Eye Medications
    ... I use Restasis for my severe dry eyes and it helps, but I still have...

  2. Rebound Redness in eyes from eye drops
    ... cause of my everyday redness. He prescribed me with Restasis wich takes anywhere from 2-4 months before it starts...

  3. restasis drops
    ... I was also told by my eye doctor I could use Restasis more than one time. Restasis now comes in a vial ... each eye and save the rest for the next time. I use Restasis twice daily. You will soon learn how many drops a...

  4. Best O.T. C. drops for dry eyes???
    ... some time and keep using eye drops. I have an Rx for Restasis but found out it will cost me $240.00 for a 30 day...
    ... of reducing the irritation/friction of dry eyes. ( Restasis is specifically an anti-inflammatory product.) I would...

  5. Do I have Dry Eye?
    ... thought it was getting better so I started to go off the Restasis but after today I am starting it again. Anyone...

  6. Restasis
    ... When I went on Restasis , my doc gave me a sample kit that had a little holder...

  7. Eye tearing!
    ... drops are a good first start. I began using the restasis when I started using the other drops excessively....

  8. blepharitis
    ... Refresh Plus, Refresh P.M. ointment, Refresh Celluvisc, Restasis . Keeping the eyelids clean and oil glands open...

  9. Punctal plugs
    ... use them in combination with the natural tears and Restasis ....

  10. Dry Eyes
    ... He may even be able to prescribe something, like Restasis (if your problem is just not enough tear production...
    ... came out or dissolved too early?? My next step is Restasis . I went to the Lasik board and see that Restasis...
    ... humidifiers, etc... for years. Last year, I began using Restasis . Before I actually began the prescription, the doctor ... using the anti-inflamatory drops, I began using the Restasis . It was a couple months before I really noticed the ... Restasis difference. I do think maybe I had more luck with ... the Restasis having used the anti-inflamatory drops first. With ... constantly inflamed. By treating it first, it gave the Restasis more of an opportunity to work. While the Restasis...
    ... OF THE BLUE. I wonder too if the plugs plus the Restasis would be a good idea for me. I've just been on the ... Restasis for 3 days so it's too soon to see how it will work...
    ... dry. Blinking more frequently will also help. Restasis , Systane, Celluvisc, and Refresh PM are working well ... for me these days. I use Restasis , Systane and sometimes Refresh Plus during the day...

  11. dry eye
    ... If you can go to an optometrist they can prescribe Restasis drops to help or use punctal plugs to help increase...

  12. what can i do about my chronic red eyes
    ... lubricants, Opcon-A, Systane, Blink, Clear Eyes, and Restasis , all to no avail. Opthomologist used plugs in lower...

  13. Extremely dry eyes and full of mucous after sleeping
    ... already have plugs in the corner of my eyes and I use restasis and lubricant eye drops. The dryness feels like its...

  14. My PTK with PRK experience (long post)
    ... manageable problem for me. I'm still on osmotic drops and restasis for dry eye. Evie, I wish you continued success...

  15. Crystalens problems
    ... prescription drop like Alphagan-P, possibly?? It's like Restasis . That burned a little, but seemed to really help with...

  16. Dry Eye-Punctal Plugs
    ... have had dry eyes for over 10 years. I am not using restasis although doc really pushed it . My pcp is not enthusiastic ... about restasis as it is so new and a immune modifier. So, I just...
    ... afternoon, so hope it lasts! Interesting about Restasis being an immune modifier. I asked my opthamologist...
    ... didn't do either.I have just read about both. About restasis , I had another opthamalogist who wasn't very impressed...

  17. Crystalens Nightmare
    ... know if this was the case!!!! doctor has me on restasis which just cost me $200. i'm also on a few other...

  18. cauterizing tear ducts
    ... because I am currently using the permenant plugs and Restasis . My mom had hers cauterized and they eventually popped ... back open as well. She is going with the plugs and Restasis now....
    ... and anxiety. My plugs will not stay in place. The restasis helps. My physician wants to try cauterizing. I...

  19. Eye after radiation treatments
    ... eye is so dry. Artificial tears offer little help. Restasis didn't help at all and irritated the eye even more...

  20. RCE and PTK surgery
    ... but I pushed for another option and he suggested restasis which I started taking today. In my on line research...
    ... but I pushed for another option and he suggested restasis which I started taking today. In my on line research...

  21. Irritated eye, what's causing it??
    ... eyes, which I do have and have been treating with Restasis . However, the dry eyes is only indirectly related...

  22. Dry Eyes induced by Accutane (blepharitis and dry eyes)
    ... did you have dry eye before accutane? have you tried restasis , compresses etc?...
    ... moisture seems alright, thought not great. I've tried restasis for about four months now, and i think it helps marginally ... try doxycycline. Given the my limited success with restasis though, I've been feeling a little fearful that accutane...

