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#1 cheapotle

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:34 AM

I've got this, been wondering for the longest time if there's something systemic I could take to stimulate tear output. Anybody here with this problem? What do you do to control it? I'm from Chile.

#2 MushaOne

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:50 PM

Oh well if youre from Chile there is no cure.

#3 cheapotle

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:26 PM

Oh well if youre from Chile there is no cure.


Haha! I only said that so we wouldn't necessarily default to an US approach to medicine and health coverage.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:35 PM

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:45 PM

marijuana usually helps most probs. couldnt hurt to try

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#6 dmaul1114

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:04 PM

I had mild dry eye and had punctal plugs put in a while back (around 2 years). Has helped a lot with my contacts not drying out, and I haven't had them fall out and need replaced yet.

If you have more sever dry eye, you may need to do a Restasis treatment (drops you use every day for a few months to increase tear production).

Also, avoid things that can dry out the eyes if possible like antihistamine allergy meds, nasal sprays like Flonase for allergies etc.

#7 cheapotle

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:27 PM

damul1114, thanks man, so "Restasis" then, will check that out.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 02:33 PM

If you have more sever dry eye, you may need to do a Restasis treatment (drops you use every day for a few months to increase tear production).


I had the opposite problem the OP has: my eyes were constantly watery and running down my face, to the point that I had to carry tissus with me everywhere. For reasons unknown, my doctor put me on Restasis. I don't go to that doctor any more.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:18 PM

Take some tweezers and slowly pluck a nose hair (you don't have to pluck it all the way, just tug on it). The mild pain should make your eye water. When my eyes feel dry I sometimes do this and I feel better afterward. It might also make you sneeze which would help stimulate tears as well. Sometimes yawning deeply can also make my eyes water.

As always, you can can see an eye doctor and they'll give you better advice. Ironically, watery eyes is a symptom of dry eyes.

#10 dmaul1114

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:28 PM

damul1114, thanks man, so "Restasis" then, will check that out.


Have to go to the eye doctor as it's a prescription medication.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:06 PM

If you're looking for something over-the-counter, I swear by Systane lubricant eyedrops. My eye doctor recommended those as well.

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