Easter! We had just arrived home the night before when I started getting tiny blisters on my eyelid and scales around the sides of my eyes. This felt similar to what happened in February. Argh! it didn't feel bad at the time, but looked horrendous! Get ready for a super-gross pic below...
So, I went to my GP. She thought maybe it was Shingles. Yikes! So she started me on an anti-viral med and had me get checked out by an eye doctor to make sure it hadn't spread into my eye. All checked out normal, so I proceeded to take the meds. It was clearing up and I was able to wear makeup two days later. That night I took a shower and lightly wiped my brows to get the crusty scales off, I awoke in the middle of the night with very inflamed eyes that hurt. I took a benadryl and tried to go back to sleep. When I woke up, my eyes were super puffy and the perimeter of them were so red it looked like I was wearing a mask, no joke! OMG, what the hell is going on??
I got an emergency appt with a dermatologist, a pretty cute one, I might add. He said it is not Shingles but a severe case of Dermitis. I have stopped taking the meds for Shingles. He has given me a topical steroid for eyes. My face was burning all day so I went immediately to CVS to get the cream and applied it in the car. I am in a considerable amount of discomfort now. The cream has taken away most of the burn, but I still look the same. Good grief, when will this end? I'm hoping a small fairy will toss some magical dust on me while I sleep and I will wake up to a normal face. Here is a pretty grotesque photo of me, but if you want to see what I am up against, look below. ugh.
On a side note... I think I need to take a seminar in how to take a good selfie. I look like a cross-eyed monster...sorry!
Hi! I'm Amy. I was diagnosed at 44 with