Why is it every illness seems to bring complications with sjorgens? on top of Shingles, I've now got Bells Paulsy. Was pulled in dramatically quickly yesterday to see the doc , they seemed to think I had a stroke....I haven't . Half of my face where I have shingles rashes etc, seems to be paralysed. My left eye is permanently open as a result. Not great with dry eyes ( my left has virtually no tear function left on Shirmers Test) . I was told to wear a patch until I recover , assuming this goes.
Should I be seeing an optician re this? Get the impression the doctor treats this as a one size fits all. Been thrown a mega dose of steroids to deal with it. I have to go back for a follow up with GP in about 2 weeks. Any questions I should fire at GP at that stage?
I am now officially fed up. All the joint pain isn't good, as I am not moving around so much, going a bit stir crazy. Can't drive, eat, drink easily or it seems sleep with steroids in my body very well. What's left????
At least the agonising pain of Shingles seems to be wearing off, but the extra 20 tablets a day are hard to manage on top of everything else.
Really fed up , as every day is sunny at the moment and I can't get into the garden to enjoy the sun. Light sensitivity will make shingles worse apparently. Of course the family find it highly amusing me wandering around looking like an extra from pirates of the Caribbean , with all the face rashes for extra effect.
Yet another curveball, oh well keep calm and carry on I guess!?!