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UCfree_at17
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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 10/11/2008 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Im 17 and have the eyes of an 80 year old! Ever since I got sick and found out I had UC which was only 7 months ago my eyes just look TIRED..my dad actually just asked me why i had black under my eyes =( Does anyone else have this problem? And how do i get rid of them? Ive tried covering the dark circles with lighter makeup but the makeup close to my eyes makes my eyes water like crazy! Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated.


Katrina, Senior in high school =)
Dx with UC March 18,2008
                                              
Methotrexate shot
Iron
Folic Acid
20mg Prednisone
Probiotic
Multivitamin
Calcium
 
 
 
 

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Gigi1227
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 469
   Posted 10/12/2008 4:10 AM (GMT -6)   
With you saying you have eyes of an 80 yr old - have you been to the eye doctor?  Also, are you getting plenty of rest?  Just trying to help figure this out!
 
Gigi1227
Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Started flare mid-May/feeling better but still flaring
 
Canasa
Asacol
Multi Enzyme
Mega Probiotic
Psyllium
Fiber Wafer
Nictotine Patch
Fish Oil Pill
Multi Vitamin
 
 


Samynic
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 56
   Posted 10/12/2008 6:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I have the same problem, i am just getting out of a flare and the black under my eyes is terrible and my parents and grandparents have commented on it over and over. During my flare I feel like I did nothing but sleep and it was still horrible.
22 years old
Diagnosed with UC June 2005 at age 19
Just graduated from Virginia Tech

Have taken:
Cortifoam, Sulfasalazine, Cipro, Flagyl, Codine, Hydrocodone, Roxicodone, Canasa, Aloe Vera Juice

Currently:
Asacol, Dicyclomine, Prednisone,Zoloft, Probiotics, Flintstones Vitamins with Iron


Red_34
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Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 10/12/2008 7:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I have a horrible time with dark circles under my eyes too - always have. If your eyes are watering excessively, you can have an eye condition called Dry eye (yes, it's a contradiction isn't it?). Dry eye is a common extra intestinal manifestation of UC. You can try OTC eye drops designed for Dry eye such as Systane. This is what I use and it works pretty well. When my Dry eye acts up, my eyes get sort of red and tired looking. But what I use for the dark circles is an eye cream called Roc. It's sort of expensive but to me really worth it. I got mine at CVS. It really reduces the darknes of the under eye circle. Also, cool compresses can decrease the dark circles - but I found that this is too short lived to be of help. Drink lots of water too! It will help replenish the skin.
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Peety
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 2855
   Posted 10/12/2008 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I think the disease just takes a lot out of you and it shows.
Maybe try another brand of concealer, and one made just for around the eyes. I use Bobby Brown and it doesn't bother me (but everyone is different, and there are less expensive options). And try eye cream at night.
And, I agree, drinking lots of water seems to help.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 2400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Tested gluten intolerant and started gluten-free, soy, dairy-free diet. Replete probiotic. 
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? 
Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & now recovering from irritation scope caused. Will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.
 
 


kops2da
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 2865
   Posted 10/12/2008 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   

Katrina - please check with an eye doctor.  I have a cornea disease and had transplants in 1995 (or I would be blind).  Nothing more important than your eyes.  Just tell them you have UC and my eye surgeon is covered by most insurance (if it is medical). 

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
10/3/2008 - agreed to try one Lialda and one Canasa every day due to my sensitivity to all medications and side effects. Colonoscopy 10/28 to reaccess.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


UCfree_at17
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 91
   Posted 10/12/2008 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks =] my eye doctor gave me these eye drops that have an oil or something in it bc i do have dry eye so its kinda funny you recommended that. How much is Roc?


Katrina, Senior in high school =)
Dx with UC March 18,2008
                                              
Methotrexate shot
Iron
Folic Acid
20mg Prednisone
Probiotic
Multivitamin
Calcium
 
 
 
 


Red_34
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Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 10/12/2008 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
A little tube costs around $30 - but it usually lasts a long time. If you do decide to try Roc, it can take a couple weeks before you notice the dark circles lighten a bit.
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC
~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Year-round allergies-Singulair, Zyrtec~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Spinal Stenosis(?)~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections~bulging and herniated discs C5/C6 & C6/C7~3rd epidural injection 9/4, Neurontin and Skelaxin
To help Healingwell - click here: DONATE
 
 
 
 

 
 


quincy
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Total Posts : 30995
   Posted 10/12/2008 11:20 PM (GMT -6)   
The dark circles can signify various things. Are the circles blue (thin clear skin) or dark pigmented? Both are inherited unfortunitely.

With the dark pigment, vitamin K in creams can help as well as what Sherry suggested (whitening ingredients to lighten pigments)
Concealers with mauve in them will help counter brown pigments.

Concealers with yellow in them will help counter blue pigments.

Caffeine in creams can help depuff eyes as well as a cold cloth.

Sometimes eyes that are dry or congested...warm cloth can help..then a cold cloth.

If your eyes are baggy, it could be an accumulation of fat and fluid. The lymphatic system can be congested or you might have an allergy or sensitivity that can exacerbate that area of the skin.

Too much salt intake, too much moisturiser, too much alcohol or too much or not enough sleep can also cause the puffy eye syndrome.

oh, forgot to add too much time on the computer can cause eyes to become dry or puffy.

q
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 

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