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    Old 02-02-2006, 11:37 AM   #1
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    Fish Oil

    For the second (or third?) time, I will try to post about the Omega 3 fish oil.

    So far, it is not helping. The other made me nauseous, but seemed to help my eyes the first time I used it! It probably will take some time for it to kick in "if" it does.

     
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    Old 02-02-2006, 12:38 PM   #2
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    Re: Fish Oil

    Tony, have you tried just taking pure liquid flaxseed oil like Faith suggested on one of the other posts?

     
    Old 02-02-2006, 02:51 PM   #3
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    Re: Fish Oil

    Hi, whether you take the fish or flaxseed oils for dry eyes, it takes some time for the body to utilize it. At least it did for me . The fish oil helped with some other issues I had in a matter of 3 weeks. Once I added the liquid flaxseed oil, it seemed to work even better, and the dryness in the eyes seemed to lessen little by little over time.
    So give it a chance to work. The dryness didn't happen overnight, so it'll take a bit of time, I should think before you see the dryness improving.

     
    Old 02-02-2006, 03:33 PM   #4
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    Re: Fish Oil

    I have so many problems with stuff that no one else does, I won't push it and start taking half a dozen kinds of oil. This will either help or it won't. So far, it's not upset my stomach and is doing pretty good. I don't want to push my luck.

     
    Old 02-03-2006, 07:36 AM   #5
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    Re: Fish Oil

    There'll be less of me on here, as I've come to learn that if we talk to each other too much in a thread, we're in big trouble!

    Take care,

    t.

     
    Old 02-03-2006, 10:26 AM   #6
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    Re: Fish Oil

    I would just start with one oil at a time and see if you do OK with it, and then maybe slowly add some others.

    Don't make yourself too scarce around here Tony, we'd miss you.

     
    Old 02-03-2006, 10:43 AM   #7
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    Re: Fish Oil

    Thanks, Purple. Seems, if anything, my left eye is more dry and irritated than ever! I don't "think" the fish oil is doing that. I'll give it some more "kick in" time.

    I won't vanish, but some recent posts by the powers that be, have me a bit confused.

     
    Old 02-04-2006, 12:46 PM   #8
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    Re: Fish Oil

    I may be putting my head on the chopping block, but I wanted you fellow eye sufferers to know that today, Feb. 4, is Barb's birthday. 'Nuff said, & I'm outta here!
    Whooshh!

     
    Old 02-04-2006, 09:30 PM   #9
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    Re: Fish Oil

    Well I hope the fish oil starts working! If it works for you, i may give it another go!

    And Happy Birthday to Barb and anyone else who is celebrating in February.

     
    Old 02-05-2006, 12:24 PM   #10
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    Re: Fish Oil

    I can't tell a lot of difference yet. I guess I'll stay with it.

    Barb and "anyone else" thanks you!

     
    Old 02-05-2006, 06:10 PM   #11
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    Re: Fish Oil



    It'll probably be a few weeks before you notice anything. Maybe even a few months. These things don't work overnight unfortunately. What a bummer, cause these problems sure did *come on* overnight!

     
    Old 02-06-2006, 07:20 AM   #12
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    Re: Fish Oil

    Hey guys!!

    Tony - Yes, unfortunately it does take a while for the natural stuff to kick in. Sometimes even a couple months I think, so just stick with it and see how it goes. I've also heard that borage oil is good for your eyes. I started taking that about 6 weeks ago. I'm not sure if all the oils I take are making a difference or not, but it can't hurt, so I'm gonna stick with them till my eyes get through this.

    Hi Faith and Elyse! I noticed in another post that eye lid spasms were mentioned. That is weird because I just started having those in my left eye about two weeks ago. It comes and goes, but it has done it on and off every day for a while now. I saw a specialist last week and she said that it could definitely just be a symptom of the dry eye since my left eye is especially irritated right now. All the other doctors have told me it is stress, but I guess it could be a combination of the stress and dry eye. Hah! Now, if only the dry eye would go away, so would the stress!

    Anyway, I have been feeling pretty good for the last week or so, except for the twitching ofcourse! I think that my eyes are giving me a break finally. Maybe they have even done a little healing. I hate to get my hopes up everytime I feel good, so I'm trying not to get too happy about it. They haven't felt anywhere near "normal" lately, BUT they are much better than they have been on average over the last few months, so I'm happy about that. I had an appt. to get upper plugs on Friday, but I decided against it. I'm gonna see how I do over the next few weeks and then decide if I think it would help.

    It is weird, but I really do think I've just gotten used to it a bit too. I'll be enjoying myself not thinking about my eyes, and think, wow, they must be doing great, but then when I concentrate on them, they definitely still feel all yucky. I guess yucky is better than painful though! Anyway, like I said, I shouldn't get my hopes up just from one decent week, but I have enjoyed it for sure!

    Missy - How are your eyes feeling? Any progress yet? I really hope so. I guess you are just coming up on 7 months post-op now too. Hopefully over the next few months we will both see some real improvement.

    Well, I hope that everyone is doing great! You guys are all still in my thoughts and prayers!

    Michelle

    p.s. Tell Barb I said Happy Belated Birthday!

     
    Old 02-06-2006, 05:36 PM   #13
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    Re: Fish Oil

    Howdy- Glad I checked here because the e-mail notices of new posts is failing again.

    I'm hanging with the oil. I have high cholesterol and other stuff that it stands to help, so it's worth it. I seem to feel less down, so maybe the antidepressive qualities are kicking in! I gained a couple of pounds, and have been afraid fish oil could cause weight gain. Is that so, or am I just seeing things on the scale?

    Well, I've tried every other kind of tears on the market, so today, I hauled off and plunked down for some Visine ( )Pure Tears in the one drop dispenser. You just hit the button, and it puts one measured dose on your peeper. I'll give those a "shoot" in a short.

    Thanks for the Birthday greetings, Michelle-- They are relayed!

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    Old 02-07-2006, 07:33 AM   #14
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    Re: Fish Oil

    Well, I lit a range fire in my eyes last night with Visine Pure Tears! My eyes burn anyway, with any other kind of artificial tears, and it takes the eye wash to put them out, but that Visine was pure fire water! I do NOT recommend it to anyone!

     
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    Re: Fish Oil

    Sorry to hear about that Tony. I stay away from anything with the name Visine in it! I've generally found that their products are not good for people who suffer with bad dry eyes like I do. (we do) But the name, "Visine Pure and Natural" is kind of deceiving. They can't be natural if they are in a bottle. If they are in a bottle they must have preservatives in them, which could definitely cause burning. I've always found Visine drops to be very harsh, even the ones that claim to be gentle. I've seen the TV commercial for the one you mentioned though, and that bottle with the push button really does seem like a good way of dispensing a metered dose. It might be good for lots of other drops that you need to get the precise amount of. It takes the guess work out of using eyedrops.

    Michelle, when my eyes get really tired and very dry, my eyelids sorta so into a spasm. But I just blink a few times and it goes away.

    Tony, I don't know if fish oil can make you gain weight. Read the bottle. Does it have any fat or calories? Does it have any precautions about weight gain? Maybe it's just Barb's home cooking.

    As for me, my eyes have been the same. One of the new skin creams that I am using for my face once a day says that it can cause Conjunctivitis (pink eye)!!!! So I am being real careful not to get it anywhere near my eyes, and to wash my hands immediately after using it, or any of the other creams that I now have to use. I am extremely, extremely careful not to get it anywhere near my eyes. I can just imagine going to my eye doctor with *that one*! He'd kill me! (and I'D KILL MYSELF!)

     
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