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by eyeballs
Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: update October 21st
Replies: 14
Views: 7562

Re: update October 21st

hi beeinformed and mike,

i called dr. lockshin and he does not take my insurance. it seems that all of the doctors take medicare. what does it take to qualify for medicare? it's a crazy world...

i will keep on searching...
by eyeballs
Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: update October 21st
Replies: 14
Views: 7562

Re: update October 21st

Hi Beeinformed, Thank you for the info. YOu may have saved my life. I will call Dr. Lockshin first thing in the morning and I will pray tonight that he takes my insurance. He seems to be just what I am looking for and maybe he can help me. Even though I have to travel to NYC, I will do anything at t...
by eyeballs
Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: update October 21st
Replies: 14
Views: 7562

Re: update October 21st

hi beeinformed and mike and everyone else out there this morning, beeinformed, thank you for the info on dr. spiera - i just called his office and he does not participate in any private insurance. the consultation fee is $500 and that does not include labs or tests, gulp. i can't really afford that ...
by eyeballs
Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: update October 21st
Replies: 14
Views: 7562

Re: update October 21st

hi mike, i do not have their email addresses. i am taking vitamin D - 1,000 a day and calcium - but i think my issues are way past SAD. i am in the search for a therapist but everyday has been a struggle and i can't seem to get any part of my life back to normal. if one thing seems to be getting bet...
by eyeballs
Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: update October 21st
Replies: 14
Views: 7562

Re: update October 21st

hi mike, thanks for getting back to me so quickly. i have not been officially diagnosed with anything - i have heard undifferentiated connective tissue disease and mixed connective tissue disease.... not officially lupus or anything. that's the worst part. when i am in a better state of mind, i will...
by eyeballs
Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: update October 21st
Replies: 14
Views: 7562

update October 21st

Hello all, I am emailing with an update. It has been a long time and I have been going through struggle after struggle, not getting any breaks. I am still battling the uveitis and Dr. Foster is controlling it with one drop of Lotemax at night. I am still on doxy for rosacea and blepharitis. I also h...
by eyeballs
Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5 Years and Counting...
Replies: 19
Views: 10768

Re: 5 Years and Counting...

hi everyone, i wanted to reply to this post because it made sense to me. i have gone through the ups and downs of uveitis and then rosacea and dry eyes and possible celiac, sjogrens, sarcoidosis and lupus now. it has been almost 2 years since i was first diagnosed with uveitis and they still do not ...
by eyeballs
Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Update and more advice needed! :(
Replies: 7
Views: 3612

Re: Update and more advice needed! :(

hi jill, i have been part of this site for over a year now and mike and the members have helped me tremendously. it makes a difference to know that there are people out there to talk to, vent to and ask questions. my only advice is to listen to your gut when it comes to doctors - it's important to h...
by eyeballs
Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5 Years and Counting...
Replies: 19
Views: 10768

Re: 5 Years and Counting...

Hi Frustrated4Years, I can't really help with a diagnosis for your symptoms but I am sending some strength and blessings your way. Hang in there. I am on my 2nd year of no diagnosis and have recently been to a new rheum that is sending me for many tests for the possibility of sjogrens and sarcoidosi...
by eyeballs
Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Update June 8th
Replies: 3
Views: 2298

Re: Update June 8th

hi mike, thanks for being out there! i feel lucky everyday that i am able to see dr. foster and dr. mauro. they have helped me to gain control of the iritis and the changes in my life. i have been a member of this site for one year now and i am so thankful for this site. now that my eyes are a littl...
by eyeballs
Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Update June 8th
Replies: 3
Views: 2298

Update June 8th

hi mike and everyone else out there today, i am emailing with an update. i went to see dr. foster and dr. mauro on friday and they said my eyes are looking good. no cells and my pressure is 17/18. i am still on lotemax once a day, patanol twice a day and the doxycycline antibiotic for belephiritis a...
by eyeballs
Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uvetis and Dry Eye Syndrome
Replies: 10
Views: 10958

Re: Uvetis and Dry Eye Syndrome

hi mike,

it's hard to know what the cause of the redness was but dr. foster recommended i stop the travatan z and the redness went away almost immediately. this was months ago so i don't think it was an allergy to anything outside. it's a mystery! thanks for being out there!
by eyeballs
Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uvetis and Dry Eye Syndrome
Replies: 10
Views: 10958

Re: Uvetis and Dry Eye Syndrome

hi mike,

can this also cause redness of the skin around the eyes? i was taken off travatan z because of a reaction and i'm wondering if maybe it was the same thing....

also looking for answers... hope your day is going well. :)
by eyeballs
Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uvetis and Dry Eye Syndrome
Replies: 10
Views: 10958

Re: Uvetis and Dry Eye Syndrome

hi beeinformed,

are you seeing dr. ali? just wondering if he is still there... i was a patient of dr. samson for a few months before i switched to dr. foster in cambridge...

good morning. :)
by eyeballs
Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uvetis and Dry Eye Syndrome
Replies: 10
Views: 10958

Re: Uvetis and Dry Eye Syndrome

hi mike,

what is the difference between SICCA and sjogrens? since my rheumy suspects sjogrens, how can i tell the difference? i do not have mouth sores but i do have dry eyes, sometimes dry mouth and sometimes dry skin....

thanks!