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So around March 27th onwards I have been in and out of dr's. I first went as i had dry eyelids and sore eyes and they told me I had dry eye syndrome, I used hypromellose for a while and seemed to ease, then in around week later my eyes were swelling and became extremely dry on the lid and very very itchy and uncomfortable and I felt I may have an infection, I returned to the dr's and they gave me antibotic drops, which did not work, as I gather now my eyes were never infected, my eyelids didnt respond to vaseline (something else they recommended for the dryeness) and so I returned and they gave me chloramphenicol ointment which is supposed to go in the eyes but they told me to use it on my dry itchy eyelids. Anyway, that worked, and I was hopeful that whatever was going on was allll over, but I was wrong, it eased for a few days at the most and then my eyes became more painful in different ways, they started to almost sting/burn around the eyes and i noticed my eyelashes were falling out and becoming misdirected, I was then FINALLY diagnosed with Blepharitis, still unsure which kind as I havent been told, I have trolled many forums as what the dr's have advised me (baby shampoo and cotton pads and hydrating drops) simply didnt do a thing, I have ended up spending so much money on different things, up to date, I have used hot compresses, cold compresses, Blephasol, baby shampoo, vitamin e oil, coconut oil and lumecare wipes and i am also taking omega 3 tablets and have begun using optrex multi action eyewash.
I am unsure of what worked best for me, all I can say is that definitely not the baby shampoo which just made my eyes sore, blephasol was the first actual blepharitis specific treatment I used and I do think it has helped, the lumecare wipes were more gentle and soothing but I am not sure how much help they were, I am still using coconut oil on my face and lids as i feel it is keeping the skin moisturised after all the products.
BUT, I AM IN DESPAIR. I have been to the drs again and they cannot help me, I am rarely losing lashes, I have no swelling or redness or itchy/dryness anymore, apart from fairly puffy eyes underneath particularly in the morning, but i still have this stinging burning sensation, i cant describe how it feels, it is uncomfortable and constant and i have no idea how to treat that specificially, i have had an eye test and was told they cannot see a problem with my eyes apart from maybe a few clogged lands, which means (i assume) there is barely any trace of the bacteria that causes bleph, but now im confused about what is NOW wrong with my eyes if theres no sign of infection.
If anyone knows anything about this pain please let me know! I'm getting desparate. I have heard things about the wet ones wipes, which are the only thing i havent resorted to as i fear i will have a reaction, but i do have the UK be fresh kind, and will use them if recommended for this.
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