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Old 02-16-2005, 12:30 AM   #1
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Can high blood pressure cause dark circles under eyes?

Is it possible that high blood pressure cause bags and dark circles under the eyes?

Old 02-16-2005, 05:39 AM   #2
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Re: Can high blood pressure cause dark circles under eyes?

I don't know about dark circles, but some bp meds can effect the eyes.

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Old 02-16-2005, 08:03 PM   #3
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Re: Can high blood pressure cause dark circles under eyes?

I don't know about high blood pressure causing those specific problems, but I do know that since I've been on Toprol (weaning off of it as I type!!!! ) I've had dark circles surrounding my eyes. I feel (and look!) like a raccoon on some days! The surprises just never end.........


Old 02-17-2005, 06:21 AM   #4
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Re: Can high blood pressure cause dark circles under eyes?

With the beta-blockers like Toprol & Atenolol, nothing would shock me. On the beta-blockers, my eyes have become much more dry & red in the mornings. It doesn't sound that unusual.

Old 02-17-2005, 06:41 AM   #5
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Re: Can high blood pressure cause dark circles under eyes?

I've also have dark circles and sometimes bags under the eyes in the mornings since I've been on a beta blocker. Also, sometimes my whole face is a little puffy. I can also get the puffiness just by laying down for an hour or so and taking a nap. My Dr. told me that the puffiness was coming from my thyroid but now that my thyroid levels are normal I still have it. I didn't have this problem until the hbp meds, so it has to be the meds.

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