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though it hurts to focus on computer screen
the infection started in the right eye, spread to the left,
the left eye is feeling better now, but the original eye is just as it was, pain worse
very red, lots of tearing, photo sensitive
have to take about 600-800 mg every 4 hours to keep pain tolerable
in right eye only
this is day 10 of infection
it was an ophthalmogist that diagnosed me
told me there was nothing to do except wait it out
why didn't he prescribe the steriod to begin with
so its not that I need antiviral?
there is if herpes and I do have a history of herpes simplex on my mouth, though I don't have a cold sore at the moment, is it possible that I could have a break out in my eye instead of the usual location of on my mouth and therefore need acyclovir
Okay, well living in Canada, there is no way to see an ophthmologist until tomorrow
can a General practitioner prescribe a steroid? or would suggest I wait to see a opthamologist?
okay, thanks. and yes, this is part of our medical system that is not very good. Cannot get the care one wants in a timely manner even if willing to pay.
is there anything else that you can suggest for the pain that I could get over the counter at the pharmacy
like a local eye drop analgesic
okay, thanks....have been doing both warm and cool...mostly cool.
okay, I am going to rate the service as okay, not because you weren't helpful, but because I already knew I had to go back to the doctor tomorrow and was hoping there was more I could do in the mean time. That is, I am frustrated and in pain, which makes it hard to say the service is good. If you could prescribe virtually, then this would be good. Just teasing, i know you cant do that...just wishful thinking.