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by The Arty One
Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: After seeing the specialist...
Replies: 11
Views: 4442

Thank you both for your replies. I have used the Dr Foster forum (just waiting for a response now) and will also pester my GP for more tests. I may also ask to see my rheumatologist again as my mctd seems to be worse as I was in good health when I saw him in the summer.
by The Arty One
Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: After seeing the specialist...
Replies: 11
Views: 4442

After seeing the specialist...

Hello all, if you want to read my history please see my post called "I've got it again!". In brief I have had Iritis for a year now (with a few months of peace in there) I also had a long running episode for around four years in my teens. Both eyes are affected though it started just in my left eye ...
by The Arty One
Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've got it again!
Replies: 19
Views: 10369

Thanks Mike, I will have to prioritise my eyes and everything else will have to come second. I haven't hear of many of the drugs you mention, I will start doing some research!
by The Arty One
Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've got it again!
Replies: 19
Views: 10369

It gets more complicated

After seeing a Rheumatologist I have been diagnosed as haing Mixed Connective Tissue Disorder (leaning towards Lupus). I am told it is mild and haven't been given any treatment, this concerns me as you said reoccurence is likely. My GP prescribed Ibuprofan three times a day. However as I am on iron ...
by The Arty One
Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've got it again!
Replies: 19
Views: 10369

It's back and in both eyes!

Hello Mike Apologies for not being on here I haven't been very well and while I've been run down my Iritis has returned. It was gone from March till June, and it returned with avengence. I had promised myself that I would see a specialist if it came back for a third time. I went to see my GP and too...
by The Arty One
Thu Dec 27, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've got it again!
Replies: 19
Views: 10369

Thanks for the quick reply, yeah I think you're right as my eye feels a little dry in the morning. I shall pick up some lubricating drops tomorrow, my appointment today went well and the hospital was far more efficient than the previous hospital I went to. The doctor said I can taper off the drops s...
by The Arty One
Thu Dec 27, 2007 4:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've got it again!
Replies: 19
Views: 10369

I spoke to my GP a few days ago and my RF was okay but my ANA was positive. Alone it could mean nothing, but with my iritis and other symptoms I will be referred to a specialist. My problem is have now moved so need to re-register with a new doctor and get them up to speed. I am also nervous as I am...
by The Arty One
Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've got it again!
Replies: 19
Views: 10369

Hey Mike Yeah I got myself down to an opthamalthist (spelling?!), and though it took a long wait at the hospital I saw a good doc and am back on the drops. He listened to my concerns but said I do really need to take the drops, treatment is 6x pred forted for a week and 2x day dilating drops for a w...
by The Arty One
Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've got it again!
Replies: 19
Views: 10369

Woke up with quite severe photophobia

A quick update as I'm unsure of what to do. Monday was the last day I took my eye drops, I completely tapered off the drops as told to. Last night I noticed that in the dark my left eye had better vision than my right eye (?!). I woke up with really bad photophobia and never would have believed it c...
by The Arty One
Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've got it again!
Replies: 19
Views: 10369

I have good news!

After 10 days of taking Pred Forte 4 x a day my doctor tells me I am in remission and am now tapering off the drops slowly over the next month. I am so pleased and relieved, I asked if there is any damage that can be seen in my eye and there is none. I only need to take the dilating drops at night o...
by The Arty One
Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've got it again!
Replies: 19
Views: 10369

Thanks Mike, that is useful reading!
by The Arty One
Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've got it again!
Replies: 19
Views: 10369

Hi Mike, hope you are well. Forgive me if I sound ignorant but I don't know what the iliary body/pars plana or posterior segment are! If I have inflammation there is that worse/ better or the same? I look forward to getting my notes from the past so I know what is going on properly. I refuse to let ...
by The Arty One
Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I've got it again!
Replies: 19
Views: 10369

I've got it again!

Hello Mike! Apologies for not posting as a separate topic. I really appreciate your quick reply as I feel a bit alone in dealing with this (noone else I know has had this). Oh dear I must tell my G.P to refer me to a specialist, the eye clinic doctor would barely have spoken to me if I hadn't have a...
by The Arty One
Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:36 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Iritis, an introduction
Replies: 67
Views: 208932

Advice on second bout of Iritis

Hello all. I had really bad iritis in both eyes as a teenager, for around 3/4 years. When my both eyes finally were quiet enough to be discharged I was around 16/17. It seems a long time ago- I am 26 now and the exact dates in my mind aren't exact. Last week I was diagnosed as having Iritis in my le...
by The Arty One
Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:31 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Second bout after a nine year rest
Replies: 1
Views: 2184

Second bout after a nine year rest

Hello all. I had really bad iritis in both eyes as a teenager, for around 3/4 years. When my both eyes finally were quiet enough to be discharged I was so happy. Last week I was diagnosed as having Iritis in my left eye, I was sent to eye casualty by my G.P after having cloudy vision. I was appalled...