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Swelling around the eyes

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 3, 2008
  • 06:47 AM

Hi there

For about 5-6 months I have had swelling around my eyes. It has gone beyond puffiness; there is pressure on the eyeballs from the swollen tissue, the inside corners (ie the bit on the nose) is blistering on bad days. I am getting pockets of swelling forcing there way over the orbital bone onto my cheeks.

I have had allergy tests and am non-reactive to all of the RAST substances. I found out that I am allergic to casein (extremely) cane sugar (moderately) and mildly reactive to a few other foods. I have stopped all those. (Never had any noticeable reaction to milk products!)

I noticed I was reacting more after eating fish - and have stopped all fish products weeks ago, tho it turns out I am not allergic. But the symptoms are still worsening.

I have gone without makeup & alcohol; have tried dust mite covers on the bed. Nothing is helping. Antihistamines seem to make it worse.

I have been to the eye specialist - and beyond confirming the swelling and noting that the eyeballs are slightly swollen, he doesn't know what is wrong - he guessed thyroid. GP is stymied.

I have now been for CBC and thyroid test. Thyroid is normal. But platelets are low, and mean platelet volume is high. Everything else was in normal range.

I am hypermobile, but otherwise my general health is good. I sleep well, am energetic, eat well, don't smoke, take no medication, moderate drinker, no illicit drugs, exercise regularly, am 45 years old, female, 5'4" and 130 pounds.

Anybody out there have any ideas?

Thanks for your attention.

MB

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