How long does restasis take to work

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i'm not personally a big fan of punctal plugs. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>restasis</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>does</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>work</span> IMO, but only for people with reduced lacrimal gland production. it is my opinion that lacrimal gland dysfunction is not a very common cause of dry eye. the more common cause IMO is eyelid gland dysfunction (meibomianitis, blepharitis, etc). the solution for some of those with eyelid dysfunction is emollient eyedrops (vs "atrifical" tears). the 2 OTC emollients are "soothe" and "refresh endura".
I'm very concerned and quite anxious. I <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>work</span> on a computer 8 hours a day and don't want <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> pay for my glasses <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> be upgraded twice. Any suggestions ?
I go back to see my neuro this month and I am going to ask him if he will scan my C-spine as well as my entire spine along with the regular every six months brain MRI. Then it is back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> the optho <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> check my eyes and vision and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> see <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>restasis</span> is working! I'll tell you it seems the doctor appointments never slow down. I am so sick of looking at doctors offices, lol~~~~ how have you been, and what has been going on with you lately?
He felt that I was having <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> use these drops too many times a day <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> try <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> control it. This is why he aded the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>restasis</span>. He never said that they were an immune supressant, I looked it up myself. He is not too comfortable when the brain damage or immune system is brought up. He acts kind of like he doesn't know about these things and is leaving the neurological issues to my Neuro. I will tell all of these new findings to my Neuro this month when I go back.
30, shower and wash my hair, apply desitin cream to the sore butt, put <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>restasis</span> eye drops into both eyes, apply fluocinonide ointment <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> the rash and try not <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> get it on everything, rest, take my calcium and vitamins, do something constructive and/or productive or get lab drawn, rest, use Huggies wipes every time I go to the BR, take Zofran about 1 pm, eat lunch, do errands or doc visits, rest, fix dinner which I usually don't feel like fixing because nothing sounds good, eat dinner, take the R
Maybe a more productive way <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> look at post-tx issues and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> we might best be able <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> return to a healthy, symptom-free life is this: it might be a good idea to find out what our forum members have been doing to overcome any post-tx problems they have encountered. Many of us have described problems with depression, pain, mental fogginess, lack of motivation, fatigue, neuropathy, sun sensitivity, rashes, etc. after ending therapy.
I am at my wits end and don't know where <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> turn. Please try <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> answer my questions. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> did your symptoms start? Do you have any problem with constant thick post nasal drainage? Dry eyes? What symptoms do you have with your small fiber neuropathy? Sorry so many question, but I have had so many symptoms for 7 yrs. and no treatment helps and I really don't think I have a total correct diagnosis.
When you read the monitor without the reader glass, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> can you read without eyestrain ? Have you try <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> use a light reader <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> read monitor ? Is there any difference ?
and the ladies but I still have lots to do and I can't count on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> I am feeling <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> do this. I still need <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>work</span> and when I know what is going on it is easier to push through. Telling me to come back in 2 months is very upsetting. He is supposed to be a good endo and I was told it seems as though he has a plan for my recovery but he doesn't seem to communicate well with me.
Hello everyone, I am very much regretting getting cataract surgery done and am concerned what my vision will be like for the rest of my life. I am waking up with anxiety attacks in the middle of the night ever since getting this done, and it's ALL I can think about. I know it's early days yet (got this done in April) and know that I would have had to get it done irregardless in a few years (early onset and getting worse) - but still. I'm only 52!
You know <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> they tell us not <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> blame all our symptoms on MS. I try <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> keep that in mind when something new comes up, but usually it does kinda relate to MS. So, I am getting night sweats too and after my recent sleep study my doctor thinks it is because of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea, somewhat common in MS but isn't caused by MS, often causes night sweats. Go figure. Just another possible cause to consider.
I have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> have my office dark at <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>work</span> and sunglasses outside (sometimes inside if on the computer or can't escape the light). Never liked light. My office is affectionately called the Bat Cave, coz it's dark and cold (can't stand heat either). it keeps people's visits to my office brief though! I still have aline @ my door every day, but they don't stay long, lol!
I don't know how he will manage the anemia if he feels that bad over one lousy Riba. PLEASE don't let him <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> ANY more than he HAS <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> or you are going <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> be run absolutely ragged. And you are too good a wife and too loving for that. Riba doesn't generally cause problems like that as far as i know, in fact I started them in advance of the shot and the doctor told me aside from being a bit speedy at night I wouldn't have any problem whatsoever.
The PLUS product works much better than the regular OcuSOFT Lid Scrub plus the PLUS product is left on the lids and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>does</span> not have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> be dried off. restasis continues to be the medication of choice for moderate or severe dry eyes. September 2013 UPDATE: restasis has become the #1 most prescribed eye drop in the USA and most other developed countries. it is the preferred treatment for moderate or severe dry eyes. Improvement can occur for up to 1 year.
it becomes so easy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> overlook our own advice - <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> many times have I written that we should never overlook the possibilities that our problems are not related to our MS? More than once I have talked about staying open to the possibilities. today my opthamologist and I were making that very mistake when I went to see her for the transient pain I keep having in my right eye.
