Posted , 9 users are following.
Hello, I have seen so many doctors ,but nobody seem to help.So I wanted to see if anybody else suffers from the similar issues.
Female, 32 Weight 52 kg , Height 1.65m
I’m having a lot of issues with my nose &eyes . My symptoms started around 4 years ago I’ve started to get small red itchy patches on the different parts of body, they would disappear normally within couple of hours. I was thinking it could be because of my work-it was very dusty and we had low quality dirty AC. I went to doctors ,but they couldn’t help me much.I was given antihistamines –they didn’t work.
It started improving once I’ve changed my job. At that time I lived in nice area ,with woods around and fresh air.(It was my husband’s parents house)
Me and husband bought a new flat 3 years ago .First 6 months seemed to be ok ,but then one day I started to have an issues with my eyes .Especially left eye : Runny, sometimes itchy &painful. I was thinking it might be temporary and left it. I tried some eye drops-nothing helped.I changed my eye make up + stop wearing it for a while-still the same. Then it gradually started to get worse. My eyes was hurting (left eye is always worse) ,I’m struggling to get any drops in as it is very painful to touch.
I was diagnosed with dust allergy. Were told to take antihistamines different drops . I’ve tried all of them-nothing helped so I sttopped altogether .Some days were better than others ,but I started to get used to it. Then 2 yrs ago I started to get eye pain ,like my eyeballs being squeezed (I had pain in my eyes before ,but not permanent –mainly in bright lights and using computers) Now it was there to stay. Deep pain &itchiness was there as soon as I wake up. My nose started to itch too.it’s annoying itching like someone constantly is tickling end of my nose and inside nostrils too. I got so frustrated as it’s there none stop !! This pain and itchiness. My vision is getting blury. I’ve seen many eye doctors ,but they keep telling me I have a dry eye symptom ,and allergy .But none of their advised medicine helps
I’ve seen ENT too,.After few diagnostics he told me that my nostrils are very swollen and I have ‘koncha bullosa’ (middle turbines in nose grows abnormally large and they are filled with air also I have deviated septum .He prescribed two ops- to reduce turbines and shave my septum.He said it will ease my breathing ,but that is not my main problem and I said no to operation. He wouldn’t believe it is allergy caused issue. I have asked him to carry out allergy test. And again-I was allergic to dust. He said that op wouldn’t fix that.
I got dehumidifier ,purifier ,allergy proof bedding ,removed all the carpets , cushions. I’ve had special dry eye tmt wich was £500 each-that didn’t help .My eye glands were checked and I was told that I have quite few dead glands in my left eye and more are dying . It might be environment ,not blinking enough exct. I’m rinsing my nose with saline water ,applying hot/hold compresses . No I don’t do it every day .As most of the time I’m too tired and annoyed to do any of that, as it never helps!
The only time it gets better is when I’m away on holidays! But as soon as i return –it’s all back
My job is 8am-5pm in the office staring at the computer . Lights are very bright. It’s quite dusty here too
My flat is on the very busy road and gets very dusty very quick (we are thinking of relocating).I do clean regulary
My main symptoms are : painful ,itchy ,gritty ,fatigued, sensitive to light eyes .Sometimes I feel like they are sweating . Itchy, swelling nose.Sometimes inside of my nostrils itch too.
I have really bad fatigue because of this every day .As soon I wake up I can feel this crippling itchiness coming on and the eye pain. It makes me sooo angry and frustrated .I’m starting to make mistakes at work as I really really struggle looking at the screen. I feel very very unhappy. And that is the only thing I can think about.
Also I have other health issues what comes and goes:
Stomach pain /a LOT of gas (I burp a LOT)/constipation
Very tensed shoulders ,pain in lower back. Muscle pain.
Bleeding gums quite often.
I’ve been suffering from bad anxiety for 10 years (Few years ago I used to have a lot of panic attacks too)
I'm regulary seeing Psychologist .
I hope somebody has any advice!
Thanks a lot,
2 likes, 7 replies