I too have had watery eyes since starting treatments, and I don't know what to do about them either. I wondered/hoped that it might be hay fever, but we're way past hay fever season and my eyes (and nose) continue to pour with water especially when i go outdoors. It's annoying. I'm seeing my One soon and want to ask if this will be permanent or not. I'll report back, though I'm on different treatments (Mabs an Tam).
Hi Anniej thanks for reply will check my eye drops and gel .Hoping it will make all the difference, Maybe make-up will stay on a little longer, instead of running off my face lol xx
Hannah, you need to check that your eye drops and eye gel are preservative free. My optometrist recommended this after I started my meds. My GP changed my prescription even though it costs a lot more. I found the gel needs to go in last thing at night just before the light goes out! As regards eye make up, or any makeup, it all needs to be preservative free too. Yet another expense! Hope this helps. Good luck. X
Hi Paris thanks for reply , yes I know what u mean with make-up .It dosnt stay on long Hopefully your oncologist may be able to help .Am actually waiting to have pet scan this morning, so fingers crossed it goes well xx
Just adding to this thread. It seems lots of the treatments give this annoying side effect. Im currently on Eribulin chemo and my eyes water like crazy but this could also be down to no eyelashes! I also have a friend with secondaries who has been on Herceptin for many years as she reports the same. I don't know if there's anything that can be done or prescribed to help but its one of those niggly SEs that gets you down. I also feel I'm supporting the tissue industry but it's good to know it's not on my own!
Hi. Just wanted to let you know I'm having this problem too! It's a nightmare putting my eye makeup on for work in the morning..need to use waterproof mascara now. I was only diagnosed in July with secondaries and on letrezole and palbociclib too. I will mention it at my next Oncology appointment and see what they suggest and let you know. Good luck with your treatment x
Hi lindyloo got quite excited when I saw someone had replied.Oh no cant believe you are going through same thing . Bumper packs of tissues for me then .Lets hope somebody reads this , with an answer .Thanks for your reply did make me smile x
Sorry I have no solutions for your problem. I am in the same boat as you had it now for over 2 years. Tried various over the counter remedies no help whatsoever .
I am not on same treatment as you but over last 2 years I have had Capecebine, pacitaxil, tamoxifen, now on Letrozole. Been on this road for over 10 years. Should have shares in tissues would have made a fortune.
If you find something that helps please let me know .
Am on Palbociclib and letrozole, eyes are watering all thru the day .When I sleep they dry completely, and struggle to open .In the past drops and gel has helped.Really getting
me down , been to opticians etc , again just gave me drops .Can anyone help please xx