Why Do My Eyes Burn?
Posted 25 March 2005 - 08:15 AM
Posted 25 March 2005 - 08:28 AM
Gluten Free since 12-31-2002!!
Posted 25 March 2005 - 09:25 AM
Hey, I am on plain meat and veggie diet too...along with potatoes. If I gave up my potatoes, I would probably drop weight like a rock!!!
gluten-free since July 2004
Strawberries and Banannas (2007)
Nitrates (April 2006)
Yeast (which includes all vinegar so no condiments) (Oct. 2004)
Peanuts (Nov. 2004)
Soy (Oct. 2004)
Almonds (Sept. 2004)
Corn (Sept. 2004)
Posted 25 March 2005 - 10:37 AM
Although I don't have this as a particular symptom, I have read other posts regarding this. Alot of celiacs apparently also have something called Sjogren's Syndrome. If you google it up, you might find it interesting.....
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Posted 25 March 2005 - 06:38 PM
I know it's not seasonal allergies causing this because the symptoms are consistent throughout the year relating to what I eat. (I do suffer badly from a hayfever allergy though which brings on massive sneezing)
I've looked into the symptoms of Sjogren's Syndrome and I find that, for example, my eyes burn even before I open them in the morning and quite often are tearing out the sides at the same time. This wouldn't fit with the Syndrome.
I guess my frustration is knowing that something is going on chemically when I cheat with food that brings this eye burn on, but I'd like to understand what it is.
Posted 25 March 2005 - 10:54 PM
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
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Posted 26 March 2005 - 11:29 AM
Red, burning, itchy eyes were one of my first symptoms of gluten intolerance. This occurred all year round. I was receiving allergy shots which helped but it never went away even with antihistamines, eye drops , etc. My allergist got so upset about hearing my complaints that he through his hands up in the air and said "this project isn't working". I was so angry at him that I left the office and never went back.I read later that if this condition does not get better then the patient should have a celiac panel done. My Dr. was board certified, he really should have done more. Anyway this continued for 3 years until I developed GI symptoms and finally got tested. My gliadin IgA was elevated to 75. Since going gluten-free my symptoms have gotton a lot better, not 100%, but better. Hope you feel better soon.
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Posted 27 March 2005 - 08:41 AM
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