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Sore Eyes

Sore Eyes

I am on Enbrel injections also using eye drops for dry eyes seems a side effect of Enbrel. My right eye is quite painful and slightly bloodshot in the upper corner. Has anyone experienced this.

A myRAteam Member said:

Yes, I've been using an eye drop called Systane eye drop preservative-free.

posted 11 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Yes i have. Now I take restasis drops am and pm. I take fish oil and some omega 6 capsules. I sleep with an eye mask to keep my eyes from drying out at night.

posted 11 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Hey Giovanni. I know what you mean about early appointments! Before I got so bad again, I was a teacher who had to be at work by 7:15 am and ready to go. I was up by 5 am. Not anymore. Glad your eyes are getting better. I missed one dose of Enbrel after my surgery, so that's not too bad. It's time to get it back in your system!

edited, originally posted 10 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

My father in law takes hydroxycloroquine for RA and has severe dry eye and dry mouth. I'm wondering if it's just an RA side effect and not direct enbrel side effect.. I go to rheumatologist soon, I could ask if he's heard of that being an issue with other enbrel patients. On a different note, I think I'm getting an eye infection, fingernails are being affected too! So much more goes into this RA business besides immobility and joint pain!

posted 10 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Longest i have tried it was just over a year or so, this time i am on my 9th consecutive injection, but i have just been prescribed antibiotic eye drops, so that will stop me taking this weeks.

posted 11 months ago
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