It could be allergies but it could also be an infection. Is your eye red? An ingrown eye lash can cause irritation and even infection. You might want to see an eye doctor if it persists.
My husband gets eye infections frequently. His doctor suggested washing his face every morning and night with baby wash. The kind that doesn't irritate the eyes. He uses very warm water and holds a warm wash cloth to his eyes. This help to clear the teat ducts so they don't clog and get infected.
He does this now and is much better. It all started with allergies.
I've been feeling very cold lately. Experiencing chills and flu like symptoms throughout the day. I haven't felt like this in quite some time and am getting a little worried. I'm wondering if my meds aren't has helpful as the flares are now coming back.
I'm going through a lot of stress right now as my husband was diagnosed 8 months ago with Multiple Myeloma, an incurable bone cancer. He is beginning the procedure for a bone marrow transplant and I seem to be getting these chills and aches and pains more frequently, several times a day.
Does anyone else have this same problem when life gets stressful? Would love to heard from others.
It does sound like Reynaud's syndrome and I was diagnosed with that as well as Sjorgren's syndrome which causes dryness. I would go to a specialist as it doesn't get better by ignoring it.
My doctors thought I was nuts and even sent me to a therapist until testing showed SLE. It took two years to get a diagnosis while suffering through some pretty bad symptoms. Since your Mom has Lupus you might also have an autoimmune disease.
Get it checked out early because organ damage begins to occur. I didn't get a diagnosis and now have kidney damage.
Lupus is a tough disease and can make it very hard to continue to work. While I know you love your job you might want to consider state disability. It generally is only for one year and you can use that year to get on medication to help heal.
I was diagnosed four years ago and it took about a year for the medication to kick in so I could feel somewhat normal again. While medication doesn't always work it does help. The horrible swelling and pain does get better or at least manageable. Most of my symptoms are under control most of the time but it did take sometime to figure out what combinations worked best.
It's probably best to go on disability, it pays okay so at least you won't starve and will have a roof over your head. It sounds like you need to be a bit selfish and have some "me" time. I would suggest you take the time off before the company fires you which will make you feel down. If you leave and go on state disability temporarily at least you can say it was your decision and have some semblance of control.
People who suffer from lupus feel as if their lives are spiraling out of control. We can never gauge a flare, how long it will last or how we will react. Please work on trying to get to a better placed.
There are many websites available for information on lupus. Just search Google or even Yahoo and you'll probably be able to get some basic information. Lupus Foundation of America at lupus.org might give you some info.
If your cousin has a doctor you might want to go with them to a visit and then ask some questions. Most doctors are willing to answer questions face to face. Your cousin should have a doctor to treat this disease as it is very treatable. Please don't ignore the diagnosis and please get treatment.
A rheumatologist is the specialist you would want to seek out for lupus treatment. Good luck in your search.
I was diagnosed with a vestibular schawanomma in my inner ear about two years ago. It is a benign growth and unless it gets pretty big the doctors are just letting it stay where it is because it would require brain surgery to remove. I guess the doctors don't want to go poking around in my brain unless they really have to.
The symptoms I have experienced are patches of light just outside my peripheral vision, sometimes flashing spots in front of my eyes, but these don't last very long. I hear thrumming or pulsing in my left ear frequently throughout the day. In the evening when I'm falling asleep it almost sounds like voices. I've been woken up in the middle of the night because I think there is someone or something in the room but it only turns out to be the sound coming from my left ear that sounds like a whisper.
The growth in my left ear can cause pain and I apparently had it for years and until I had a severe attack of dizziness that knocked me on my butt for two weeks (vertigo) I didn't even know it was there. It was easily detected by an MRI and I now have one annually to keep an eye on it.
If you are experiencing a feeling of fullness in one ear, jaw pain or facial ticks on one side of your face you might want to look into this inner ear issue. When I feel really tired the symptoms worsen.