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Old 02-10-2005, 04:28 PM   #1
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Question Veterans: Will my BIG eyelids recede?

Hello to all of you veterans who hopefully have experienced some relief from the terrible symptoms of hypothyroidism. I believe I am finally experiencing that same relief...slowly, but surely. My question to you all is: When you finally started to feel normal again, did your eyelids recede? I'm really hoping that this isn't a permanent condition for me!

Cheers to smaller eyelids and better health!
-Jenny J[/FONT]

 
Old 02-10-2005, 05:29 PM   #2
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Re: Veterans: Will my BIG eyelids recede?

Jenny, I am right there with you. I have been on a rollercoaster with my hypo since having my baby 7 months ago. I had been on Levoxyl .112 mcg before that time with no problem. The most bothersome symptom has been my heavy, sagging eyelids. I hate them! Mine are just starting to get a bit better since I increased my dose of Synthroid to 250mcg this week. Can't wait to get rid of them!!
Good Luck!
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Old 02-11-2005, 06:41 AM   #3
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Re: Veterans: Will my BIG eyelids recede?

Thanks so much for your reply, Colleen. It really helps to have support from fellow hypos like yourself! I hope you feel better soon, too and congratulations on your new baby!

JennyJ

 
Old 02-11-2005, 09:23 AM   #4
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Re: Veterans: Will my BIG eyelids recede?

Yes! My eyes actually swelled shut. It took aprox 6 weeks to completely go away. If it does not go away you need to have your tests re-run and recheck your thyroid hormones.

 
Old 02-11-2005, 10:12 AM   #5
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I thankfully don't have the big eyelid problem, but I'm wondering about home remedies for it. What about using preparation H for swelling? I know some women use it for under the eyes? Also, I have found when my eyes are puffy, putting cold water or ice on or near them helps reduce the swelling.

 
Old 02-11-2005, 05:42 PM   #6
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Re: Veterans: Will my BIG eyelids recede?

Hey Droopy Lids!

I hear ya. Got the same problem. LOL

Vitamin c serum is a good way to stick them up....until they stay that way on their own.

~S

 
Old 02-12-2005, 06:37 AM   #7
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Re: Veterans: Will my BIG eyelids recede?

Thanks so much for your help! This thyroid community really rules!

JennyJ

 
Old 02-12-2005, 10:28 AM   #8
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Re: Veterans: Will my BIG eyelids recede?

Whats the vit c serum?

 
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Re: Veterans: Will my BIG eyelids recede?

Oh Vitamin C serum...is really cool stuff. You can just google it over the internet and order some. You may pay 25 bucks for it...but its well worth it. I used that before all this thryoid trouble....and it makes your skin look really nice. It curtails puffiness while making your skin look smooth. I swear by it!

 
Old 02-13-2005, 03:30 AM   #10
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Re: Veterans: Will my BIG eyelids recede?

oooh cheers!! will it be ok to use as a graves patient with puffy lids?

 
Old 02-13-2005, 03:34 AM   #11
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Re: Veterans: Will my BIG eyelids recede?

Hi there
My eyelids got so bad (even on treatment) that I qualified for free plastic surgery on the grounds that it was affecting my vision - which it was! So I had this, and now my eyes are better than ever! The problem is the skin stretches and it doesnt go back! Like pregnancy stretch marks it caused me permanent damage!

 
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Re: Veterans: Will my BIG eyelids recede?

The thing about vitamin c serum...its really just an anti-oxidant for the skin. So, yeah its safe.

 
Old 02-13-2005, 10:21 AM   #13
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Re: Veterans: Will my BIG eyelids recede?

ooohhh will go look for some!! Sounds good thanx!!! Pushka wouldnt you think they would of tightened the skin too? I hate all this cr&p!! ps how long before you see results yea lm keen lol

 
Old 02-22-2005, 06:30 AM   #14
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Re: Veterans: Will my BIG eyelids recede?

Hi, all-

I didn't even realize that my heavy, sagging, swollen eyelids were due to my Hashi's/hypo. Thanks for giving me hope that they will recede some when I finally get my numbers where they should be (if I ever get my numbers where they should be, that is).

LT

 
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