I recently got 2 lower plugs in my eyes, for dry eye relief. The relief was good, but not great, so I went in and got 2 more plugs put in my upper eyelids. I've had some watery eye, but my dryness has really gone down.
However, since I've had all 4 plugs in, I've been having non-stop nasal congestion issues. And the congestion is much higher than a typical cold, it feel like it is just under my eyelids.
I don't know how the plugs could be causing congestion, but I really think that they are. I read somewhere that you can blow your nose and get bacteria up there, which may cause sinus infections.
I've also been having pain in my left eye upon waking in the morning certain days.... it feels like there is a "pocket" of dry air under my eyelid, and when I open my eyes in the morning, it almost feels like there is a layer being pulled away under my eyelid, causing pain.
Does this second issue ring a bell with anyone? Its no fun, and I'm considering getting the upper plugs taken out. However Id hate to do that and then realize it was not related to these problems at all. Thus my question.
Thanks a lot in advance!