Swollen eyelid thyroid

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Over the last six months i am having recurrent swollen eyelid, only one eye at a time but can be either eye, usually lasts 1 or 2 days, only upper eyelid, no pain, itchyness, blurry vision or bloodshot eyes. Had reoccured every 2-3 wks, have had 9wks now when it hasn't happened, and yesterday it reoccurred. GP has tested for thyroid problems, all clear. I have psoriatic arthrits, my consultant says its not related, can you help?
I often wake up with a large, swollen eyelid. This has happened for over a month now. It alternates between both the left and right eye, top or bottom eyelid, and sometimes even both. There is no pain, and the swelling is normally reduced after using a cold compress... I have not noticed any patterns as to when the swelling occurs, and went weeks without makeup to see if that would help (if it was an allergic reaction.) Nothing seems to be effective, what could be the problem?
Lately I have had a problem that started off as a dry patch on my right eyelid that lasted for a week. Than one day I wake up and my whole right eye is swollen shut. I immediatly put ice on it and go up to the hospital. The provider told me it was a bug bite and prescribed me benedryl. Well just when I thought all was fine two day later I wake up to both eyes swollen shut. Again I immediately put ice on it and go to the hospital.
Other doctors say it is not preceptal cellulitis. Thyroid has been a problem for me in the past. Thyroid is normal at this time. Also the swelling goes down over the day and is at its worst in the morning upon waking.
i have swollen eyelids (some facial edema too), estradiol levels high 60 pg/ml, normal cortisol , next to take a test of aldosterone, and free T3, T4 and TSH. is aldosterone excess, the problem (by estrogen) ? I have read this too. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1981 Apr 3;673(4):387-93. Induction of hyaluronic acid synthetase by estrogen in the mouse skin. Uzuka M, Nakajima K, Ohta S, Mori Y.
Within an hour, more and more of the left eyelid is showing and it stays this way all day. Not sure if it's swollen or ptosis. Looking back at pictures, it has been this way for about 5 years but now is starting to bother me. I've had a CT on sinuses and tests for thyroid issues. Next step is an MRI. Any idea what causes this? I am so self conscious and embarrassed by this.
So, days later I call GP office and speak to the nurse, she tells me blood test shows my potassium is low and CT shows multiple lesions on my thyroid and swollen lymph nodes, but my thyroid levels were fine. Scheduled ultrasound for thyroid and another blood test to check potassium level all for Sept. 10. But if my symptoms get worse come back to ER. Today being sunday I had to go back to the ER because my left eyelid is drooping.
Personally, I have no experience in Glaucoma and Cataract. You might go to the Doctor Thyroid Forum and ask Dr. Lupo at http://www.medhelp.org/forums/show/120 OR at left of page almost top, under "Thyroid Disorders" in red click on "thyroid" it will take you to the forum. OR Go to the Medical and Health list of Doctor-to-Patient or Patient to Patient Forums at: http://www.medhelp.org/forums.htm and chose a forum that fits your condition and/or needs.
) I am wondering if this could be thyroid related- I was on a very low dose of armour thyroid 30 mg after the above test results but my last results0 which I don't have were more normal and I discontinuedthe thyroid med. I also have RA but it is not a med reaction b/c I am not taking anything that would causethis and it only seems to happen when there is pressure on my face like in yoga doing inversions and w/the massage laying face down inthe head cradle.
I used olive oil in my eyelid... my eyelid skin has loosened... before that i had faced an eyelid infection,A DIRT ENTERED MY EYES .....i don't know what to do....please help me..... i don't want these swollen,drooping eyelids.please help me......
60 I have been experiencing severe eyelid and some below eye swelling after doing yoga and yesterday after I had a massage. Infact after the massage my upper lip was also swollen.
Current doc has labs in for what she believes is a failing thyroid. For about 5months my left eyelid will not open upon waking. I have to manually open it. Then it will shut again. I have to them rub it for a few moments and it will stay open. Of course then my vision is blurry. I take 200mgs a day of topomax for severe migraines. No soda for me as many here have mentioned... Topomax ruins the taste of it. Just water. No other meds of treatments.
I have had swollen eye lids, top and bottom for 2 weeks. No discharge or pain, but my eyes are red. Dr. prescribed steroids and zpac for 5 days, but the symptoms are the same. I am not experiencing any allergy problem right now.
blood tests for kidney, thyroid and liver problems; MRI, CAT scan. I also had eyelid surgery to reduce the fatty tissue there, as the opthamologist thought it was possible that the weight of the eyelids/lashes could be irriating the eye. I also went through several rounds of antibiotics as at one point the thought was that it was an infection of some sort.Most recently I had a biopsy, and so far, lymphoma has been ruled out.
