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I've been getting an odd pain in my eyes. It's a very quick, prick like, pain that only lasts a couple of seconds. Feels like I've been jabbed in the eye with a needle.

My vision seems o.k...just blurry on occassion, but it's always been like that. I don't think it's from dry eyes, as the dryness that I've had before has improved. No reddness either, just pain.

I don't have an eye appointment till next month. Just wondering if anyone else gets eye pain like this. Oh yeah, I had a lesion on my left optic nerve a year ago.

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Hi Mary

Sounds like a quick trip to an eye doc is in order, especially considering your previous problems. Is the eye sensitive to light?

Take care

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Mary,

While I don't have an official lupus diagnosis...(doctors with different opinions) I also have the eye pain. Mine is maybe once or twice a month and only in my right eye. You described it just how mine feels. Like a sharp "thin"/size of a pencil pain from the back of my eye. I never had any pain until a couple of years ago, which is when much of my symptoms started unraveling more and more. I BELIEVE its related to my ongoing health issues. Its so infrequent that I haven't mentioned it to doctors. I can't get past my first couple of symptoms before most end the appt. I could live with it (if nothing could be done for it), but I know for me it is such an odd feeling that everytime it happens, I think oh that is so not normal. Let me know what your doctor thinks about it, if you mention it to him or her.
 

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Hi Mary,

I've mentioned it to my Lupus Doc and Neuro and they have noted it but not said anything about it :rolleyes: So I have no idea what it is, whilst it happened quite infrequently, it's very alarming while it lasts. I've also mentioned it to my Optho, but he's pretty useless anyway ;)

Maybe it's some kind of nerve spasm, I get a lot of trouble with my nerves in face and legs.

I figure I've seen the Optho and my other docs are aware of it so I don't worry about it. Come to think of it it has not happened much at all since being on Neurontin...........hmmmm.

I'd definitely mention it to your docs and if any of them suggest a reason I'd be interested to hear.

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Thanks for the replys. It is such a weird pain and it frightens me when it happens, that I thought I'd throw it out there to see if it happens to anyone else. Glad it isn't unique to just me.

I mentioned it the last time I was at the rheumy but he only gave me an odd look and didn't say anything. It has been more frequent since then so I might mention it again.

Lily, I have nerve pain too and wondered if that probably was what it is, since it's a sharp, shooting pain. Mine didn't start in the eye though, till after I began taking Neurontin, so that has me puzzled.

I have visits in the next 2 months with the neuro, rheumy, and eye doc so I will see if I get anything besides another strange look...I'll let you all know if I get answers.

Take care,
Mary
 
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