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Yes I do still need help. My eye is always swollen and sore! and i dont know why or how to make it better. I think there is something weird going on with it. Like i said, it kinda acts like an infection but not really (its only my left eye for crying out loud) and then there is the whole weird issue about the pressure behind it. When i lay on my left side, tears fall out even though my eyes are really dry and when i go upside down, gravity puts so much pressure on my eye that it hurts. It has been doing this for so long. Help!
I actually have take that test and it showed I have practically no tear production. One of the doctors I have seen put me on restasis and I wasnt very good at keeping up with it so I stopped. So you think the dryness is causing the swelling? I have had a doctor suggest plugs. It just worries me because im afraid there is something else going on here and dont want to do something that might not work. I have had thyroid problem in the past. It was hyper for about six months and then cleared all on its own. But that was a little over a year before i had any problems.
One more question, what is reflex tearing? does that explain the pressure I feel behind my eye when gravity is against it?
I understand how laying upside down limits the fluid from draining and creates pressure, but that isnt normal right? That never use to happen. So you are saying the swollen lids have something to do with the drainage and thats why when i lay to the side they can escape? I dont really get how i have fluid... Because i thought i wasnt producing tears to begin with? Should I be worried about something like this? which leads me to the fact that my cervical lymph node near my ear is swollen, is it collecting all of this drainage? I dont understand why all of this is happening and how it relates to dry eyes.
After this response from you i will accept and then i have to stop. Thanks for all your help. I wish I could afford to give you money. I no longer have insurance to see a doctor so I saw this online and thought id give it a try.