I was diagnosed with blepharitis about two years ago. Was told to just use lid scrubs.
Then, I noticed my lashes were growing crooked and more and more veins appeared in my eyes. The optometrist didn't seem concerned even though I was freaking out.
THEN I was in severe pain and it took weeks and multiple visits to be told I had dry eye. Finally went to a corneal specialist who more specifically said posterior blepharitis/MGD. Now that I have redness on my nose and cheeks, I can say I have ocular rosacea.
I've tried lid scrubs, which obviously didn't keep this at bay. Then restasis and Lotemax. Added Azasite. Now stopped Azasite and have been on 200 mg of doxy per day for about 3 weeks.
And I'm still in pain. Eyelids are puffy. Still bloodshot. The eye doc said the lid scrubs don't help with posterior bleph, and he said I could do warm compresses once a day, but he didn't really push the issue. I'm scared to do them now because of the facial rosacea.
I'm using finacea for my face, and I guess it's helping. It doesn't seem to be any worse, though last night my face kept getting hot, almost felt feverish during the night.
My main question is . . . what can I do to my DIET to help this? I weigh less than 90 lbs and have always been severely underweight. I'm petite, too. I can NOT lose weight. I don't eat all that much to begin with (just not that hungry), but I do eat junk food like pop tarts and cereals and cookies.
How can I cut out the bad things and still maintain my weight, being a picky eater as well? Who doesn't cook? I CAN cook, I suppose. I just don't. Don't like to, since it's just me. Looking at diets for rosacea, it's like, cut out vegetables and bread and pasta and sugars. There's nothing left but lettuce! I can't live off that. I don't consume enough calories as it is.
I know I'm being dramatic, but I don't know enough about food or cooking to be creative. I like very very simples meals. PB&J sandwiches. Rice or potatoes with chicken. I try to eat high calorie things when I can.
I'm just at a loss. I want to eat healthy, but i need to gain/maintain weight AND would still like to enjoy food.