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Just get over one thing a get another any ideas????????

Hi all hope you have had a good day, been back at work this week after a week off ill will sinusitis, usual aches and pains and a heavy foggy head, my eye has been red and it's been irritating since the sinus infection, so I took myself of to the walkin centre, they told me I have Episcleritis inflammation of the eye given 7days of steroid eye drops, what's happening? keep getting these strange things happening to me could this be a connection to Fibromyalgia, has anyone else had this?? Hugs xx πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

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Strange how the eyes get affected with fibro Psoriatic arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis I have very dry eyes and Bletheritis. all inflammatory conditions of the eye seem to go with those chronic conditions.

Yes there is a connection

Jen xx


I haven't ever had this and must say I'm sorry you do.I hope you start feeling better soon.Take care. PECK.🐀


Hi Tommitetty

I am so genuinely sorry to read that you have been suffering and struggling so much and I sincerely hope that you start to feel better soon my friend.

This is an interesting post as this kind of eye condition can be a complication of rheumatoid arthritis! I have pasted you an excerpt and a link to the *NHS Choices cache on this below:

*Complications of rheumatoid arthritis


Widespread inflammation

As rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory condition, it can cause inflammation to develop in other parts of your body, such as the:

Lungs – inflammation of the lungs or lung lining can lead to pleurisy or pulmonary fibrosis, which can cause chest pain, a persistent cough and shortness of breath.

Heart – inflammation of the tissue around the heart can lead to pericarditis, which causes chest pain.

Eyes – inflammation of the eyes can lead to scleritis or Sjogren's syndrome. Scleritis can cause eye redness and pain, whereas Sjogren's syndrome can cause dry eyes.

Blood vessels – inflammation of the blood vessels is known as vasculitis. This can lead to the thickening, weakening, narrowing and scarring of blood vessel walls. In serious cases, it can affect blood flow to your body's organs and tissues and can be life-threatening.

However, thanks to early treatment, inflammation due to rheumatoid arthritis affecting other parts of the body is becoming less common.

As a matter of course, many Fibro sufferers also have secondary conditions such as arthritis. I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck, and please take care of yourself.

All my hopes and dreams for you

Ken x

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