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The Dryness of the Eyes
June 16, 2018

Severe dry eyes are a condition which is called Sjorgen’s an autoimmune condition which causes dry eyes, soreness, burning sensation within the eyes. Dry mouth, difficulty swallowing and joint pain. There are special eye drops which can be prescribed by a doctor and there’s over the counter drops as well. When my eyes are severely dry there will be lost of rest occurring. Less time spent online because there “could be” more burning of the eyes when having to look at the screen. Oh yes there’s the itching sometimes my eyes are so itchy that I’m scratching my eyes harshly.

The redness will occur and I’ve discovered just a few minuets in the sun will help also being in a circulated room or building helps with the irritation. My eyes seem “to experience” painful episodes. Placing the eyes drops in my eyes help to relieve the irritation and scratching of the eyes. There are some having to deal with severe dry eyes and they may be unaware how to manage the pain and dryness. Obtaining rest is necessary, there are many symptoms along with the condition. Just looking at certain objects could cause some irritation that’s why it’s important to rest the eyes.

My diagnoses was discovered by a Doctor named Dr. Jeffrey Ritter. The discovery helped I too did tell Dr. Ritter that I believed I had Sjorgen’s but he’s the doctor so therefore the diagnoses was confirmed.  Dealing with Sjorgen’s is a pain in the rear. There seems to be the though of just wanting to lay down in bed and keep the lights off. There has to be more research pertaining to autoimmune conditions there are a lot of doctors unaware of the symptoms related to most autoimmune conditions. “Dryness of the eyes can make a person irritable and the pain can be difficult to manage sometimes.” (Tanikka Paulk).

There are a lot of People without any understanding of how patients are affected by autoimmune conditions. It’s difficult to know how a person is feeling unless individuals are having the same symptoms. I’ve been dealing with autoimmune conditions for many years now. I’m learning the best ways to try and manage  Sjorgen’s. Yes, the dryness seems to be so severe, and there are times when I may want to  stay closed up. The inflammation is when the pain is extreme.

There are home “remedies” which help. Apple cider vinegar seems to help lower the inflammation within the eyes and the joints. There are many uses for apple cider vinegar. I’ve also discovered that pepper helps to alleviate the pain. There’s also the swelling of the eyes. A cool compress seems to help relieve the pain related to the swelling. There are many doctors continuing to do research related to autoimmune conditions. Although there’s the pain and irritation I’m still grateful to be able to see even when there is less vision.

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Oh my Dry Eyes Tanikka Paulk Eyes
March 16, 2018

Oh my gosh my eyes are so dry. The Sjorgens can be unsettling. There’s so much to deal with when dealing with auto immune conditions. So many are dealing with the aches, pains, and inflammation related to auto immune conditions. Although the conditions are uncomfortable there is hope yet. There are ways to relieve the pain and inflammation so that’s a good thing. So many probably don’t understand just how the conditions can cause a person to be hospitalized or to just sit alone. Although there are the uncomfortable pains I’m continuing to do what’s needed.

Doctors continue to study conditions such as Lupus and other auto immune conditions. So my eyes experience soreness, redness, irritation and pain. Yes, there’s blurred vision when the inflammation enters and some aren’t understanding that persons diagnosed with such conditions could feel as though there should some alone time. Meaning that there will times when the person doesn’t feel like being bothered. That’s right. No person experiencing the pain will want to be agitated

The dry eyes could cause the vision to become distorted. So therefore there could be some slowness. That’s why it’s important to spend less time on the computer. Taking breaks are necessary. Allowing the eyes to rest will help. Obtaining proper rest will also help. There should be methods used to alleviate the pain and inflammation. Doctors should focus on relieving the pain and also keeping the eyes from getting dry. The dryness can sometimes cause ulcers on the eyes.

My eyes are my eyes and I’m continuing to become a bit sore. I’m finding ways to relieve some of the inflammation. The conditions could cause patients to experience lowered vision ability. It’s difficult to experience the un-comfort but there is still hopefulness with auto immune conditions. “My doctors have done an excellent job and are continuing to make efforts to help keep my sight in tact.” By: Tanikka Paulk. There should be material read regarding auto immune conditions. There certainly is lack of understanding when it comes to auto immune conditions.

T”he Eyes of Mine” (Tanikka Paulk)

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