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I have sjogren's syndrome, but have been having a lot of

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I have sjogren's syndrome, but have been having a lot of pain with my eyes. I have had them checked out, but there is nothing wrong with them. I grind my teeth at night and use a splint to no avail. The problem is that the whites of my eyes feel like the muscles are in cramp all the time and its like a tooth ache. I've been taking co-codamol, anti-inflammatory tablets, eye drops etc. Nothing helps. I so tired of waking up in pain and going to bed in pain. I don't know what else to do, please help.
JA: Did you have a recent injury to the eye? How is your vision?
Customer: no injury to my eyes. I wear reading glasses only
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I have depression as well

Your symptoms are suggestive of atypical face pain or cluster headaches.

The following would help you;

1) Acupuncture

2) Mild massage

3) Correct posture of the head and neck during working.

4) Relaxation techniques like meditation.

5) Stretching exercises

6) Occipital blocks

7) Electrical stimulation

8) Therapeutic ultrasound

9) Hot/cold packs

10) Medications;

Dihydroergotamine

Reglan

Phenergan

Codeine

Oxycodone

Butalbital

Aspirin

Tylenol.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.

Thanks for using Just Answer.

I wish your symptoms resolve soon.

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
I've tried acupuncture as well. Is there nothing I can take that would relax my muscles?

Phenergan can definitely help and relax the muscles. Though this is by prescription

You can try; Valerian root and melatonin also which are without the prescription.

Sumatriptan and Verapamil are the other medications that can be significantly beneficial but these also are with the prescription.

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