Keep the faith
Wow, I just realized that I have been promoted to dry eye talk regular. Must have been spending a lot of time on dry eye talk haha. Anway, I started using Restasis about a week ago. Fortunately for me, it doesnt sting too bad. It burns a bit for a while and then it goes off after. However there was one occasion when my left eye turned really red after putting Restasis in. I dont know if this would help but why not try putting Restasis in the fridge. When the drops are cold it would probably help reduce the stinging.
I can give you my experience with glaucoma eye drops. I have been using them for about 3 months now. Initially when i put it in i experienced pretty bad side effects. There was like pretty bad stinging, redness and hives all around my eyes. This carried on for a 2-3 weeks and slowly the side effects subsided as time went on. I believe strongly there is a chance that the side effects will wear off as time goes by.
It is true that Restasis wont work for everyone but it is the only medication around that has an indication for lack of tear production. FML eye drops will probably help to tide you through and make your eyes more comfortable during the adjustment period. However you should avoid using them if possible as they can cause glaucoma. Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that has no cure and could cause blindness if you do not know what it's about. Keep faith in Restasis and try it out for at least 6 months before giving it up. I know it's hard but try to endure the discomfort for a few weeks and hopefully your eye will adjust to Restasis.
If only I had known, I would have taken better care of my eyes....... I want to turn back the hands of time