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Puffy Eyes Cause From Celiac Disease?

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Ever since I can remember, I've had puffy eyes. I get a lot of sleep, drink plenty of water, but I heard that gluten in your diet if you're intolerant can cause puffy eyes. My eyes are extremely puffy and pink /red (not my actually eye, but the skin under and above them). It's very annoying and makes me insecure. I went on an all gluten free diet for awhile (brown rice, potatoes, chicken, fish, etc..) with no spices aside from butter to cook with, yet my problems still persisted. Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong in my diet?

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Doesn't sound like gluten is the issue, yet there could be a food or environmental trigger.  Have you visited an Allergist for blood and skin prick allergy testing?  If all was negative, try a food journal.

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What else could it be from? I've taken all other steps.. Allergy medicines, eye creams, sleep, water, etc..

 

Puffy eyes don't run in my family, and I know it's a symptom from eating foods containing gluten.

 

All other steps including complete allergy testing?

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I get puffy eyes also around my eye, some days it's bad some days it's not, I am not eating Gluten I am assuming it is something eles. Also my actual eyes swell ,are red, and irritated , I know it is not Gluten, I will talk to my Dr. Soon. I am certain it is another sort of allergy. 

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I have always had problems with puffy/red eyes.  In high school one day when I was having bad allergies I got pulled to the side by a teacher who thought I was on something and I had to explain my allergy eye issue.  Later I thought it resolved, but I was 19 I think and I went to the eye doctor and he was freaking out at how inflamed my eyes were.  If you don't want to go to an allergist and get poked at, make yourself an eye exam appointment with an optometrist or opthamologist (NOT optician- they cannot prescribe meds) and they can prescribe you RX eye allergy drops to try.  They can also see really close up what kind of inflammation is going on in your eye when they look at it in the exam.  Some medications can also cause undereye circles and puffiness and the doctor should be familiar with them.

 

Secondly, if you suspect you are gluten intolerant, you should make an appointment with your doctor and get tested.

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I get puffy eyes.  I believe that it is related to my intolerances.  I also get swelling my my legs at the same time.  My chiropractor told me the other day to check into information on Lymphatic isssues.  I did.  I saw  puffy eyes in some of those materials.  My chiropractor told me the pump for the lymph is in the ankles.  Therefore I think that perhaps more excercise can help the problem.

 

  Oh, what I was reading suggested that one would have puffy eyes in the morning because of being still all night.

  So you may want to look up lymph.

 

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I have a sneaky suspicion that may be my problem D. But the weather is so bad this winter. Right now theres 4" of ice on the road. So many Drs. Appts have been canceled. I will wait till the weather breaks. 

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