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Old 09-19-2003, 08:54 AM   #1
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Question Quick question on eye puffiness

Hi Guys,

I am trying to be diagnosed. All of my symptoms indicate hypo, but my blood tests are normal.

Somedays my eyelids are so puffy they almost hang over my eyelashes. Other days they appear fine.

My questions is: with hypo are they puffy all of the time?


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Old 09-21-2003, 05:10 PM   #2
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Hi Liz,

Noticed no one had responded. All I can say is I don't have eye puffiness unless I have something else like allergy attack of lack of sleep. Are your eyelids truly puffy or is it more like your eyeballs bulging ******d? Hyperthyroid is notorious for causing bulging eyes. Hyper and hypo both share some of the same symptoms, so it is best to get a proper set of tests run to see waht your thyroid is doing.

Old 09-21-2003, 06:17 PM   #3
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When I was going through my hypo period before I had RAI treatment, my eyelids were very puffy every morning. This was when I was very, very hypo with a TSH over 100.
Have they checked your antibodies? Sometimes this can alter test results.

[This message has been edited by hilery79 (edited 09-21-2003).]

Old 09-21-2003, 09:04 PM   #4
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Hello! First, I noticed you said your blood tests were "normal." That always bothers me because my blood tests were always "normal" too!....until I went to a doctor that specializes/believes in "Wilson's Syndrome." Your blood tests will be "normal," but your temperature will be consistently low. Look up "Wlsons Syndrome" on the Net.

My eyes were always puffy, I tried everything including eliminating almost all salts from my diet. It was not until I was put on Thyroid meds that everything-including my puffy eyes, changed. Good luck to you!

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