dark circles all round my eyes

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daisyrambler
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   Posted 3/19/2009 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
i found several topics about the dark circles and that a lot of people with this dd has them but the reason that people gave doesnt really aply to me ... i am on an iron pill and the last time i had the dr check my iron was fine ... I dont have allergies ... i have slept lots in the last 2 days so its not cause i need sleep ... and i have had some d but not lots so i dont think that is it ... is there any other reasons i have the dark circles and how do i make them go away ... i always have them and i am tired of people asking me if im sick ...
 
 any ideas ??
> 27 year old female < 
 > Diagonsed with Crohns disease in 2000 <
 > In 2009 I was told my Crohns is Crohn's Colitis ~ they said it was in my rectum, colon and all through my small intestine <
 
 > Medication - pentasa(4000mg), imuran(100mg), prednisone(40mg 30mg 20mg 10mg 5mg), singulair, vitamin C, vitamin E, calcium+D, multivitamin, b-12, iron, and fish oil <
 
> I thank the Lord every day for my amazing husband and wonderful family <


LMills
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   Posted 3/19/2009 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I know that sometimes it is just genetic..there are several products you can use for your skin to lighten them, but I know they're really expensive...I don't know how people afford some skincare products!
I'll try and find a few things I have tried later that work, but I am being shoved off of the computer at the moment hah.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


daisyrambler
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   Posted 3/19/2009 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah i have looked at some but i cant afford them well i guess i could but i dont really want to buy them if i dont know if they will work soo .. if you know of somethink that will work that will be great
> 27 year old female < 
 > Diagonsed with Crohns disease in 2000 <
 > In 2009 I was told my Crohns is Crohn's Colitis ~ they said it was in my rectum, colon and all through my small intestine <
 
 > Medication - pentasa(4000mg), imuran(100mg), prednisone(40mg 30mg 20mg 10mg 5mg), singulair, vitamin C, vitamin E, calcium+D, multivitamin, b-12, iron, and fish oil <
 
> I thank the Lord every day for my amazing husband and wonderful family <


Miss J
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   Posted 3/19/2009 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Daisy, I see we're about the same age (I'm 26/f). I know exactly how you feel.

I, too, have dark circles under my eyes that worsen if I'm having a flareup and/or am in severe pain. The only time I don't have 'em is when neither the Crohn's or any of my other medical problems are affecting me. I got so fed up with people asking me "Do you feel okay?", I started wearing makeup everyday to work. They make pretty good concealers nowdays that don't feel too heavy on your skin, and a little dab under my eyes does wonders.

It certainly isn't a permanent solution, but it's quick and cheap (I pay about $7 for a bottle that will last several months).

LMills
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   Posted 3/19/2009 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Concealer is a really good idea. I use it everyday and then brush it over with powder so it lasts longer and looks natural. Seems to make a big difference. I'll be looking into the actual products that go into your skin though so...
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


janicea
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   Posted 3/19/2009 5:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I know someone who had them, and he gave up dairy and they went away. Dunno if that helps!

LMills
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   Posted 3/19/2009 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   
http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2926538?refsid=181263&refcat=0~2377897~2377898~6020760~6020762&Sourceid=1&Slotid=1&origin=related

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2926525?cm_cat=datafeed&cm_pla=skin%2Fbody_treatment:women:moisturizer&cm_ite=m.a.c_strobe_cream:181263&cm_ven=Yahoo_df&mr:referralid=b6088de9-09ec-11de-9f5b-000423c27407

Those are the two products I have been considering if I ever get the money. I know at least trying to get to bed at a reasonable hour(if that's possible with our erratic sleeping patterns) and eating well if you can help it tend to help with the under eye problems. I know there are certain foods that are good for it too but I can't remember which ones..
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


Veebo
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   Posted 3/19/2009 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I all for Clinique all "about eyes" concealer and then a round of bare minerals "well rested". I have really dark circles under my eyes. Part genetics and part health and life. Remember, they are not as bad as you think as you are always your biggest critic.

daisyrambler
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   Posted 3/21/2009 1:02 AM (GMT -6)   
i have some eye concealer but i dont think it works all that well but then again veebo you are right i bet its not as bad as i think it is ..... but im going to try to get some better stuff clinique or something
LMills thanks for the ideas ill look in to them
> 27 year old female < 
 > Diagonsed with Crohns disease in 2000 <
 > In 2009 I was told my Crohns is Crohn's Colitis ~ they said it was in my rectum, colon and all through my small intestine <
 
 > Medication - pentasa(4000mg), imuran(100mg), prednisone(40mg 30mg 20mg 10mg 5mg), singulair, vitamin C, vitamin E, calcium+D, multivitamin, b-12, iron, and fish oil <
 
