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chuckcisler 11-15-2012 02:57 PM

Dry eyes/Red eyes
I awake during the night most nights with severe dry eye. Is alcohol causing this?? Prescription drugs?? For the past 8 months or so, my eyes also get very red about halfway through the day and burn slightly.

Does anyone know what could be causing this??

Eagle 11-16-2012 09:08 AM

Reply Re: Dry eyes/Red eyes
Is this a new thread? We were discussing this somewhere just a few days ago. There may be many possible causes, but low thyroid is ONE possibility. It might be cheaper to look into the others first before getting thyroid Free T4 (the only med some of us need) and FT3, TSH, and ANTIBODIES, which the late Dr. John C. Lowe said graduaully destroy your thyroid gland. They'd probably do a 3-pg "blood panel" on you, for cholesterol, and many other things. Sorry, that's all I know. You did do a web search about your symptoms, also "Pink Eye", right? Good luck.

Titchou 11-17-2012 06:23 AM

Re: Dry eyes/Red eyes
Try Systane Ultra drops 2 times a day and the Systane Gel Ultra at bed time. Helps mine a lot. And do you do a lot of computer work under florescent lighting? That's a killer for your eyes. I've had to make adjustments to my screen (lower it to eye height at the top) and wear glasses with an anti glare coating. Probably should switch to standard lamp but am in a big office with other folks and can't do anything about the ceiling light.

Eagle 11-19-2012 12:46 PM

Re: Dry eyes/Red eyes
Thanks much for the suggestions. I'm using Refresh now, seems more soothing. And I can lower my monitor, have had it sitting on a couple of books. Thanks again.

VA_girl 11-21-2012 05:39 AM

Re: Dry eyes/Red eyes
I'm sure the alcohol is not helping, if not hurting much more. Can totally dehydrate you and sugar is one of the first things natural docs tell you to give up when you have any kind of health problem. I've been having some similar problems, my optomotrist also suggested I have someone watch me sleep to see if I open my eyes when I sleep at all or are not fully closing my lids. Apparently a good chunk of people do this, and don't even know it! Good luck to you!

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