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Eyelids swell at night

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  • Posted By: bev nethers
  • February 1, 2007
  • 05:16 PM


My eyelids swell when I sleep at night (sometimes the swelling begins at night when I'm sitting around watching tv). I wake up and my eyelids are drooping down to my eyelashes and they're all puffy. Every now and then, they're so swollen that it looks like a ping-pong ball has been cut in half and inserted under my eyelid. This happens for a few nights, then it goes away for a couple of months- then it starts all over again. I can't figure out what makes this happen. I haven't changed anything (make-up, pillow, detergent, etc. Usually by mid-day, I'm somewhat presentable.

Please let me know if this has happened to you. How did you solve it? I've tried cortisone cremes and benedryl.

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