  23. burning eye.
    ... causes or aging. Go to the eye doctor and ask about restasis and other treatments to tackle the sourse of the problem...

  24. Punctal Plugs for Dry Eye
    ... I have had it for about 13 years. I have been on Restasis for over a year and it has helped, but not totally...

  25. Dry Eye and effectiveness of punctal plugs
    ... nothing has been extremely effective. I have been on Restasis for the last year. It has helped some and I have...
    ... made much difference . Again the doc is pushing the restasis , but my pcp and I aren't enthusiastic about an immune...

  26. Has anyone had luck w/Omega 3 for dry eye?
    ... have tried just about everything, currently using Restasis for a few months without much luck. I have just about...
    ... improvement, but nothing drastic. So I ended up on Restasis and a different contact lens. They are better, but ... think because of the contact lens. I'm still using the Restasis though. Hope this helps a bit. I would take the...

  27. Persistant eye redness
    ... could be dry eye, which can cause red eye? In which restasis might help with inflammation. You may have inflammation...

  28. Restasis
    ... Hi, Are you still using the Restasis ? My doctor said in the winter time your eyes will...
    ... allergy eye drops about 1/2 hour before or after my Restasis . I am hoping the combination of those plus the Refresh...

  29. Dry Eyes & Contacts
    ... have Sjogren's, which makes my eyes real dry. I take Restasis but, admittedly not like I should. I'm working on...
    ... quit because of dry eyes last year. They had me on restasis but all I could get out of it was about 2 hours worth ... couple of hours a day weren't worth the cost of the restasis and all the trouble. And I ordered my contacts from...
    ... have Sjogren's, which makes my eyes real dry. I take Restasis but, admittedly not like I should. I'm working on ... actually, along with the discomfort. Contacts and restasis reduce it and improve comfort. [*]Did it work or...
    ... quit because of dry eyes last year. They had me on restasis but all I could get out of it was about 2 hours worth ... couple of hours a day weren't worth the cost of the restasis and all the trouble. And I ordered my contacts from...

  30. Eye Pain
    ... have been experiencing the same thing. I started Restasis for Dry Eye Syndrome, and was kind of attributing...
    ... have been experiencing the same thing. I started Restasis for Dry Eye Syndrome, and was kind of attributing ... Do you have dry eye? I do but rarely use the Restasis ...like only when it's really bad. Sometimes, I have...
    ... Restasis doesn't work if you only use it every now and then ... expensive artificial tear. If you're supposed to be on restasis , you need to be taking it twice a day, every day for...
    ... [QUOTE=squatchimo;2902715] Restasis doesn't work if you only use it every now and then ... expensive artificial tear. If you're supposed to be on restasis , you need to be taking it twice a day, every day for...

  31. Decreased tear production
    ... Hi, Ask your doctor for Restasis . It can take up to 2 months to work the first time...

  32. Stabbing eye pain
    ... syndrome). After an eye exam, the optomotrist put me on Restasis , one drop, twice a day. Could it be the Restasis...

  33. Problem with one eye when sleeping
    ... arent helping. The eye Dr. said to come in and try Restasis , which he doesnt want to do. Any ideas?? The eye Dr...

  34. eye strings?
    ... drops out that are supposed to help dry eye called Restasis ... HOPE THIS HELPS...

  35. FISH OIL......for Dry Eyes
    ... that you did! I had tried all the plugs, and the Restasis , and drops etc...and nothing worked except fish oil...

  36. Cannot open eyelids in early morning
    ... when you wear contacts) now i would ask your doc for restasis rather than waiting for the dry eye to get worse as...

  37. Restasis question...
    ... Has anyone been successful with Restasis and then a couple years later decided to stop using ... Restasis ? If so, did your eyes go back to being real dry or ... did they continue like normal eyes should? Since Restasis is a transplant anti-rejection drug, I am not sure...

  38. Blurred Central Vision
    ... And I had that before, just was better with the Restasis till they pumped all those drugs into me!!! Hope...

  39. chronic dry eye
    ... developed for dry eyes, plug your tear ducts, or prescribe Restasis ....

  40. Restasis doesn't work if you have punctal plugs
    ... just prolong the residence in the eye. Therefore restasis is the only thing on the market that can claim to ... I know of a couple of people who have done well on restasis and have had all four ducts plugged....
    ... Hi I started Restasis in August and so far I notice some slight improvement ... I tried to find out as much as I could about the Restasis , since I tend to have allergic reactions to a lot ... of drugs. I read that Restasis works by opening up the ducts, which they think get ... explaining this adequately.) So I'd think in order for the Restasis to rid the ducts of this material that blocks them ... , the Restasis would have to have access to the ducts. If the ducts ... had plugs in them, then maybe the Restasis wouldn't work. Just my impression. Hellas...
    ... I have excellent results with Restasis and I have plugs in both lower lids. Remember, ... Restasis does not take the place of using eyedrops for dry ... eyes. Doctor told me to use Restasis , wait 5 minutes or more and then use regular eyedrops ... too dry. Doctor could actually see tear flow now. Restasis will work better for those who have autoimmune problems...
    ... I don't know how Restasis , or any other chemicals, are supossed to work when...
    ... done by a gland on the opposite side from the puncta. Restasis hasn't been studied in those with punctal plugs, but ... less effective for them. The plugs only effect on the Restasis is it would take longer to drain out of the eye, which...