When I woke in the morning both eyes where massively swollen, my right eye was much worse and was barely open. I assumed the Papaw being quite a heavy vaseline type ointment had maybe not allowed the skin to breathe so I have now avoided it. I applied cooled spoons which after several hours of holding to my eyes seemed to being down the swelling but left my eyes still very red and sort of wrinkly looking.
However, I'm not so concerned about the rash on my forehead as I am about my swollen eyelids. If it's acne, then why do my (our) eyelids swell? I happen to use a Clearasil cream as well. I wonder if that has something to do with it? I also have allergies to ragweed, dust mites, fragrance, etc. and take Claritin just about everyday. I have also been wearing a wool hat with fleece on the inside for the past month or so, which is another strange coincidence.
Last year I suffered a contact dermatitis on the left side of my face, going from my left temple to the upper left part on my forehead and even onto my left eyebrow and eyelid. It eventually went away but always felt like the skin close and around my left eye was always more sensitive especially after a hot shower or when it was really humid out, doing sports, sweating, etc. I felt like there was ''movement''. Now and since about mid-April I've been having problems with my left eye again.
I have Graves' eye disease, not bulging eyes. Mine is swollen eyelids. My vision is blurry and it has worsened over the course of three years. My thyroid eye specialist said that there is a thickening of my muscles behind the eyes. I get double vision and extreme sensitivity to light. If I'm in the sun too long, even with sunglasses, I see bright white spots. I'm wondering if anyone has the same Graves' eye disease I did, swollen eyelids and what the prognosis was?
My mother has been suffering swollen eyelid, lower lid, disclouration around the skin area of the since March 11. The eye completely closes and she suffers severe pain in temple areas, and back of head. She has had a CT scan which is clear, thyroid function is normal, arterial arteritis has also been ruled out. She has had other numerous blood test which are normal. She is being treated by steroids, once she gets below the 15mg her eye swells up again. The steroids are now effecting her health.
For almost 3 yrs now, I have had a swollen upper left eyelid. It occasionally is accompanied by dull deep pain in my eye and sinus/septum also. For the last 2 yrs I have seen a variety of opthamologists, neuro-opthamologists, etc. Recent (less than 1 yr) MRI of orbit and brain was normal. Clinical exams have all been normal. However, every MD does acknowledge that there is swelling there, they just dont know why.
Greetings to all I am hypo then was put onto 100mg Thyroxin per day and later also 125mg of Armour - months I told the dr Armour is not working for me - my legs and abdominal area is swollen and feels as if I am retaining a lot of water. Later dosage was dropped to 40mg of Armour and 50 Thyroxin - I felts awful for a long time. Armour was removed in July and then I was on 50mg of Thyroxin and 20mg of Cytomel for T3. Slowly started feeling a bit better yet still tired.
As the day goes on it gets better, but still is swollen. However, now it is always a little swollen. Yesterday I woke up and again it was swollen so much I could barely see out of my eye. Today it was better, but when I woke up it was still swollen. I haven't tried any new foods, make up, detergents, or anything and do not have any allergies. I am not sure if this is related to any autoimmune problem that could be going on or not.
I don't have any pain, have even stopped wearing makeup and nothing has helped. I only have upper eyelid swollen with the right eye being the worse. It looks like they are retaining water.
I guess everyone was under the assumption that this eyelid ailment was cause by allergies.....but in hind sight it appears that it is not related at all......I could rationalize the dry eyes to contacts, and the eye inflammation to something else. I am afraid to touch my eyes in anyway, although would love too, as they are always extremely itchy......anyway any knowledge that I can acquire on my own is so very helpful......thanks again.
The next morning I woke up with swelling around the whole eyelid and unbearable itchiness. The next morning after that my lip was swollen itchy and cracked. The strange thing was it was only the right side of my face. I was prescribed antihistamines and they did help for a time but, like everyone has been saying, i'm thinking it just masks the symptoms. Also not long after that i had poison ivy twice in a matter of 3 weeks and was prescibed prednisone both times.
I admit it is totally my fault I have this problem. The eyelid and area above have been red and swollen for four days. I would have thought the redness and swelling would be gone by now, but it is still there. Is there anything I can do to reduce the swelling and get rid of the redness? Thank you.
My right eye is bulging (as the patients with disease of Gravez),I have seen too many doctors and no one knows what I have they said that my thyroid is fine, also my blood pressure, but I see something weird on my face by my face on the right side is larger , my eye are is always swollen the eyelid, the eye brow area and the right cheek .
My moment was when RAI was cancelled because I'm pregnant! I told the Dr. it was medically impossible. That doesn't matter. He won't proceed with RAI without documentation from a GYN. Well, after $1000 in tests, I have learned that my thyroid nodule is larger than my "baby carriage". Ahh, the wonders of modern sensitive tests.
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