Not pink eye, not a cornea scratch...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by mstang67chic, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    ....It's a lovely little thing called Iritis.

    When I was in Cleveland, my eye started to hurt a bit. Actually, I just thought I was getting a stye and that it was my eyeLID that hurt. Nope. Days passed, the pain got worse and then my eye turned completely bloodshot. :bloodshot: <------(like that but worse and only in one eye) It hurt INSIDE my eye when I would drastically change focus and wasn't getting better so I figured it might be a good idea to see the doctor. I did, he checked it and immediately sent me to an opthomologist. The opt. talked very fast and told me all sorts of things could cause it, it could be a fore warning of something systemic or immune related or could just be one of those things. I have some steroid drops to put in my eye and a follow up appointment for a week from now.

    He told me not to worry about anything unless the drops don't work. I'm to put them in every two hours while awake until the eye clears, then 4 times a day until he tells me to stop. I did the first one in the car at the pharmacy and felt SOOOOOOOOOOOOO good! It didn't last unfortunately, but those first few minutes were nice and cool! for not worrying...being the inquisitive person that I am (nosy), I just HAD to go and look it up. :slap: Not the best idea. For now, I'm just going to see what happens and take it from there. I can't unread what I saw but maybe I can ignore it!
  2. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Oh, that sounds painful---and of course, I had to google it, ugh. Hopefully the drops will take care of the problem. When I was 18 my roommate and I both got pink eye. I went to the dr. She didn't. She ended up having to get shots in her eyeball from an eye specialist and lost some of the vision in that eye. I see anyone with pink eye and I run!
  3. graceupongrace

    graceupongrace New Member

    I googled it too. Ouch!!!!:faint:

    When my kids had pinkeye, or when I had allergic conjunctivitis, I always used this remedy: apply a cotton ball soaked in chamomile tea (cooled, of course!). It's very soothing. Maybe you could try that between rounds of steroid drops.

    Hope you heal fast!
  4. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

  5. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    I may try that Grace....thanks!
  6. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    Yeah, that's associated with a lot of autoimmune disorders.

    Hoping it's just a one time thing and that you feel better soon. It's no fun.
  7. mom_to_3

    mom_to_3 Active Member

    Do you have any thyroid issue's? I had the same symptoms you did and it was the beginning of about a 5 yr. "journey" for me. I was diagnosed with thyroid eye disease with symptoms that began as your's did. If your eyes do not clear up in the time your eye doctor expected, please see a neuro opthamologist and have your eyes examined. I hope you get to feeling better soon!
  8. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Oh yuck! I hope the eye drops work and you can move on!
  9. Star*

    Star* call 911

    GAWWWWWWWD we ARE a with your turning a blind eye - and me.....I bit into a grape (keeping to the bloody diet) and broke my front tooth in HALF.....

    Yup - I look like MA Kettle - I CAN whistle Dixie......So I call my dentist and I'm freaking out. Apparently ANOTHER side effect of whatever is going on in my body is that I am COMPLETELY void of calcium and now my teeth are starting to break......GOLLY I JUST FRIPPING LOVE getting old.

    I'd show you my filling - but you couldn't see it.....:tongue: take my word for it - it's a nice $200 filling. And when I get older and save up 1,000.00 I can get a CROWN just like a REAL princess.

    I hope your eye feels better. Can you even READ what I'm typing?

    WOuld braile be better?
    ..:... :::. ..:: .:: ..:
    (thats LOVE Star)
    Yup = full of IT.
  10. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    So far tonight I've had 3 "doses" of the eye drops (Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension) and the redness has started to go away. The pain is still there but the redness is getting better. (And, to make it even more fun....I forgot to have the family doctor look at my ear. I think I have an ear infection.....probably the first one in over 30 years.)

    I do have thyroid issues but the specialist focused more on my IBS symptoms as a possible cause. We'll see.

