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Eye Burning Related to Food Sensitivities

Posted by @debe13, Nov 27, 2011

I have collagenous colits and a list of other problems that my GI doctor seems reluctant to address. I have horrible burning in my eyes with a puffy feeling around my eye area (no actual inflamation) and stomach aches/pains, fatigue, headache, and facial flushing/redness to name a few. He told me to see an eye doctor and referred me to a rheumatologist. My eyes are good and was told I have dry eye and to use drops. I got literature on fibermyalgia but I”m not interested in more drugs. The rheumatologist also told me to take sleeping pills, exercise, and use eye drops and that I shoudl see a GI doc for the stomach problems. I am incredibily frustrated because I feel sick every time I eat and the eye pain/burning never goes away. I’ve been tested for celiac disease several times and it always comes back negative. I am not lactose intolerant. I tried an elimination diet religiously for 4 months and removed all processed foods, wheat, dairy, and yeast. I didn’t notice a signficant change in how I felt. At that time, I didn’t have the eye issues. I’ve read that the eye problems can be related to food or could also related to liver problems. My blood test show my liver is good. Any ideas would be appreciated because I seem to be on my own. I keep complaining of ill health but all my tests keep coming back good. I am afraid to eat and I want my life back.



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Posted by @lb, Nov 27, 2011

Speaking from someone who has a family with numerous allergies, it does seem like allergies. It is possible to be allergic to anything. The Sun, Cut Grass, Flowers, House Plants, Dust. At this point I would try to find a time when your reactions are at ther worst, and when you have the least reactions and are feeling your best. It could be anything from something you cook with, or you cook with a gas or wood stove, to your laundry soap or after shave, even your water supply. I do not think you have any symptoms of Fybromyalgia..


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Posted by @powerofpositive, Dec 4, 2011

The eye issue, has the Rhumy tested you for Sjogrens and other autoimmune dicorders? This also has other symptoms that match yours.
Fibromyalgia is so over used as a diagnosis these last few years and I have known a few people that suffered needlessly, like you until symptoms where properly diagnosed.
Stomach issues are often helped with slippery elm but it is best to be persistant and discuss options and treatments/remedies with your doctor first.

Posted by @glutenfreecuredmycrohns, Jan 6, 2012

Have you had a food allergy test? If you get bloated after meals and have painful trapped gas, it could be gluten sensitivity. Gluten-free includes no wheat, barley, oats, pasta, beer.

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