> I thank the Lord every day for my amazing husband and wonderful family <


Pooie1981
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   Posted 3/21/2009 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I read one time that the circles were a lack of hemoglobin and it mostly genetic. Pretty sure the same article stated to try to eat food rich in hemoglobin.. or try an iron supplement.
Jenn 27/female/married
Ulcerative PANCOLITIS diagnosed 2004
Asacol 800mgs 3times/day, Buscopan as needed
Daily Vitamin for Women and Folic Acid, Metamucil one tsp per day so far
Flare March-June 2008.. pretty much in remission again July


Margie11
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   Posted 3/22/2009 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Daisy,

Most autoimmune suffers have these. For me they get better sometimes, but never go away. Good luck girl, I can't even remember having them when I was your age, but do know many people mentioned this to me so they were noticeable. Sometimes I think I would do better without people inquiring about my well being. Other times I wonder why nobody notices when I am sick.
  Never go faster than your guardian angel can fly! I get by with a lotta help from my friends!Be Patient And Tough, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You.     
 Crohn's DG 2003 , symptoms included terrible joint and soft tissue pain, just met first cousin who suffers from Reactive Arthritis-explains sooo much. Followed SCD Strictly 2003-06, then modified by adding new things 10-12 days apart to avoid delayed reactions in the form of arthritis symptoms. Scope on 2-5-09 was great! Doc says no symptoms,No scope for 10 years!!!
                                                                                    Margie11


daisyrambler
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   Posted 3/24/2009 1:09 AM (GMT -6)   
lol yeah margie i know what you mean ... its like you cant win for losing with us .... sometimes i wish people would stop askin how i feel or how im doin ... and then other times i wonder ... doesnt anyone care how im doin lol
> 27 year old female < 
 > Diagonsed with Crohns disease in 2000 <
 > In 2009 I was told my Crohns is Crohn's Colitis ~ they said it was in my rectum, colon and all through my small intestine <
 
 > Medication - pentasa(4000mg), imuran(100mg), prednisone(40mg 30mg 20mg 10mg 5mg), singulair, vitamin C, vitamin E, calcium+D, multivitamin, b-12, iron, and fish oil <
 
> I thank the Lord every day for my amazing husband and wonderful family <


Claire John
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   Posted 4/5/2013 5:40 AM (GMT -6)   
One of the most common causes of under eye dark circles is genetics. If this is the culprit then the best treatment is the combination of a healthy lifestyle and using a good eye creams that targets under eye dark circles. The same treatment works best when the cause is aging. Over time, the skin in the eye becomes thinner resulting to the dark circles along with other signs of skin aging.

Post Edited (Claire John) : 4/11/2013 2:04:58 AM (GMT-6)


skofbengsk
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   Posted 4/5/2013 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Allergies, age, genetics, hormone, imbalance, and malnourishment can all cause the dark circles. I got them when I was in a flare for a long period of time. When you are flaring you probably aren't absorbing all of the nutrients you need. Also if you are dehydrated, sometimes even though we are drinking plenty of fluid and our urine is clear we are still dehydrated, squeeze half a lemon into your water and a dash of salt, it might help.
Dx CD Oct '06 mom of 3 boys
Past Meds: prednisone, Lialda, Asacol, entocort, flagyl, cipro

Jen39
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   Posted 4/5/2013 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I have dark circles (always have, even before I got sick - I think it's genetic) and have tried so many concealers.  I now use Hard Candy Glamoflauge concealer, which is about $6 at Walmart, and it works great.  I set it with MAC Studio Tech since I can't use powder due to dry skin and my age.

gumby44
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   Posted 4/5/2013 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I tried the Clinique dark circle corrector cream, and it did nothing at all...just throwing my money away. I do use Clinique's line smoothing concealer which is a cover up cream that I like a lot. I also use Clinique's eye cream underneath it (all about eyes rich). I haven't tried other products. I have dark circles even when I'm not anemic or flaring, but they do seem to get even worse when I am sick.
54 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007. Also have GERD and IBS, gastroparesis (Dx. with c.difficile 1/12- now resolved)

MEDS: Pentasa- 6 500mg pills per day, Dexilant, Metamucil, colace, miralax as needed, Culturelle probiotics .25 xanax for sleep prn

lady1012
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   Posted 4/7/2013 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
you can rest your eyes with cool tea bags, cucumber slices...or potatoe slices..

also..did you know that your local hemmi cream also helps...yup preparation H...I am not sure why but it does help with puffy bruisy eyes..apply like cream, sit it for a min then wash off...
Official diagnosis of Crohns in the TI summer of 2006 via CT scan

The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.
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crohnielass
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   Posted 4/8/2013 3:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dark circles under the eyes and being tired is also a symptom of being dehydrated make sure you are drinking enough fluids and make up an electrolyte mixture and sip throughout the day x
Diagnosed with crohns at 13, right Hemicolectomy in 93, remmision till sept 08, small bowel resections & fistula excised, along with temp stoma in 09 stoma reversed Apr 2010
Major surgery Jan 2013 had all fistula's removed and permenant ileostomy given.

Meds: Imuran, Loperomide, & Citaloprm 20mg

Life is so good right now
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