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swelling around eyes

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 9, 2006
  • 04:34 PM

I'm wondering if anyone can help me figure out what's going on with me. I wake up in the morning looking like a monster. My eyes are so swollen it looks like I've been crying all night or someone beat me up. (No, they aren't black and blue). This has been going on for about 4 years. I remember when it started, I was working 12 hours shifts, 14 days in a row. People started telling me I looked tired, and I was! But it never went away, and it seems to be getting worse. It is really bad when I've been eating canned or prepare foods, like canned soup, bottled salad dressings, ect. I can understand being sensitive to salt and preservatives, but why? And why is it getting worse? I like a glass of red wine in the evenings and this seems to be a trigger also. The puffiness goes down a little during the day, but never all the way, and I never look normal anymore. Does anyone know whats going on? And what I can do about it besides live on water and radishes? Thanks.

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  • I have a similar problem that has been going on since July 2006I have been to 3 eye specialists and back to the dentist.All checks out at the dentist he can't figure it out.it always happens on the right side of the face.and only on certain days.And it occurs throughout the night.So needless to say you don't know what morning you'll wake up with swollen lids.And yes usually it goes down a bit throughout the day.The Doc.is now sending me for a cat scan and also to an ear, nose and throat specialist.I also have no pain what so ever.(so far)The eyeball itself has been infected about 3 times throughout this ordeal.You hate to plan too much as you don't know from day to day how your face is going to look.
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