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    I have severe dry eyes.
    Dr. says lack of moisture in the air causing it.

    This is the oddest statement ever to me.
    Why...

    I live in the Northern Oregon.
    which means...
    RAIN>>>RAIN>>>RAIN...no lack of moisture !!

    My eyes seem to bother me more when it rains.

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    Dry eyes can be caused by things other than the environment, for example natural aging can cause them as well as some medications.

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    many medications can cause dry eye, also some foods and some people just don't make enough tears naturally. good idea to consult ophthalmologist. i have the same problem and following various eye drops my Dr. finally inserted what are called "smart plugs" into 2 of the tear ducts in each eye. problem much reduced.

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    Yes, as well as chemo or Graves disease. I use the eye drops that are individually packed.


    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    Dry eyes can be caused by things other than the environment, for example natural aging can cause them as well as some medications.

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    There is a condition called Sjogerns syndrome that your eyes are dry mouth hair and skin plus meds and air quality

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    My Mom in law uses hot packs on her eyes to help with the dry eye issue caused by her diabetes medication.

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    Could be wet outside and low humidity inside if you use A/C a lot and cause dry eyes. Just a thought.

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    A couple of years ago DH and I had a wicked case of dry eye. DH was having more problems than I had -- he kept getting little cysts that the Dr said were the result of dry eye.

    One day I got something in my eye and went in to the clinic on an emergency and the Opthomologist (not the one we usually see) suggested that I start taking Flax Seed Oil. DH and I have both been taking it since and all of our dry eye symptoms have disappeared.

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    your humidity can be low even when it's raining outside-
    did your regular dr tell you this or an eye dr?
    if it's your gp i would make an appointment with an optomotrist (sp)
    in case it's anything (treatable-caused by infection or something that can be -fixed-

    too much water can dry you out-like swimming for too long draws the moisture out of your skin

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    I too have dry eyes. The dr told me to apply warm packs to my eyes and then gently massage the lower lids. He also told me to use eye drops. The recommended one is Soothe XP by Bauche & Lomb. They really help. You can buy these over the counter.

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    Are you allergic to molds? A lot of rain can produce mold and it can affect the eye. Usually the sinus but it can be the eyes too.

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    Saw on Dr.Oz that tea bags help with dried, tired eyes....use them when thy are still warm....

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    I live in Washington and have very dry eyes. Not the kind that visine can fix. My eyes do not produce enough oil. There is a eye drop that is called Soothe. When you put it in your eyes it is milky then clears. Ask for it at your local pharmacy, they can show you the over the counter brands. Made a huge difference for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    Dry eyes can be caused by things other than the environment, for example natural aging can cause them as well as some medications.
    not my meds...already checked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    Yes, as well as chemo or Graves disease. I use the eye drops that are individually packed.


    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    Dry eyes can be caused by things other than the environment, for example natural aging can cause them as well as some medications.
    individually packed...so are mine as well as 6 different kinds yet I get no relief...well maybe 3-5 mins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carhop
    There is a condition called Sjogerns syndrome that your eyes are dry mouth hair and skin plus meds and air quality
    have been checked for this...don't have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greensleeves
    Could be wet outside and low humidity inside if you use A/C a lot and cause dry eyes. Just a thought.
    don't use a/c or heater...makes things worse.
    can't run a humidifier because causes mold...allergies

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnLady1
    A couple of years ago DH and I had a wicked case of dry eye. DH was having more problems than I had -- he kept getting little cysts that the Dr said were the result of dry eye.

    One day I got something in my eye and went in to the clinic on an emergency and the Opthomologist (not the one we usually see) suggested that I start taking Flax Seed Oil. DH and I have both been taking it since and all of our dry eye symptoms have disappeared.
    am taking E & fish 1200
    will try flaxseed...thanks

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    There is a prescription med call Restasis that has been in the news a lot. Perhaps you could make an appointment with your ophthalmologist (an MD) and see if this is an option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dd
    Are you allergic to molds? A lot of rain can produce mold and it can affect the eye. Usually the sinus but it can be the eyes too.
    yes allergic to mold and also have severe sinus compaction because of this.
    I don't see any mold in apt. though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    your humidity can be low even when it's raining outside-
    did your regular dr tell you this or an eye dr?
    if it's your gp i would make an appointment with an optomotrist (sp)
    in case it's anything (treatable-caused by infection or something that can be -fixed-

    too much water can dry you out-like swimming for too long draws the moisture out of your skin
    I have seen several different eye specialist.
    have had plugs in tear ducts that didn't stay.
    another wanted to "burn" tear ducts shut...not for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    There is a prescription med call Restasis that has been in the news a lot. Perhaps you could make an appointment with your ophthalmologist (an MD) and see if this is an option.
    was on this for 2-years; that's all they will allow on that med.
    didn't work long term regardless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    There is a prescription med call Restasis that has been in the news a lot. Perhaps you could make an appointment with your ophthalmologist (an MD) and see if this is an option.
    was on this for 2-years; that's all they will allow on that med.
    didn't work long term regardless.
    Oh that's too bad. Hope you can find a solution, I imagine it is very uncomfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    There is a prescription med call Restasis that has been in the news a lot. Perhaps you could make an appointment with your ophthalmologist (an MD) and see if this is an option.
    was on this for 2-years; that's all they will allow on that med.
    didn't work long term regardless.
    Oh that's too bad. Hope you can find a solution, I imagine it is very uncomfortable.
    I think it's odd that it feels better with my glasses on.
    right when I remove them it starts up.
    somehow there is a connection of some kind.

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    I take eye vitamins and that helps my dry eyes a lot. I also use Visine for Dry Eye Relief.

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