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My eyes are driving me mad itchy and weeping. I cannot see what is it ? Taken antihistamine doing nothing this has been weeks . Have contact an option .

Any advice.

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Hi Mia898,

Has a doctor suggested that you may have allergies?

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Mia898 in reply to Activity2004

No . I need to see a GP so maybe add to the list of things . Will they help via a phone call?

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Activity2004 in reply to Mia898

I would call them and ask if they will have you come to their office. Certain health issues will have to be done in a doctor’s office. Other issues can be done over the phone/Video Chat/home appointment.😀👍🌈

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Mia898 in reply to Activity2004

I will phone and ask for a phone call then ask to go in . Need to do 20 things at that appointment . Really worry about going in due to the virus though. In pain so maybe need to . Thank you

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Activity2004 in reply to Mia898

You’re welcome! I’m glad I can help.😀👍🌈

Please let us know what you find out soon after you get done with the appointment.

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Mia898 in reply to Activity2004

I will . I have other issues to talk about . Sadly my 6 week check up come with GP fine then came on the pain after could not book an appointment last week .

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Activity2004 in reply to Mia898

Does it feel like something is in the eye?

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Mia898 in reply to Activity2004

No just itchy the weeping white stuff is in my eye . I put an online form in to GP as cannot phone but the GP question they ask have I suffered physical abuse in a relationship on the form I said no but a slight kind of lie . I have had pushing and shoving etc but that is not my relationship that is something else . The form imply that my Partner is abusing me . How do you explain this when you see them face to face? I get pushed out of bath room and manhandled does that count as physical abuse?

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Activity2004 in reply to Mia898

Manhandled can be a form of physical violence/abuse. It isn’t good for anyone to have this being done. Have you talked to anyone else about this issue?

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Mia898 in reply to Activity2004

No . I do say to my friends not in details . What can my friends say ?

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Activity2004 in reply to Mia898

They can always get help for you with the authoritys.

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Mia898 in reply to Activity2004

Who would they go to authority's meaning local council safeguarding or not what you meant?

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Mia898 in reply to Mia898

The problem is I cannot talk about it with my ex boyfriend I found hugging and stuff hard .

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Activity2004 in reply to Mia898

Police may be necessary for your protection.

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Mia898 in reply to Activity2004

I think that could be over the top but can mental health teams get me out ?

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GhoundsReading Rabbits in reply to Mia898

Yes. That is abuse in my opinion. Your eye problem could be allergy, if you have redness could be an infection or conjunctivitis. Your pharmacist should be able to advise.

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Mia898 in reply to Ghounds

No redness . I have no time to go to pharmacist but thank you. Going about to the manhandled that is why I want a new life this person is trying to stop me !! :(

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Activity2004 in reply to Mia898

Would you like to talk about it on PM?

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Mia898 in reply to Activity2004

Yes please thank you :)

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Activity2004 in reply to Mia898

Okay

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GhoundsReading Rabbits in reply to Mia898

Good luck. You deserve better. Don't forget that. I know it's hard. Been there....

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Mia898 in reply to Ghounds

Thank you I know and will get better .

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Mia898 in reply to Ghounds

Are you up for a PM about it do not worry if not ?

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GhoundsReading Rabbits in reply to Mia898

Yes. Please pm me when safe for you to do so.

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bobbybobbAmbassador in reply to Mia898

This might be helpful to look at Mia898. gov.uk/guidance/domestic-ab...

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Veteran250 in reply to bobbybobb

Mia..... sounds like physical abuse to me my lovely, I would say go to police, but hope Activity 2004 can be of help to you!

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Mia898 in reply to bobbybobb

Thank you . By reading that may also be emotional abuse but in a different form in my case keep saying thing that have happened the other people would not think much of me I asked the other person said we all make our own choices they did not care.

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Klove22 in reply to Mia898

ALL my doctor's gave phone visits.

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Mia898 in reply to Klove22

I only got a phone call that was helpful got what I wanted.

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Booblet in reply to Activity2004

I get allergies, and the past few days my eyes have been exactly the same as yours. The pollen is extremely high....Also when it rains, like now the sap from the trees always affects my eyes and skin on my face ( I have Excema).

Many people at the moment, even those who dont get allergies and hayfever are struggling.

Although I take antihistamines, what at times works for me is a hot bath and cold compress.

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Activity2004 in reply to Booblet

I get the itchy eyes and runny nose with sometimes a cough when the pollen is extremely high. I sometimes end up with bronchitis if the pollen and warm weather stays too long. Not fun. I use vit. C to help some of the symptoms since I can't take too many allergy medications.

I think you mentioned you have hay fever? My eyes are bad at the moment too. Try not to rub them, your pharmacist can advise or failing that ask for a telephone consultation with your doctor.

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Mia898 in reply to

Yes hay fever . I have been rubbing !! I am waiting for an doctors appointment .

in reply to Mia898

I have never had hay fever before, but my eyes are the same. Sore every day since March. Bought Brolene eye drops, Dr over phone gave me mild antibiotic ones, next Dr left swab at surgery for me but that will have to wait.

Please keep safe. xx

Dry eyes can cause eye to run too in it sounds bizarre but it is true, the eyes aren't lubricated enough in ra and sjororgens disease so body produces watery tears to try and lubricate them

in reply to summer32

Thanks, I have been using dry eye drops and it does help 😀

I’ve had that problem what It was then that my eye ducks where Blocked. That made my eyes itchy n Watery. My doctor numbed my eyes then used something to open them up. Fast forward years later the problem is back the itchyness n watery eyes. This doctor won’t listen to what I was told the problem is? She keeps insisting it’s Allergies? So she wouldn’t do the procedure. So using lots of tissue n Vaseline for the itchiness. So see if that could be your problem?

