Ok so for over a year now i have had a build up of fluid or lymph next to my eyes around the ethmoid sinuses. It started one morning when i woke up and had what looked like a cyst of fluid next to one eye. I put clearasil on it and it slowly reduced the size of it but never totally went away. I kept putting clearasil on it and tried to ignore it as much as possible. I went to South America for 2 weeks and when i came back the fluid had totally drained out (Didn't lift weights there). I was happy and thought it was over but when i resumed working out i noticed that fluid started to build up next to both eyes now. I continued putting clearasil on both sides and it helped somewhat but i always had puffiness and fluid around my eyes and nose. Finally one day the clearasil stopped working. I have seen several doctors and have not been able to find out what my problem is. Let me state what i know it isn't. I saw an opthamologist and my eyes and vision are perfectly normal and there are no problems with my tear glands. Saw two ent's and got a CT scan and a MRI done. I do not have any cysts or sinus infections. I do not have sinusitus or rhinitus and got tested for allergies and have none. Saw a vascular surgeon and my blood vessels around my body are normal. Did blood tests and everything was normal. Saw a dermatologist and the problem is not being caused by dermatitis.
To give people a better idea of what i have it looks as if i have a broad nasal bridge now which is terrible because i don't. I wake up and my eyes seem closer to my nose and there is fluid build up in the ethmoid sinus area. The problem gets worse when i lift weights and when i barely sleep. I tried reducing sodium intake and this did not work. Diuretics did not work. Only two things over the past year and a half have somewhat worked. I tried using Nasonex and it worked great for about 4 days. The fluid seemed to drain out and my nasal bridge narrowed. Then i threw up one morning and the Nasonex hasn't worked since. Nasal corticosteroids are ineffective. I took antihistamines and that didn't work either. The other thing that worked for about 3 or 4 days was a lymphatic system cleanser. It seemed like it cleansed some fluid and toxins that were building up around my eyes but after those few days it stopped working as well.
I have tried everything and i am desperate. No doctor has had an answer for what i have and it truly bothers me. I am convinced that corticosteroids could solve this problem because Nasonex worked so well for those 4 days. I am thinking about trying an oral corticosteroid even though it has a lot of side effects. It is also interesting to note that when i stop lifting weights for some days the problem gradually gets better but never back to how my eyes were before.
I feel no pain. No post nasal drip or congestion in my nose. No itchyness. Basically i feel nothing with this problem. It is just what i see. I just want to find something i can take that will remove that lymph or fluid and reduce the swelling of my nasal bridge. Perhaps my weightlifting has damaged my capillaries in that area and they now leak more fluid then they should. If anyone can offer any piece of advice it would be greatly appreciated.
Have you been successful at treating the fluid around your eyes yet? I have had the same thing and I have had trouble with my lungs and I was wondering if that had anything to do with fluid build up. The only thing I've tried is my Mary Kay Eye Revitalizer that is made for puffiness and that has worked wonderful. Also no pain with mine, just awful to look at. Let me know how you are doing now.
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