自從有了部落格, 我幾乎天天登入看至少十篇的文章, 也會推文或留言. 但最近我很少在用部落格, 不管有沒有人想念我或是納悶著, 我還是想解釋一下原因~
其實也沒什麼, 只是我有因過敏所引起的慢性結膜炎的困擾, 癢的時候會讓我癢到抓狂, 眼睛也容易疲勞乾澀! 醫生不知道真正的起因, 說實在的, 很多身體上的小毛病都無法找出真正的病因!
已經兩年了還未根治 (好像也沒辦法根治), 為何以前沒有現在卻有? 有時候是體質上的變化, 有時候是對健康的疏忽所造成的結果! 只是因為太細微的習慣讓我們不自覺的持續犯著同樣的錯誤, 到最後情況嚴重了才會關心和注意自己的健康~
剛開始左眼癢的時候我不怎麼管它, 因為不是天天發生, 而當時也不怎麼影響我的日常生活! 六個月後我開始感到癢的次數變得頻繁, 已經開始打擾到我生活上的舒適感了!
起先, 我自己先去藥局買眼藥水 (不好的示範千萬不要學), 但效果不彰, 點完還是會癢, 而且是癢到我受不了想揍人!
在法國看醫生不像台灣一樣方便, 可以隨性地找各種不同專業醫生看診, 況且, 在這想看專業醫生也無法馬上就看得到~
通常法國人看醫生都會先經由診所的一般醫生治療 (台灣講內科醫生), 如果情況嚴重, 內科醫生才會建議病人去找專門的醫生看診 (專業醫生的門診醫療費用也比較貴)!
我前前後後給內科醫生看了兩次之後 (花了快兩個月的時間), 她才建議我去看眼科, 因為她所開的眼藥水不怎麼有效 (她也不知道確切的病因)! 不過, 想預約專門眼科也沒辦法馬上就約得到... 我當初等了快一個月才看到眼科醫生!
醫院不算大, 但畢竟是專業的眼科醫生, 用了幾台看似超屌的儀器幫我檢查過後, 馬上得知的結論便是過敏所引起的慢性結膜炎~ 雖然只有左眼癢, 但右眼也感染了!
當場我聽得霧煞煞, 因為聽不懂法文醫用的專有名詞! 外星人也不知道那個字的英文, 所以我是回到家找孤狗翻譯才得知的!
因為不曉得過敏的起因, 所以醫生開的眼藥水藥性不怎麼強. 剛開始眼藥水點了三個月還是會癢, 只要不點就會癢!
第二次看診, 醫生開了兩種不同的眼藥水和口服的過敏藥. 其中一種的眼藥水和口服藥的療程只有一個月, 因為藥性強, 不能長期服用, 但我覺得非常有效, 整整一個月我的眼睛都不會癢!
不過一個月過了, 只剩下一種藥性不強的眼藥水, 所以我又開始癢得受不了! 最近的情況好像比較嚴重 (懷疑是因為換季), 只要看電腦超過兩小時就會不舒服! 所以從一個禮拜多前開始, 我就必須限制自己用電腦的時間~
Maybe some of you have noticed that I haven’t been blogging for a while. The thing is, I have been having allergic conjunctivitis for about two years. It wasn’t serious at first, but it got a bit worse after six months (My left eye itches like crazy almost every day!). I went to a drugstore near the flat and told a pharmacist about my condition. She gave me an eye drop. It didn’t work.
I didn’t really want to see a doctor so I dragged it out for months before I finally went to a general physician. Unlike in Taiwan, people can go see a specialist easily and you don’t need to wait forever. However, nothing is convenient in France. You can’t go to see a specialist whenever you want and you will need to wait forever!
I went to see a general physician. I knew it was waste of time, but Alien said we should try it before seeing a specialist, because that’s what they do here. The doctor had no idea what exactly my problem was, but she gave me an eye drop anyway (She guess it’s an allergic. Obviously, the infection isn’t apparent to the unaided eye). It didn’t really work, either.
She suggested me to go to a specialist after two month of trying. Alien made a few phone calls and finally got me an appointment for an ophthalmologist. It was a month’s wait! The itchiness was driving me insane!!!!
Anyway, the ophthalmologist examined me with a few cool machines, and then right away, he said confidently that I got allergic conjunctivitis in both eyes, even though the right eye doesn’t itch.
Well, I had no idea what he was saying at the time, because I didn’t know the word ‘conjunctivitis’ in French (I understood the word allergic…ha!). I came home and found out about it online.
The eye drops he prescribed were efficient at first, few months later; I could feel the itchiness again as the medicine wore away. In the end, I needed to go back to see him to get a different treatment. At my second visit, he gave me two different types of eye drops and pills.
The pills and one of the eye drop bottles were just for a month. They were very efficient for my itchiness, and I was happy and comfortable for a month (Those were joyful days…)!
However, one month passed. The type of eye drop I have been using for the last few weeks is kind of useless. The itchiness is driving me insane again!!! I don’t know if it’s getting worse or what! Lately, my eyes get so tired and dry when I use the computer for more than two hours. Therefore, I have to limit myself and need to cut down the computer time.
Anyway, I am going to see my ophthalmologist this Friday (the third time). Hope I won’t be using eye drops all my life…
Wish me luck!