  41. chronic subconjunctival hemorrhage
    ... extremely dry and last week my doctor prescribed both restasis and lotemax eye drops. Has anyone else tried these...

  42. Restasis
    ... I started taking Restasis about 5 months ago. I started noticing a difference...
    ... i started using restasis in june and in a few weeks i started to notice that ... drops in, that is how good my eyes are feeling..I hope restasis works well for you......
    ... I have good results from Restasis , however I do not recall how long it took to see results ... . Remember, even tho Restasis is used, we must continue using eyedrops for dryness ... and he said to wait at least 5 minutes after using Restasis before using eyedrops for dry eyes. Restasis does ... not take the place of using drops for dryness. Restasis helps the eyes to produce more tears. I have Rosacea ... an autoimmune problem. It is my understanding that Restasis works well for those who have autoimmune problems ... not work as well or take longer, just my thoughts. Restasis is a med used in transplants to prevent rejection...

  43. UK DryEye sufferer Still Miserable 7 yrs later
    ... EXTREMELY DRY!!!!!!!!!!!!. Got punctum plugs, now I am on restasis since 5 months, and I do quiet well, I hardly use ... use mascara only kajal (from a good cosmetic brand) Restasis twice a day Now, I am planing to go to a medical...
    ... oil suppliments and i am yet to get my hands on this Restasis but i cant get it from england or Turkey? any ideas...

  44. can Restasis cause Eyecancer?
    ... Hi Nikijo, glad that you finally got Restasis , how long are you taking it now? I know what you ... the thing is , that a doc. told me, that if you take restasis over a long period, this Cyclosporine (Protein) can ... cancerous. So, I feel very insecure. Do, you know how long Restasis is in the market? It surely isn'T the best to ... use Restasis for years, cos it could get into the bloodstream,...
    ... bad as you guys. I did ask my opthalmologist about Restasis and he said he doesn't like it. Anyway I did find ... F3CD2488A5?newsearch=1&searchfor=Clinical&cid=med&queryText= Restasis &sortField=score&SortOrder=desc&selectedDateRadio=5...
    ... lowest dose you can use. Personally, Im giving restasis a specific time frame and if I dont feel Ive made...
    ... Hi Nikijo, I am back on restasis again, I stopped it for 4 days, and my horrible symptoms...
    ... Hi Nikijo, I am back on restasis again, I stopped it for 4 days, and my horrible symptoms...
    ... Hi Nikijo, I am back on restasis again, I stopped it for 4 days, and my horrible symptoms...
    ... Well obviously you do feel restasis is helping you then? Yes I have heard of serum ... Its something I would continue to pursue though if restasis doesnt help enough. Have you mentioned serum drops...
    ... the DRY EYE issue, they don'T care a bit. I got restasis by doing own research, and somehow I get a prescription ... long run I don't want to continue with Restsis. Yes restasis has helped my a very little, not that I feel a major...

  45. Immunization (allergy) & dry eye
    ... my friends for years. I also recently started on Restasis . After 3 1/2 months, I am just starting to see some...
    ... mentioned, it makes the eyes even dryer. I also tried Restasis for a couple of weeks but it made my eyelids very...

  46. Special Protective Glasses for Severe Dry Eye
    ... Ophthalmologist, and he isn't helpful at all. He put me on Restasis - 4 months and it hasn't worked. All I've learned...
    ... artificial tears I add. I've tried one drop of Restasis , and in my case, it burned beyond belief for 5 straight...

  47. Dry Eye and Blood Serum Eye Drops
    ... matter of time until I will get it too. I am taking Restasis since 5 months, many tell me not to take it cos you...

  48. Dry Eye Contacts
    ... Google treatments for dry eye. Theres restasis , and pallitive things, supplements etc. There are...

  49. Contact lenses + Dry eyes
    ... which give me only usable central vision). I started Restasis about 2 weeks ago, and today saw my opthalmologist...
    ... yet found lenses that I can wear even though I am on Restasis (which BTW, has worked very well for me). Maybe it...
    ... for options. I agree with the last poster about the Restasis . Even though I'm early into using it, it seems to...

  50. Chronic Red Eyes & Inflammed Inner Eyelids
    ... and/or ocular rosesea its better to get treatment, restasis has been mentioned for people with ocular rocesea...


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