If this does occur, you will want to take some precautions at night while sleeping to protect your eyes. Use a light, silky sleep mask or saran wrap over your eyes or (I've never done this) tape your eyelids closed. You will need to protect and try to keep the surface of your eyes from drying out while you sleep.
After the 5 days, the injection may work a little TOO much, and I might not be able to close my top eyelids all the way down for up to a few months... if this does happen, the doctor said the only thing I am able to do is use more artificial tears than usual.
Go with your gut feelings. If you think your doctor is not believing you and/or is brushing you off, he probably is. IMO, those feelings are seldom wrong. It doesn't mean your doc is a bad doc, it just means that he may have reached the end of his desire or ability to helpful. I think a lot of docs do not understand that dry eye can sometimes (often) cause physical pain. I don't know why they are resistant to the concept.
When we looked at the chart my eye specialist have given me to return to the front desk though, he had written that there was no need for me to see him anymore! I kind of feel like he is somewhat tired of seeing me and feels he has done about all he can to help me. I also feel that he didn't believe me today when I tried to tell him how much pain I'm still in. Has anyone had frustrations with opthalmologists like this?
You might ask your doc for a referral to another MD or ask on this site if anyone has a doctor recommendation for you in your vicinity.
Thanks for posting Eme. We all wish you well and are curious (I know I am) about your botox treatment.
"People may not always remember exactly what you said or what you did, but they will always remember how you made them feel." ~ Unknown