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  •  So sorry! (3+ / 0-)
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    FloridaSNMOM, RiveroftheWest, chimene

    Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? . . . and respect the dignity of every human being.

    by Wee Mama on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 01:27:13 PM PDT

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    •  eh, it's just not so fun to be me at the moment. (3+ / 0-)

      That's all.  After an hour or so of drops and the wiping and more antihistimines - the eyes work, mostly - but it's annoying as hell.  

      As near as we can tell there is nothing IN my eye, it just freaks out.

      And we sail and we sail and we never see land, just the rum in the bottle and a pipe in my hand...

      by Mortifyd on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 01:39:25 PM PDT

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      •  unfortunately, that kind of freakout is "normal" (2+ / 0-)
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        sez' my DH, who has lived with asthma and numerous food allergies & sensitivities for 50+ years. yes, the bad effects are often unbalanced, one eye worse than the other.

        please note, we/he are not claiming medical expertise and are not giving "medical advice". But I couldn't help but interrogate him for some suggestions. 8-)

        sometimes a neutral saline-soaked washcloth on the outside of the eyelid will help.

        sometimes teh DH will VERY CAREFULLY apply cortisone cream to the exterior of the eyelid. Ophthamological cortisone creams are available from the dr.; it doesn't have to be strong. G has run out and is using plain "Cortaid" brand. YOU HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO GET THIS STUFF IN YOUR EYE ! ! ! Also, using cortisone will increase the danger of eye infections; that's just the way cortisone is.

        You can also open up your bottom eyelid with simple light pressure, not pulling on eyelashes, and plop the drops in, close eye and rattle eyeball around; this will slosh the drops around.

        Oh, if this is a relatively recent development, and you had been managing with the resident dust and cat hair until recently, is there anything particular pollinating at the moment? or new furnishings in the house, or ??? attempts to identify whatever is activating this may help figure out how to deal with it.

        good luck!

        "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

        by chimene on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 08:37:11 PM PDT

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        •  nothing new in the house, just more stress (1+ / 0-)
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          mum decided to flip out on me tonight for being lazy and "trying to cheat the system" again - it's a periodic thing for her when she gets in a POX mood.  I'm just lazy and selfish, not ill at all in her world - because you can't be aware you're mentally ill, you just are.

          Then a couple hours later pretends it never happened...

          And we sail and we sail and we never see land, just the rum in the bottle and a pipe in my hand...

          by Mortifyd on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 11:12:20 PM PDT

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