Hydroxychloroquine dry eyes

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    Hydroxychloroquine dry eyes


    Keep in mind that most people with Sjogren's stay healthy and don't have serious problems. You should be able to keep doing all the things you love to do without making many changes.

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    Rheumy started me on plaquenil and it helped with the tiredness and no energy for a while but it did not do anything for dry eyes/saliva at all so why take it. It is supposed to slow down the immune system so your problems aren't as bad.i.e. tears/saliva. On examination, a telltale sign of hydroxychloroquine toxicity is a bilateral change in the retinal pigment epithelium of the macula that gives the commonly described appearance of a bull’s-eye. This is a late finding, however, and too late for screening to be useful. I also suffer with itchy eyes and can't tolerate contact lenses. When I tried using them the really stung and my eyes would be either really dry or streaming. I put this down to my secondary sjogrens which causes dry eyes, mouth etc. Again this is something which the rheumatologist hadn't picked up on but has since confirmed.

    Conditions like this are called autoimmune diseases. Sjogren's causes your immune system to go haywire and attack healthy cells instead of invading bacteria or viruses.

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    Mar 17, 2019 Hydroxychloroquine is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. Important information. Taking hydroxychloroquine long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Feb 19, 2020 Taking hydroxychloroquine long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye. Stop taking hydroxychloroquine and call your doctor at once if you have trouble focusing, if you see light streaks or flashes in your vision, or if you notice any swelling or color changes in your eyes. Sometimes my vision is clear and my eyes are less dry sometimes I have alot of trouble. I can tell you that the medication has helped me TREMEDOUSLY! I started with 400mgs in August of 2014 it took about 4 months to really start seeing the benefits but by 6 months my blood work showed a decrease in inflamation by 60 percent.

     
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