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Hi Mia898 hope you got chance to look at the link I sent you it has the definitions on and all the National helplines if you are in the UK. They will be able to guide and advise you. 👍😊

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Mia898 in reply to bobbybobb

Yes thank you I did

Try washing your eyes with baby shampoo morning and night.

Very high pollen count this year-I also have what you have-bathe eyes-and using eye drops(antihistamine)should help-putting vaseline in edges of lash line- Also sunglasses -when coming in from outside change clothes/ wash eyes/face etc-and put on different clothing-pollen gets everywhere-(I had it into nostrils the other day). Try to contact a pharmacist-they may be more helpful than GP/optician!

Hey there, I would try your local pharmacy Before the GP. I’f it was in just the one eye and felt gritty and crusty in the Morning it would most probably be an eye infection. So from what you are saying it does sound like an allergy, you should try an eye drop sodium cromoglicate 2% or it may be called opticrom allergy. You can also take antihistamine tablets along side I.e cetirizine or loratadine. People are struggling with hay fever this year that have never suffered before.

Hope it’s better soon

If sticky and oozing sounds like conjunctivitis. Chemist can sort it. x

There's this eye doctor on YouTube who has made a few videos that you might find informative. You might be able to find your answer there.

youtube.com/watch?v=Eeg78mg...

Hello - the pollen levels must be very high as I am suffering badly too. I use itchy eye eyedrops and they do help, twice a day, plus I really try not to touch them. Good luck!

Hi Mia898,

I've read through all of your responses to comments as well as your question. It seems likely that your itchy eyes may be down to a high pollen count and hay fever. That's the usual suspect at this time of year, but yes, do have some kind of contact with your GP for advice if over the counter remedies aren't helping. (You could also ask advice of your local pharmacist). They are often even better than GPs at recommending the right thing, sometimes).

But my dear Mia898, this goes much deeper, doesn't it?

You are suffering physical abuse from your partner.

My daughters police job is to find strategies to help people in similar situations to yourself to get help and guidance on how to tackle this. I know she'd tell you to first acknowledge to yourself that it's happening and that it is abuse. And then to consider getting out of the situation you are in. Because what starts out as small-scale can quickly and easily escalate to something dangerous.

Did you know that you can ask for help in any branch of Boots Chemists? That's been set up to help anyone who is in your situation.

There are many organisations which are trying to help at the moment as, with lockdown, this is becoming a national epidemic of domestic abuse.

You can also contact any of these:

The National Domestic Abuse Helpline

The 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline, run by Refuge is for women experiencing domestic abuse, their family, friends and others calling on their behalf.

Phone: 0808 2000 247

Women's Aid

Women's Aid provides practical support and information for women experiencing domestic violence via the Survivor's Handbook and local domestic violence services.

womensaid.org.uk

Refuge

Refuge provides safe, emergency accommodation and emotional and practical support to women and children experiencing domestic abuse.

refuge.org.uk

Please do seek help.

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Mia898 in reply to Callendersgal

Thank you so much for this . I did not know re Boots Chemists. The abuse is not my Partner he is loving but I find it hard to hug him but it is not him it is someone else . If I just had a fresh start and this person did not stay in contact I would be fine . If you want to know more I will explain over a Pm . Thank you so much anyway

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Callendersgal in reply to Mia898

Hi Mia898. I wouldn't want to pry into your life in any way, but if you feel you'd like to share anything further with me, then please do contact me by PM.🌈

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Mia898 in reply to Callendersgal

Ok thank you .

If possible you should see your optician they are the experts on eye conditions.

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Mia898 in reply to AML80

I did email an optician they did not email back for advice . I know you should see an optician must be hard with virus I guess for them? Thank you anyway .

Try Optrex Soothing eye drops For Itchy Eyes.

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Mia898 in reply to Dedalus

Thank you . I did try the spray but did not work .

Hayfever and conjunctivitis is the eyes they say some special cream and eye drops .

I had 30 minutes on the phone with Nurse ... Got a referral about something different .

I will answer you all later just wanted to say re nurse cannot read messages really busy .

I have non alcoholic liver cirrhosis and my eyes are itchy most of the time.

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Mia898 in reply to Pussycat65

Oh thank you that is interesting !!

Have something similar. Warm compress (not hot) to face is extremely low tech and helpful. Rubbing the itch makes it a lot worse.

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Mia898 in reply to Lenny123

Thank you I will try that next time!!

Mine were like that last year i thought it was conjunctivitis so tried to try to heal myself with drops etc, then not long after i got an appointment for my diabetic yearly check. It came back saying i had background retinopathy and advised me to go to my optition. When they did further tests it turned out i had blepharitas and dry eye syndrome my eye sight had also deteriated quite a lot in the space of a year so it would be better if you go to optitions asap you cant be too careful with your health our eye sight is too precious. Anne xx

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CraftypersonReading Rabbits

Mine driving me potty at the moment with hay fever pollen count high at moment try bathing them and eye drops may help. Ring your GP and phone consultation should help

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Mia898 in reply to Craftyperson

I did speak to GP that is what the nurse said .

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CraftypersonReading Rabbits in reply to Mia898

That's good hope they ease off soon

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