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I'm 31 now, but back when I was 16 I took roaccutane for acne. Not long after I noticed my eyes getting drier. A few years later I started taking antidepressants which exacerbated the problem (mirtazapine in particular is very drying). Since 2010 I have had rosacea/ocular rosacea/blepharitis. I didn't start cleaning my eyelids until 2013 when I noticed my lids had thickened and I'd lost a lot of lashes. It's sickening to think that, in trying to help myself by taking these medications I caused these eye problems that are the bane of my existence today! I'm currently med free apart from temazepam sometimes to help with insomnia, and doxycycline which I'm about to run out of.
A couple of years ago I foolishly tried the much vaunted Wet Ones and not long after it seems my eyes became very sensitive to everything I put near them. I had to stop using vita pos ointment at night, and could no longer tolerate lacrilube. Now my eyes are full of horrible red veins and I'm honestly broken about it. Everything I use to try to clean my eyelids causing the veins to worsen and grow, even blephasol. If they get too dry more veins appear too. Does anyone know what I can do to stop more veins appearing in my eyes? Warm compresses make the veins and lids even redder even if they feel good. Sometimes I get an awful flare up where the veins get very red and bloodshot and if I do anything which requires my eyes to focus and concentrate more appear at an even more startling rate and it can take a week or more before things calm down. Doxycycline helps a little but like I said I I'm about to run out and I'm worried. Insomnia is not helping either. Temazepam sometimes helps that I find it makes my eyes swollen rbrg if I do sleep on it. I have seen eye doctors, and got the usual advice, although one said I have demodex and need to use tea tree oil, which of course makes the veins worse. I was recently prescribed ikervis but not sure if it helps or not. I clean twice daily with blephasol and do a warm compress once a day. Can anything help the thickened lower eyelids? Not sure if I should massage or not. I don't know if I can beat this crap!
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