Hi everyone, just back from a very difficult ophthalmology appointment. I have 'mild' mixed connective tissue disorder and have been on hydroxychloroquine for a few years now and so get regular eye tests. Was referred to the hospital and the nurse wanted to put the dilating eye drops in, I was a bit hesitant because I can react badly to things (sunlight, artificial light, insect stings and bites and local anesthetic ) They really burned my eyes when she put them in and then I felt hot, faint, nauseous etc, I tried breathing through it but couldnt so told her I didn't feel well.
My blood pressure dropped to 90/40 and she let me sit in a reclining chair, feet up which made me feel better, took a while though. Checked over by a doc, when I finally got to see the ophthalmologist he basically told me it was not a reaction to the eye drops but a panic attack. I was speechless, unfortunately. Now at home still feeling wobbly but furious has any one else had a similar experience?