Next step - attempting to treat pain
I have an appointment with my opthmologist on Monday and we're going to start tackling the issue of my eye pain.
I have an ache in my eyeball that feels similar to toothache and is there approx 60-70% of the time.
I have MGD, whereby I have very little oil production but my glands are not inflammed. I also have severe DES.
I'm currently on Artelac SDU, Vidisic, Minims, and Pred Mild. I'm taking Eltroxin for hypothyroidism. I noticed a distinct lessening in the occurence of pain once I started on the Eltroxin.
I want to go in on Monday armed with as much knowledge as I can, to make the most of my appt. Gabapentin and Lyrica seem to be the most commonly prescribed drugs for eye pain. I've been described Lyrica (150mg) in the past for a back injury. I felt completely out of it so had to stop using it. Has anyone here had success on low doses of Lyrica?
I know the issue of pain management has been covered a lot in this forum, but any input would be hugely appreciated. I'm a little excited, quite a bit nervous, and very hesitant to get my hopes up that the pain can be easily treated!
The eye altering, alters all - William Blake