I have been rubbing my eyes since my childhood.i rub my eyes anytime I sleep.I tried many treatments and been to so many doctors and all they could give me were antihistamines or eye drops.I have chronic pre-orbital dark circles as well which make me look very tired and sad
I went to see a dermatologist for these dark circles and she gave me a bleaching cream and an antihistamine for my itchy eyes.
I am tired of explaining to the doctors that antihistamines don't work and some make me very drowsy for weeks and weeks.Some even cause congestion in my chest.
Due to constant rubbing,my eyes are always burning and tired when I wake up.My eye sight is also getting weaker day by day and I am afraid that if I don't stop rubbing my eyes,I am going to permanently damage my eyes.
As I am suffering from hypothyroidism,my eye issues add more to my exhaustion and fatigue.I feel tired from head to toe.Sometimes I get too depressed and just wish if I could take out my eyes and place them somewhere for sometime because they are so sore and achy and also very sensitive too sunlight.
I do have post nasal drip or sinus issues and doctors treatment is the same ie. antihistamines,eye drops,nasal drops or antibiotics if I get an infection.I can't tolerate any drops or nasal sprays which have steriods in it...it makes me more sick.
Can someone pls tell me if there is any antihistamine that has worked for your allergies?
My allergy symptoms are
burning and tired eyes
rubbing eyes during sleep (not related to dust mites)
post nasal drip
one slightly blocked nostril
dry nasal passage and throat but still has so much mucus in throat all the time.I have to keep clearing my throat when talking to people and it's very embarrassing!
chronic cough and coughing out mucus in the morning
I have upper eye lids discoloration as well as dark circles under my eyes.and my eyes are sunken deep which makes me look so so tired and unrested.I have read that chronic dark circles are a symptom of hypothyroidism and allergies are also a symptom of hypothyroidsm.
Allergies are related to sluggish liver function which causes adrenal issues and low cortisol is linked with allergies.Since thyroid and adrenals go hand in hand so it means that my under active thyroid is the cause of my allergies.and since under active thyroid also causes depression,I am thinking about trying 5-HTP supplement....but I am confused if that would that work for me?
I am currently taking 50mcg of Thyroxine along with b12,vit.D3,iron,selenium,zinc(sometimes),Viatmin C ,B Complex and a multi viatmin+mineral supplement.
I think if I could supplement with a antihistamine,it will help me heal faster.So pls share with me about your experiences with different antihistamines.
Thanks and take care xx