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What can be causing my eyes to swell up every time I drink a liquid?

By Anonymous October 27, 2011 - 3:54pm
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I have had this issue for the past 10 years and it is very frustrating and I cannot figure it out. If I drink ANY kind of liquid whatsoever (soup,juice, water, milk...) within the last 2 -3 hours before i go to bed, I wake up in the morning with liquid bulges around my eyes. It starts under my right eye and the more I drink..it then moves to the eye lids and then the bridge of my nose and then to the other eye. If I were to drink a large bottle of water before bed....I would be completely swollen in the morning. Sometimes all I have to do is open my eyes in the morning, and the eyes start watering. I would appreciate any input at all as I have exhausted all my options.

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Hi Anonymous,
Thank you for your question and welcome to Empowher. You indicated that you have exhausted all your options. What have doctors told you already about the watery eye sydrome after drinking liquids? Allergies?

Thanks for any additional information.

October 30, 2011 - 1:52pm
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Hi Missie
Thanks for taking the time to read my note. I have seen a few doctors and one thought it may be allergies but the tests didn't show any allergies. Besides....it only happens when I drink...even water.
Other doctor just told me to stay off salt...which I already do...and to drink less. These things arent helping me at all. As a matter of fact...last night I was so thirsty that I decided to drink a full glass of water just before bed...and I paid the price this morning. Both eyes were surrounded by pockets of fluid for the first 3 hours I was up. So frustrating. I just don't know where else I can turn.
Thanks for listening


October 31, 2011 - 4:27pm
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