Eye irritation caused my allergies or medication side effect?

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My eyes have been getting super bad lately. They get severely dry, but sometimes so irritated it looks like I’m crying. Recently found out I have seasonal allergies and I’m allergic to dust mites but I’ve been taking zyrtc to help at night. I’m wondering if eye irritation is a side effect of adderall maybe..I just started this medication in July 2018.   

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    I don’t think that is a side effect. Do you wear contacts?
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      I do not wear contact; I'm not sure if my skin is getting dry like under my eyes which is causing irritation or if its a medicine side-effect.

      My symptoms are dry-eyes, water-eyes, puffiness, irritation.

      Almost like I'm having an allergy attack on my eyes 

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      My eyes actually do not get that red, it’s more of the dryness and watery eye. Basically air irritates my eyes making me squint (feel like I’m always mean-mugging people cause it hurts to have my eyes open). 

      I’ve tried three types of eyedrops, two that are lubricants for dry-eye and they only sometimes work for 30min to an hour. 

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      You should probably go to an opthalmologist, you may have some inflammation inside your eyelids. If you use eye drops with preservative in, it can cause an allergic reaction. My eyes are really sensitive and I have to use preservative free drops because otherwise I get a reaction. 
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      Thank you for the advise; my next step would be to go to urgent care if it gets that serious before I can schedule with an eye doctor.
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