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    Well.. I'm being personal here. I am having such a hard time with dry eyes that I thought I'd welcome your feedback and interest. And, of course, since so many medications can cause both, it made sense to have a board here! I hope that it's useful to us all.
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    Jill- I went on a drug called Lupron in August of 1998. Since that time I can no longer wear contacts and my eyes are painfully dry. Also, I landed in the emergency room within a week of my third shot with severe urgency and frequency. I was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis soon after that. In fact, my urologist came to the emergency room and scheduled me for uro-dynamics and a cystoscopy. It really makes me wonder about the Lupron. -Vicki
    Blessings and Hope

    Current Meds.
    Vivelle Dot: .10 changed every 72 hours
    Compoounded Progesterone 25mg/night

    Current Supplements
    Hydroeye: 2 pills AM

    1995: Endometriosis
    1998: Interstitial Cystitis
    2006: Bladder Endometriosis, Total Hysterectomy and Bowel Re-Section
    2008: Removal of Ovarian Remnant and Endometrial Cyst That was Obstructing Ureter
    2012: Laparoscopic Removal of Adhesions and Staples