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    Old 03-08-2008, 12:39 PM   #1
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    Xalatan drops for Glaucoma and "Sinus'" Headaches

    Has anyone else experienced sinus-like headaches from using Xalatan drops? They are keeping my pressures down, but I have headaches nearly every day since I started using them a year ago.

     
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    Old 03-20-2008, 10:41 PM   #2
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    Re: Xalatan drops for Glaucoma and "Sinus'" Headaches

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    Has anyone else experienced sinus-like headaches from using Xalatan drops? They are keeping my pressures down, but I have headaches nearly every day since I started using them a year ago.
    I'be been taking Xalatan in both eyes for around ten years now. Never had the slightest problem with it.

     
    Old 03-21-2008, 08:43 AM   #3
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    Re: Xalatan drops for Glaucoma and "Sinus'" Headaches

    Thanks. I read in the company's package insert that you are supposed to hold your tear ducts closed for several minutes after using the drops to keep them from backwashing. I tried it and it seemed to help a bit, but I'd say I still get a pretty severe sinus-y type headache every second or third day. Never had this until I started the drops. Maybe I'm having an individual sensitivity/reaction to them. My eyes also tear and water excessively after I use the drops--sometimes even til the next morning--so maybe I just need to find something else.

     
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