Black Circles under eyes.........
- 09-10-2007, 11:30 PM
Black Circles under eyes.........
When I feel my worst....I often have black circles under my eyes.
They look like Bill Clinton's eyes when he was lying about Monica Lewinski.
What does this indicate and how can I correct or prevent this?
I am not worried about the aesthetics of this....I just want to know what my body is trying to tell me.
- 09-10-2007, 11:32 PM
- 09-11-2007, 12:11 AM
09-11-2007, 12:53 AM
09-11-2007, 10:23 AM
I believe the dark circles are a sign of adrenal fatigue (if i recall correct). It might be worth getting some cortisol + DHEA tests ran.
09-11-2007, 12:32 PM
Good antioxidants also seem to help a little. I've had the dark circles since I was a little kid and have heard several explanations for their cause..adrenals, toxins in the lymph system et cetera...but I'd like to know the truth.
09-11-2007, 12:45 PM
This won't do anything for the cause, but I've used a product called Teamine and my circles are gone, as is much of the puffiness around my eyes.
You can find it the cheapest on Ebay.
09-11-2007, 12:45 PM
It could prob be a combo with fatigue and a lack of sleep. Reset A.D. would be good for adrenal function and try getting more solid sleep with some gaba and melatonin. It's just an idea that came to me but let's try it
09-11-2007, 01:07 PM
There is at least some connection with allergies as well. I've had them since I was a kid too. Better at some times, worse at others but never gone.
09-11-2007, 09:32 PM
With me...its not lack of sleep.....although I have difficulty with that.
It is adrenal fatigue....but I am wondering what my body is signaling it is deficient in?
09-11-2007, 09:56 PM
These circles are kinda like a bruise: it's essentially blood trapped in the tissue under your eye. I guess there's a prescription drug coming out now that can treat this.
I would imagine getting some better sleep would be a better means ot going about this, but you know how the Big Pharm companies are: there's a damn chemical to 'fix' whatever ails you.
09-12-2007, 06:36 AM
Ive been told this is from two things. One is poor liver function.....so toxins...and the other is shotty kidney function.
09-12-2007, 08:00 AM
My first thought is that drains are not working properly.
Try lymph nodes drainage.
I had a body massage done yesterday by my ostheopath doc.
No extra charge.
Places like the one below may be expensive.
09-12-2007, 12:12 PM
Well, whatever the cause here's several things that have helped a little;
for allergies..methyl B12, preferably injectible, pretty much cures my allergies and does reduce the circles a bit. A stuffy head definitely adds to the bags.
Bio-C..vitamin C mixed with Rutin and/or citrus bioflavinoids to extend it''s halflife. Helps allergies and adrenals.
for liver/kidney; Liv 52 and apple cider vinegar mixed with a packet or two of Emergen-C. Used daily, this not only gave me way more energy, reduced my circles but also made my chronic cystic acne all but disappear after 20 years of battling it. Since liver function is tied to everything..it makes sense.
Low dose DHEA if you need it.
09-12-2007, 06:53 PM
You may need to go a step further again and look at gut bugs as well, since an imbalance in your intestinal tract can wreak havoc on your liver. Im talking bad bugs like Clostridium, Strep, Staph infections etc......Gut and liver go hand in hand.
09-25-2007, 02:48 AM
11-27-2007, 05:36 AM
08-17-2010, 08:02 AM
08-17-2010, 06:59 PM
Shoot. I have no idea.
I remember this thread. I had heard a drug being advertised on the radio for this purpose. It's possible that the product never caught on. The biggest market drivers for such a drug are women. They just wear make-up. So expensive drug that your health insurance may or may not cover, and posses the risk of a bunch of things that are way horrible than the ailment said drug is designed to remedy (as with all drugs), or the make-up that's already in your purse?
08-17-2010, 07:25 PM
08-17-2010, 07:55 PM
There are numerous causes for dark circles, and one of the prevailing reasons is genetics.
Also, the mayo clinic says there are few remedies to dark circle stating makeup and laser surgery as the only true remedies
Here is a list from Wrong Diagnosis
Causes of Dark circles under eyes:
The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Dark circles under eyes. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.
* Persistent eye rubbing
* Sleep difficulty - see the many causes of sleep difficulty symptoms (e.g. stress, depression, sleep disorders, etc.).
o Hay fever
o Allergic shiners
o Dust allergy
o Mold allergy
o Eczema - i.e. eczema in the skin under the eyes.
* Pallor - the paleness of the skin may accentuate the dark rings.
* Inherited eye blood vessel condition - dark circles under the eyes run in families.
* Lack of sleep
* Nasal congestion
* Black eye due to trauma
* Frequent eye rubbing
* Phenol sulfotransferase deficiency
* Inherited trait
The Historic PES Legend
08-23-2010, 02:40 PM
Thanks guys, but it turns out I had lyme disease for 30 years. All of the doctors I saw said I was lazy and lacked ambition. The only doctor who made an effort to cure it did in 3 months. I still have the circles, probably from stress lowering liver function.
08-23-2010, 10:36 PM
08-25-2010, 10:17 AM
08-25-2010, 12:55 PM
08-25-2010, 09:16 PM
Glad you're better, Spinn. Lyme is the worst there is for being misdiagnosed. You may have listened to an NPR special that aired last year about the subject...very informative.
08-28-2010, 09:02 PM
08-29-2010, 10:28 AM
What area of the Country are you from? I take it not Connecticut or Upstate NY (doctors there should be well advanced in treating lyme)?
08-29-2010, 11:16 AM
08-29-2010, 11:45 AM
as it stands now, if you get lyme and see a conventional dr, you will either die or commutt suicide which is actually very common http://www.lyme-disease-research-dat...yme-story.html
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