Any one who knows me will know that I posted about having something called 'blepharospasm' diagnosed and the normal treatment being Botox injections around the eyes to slow the muscle spasms down. Well this morning I had my first treatment and the differences is astronomical! I can read again, walk down the street without bumping into people -Yeah! Early days yet but long may it last! And as for my looks well there was never any question about how good they were before the Botox but now heads turn as I walk pass but maybe it was more due to the yellow dye around my eyes and down one cheek which the ophthalmologist forgot to point out to me before I walked out of his clinic rather than my renewed youthful looks!!! LOL
Dry eye issue on the side - it was questioned if I had sjogren's and if my dry eyes were too severe the treatment I had today would have been inadvisable as the Botox slows down my blinking thus exasperating the dry eyes - anyway to cut to the chase I started a high dose of flaxseed oil supplements (9000mg a day = 3 capsules with each meal) about 6 weeks ago and it has greatly reduced my dry eye symptoms down to negleble and thus only needing to continue using eye drops (hylo-forte) as required. I recommend exploring with flaxseed supplement if you are suffering with dry eyes but also recommend doing so with ophthalmologist consultation and know that such a high dose can cause tummy upset for some so look to build it up over several weeks. I asked the ophthalmologist who did my treatment today what I could do to optimise the success of my treatment and help ease my eye conditions over the long term and he said to just keep doing what I am doing re the flaxseed and using warm moist compress to relax the eyes.
Hopefully that info will give other dry eye sufferers a little hope and a new way forward.
All the best