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Hi, Could use some help on this. I'm 48 years old and have suffered symptoms like pink eye the last 5 years, on and off, but just kept with the eye drops, etc and gave it weeks to run the course. Two months ago, I broke out in different places on my face with it spreading and changing until the week before Christmas when the spots that had been red previously broke out with pimples inside and other symptoms of Rosacea. I talked to my family (been estranged all my life until recently) who said Rosacea runs in my family; all the females on my mother's side.
The day of Christmas, the Rosacea encircled my eye and became a sort of pink eye mixed with very swollen rimmed eyelids on both the top and bottom. It became increasingly worse to create these pimples on my eyelash line that form pus (assuming styes). I went to the Dr last week with my face broken out into my eye. He wouldn't listen to one work I said but automatically began treatment for Shingles. I said this was preposterous and that it all had to be connected. This appt went down from there and I ended up storming out as he an one other Dr just wouldn't hear one word I was saying and told me that I was trying to be treated for all my problems in one appt. Ugh. I was given antibiotics and sent to an eye Dr. He said Shingles was ridiculous and just put it down to 'eye infection' then told me to see a dermatologist.
I did a lot of research and found that I am 100% certain this is Blepharitis. I am assuming it has to be linked to the Rosacea but just want to get a proper diagnosis. I am frantic. I start school again in another week and look just horendous. One stye would drain but no relief and I keep the compresses on (which do help for about half the day) but some days I just wake up worse and more swollen on my lids. I'm about to order tinted fashion glasses just to be able to go back to school without so much embarrassment.
I don't know what to do; I stick out like a sore thumb at the college normally and have been hiding now. I wear sunglasses all the time and don't want to face my husband. I just don't know what to do about any of this. Any help or advice is really appreciated.!
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