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  • Morning eyes- swollen

    my eyes are almost swollen shut (like under eyes REAL puffy) every morning when i wake up.

    it goes away as the day goes on, but im pretty sure this indicates something aint right somewhere.... any ideas?
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  • #2
    Too much salt? MSG will do this to me too. Dust mites in the pillows might be an allergen. Or seasonal allergies - lots of people complaining about that around now. I had this all the time when I still ate gluten, now not so much.

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    • #3
      Hypothyroid? I had puffy eyes as my first noticeable symptom.

      Hypothyroidism - diagnosis of - DoctorMyhill

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      • #4
        That sometimes happens to me when I've had too much salt/alcohol and not enough water to go with it.

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        • #5
          i guess it could be salt, but i thought adding sea salt was a good thing?

          hypothyroid, sorry but i am convinced everyone thinks they have this and it is a byproduct of a body malfunction elsewhere. if i have bad thyroid numbers it isnt persay my thyroid it is my whole body that needs to reboot healthwise. prolly the most self diagnosed problem along with CFS

          alcohol, only have a couple times a year and non for lent lol. havent drank since new years eve

          thinking maybe i need to balance something somewhere but i dunno.

          i DO HAVE hay fever, this time of year i wakeup every night like 2-3am andcough and cant take good breaths without coughing them out
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          • #6
            come to think of it it could be the salt...it is worse when i have a lot of dairy too...and its salty....and i had 'no meat' yesterday so relied on a lot of canned seafood which has a lot of salt... hmmm.... i like salt lol
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            • #7
              Do you tend to sleep with your face in the pillow or do you sleep on your back? My face tends to get much more puffy if I sleep on my stomach but it does get better during the day. It used to be much worse when my allergies were real bad druing the CW eating days but that has tapered off quite a bit.
              "If man made it, don't eat it" - Jack Lallane

              People say I am on a "crazy" diet. What is so crazy about eating veggies, fruits, seafood and organ meats? Just because I don't eat whole wheat and processed food doesn't make my diet "crazy". Maybe everyone else with a SAD are the "crazy" ones for putting that junk in their system.

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              • #8
                Sounds like hay fever then. Was the onset around the same time? You could try a Benadryl at bedtime. Really put me to sleep, but I would feel groggy in the morning. I think it's safe though, my doctor said she advises it for pregnant women.

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                • #9
                  If it's salt then just try to eat it earlier in the day and avoid it in the evening.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by MalPaz View Post
                    come to think of it it could be the salt...it is worse when i have a lot of dairy too...and its salty....and i had 'no meat' yesterday so relied on a lot of canned seafood which has a lot of salt... hmmm.... i like salt lol
                    Trying drinking a ton of water (with lemon helps because it has potassium) and taking a big piss before bed. That helps me. When I fall asleep in the middle of the day, I tend to wake up puffy, but drinking a big glass of water and flushing my system makes me feel back to normal.

                    Adding sea salt to one's diet is not as beneficial as replacing refined salts with unrefined salts. If you're eating a lot of salted, preserved foods already, it's not going to help you to add sea salt, but if you need to use salt in something anyway, stick to sea salt.

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                    • #11
                      will try the lemon water....actually have been craving eating lemons lately....odd but i have been averaging 1-2 lemons a day just eating them
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                      • #12
                        Sub-clinical hypothyroidism is actually quite prevalent in the general population and seeing as how it's correlated with many of the health problems that people on health boards are trying to avoid then you're most likely looking at a population that is already at a higher risk of having slightly abnormal levels.

                        Alternatively though almost all sinus infections get worse at night as your body somewhat gives up on trying to move stuff around in there while you're sleeping. Sinus infections unfortunately are amazingly difficult to rid yourself of completely.
                        "You can demonstrate the purpose and limits of human digestion with a simple experiment: eat a steak with some whole corn kernels, and see what comes out the other end. It won’t be the steak."
                        -J.Stanton

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                        • #13
                          Sounds like an allergy. There are lots of potential allergens lurking in one's bed: down pillows, mites in bedding, fabric treated with flame retardants, and so on.
                          This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson

                          Any given day you are surrounded by 10,000 idiots.
                          Lao Tsu, founder of Taoism

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                          • #14
                            Yeah... I would say it's the hayfever and salt not hypo... Cut back on salt, drink waaay more water, see if you can figure out the allergies.

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                            • #15
                              In the meantime... freezing cold showers in the morning will get rid of them.

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