Hello, I can't b sure of course but I have hyperthyroid autoimmune disease or graves disease and have read much on it and hypothyroid conditions. While reading on it. I found out u can also develop thyroid eye disease. Since u have a skin condition that is due to a immune reaction. I'm wondering if u may have this. U describe it to a tee. I have a mild form. My eyes were always red, eye drops or not. They've bn dry and felt gritty. And I had a menthol feeling as well although I didn't c that as a symtom. But it is a symtom of dry eye disease caused by again, inflammation. Thyroid eye disease is caused by inflammation behind t eye in t tissues and muscles. Havent gotten t bulging but I've bn afraid of it, cuz I've read,although there probly is a natural cure, that it is permanant.
I'd get scared when my eyes would ache and hurt when I moved them and when I had a headache all around them sometimes. I've worked on reducing my inflammation and now it only happens occasionally now. The flaxseed oil btw,for me has done wonders for my skin when nothing else has. But mayb it triggered it or mayb it's coincidence. But u might go to a endocrinologist just for diagnosis just to make sure. I also use Colloidal Silver in them which seems to help. But in the mean time I'd work on inflammation which u def have with ur skin condition anyway. Just fyi. I use a whole food multi vitamin that includes lots of organic herbs for inflammation and antioxidents. It's called vitaforce and it really works wonders.Probly would cure your skin problem for sure. It's one of the best finds of my life and actually brought me bk to life as I also have celiacs disease which I have had at least 8-9 yrs b4 being diagnosed along with hyperthyroid which caused many other health probs incl. affecting my skin.I couldnt absorb vitamins from foods well and went yrs on almost 0 vitamin d and b12 even tho i took vitamins. Found out most vitamins r lab derived and actually bad for u. Read up on it or i'll b going on for days.lol. And i avoid inflammatory foods and eat as organic as I can and I take a natural cure for thyroid called actalan by a holistic doc cuz med docs really treat t thyroid in a scary way. They kill it and put u on pig hormones for life. Again, read on it. My condition is greatly improved including my eyes. They really only just get red now and then at this point (bout 9 mos later). Mayb I'm wrong but it sure sounds just like it. I wish u well and much luck dear.