Does your fatigue level correlate with dry eyes?

Do you suffer from dry eyes?


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Booble

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Dry eyes too...which sometimes manifests as bad tearing.

I hadn't thought about the connection between good days and not-so-good days but now that you say it, on those rare and wonderful hours when I feel really good, the eyes feel really good too.
 
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Hi
I suggest you contact your doctor. I am not sure what I am allowed to say here, but a negative Schirmers is not the only test that can diagnose Sjogrens`, its complex. Good luck chasingmytail!
 

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Anyone else notice that their dry eyes correlate with any other symptoms?
My dry eyes correlate with fatigue levels. But my eyes also fluctuate with redness throughout the day, with the night and morning being the worst (my fatigue is worst at those times of the day too). Do anyone else's eyes go red as well?

I've had them checked on different occasions. 1st-time ophthalmologist ruled blepharitis, 2nd optician ruled dry eye, 3rd ophthalmologist said no problem at all - my eyes weren't red or painful at the time either. 4th time I enquired at the ME specialist fatigue clinic I was attending and the therapist told me it was the result of widespread inflammation, which I now think could be SFN as I have other symptoms.
 

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My dry eyes correlate with fatigue levels.
4th time I enquired at the ME specialist fatigue clinic I was attending and the therapist told me it was the result of widespread inflammation, which I now think could be SFN as I have other symptoms.
Or just inflammation of the tear glands in the eyes, possibly blocking the tear ducts, and possibly as well inflammation of the autonomic nerves that control the tear glands...
 
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livinglighter

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Or just inflammation of the tear glands in the eyes, possibly blocking the tear ducts, and possibly as well inflammation of the autonomic nerves that control the tear glands...
What kind of doctor would deal with this? The whites of my eyes fluctuate red and it’s more visible under florescent lighting. When I have relapse level of fatigue they turn very red. It makes me very self- conscious as everyone comments on it. I was wondering if it’s the neuroinflamation in my eyes - if that’s possible.
 
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What kind of doctor would deal with this? The whites of my eyes fluctuate red and it’s more visible under florescent lighting. When I have relapse level of fatigue they turn very red. It makes me very self- conscious as everyone comments on it. I was wondering if it’s the neuroinflamation in my eyes - if that’s possible.
I'm not sure, maybe an opthalmologist? If it helps, the following article has a readable introduction to problems with tear glands and the tear ducts:

Tear Gland Inflammation (from Manhattan Eye Specialists)
https://www.eyedoctorophthalmologistnyc.com/treatment/tear-gland-inflammation/
 

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