When I go back to my neuro (which is not until March) I will make sure I talk to him in depth about migraine so I can work out a plan and see what med he recommends, at the moment the neurontin has made a massive difference <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> my eye symptoms. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> care, Udkas... My migraine med was meant <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> a preventive medicine that I needed to be on for 3mths to see if it would work, at the moment I am contemplating adding amitryptiline to my mix for the burning pain I am still experiencing...
I am NOT a medicine taker and so it was necessary for me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> be encouraged <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> it. I am so glad I did as I waited for my thyroid <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> get straightened out. Thanks everybody as this group was a part of my recovery. I am not finished yet but am definitely headed in the right direction. One more thing about endos. If you are going in the right direction even if their bedside manners are not too good it is good to stick with them.
it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>does</span> get better. I completely relate <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> tired you are, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> hard it is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>work</span> and function and to having drugs affect you the opposite of how you think they will. About your eyes, I used Genteal Lubricant Eye Drops. When they stopped working, I saw the eye doc and got some steroid drops and restasis. Try to hang in there. If you are having lots of nights without sleep consider asking the doc for something.
I've seen several posts in recent weeks about desired monovision after cataract surgery. Since this is a subject near and dear to my heart that I deal with every day at the office, I wanted to give you some tips on how I deal with this very tricky situation. 1. Monovision is not for everyone, especially if you are into athletics or want clean crisp distance vision.
) Her ocular pressure was actually only slightly elevated and with cessation of the topamax, her pressure returned to normal in a day, while it took over a week for her vison <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> return <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> normal. it was extremely impressive the way the lens moved forward initially. After a week, the lens moved back to normal position and the eye looked completely different as if from another person. it was really something I will never forget.
how <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>does</span> it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> for the eye muscles <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> recognize this and start working <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> move he lens. In my town I think my surgeon is the only one who does Crystalens surgery so getting a second or third opinion is almost impossible. Do you think that 'tweaking' my cornea would help my dominate eye to see further away better? it is the only eye that I can see close/intermediate with. My non-dominant eye can see at arms length like for computer but that's it.
I know it cause the burning and after trying about everything else at the Pharmacy- My new Doc has me using Celluvisc--can't see much at all when I use it but it really <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>does</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>work</span> on the burning and pain . Tryed putting them in and went outside and didn't help there . Can Dry Eye be that disabling ?????? I can't drive - can't read small print--can't even stand going to well lit stores for over an hour even with surgery sunglasses .
I probably should have mentioned that it does take a while for it to "kick in" as it were... I imagine it will probably vary from person to person, but actually, in my case, i found it to be working pretty effectively after perhaps 2 weeks or so and taking even just the 1 capsule per day, it lasts actually way more then 24 hrs....i still can see the effects the next day too even before taking my next capsule... As far as if one is better then the other in terms of the effect...
This is a recent answer concerning dry eyes: I don't know any reason why plugs shouldn't be put in right now. JCH III MD General Information on Dry Eyes a Schirmer test of zero indicates that you have severe dry eyes. I'm assuming from your posting that you have tried both preserved and unpreserved artifical tears, gels or lubricating ointments at bedtime, environmental modification, etc. Don't discount eye drops.
Yeah, I was taken off treatment due to eye problems ON treatment, though my eyes seem to be fine since being taken off treatment March 9, 2006. Systane eye drops are great. My vision <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>does</span> seem <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> be a little worse, but can't tell if that's age or treatment. Probably age! I'd be interested in what you find out. Good luck!
You need to see an ophthalmologist that specializes in cornea and external diseases. Your profile says you live in Jordan. I have no idea <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>how</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> suggest you arrange <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> see one of these. If there is a medical school or teaching hospital that might be your best bet. This is not an uncommon problem, it is rarely serious and likely you can be helped if you get to the right kind of ophthalmologist.
Well obviously if it's still affecting me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> this day after 7 years, it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>does</span> prevent those very things. Something <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> be very aware of about this eye disease that it must be different for everyone or at least vary in severity a lot; because there are days where I can't even do as much as go outside or leave my room because the pain in my eyes and how sensitive they are to the light, and the fact it feels like grains of sand in my eyes.
Personally, I would suggest you print out his advice, take a copy back to the doctor who thought you might have ocular rosacea, tell her your eye pain is ruining your life and you need help! If she <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>does</span> not know what <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> do, ask her <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> refer you <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> the finest specialist she knows of. I would also suggest that you do a google search and really, really learn something about ocular rosacea, which sounds like a real possibility. The more YOU know, the better the questions you can ask.
The Internet is increasingly being used by patients <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> gather health information and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> discuss surgical complications and outcomes. Studies suggest that Internet health forums provide a number of benefits.1-7 for example, they provide education and emotional support, and they may reduce medical costs. They may also provide unique and important medical research data different from the usual office/hospital/ASC setting.
Early on in treatment I had the itchiest eyelashes,looked it up on said <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> put warm compresses on them and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>to</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>take</span> a q tip with baby shampoo on it and cleanse the eyelashes. 2 days later it was gone. Also had dry eyes,that the opto put in tear duct paks in eyes that helped alot.If you haven't been to opto dr. its a good thing to go, he also found cotton wool spots( blind spots) fron the interferon.Hope it clears up for you.