I finished chemo on 9th November but my eyes are still driving me crazy!! They run, they itch, the skin around them is sore, they even feel (although don’t look) bruised. My eyelashes are coming back curly and some are super thick and they’re very sporadic. I’m using dry eye drops, only using moo goo on my face, has anyone got any suggestions? X
Hey! Sorry to hear you are suffering…it is 3 years since I finished chemo…and my eye lashes were the first to return! First thing I would say is to be patient…they will grow through! Maybe use a warm compress….warm water on a cloth and place over your eyes….this really does help. If they are really bothering you, I would suggest a visit to a good optician….(which I did as it felt I had an eyelash permanently scratching) they can recommend care and check that your eye isn’t being damaged. I had a ‘cold sore’ in my eye soon after treatment ended and to get special cream via a very, very long hospital visit! It healed well…but I remember thinking ‘will this crap ever end’ take care….soon you can buy some new mascara!
Great news….I also used some spray/drops….fingers crossed it helps! On a positive note, having eyelashes back made me feel so much better….a nod to normality! I hope they feel much better very soon and wish you well on your journey post chemo. From experience, it takes time to heal, be kind to yourself….it does get better….but a bit slower than we’d like! Xx