Patient Comments: Pink Eye - Facts

Did your pinkeye spread to any other members of your family?

Comment from: Nonie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 14

I am a 62 year old female with first case of pink eye. I got it from an infected patient at a chiropractic office where I work. The doctor at the office also has had it. It's been 2 days of using ofloxacin drops. I also have thick nasal discharge and tenderness in neck/throat area. Probably I'll be going back to the doctor tomorrow. I'm very angry with this person who used public transportation to the office, infecting so many people and costing me all my personal/sick days!

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Comment from: 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 04

I have suffered with costochondritis for at least 4 years. I am in so much pain, this is the worst pain I have suffered. I am going to try heat pad, am on morphine, and tramadol. My heart goes out to my fellow suffers.

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Comment from: MesaLinda, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 28

I saw a nurse practitioner in a pain medical management office where I go due to severe back pain relating to scoliosis, DJD (degenerative joint disease), and several other spine conditions. She reduced my pain medicines and took my hand and prayed out loud for me! I go to a doctor for science, not religion! The office ladies told me I won't be seeing her on my next visit. I had been suffering with this condition for almost a month at that time. She didn't even name it. I ended up going to an urgent care after a few more weeks of intolerable pain. I am already on a muscle relaxer and 2 pain medicines and was bed bound due to torticollis. I was told by urgent care to stretch my neck and if it hurt I was doing it right. I wasn't even shown how to do stretches correctly. My chiropractor didn't even give it a name or prognosis other than, 'you are a mess!' Where have all the good doctors gone! I certainly hope others have better luck than I am having. I can't drive because I can't turn my head. It even hurts to brush my hair. Being a retired nurse I have lost faith in the medical system, especially if you are on Medicare.

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Comment from: bubbasmom, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: June 21

My 6-year-old son had pink eye. I took him to doctor and got eyedrops. His symptoms were gone in about five days. I thought we were all good, but then his sister got it, too, seven days later.

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Published: October 19

I did not get pink-eye until I was an adult. I got it right after I had my thyroid removed and it was reoccurring. It was very severe in both eyes. Once I was able to stabilize my THS with the right dosage of Levothyroxine I no longer would get pink-eye .There are also other eye diseases that have similar symptoms that need to be diagnosed by an eye doctor , go to see one instead of a G.P. if you ever have what you think is pink-eye.

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Comment from: henrysmom, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 13

We went to San Diego with the high school band. One of the chaperones had pinkeye in both eyes so bad that she wore her sunglasses inside and outside for the first day and a half. About 10 days later, our son had a horrible cough/ cold and pinkeye. Five days later, my husband got a milder case of it. Now, five days later, I have it in both eyes, along with a sore throat and bad cough. All thanks to the "princess" that couldn't stay home when she should have.

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Comment from: Marlene, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: July 12

My great-grandkids had pink eye, treated with Polysporin. 10 days later they met my son, who got pink eye 5 days later. He stayed with me the first 2 days, and now, 11 days after that, I have it. I'm 75 and never had it before.

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Published: January 24

It started with my ten year old, he took prescribed eye drops and it cleared up. Ten days later, the five year old got pinkeye. Three days after that, I got pinkeye. Three days after that, my eighteen month old baby got it. This is in spite of using eye drops and a lot of handwashing. Most of us had mild to moderate cold symptoms as well.

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