I was diagnosed with sjogrens a year ago and have dry eye, recurrent corneal abrasions......I cannot tolerate steroid eye drops or restasis etc I have mcs. My mainstream doc agreed to order me autologous tears, a serum made out of ones own blood that has been healing for some people with dry eye and autoimmune.They tested me for HIV, htlv and hepatitis before they gave them to me, no positives. The first couple days I was excited because I felt a systemic reaction I thought of more energy. That isnt something I expected or has been in its description but not totally surprising since I got a systemic reaction from very weak steroid eye drops, it blocked my minute amount of gabapentin from working and caused headaches and tension. These serum drops havent seemed to cause headaches but I started to get insomnia again which is something the gabapentin had turned around since this spring and some tension and I dont know if this could tie in but a rootcanal that I had fixed last winter and had been better for months started to feel weird again, ear pain when sleeping and soreness at the tooth site, it was odd came out of blue, not terrible but a change and some of same symptoms before I got it fixed. I got suspicious and so went off the drops after a week on them. The 2nd day off of them I felt lethargy so I took them again but then felt tenser again and tooth symptoms increased so decided should give it more time off, plus my eyes feel drier than they were before I started them, not sure if its from the drops or a withdrawal from them. Since this is so experimental and so much is clearly not known about our sort of illnesses I feel frustrted on how to proceed....it seems that I am going to be a bit more befuddled mentally until I get this serum trial behind me, the gabapentin isnt working as predictably as before (altho it was never perfect because of my mcs was better than post eye serum) my question is, could those of you who are savvy about medicine and the theory behind treatments like autologous tears let me know please your theory on what could be going on here? could one's own plasma possibly act like a steroid or something in our body? do people wh take stem cells etc get weird reactions sometimes? I didnt do well on cheney's bison stuff the brief time I took it. I dont know if I should just back off and take the drops cople times a week or write them off as failure. with the mcs I usually slowly start into news meds or supplements often quitting neumerous times til find tolerable dose , most of time no tolerable dose. I supposed if somethign is helfpul sometimes it has side fx if its powerful or could my blood have something in it that is being put back into my body and sgtirring up the dental infection again? its all quantum physics to me, the reason they said they tested for hiv etc (htlv was my idea)was just to safeguard their own lab workers not nec a concern of putting what u already have back in yr own body. After hearing NPR about physics and cia studying psychic phenomena on radio today i feel like its clear we are so in the dark on how all these things work.