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Posted 15 February 2005 - 12:45 PM

Hey guys,

I know that this post is out of date from when this topic started, but if you still have the "shiner" problems, it's most like b/c you are allergic to Lactose and/or casein (which is a common side-effect celiac disease).

Actually, they are called shiners...

"The symptoms of milk protein allergy can manifest in the skin, the digestive system, or the respiratory system.

Skin reactions may include an itchy red rash, hives, eczema, allergic "shiners" (black eyes), and swelling of lips, mouth, tongue, face or throat.

Digestive system reactions might include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, gas, bloating, or abdominal cramps.

Respiratory system reactions include runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, itchy eyes, nasal congestion, wheezing, shortness of breath, or coughing; or even anaphylactic shock.

Some children may have reddish ear lobes or a glazed look in their eyes. Other symptoms that may be attributed to milk allergy are bed wetting, lethargy, and inattentiveness."

It's worth checking into by getting blood allergy tests for it. Good luck :)

PS - Since I have found out of have celiac disease and dairy allergies, being on a new diet, my eyes are improving more everyday!
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Posted 15 February 2005 - 04:49 PM

Yep, I have the dark circles too. It's good to know we're not alone here.
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Posted 15 February 2005 - 06:34 PM

You can be gluten-free and CF and still get them. Mine flair up when I get behind in my sleep or poison myself. If my immune system gets low my shiners are the first thing I notice.
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Posted 20 February 2005 - 06:50 AM

I've been gluten free since right after Thanksgiving. Just the other day someone told me the circles under my eyes weren't so dark anymore. I hadn't even noticed!
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Posted 21 February 2005 - 01:08 PM

Same with me here. A few nights ago I had a little chit-chat with my husband on the couch about me being sick. And he said: 'My dad noticed right away, that you're dark circles around the eyes were gone.' I haden't even noticed that either.

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 01:38 PM

I don't have circles, I have little bumps under my eyes. What's up with that?
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Posted 25 February 2005 - 02:05 PM

Could you please tell me the source for your information? I'd like to print it and take it to doctor, but from original source if possible. Perhaps that will help convince him to test my son for allergies.

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Posted 06 March 2005 - 11:05 AM

Dark circles I have had since childhood are getting better. I am less congested too and don't blow my nose all the time. Amazing!
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