... I started restasis last night. I think I have enough samples for 2 months. I do hope it helps. I'll post back if it does or doesn't. Eye doc said some people feel relieve in 6weeks... ... (0 replies)
... Thanks for the suggestions everyone!
The Restasis package insert says to keep the solution at a certain temperature (basically room temp.). By keeping it in the 'fridge, I'm hoping the colder temp. doesn't change the chemistry.
I think I'll use it only 2 days as my Dr. (and y'all) have recommended.
She did give me a few samples to start out but I don't think she... (9 replies)
... more than a day or two. Dust and dirt can accumulate on it and cause an infection in your eyes, so do keep it covered to prevent that from happening. Can you get samples from your doctor to help cut down the cost for you? ... (9 replies)
... Artificial tears. Get the kind with a thicker viscosity. I don't think I am allowed to list out the brands. The doctors usually have free samples for you to try, or at least some coupons so you can try it at a reduced price. ... (5 replies)
... Purple my doc is an OD,and he seems to know as much or more than the young corneal specialist I went to. He also spends time and listens. Bottom line, as appears obvious, no one has any real answers... That is except to tell you to buy over the counter tears, and my insurance company has been drained out of 1000s for this advice. Yet another chronic illness with no sure, my... (40 replies)
... Hi Michelle!
Thanks for posting! I was glad to hear from someone who is having a similar experience (I don't mean to say that I'm glad you are having problems - just that I'm glad you shared with us.) It's hard for others at home to know what you are going through with dry eyes, but the folks on the boards here are wonderful and full of good information.
I'm also... (323 replies)
... Thanks ettna,
I found them on the web. Tried to order free samples. Unfortunately, they can't send them to Canada. I'm next going to try to order them and see if they'll send them. Sometimes, we can't get certain drops as they haven't been approved here. We can't get Restasis. Crazy, huh? Why not let us decide.
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... plugs...and I am thinking...Whoa! It isn't THAT bad yet. So what can I do to avoid it getting worse or trying to get it better "naturally", before I try Restasis or plugs! ... (33 replies)
... soon. Since my doctor is a rep for the company that makes them, and he's participating in other research studies for them, he thinks he might be able to get the samples as soon as it comes out. As soon as he gets his hands on the drops, they'll be in my eyes. ... (74 replies)
... The pivotal clinical trials evaluating Restasis enrolled patients with moderate to severe keratoconjunctivitis sicca. ... (11 replies)
... I was on the Betimol before I went on the Restasis though. ... (4 replies)
... Hmmmm.... maybe my dr has some samples of it now, but as of last month he didn't. He kept calling ME to find out where I was getting my Restasis from! ... (17 replies)
... My doctor gave me a whole handful of samples on Tuesday. And a few months back the first doctor I saw had just gotten in his sample boxes of Restasis while I was there. ... (17 replies)
... The thing is, they know if we want to try it we will pay just about anything. The doctors don't even have samples of it. ... (17 replies)
... Sabine, I just got some samples of Restasis today. ... (11 replies)
... Well, my eye doctor admitted he had reached the limits of what he could do for me, so I have a consult with a specialist in the morning. YAY! Hopefully I will get some answers. The doctor still insists that he sees nothing more than very mild blepharitis, and so can't account for my symptoms.
Funny story... I mentioned my dry eyes at night, and he said, "Ooo, there is a... (56 replies)