    And yes Star....I CAN see. :tongue: Reading isn't much fun unfortunately but I can see. As long as it's somewhat dark anyway. Too bright and it just hurts. Thanks for the braile though. I think I got a splinter. (And I happen to LIKE Ma Kettle! Drink some milk why don't ya!)
  11. Star*

    Star* call 911

    (said like snotty little 3 yr. old)

    I will - I got a sippy cup - and a straw) :tongue:

    Sounds like you are going to have a pretty painful night kiddo - I'm so sorry. Did they give you anything for pain? I don't understand how this is related to your IBS though?
  12. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    The IBS is related somehow because of it being systemic/auto immune.....ish. I think. Meh. As long as it goes away....I'm not all that worried at the moment. I took some Tylenol and if that doesn't work, I have a supply of stronger stuff I keep on hand. (God bless nurse practitioners!)

    Why are you still up by the way???? it normal to TASTE the eye drops in the back of your throat a few minutes after you put them in???? :sick:
  13. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Tasting drops ? Yup - normal - it's all connected. Eye, nose throat -

    Why am I up? Sleep typing. haha.

    I dunno - I need to go to bed...Okay - I'm going now....

    Dude had another migraine and throwing up episode - but thought he had court tomorrow for "those" tickets...ugh so he asked me for his suit and to go "home". He was feeling pretty good - I made a care pkg..gave him some of my migraine stuff - sent him home.....

    Called me an hour later - crying - throwing up.....migraine.....again.

    Took 1 Relpax - got ice pack and said he wished he had stayed there and doesn't go to court until monday - AND his boss called him and wants him to start work MONDAY - omg - and now....? Foster parents NEVER CALLED ONCE not in 4 days to ask HOW he was doing...
  14. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    Re: Fosters.....niiiiiiice.

    Re: Dude..............poor kid. Hope he's feeling better soon.

    Any word/progress on the move for him? I'll feel a lot better once he gets out of that slum.
  15. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Fosters? I think T started calling them SlumLords.....

    No word yet - THe day I went to pick him up to take him BACk to the ER - Dude had asked the foster to take him back to the ER....throwing up all day, migraine - they never filled his prescription. He even offered them 20 bucks in gas money - the foster dad said - after all the kids from day care go, and after I go out to eat - if you give me the money now? When I get back from eating I'll take you. WTH?

    When I got there they asked me three times if I knew anything about the apartment? I said - not much. Because I dont. I wasn't sure how they knew. Didn't know if Dude said something. he said he didn't so either they have ANOTHER phone in the house and were listening in to his calls again or the caseworker called.

    If teh caseworker called - then they have told him only 1/2 of the story and made it sound like Dude is being bad. They told ME that I didn't WANT him to move there that the kids were WOOF.......really bad....- I never see any bad kids there - I never see any kids period - they're all working - have to be in by 10 and all have a supervisor on campus...

    It all boils down to loosing money - so I'm sure they are trying to line another kid up WHILE this is going on - that's all this is about. They won't be without - OR they're worried about being investigated....for the incident and the daycare - they probably will NOT get another foster kid through the agency....but maybe through DSS - they have lower standards.

    So no - no word yet. But now that the caseworker probably called going "WTHeck is going on?" they've called someone going "Put us down for a new kid by XX date" I would bet on it.

    Dude told us stuff that if I posted here - would make your blood boil.....but I think neighbor lady is biding her time.....;)

    I'm going to bed - talk to you later......hugs to the kids.....Pootie says lubs to Cwoe and CTM....and Aunti Stang and Unkly B

    Hope you feel better
  16. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    How's your eye today?

    I had iritis once...felt like someone was stabbing with a very sharp object. Had trouble with bright light for about a week afterwards.
  17. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    It's MUCH better today. I actually could see a difference last night in the redness although the pain was still there. The pain is also much better today although it's still there a little.

    I go back next week for a follow up so I think it should be close to cleared up by then.