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Can Over Sleeping Cause Dry Eyes
How can you prevent dry eyes? I have been sleeping for many hours every night. What causes dry eyes?
Dry eyes: Follow up with opthalomologist. Dry eyes can be from lenses, allergies, use of antihistamines or from autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, sicca syndrome (Sjogren's), isolated eye disease. In the short term uses drops like Systane, because if they stay dry you can have abrasions but you must seek medical attention see a doctor this week. ...Read more
Extremely dry eyes only when lying down. Sleeping in chair fixes it. Tried humidifier, doesn't fix it?
Started effexor (venlafaxine) yesterday, Could barely sleep, Keep yawning, Bit nauseous, Woke up super jittery and dry eyes. Is this all normal? I feel so spaced out.
Effexor (venlafaxine) effects:
I understand your distress.
Effexor (venlafaxine) is a medication for Depression, sometimes for Anxiety.
“barely sleep, nauseous and jittery” are side effects of Effexor (venlafaxine).
See Psychiatrist immediately for Diagnosis, Effexor (venlafaxine) benefits and side effects; Discuss Ativan or Xanax for Anxiety; Therapy for stress in your life; if needed Wellbutrin or SSRI Medication for Depression.
Do Breathing and Music Relaxation ...Read more
I'm 41 years old and usually in great health and fitness. Can aging and occasional lack of sleep make my eyes itch from dry eyes?
Possibly.: It would still be something that you need to see your opthalmologist for to rule out other causes, especially if occurs very often. ...Read more
How can I prevent dry eyes from incomplete closure of my ptosis when I sleep? Is it okay if I tape it or use an eye mask at night?
Depends: On how bad the problem is. You could start with using an ointment, like refresh pm or lacrilube, (artificial tears) at bedtime. If this is not sufficient, you can use a night-time soft goggle to hold the eye shut. Of course, you could see an oculoplastic surgeon and get it fixed as well. ...Read more
I have severe dry eyes & throat only when lying down. Not just during sleep, just when laying horizontal. Am fine again soon after sitting up. Why?
Lag and Sjogrens: There is a condition called lagophthalmos that you may want to read up on that can cause the dry eye symptoms. Mouth breathing and Sjögren's syndrome needs to be examined as well. You need to visit your ophthalmologist to see if these conditions are part of the cause of your constellation of symptoms. ...Read more
Problem taking Wellbutrin, (bupropion) Luvox, Seroxat, Zoloft, Lexapro - anxious, can't sleep, etc. Can take only tricyclic but dry eyes now. What should I take?
Artificial tears: They can be bought over the counter ...Read more
Serious tinnitus, allergic symptoms like lightheadedness, dry eyes, hot flashes, drowsiness, dizziness, shortness of breath. Hallucination when goin to sleep
Based on what you presented I would strongly recommend that you go to the nearest Emergency Room as soon as you can.
If things are not to bad no harm is done.
If things are as bad as you present they will take extra care with you. ...Read more
I am experiencing aching muscles, erectile dysfunction, insomnia, dry eyes, restless (tossing and turning) sleep, mood swings, itchy eyes and freq...
Too general: Several general symptoms, and so may be due to several causes, maybe anxiety / depression, need to have good history and physical examination, including medications history, possibly some diagnostic studies too to reach a diagnosis, unfortunately this platform won't be helpful, try HealthTap prime or HealthTap Concierge if you wish if you can't reach your doctor soon, good luck ...Read more
Common: When the human cornea becomes dry, it's surface can become irregular and swollen. This may cause the light entering the eye (s) to be distorted and the vision to be blurred. Reconstituting the volume and quality of the tear film will typically resolve the blurring. This can be accomplished with artificial tears, lacrimal plugs, anti-inflammatory drops, and restasis! ...Read more
Many reasons: Dry eye has several causes. Usually it is due to increased evaporation rate (dry wind blowing in your face, staring at a computer screen all day, etc). Or you may not be making enough tears (medication side effect, certain medical conditions etc). You may be sleeping with you eyes slightly open, in which case ointment (genteal /lacrilube /refresh pm) at bedtime would help. ...Read more
Treatments for dry e:
Dry eyes are common and have a number of causes. As we get older, our eyes make less tears. Tears are a complex mixture that includes mucous, water, minerals and a lipid. All the components are important to keep the tear film stable and prevent rapid evaporation.
There are a number of treatments that include various types of artificial tears and other treatments. See an eye doctor. ...Read more
Not listed: Dry eyes are not listed as a side effect but there is a history of some antidepressants having that side effect. Middle age is a time of life that many people do suffer this condition and you might ask your PCP, opthalmologist or a pharmacist for ideas. Drinking lots of water may help and using good OTC eye moisturizers. Take care, best wishes! ...Read more
Not typically: Allergies manifest in eyes by making them itchy & watery while dry eyes feel gritty & relieved upon tearing (but tearing is secondary to dryness, not primary complaint). There are many causes of dry eyes so if you're not better w/OTC options, time to see your Ophthalmologist or Optometrist. Check out http://goo. Gl/4eI7Kl for medical perspective on difference btwn two conditions. ...Read more
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Evaporative: In evaporative dry eye, there is a deficient oil layer that prevents evaporation. So, the tears clear too rapidly from the ocular surface. Some otc drops for this include systane balance and refresh optive advanced. Taking oral omega-3 supplements and improving oil gland function with lid hygiene and warm compresses can help as well. Rosacea can worsen this. Other types of tears may be needed. ...Read more
If you already suffer from dry eyes you will most likely continue to suffer from dry eyes and eyelid surgery may not be an option for you. You should consult with a board certified plastic or oculoplastic surgeon to find out if you are a good candidate. After a blepharoplasty it is not uncommon to use eye drops for a short period (few weeks) for additional moisture in the eye. Due to swelling the tear duct system can be temporarily altered.
Best of luck to you. ...Read more
Can antipsychotic medication cause permanent dry eyes? If you change or reduce the meds can it go away?
I always feel like something is in my eye always blinking and rubbing my eyes no dry eyes tried drops and do not help Cause? What to do?
Dry eye: There are many causes of dry eye. Many cases of dry eye require other forms of therapy besides artificial tears. Fish oil by mouth is often helpful. Scrubbing your eyelashes with baby shampoo and hot water is helpful as well. Sometimes other therapy is needed as well. These therapies would require assistance from an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Been taking Dothiepin for more than 1 year. Dry eyes 1 month ago. If dry eyes are caused by Dothiepin, can side effect be felt so many months later?
Side effects: It is possible that the side effects have been affecting your eyes for a long time, and because of another factor, or the accumulative effect, you just have started noticing the problem. In this case, it is the anticholinergic effect of that medication. You can counteract it with eye drops. ...Read more
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