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helenabbadi

Eye Swelling/ Raccoon Eyes

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Hey guys! I was just wondering if anyone has problems with facial swelling, particularly swelling around the eyes and nose? I've had that problem for almost a year now. And I also have sensitivity to light and dark dark circles around my eyes. I've been to several ENTs (ear, nose, throat doctors) all of which ruled out sinus problems. I have environmental allergies, and I know those can cause my symptoms, but even my allergy meds don't really seem to help. I wouldn't be too concerned but like I said I have had this problem for about a year. Any help would be appreciated!

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I had the dark circles under my eyes until I went gluten-free and started taking multi vits. My boss mentioned that vitamin defeciensies can cause the dark circles!

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Hey guys! I was just wondering if anyone has problems with facial swelling, particularly swelling around the eyes and nose? I've had that problem for almost a year now. And I also have sensitivity to light and dark dark circles around my eyes. I've been to several ENTs (ear, nose, throat doctors) all of which ruled out sinus problems. I have environmental allergies, and I know those can cause my symptoms, but even my allergy meds don't really seem to help. I wouldn't be too concerned but like I said I have had this problem for about a year. Any help would be appreciated!

I had dark circles and puffiness under my eyes for years. I even went to the eye dr concerned because my eyes felt "gritty" and I always looked very tired. I also cannot go outside without sunglasses because of sensitivity to sunlight. After going gluten free, I started absorbing vitamins and iron (was anemic) and my dark circles are gone. The puffiness went away after I began using "Refresh Tears" 2x a day for dry eyes. It is over the counter and helps with dry eyes. I would ask to have your iron levels checked as well as for other deficiencies. My symptoms were all nutritional deficiencies more than stomach problems.

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Hey guys! I was just wondering if anyone has problems with facial swelling, particularly swelling around the eyes and nose? I've had that problem for almost a year now. And I also have sensitivity to light and dark dark circles around my eyes. I've been to several ENTs (ear, nose, throat doctors) all of which ruled out sinus problems. I have environmental allergies, and I know those can cause my symptoms, but even my allergy meds don't really seem to help. I wouldn't be too concerned but like I said I have had this problem for about a year. Any help would be appreciated!

Have you ever had your thyroid checked? Specifically checked for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis? That's what I have and it's an autoimmune disease. So, if you already have Celiac, you're prone to other autoimmune diseases, including Hashimoto's. One of the symptoms of an unchecked and untreated Hashimoto's disease is facial swelling, specifically by the eyes. Ask your doctor for a thyroid panel!!

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