Will the Neti Pot Help or Hurt?
Okay, so this is going to sound like yet another excuse not to start using my Neti Pot.
But it’s not. I’m not procrastinating this time – honestly. Let me explain.
For the last few years I’ve had eye problems, and last week I went for my regular eye appointment with the glaucoma specialist. I’ve been seeing him every three months for the past two years and so far everything has been stable.
The specialist told me
that the vision in my right eye has deteriorated and my eye pressure has elevated, which means there’s an increased risk of my developing glaucoma.Oh. Bit of a problem for someone who makes a living editing and writing.
So now I’m on eye drops. And my eye specialist has told me not to put any additional stress on my eye – no heavy lifting, bending, or anything else that could exacerbate the problem.
So does this include using the Neti Pot? I’m not sure. I remember Christina’s blog about how she almost blew her head off the first time she used it. If I have the same first-time reaction, that’s not going to be great for my eye pressure.
So all kidding aside, I’m not sure whether I should take the chance and try using my Neti Pot or just hold off until my eye pressure (hopefully) drops.
I’d really appreciate it if someone could give me some advice on this (and I have no doubt whatsoever that Christina’s going to weigh in).
[tags]neti pot, glaucoma, eye vision, eye pressure, stress, eye drops[/tags]