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For about 2 weeks I've had swelling and purplish coloring under my eyes. The usual dark circles one might get under the eyes look as if they are swollen and now extend to to the outer corner of the eye.
Went to the eye doctor and he performed an exam and said he couldn't find any problems and that it was probably due to the Prednisone that I'm still on.
Woke up this morning with swelling above my eyes. When my eyes are open, I can't see my upper lids or eyelashes because of the swelling. So far there is no discoloration of the upper eye area.
Anyone else ever have this type of swelling and did you find out what was causing it? I have never had it, even at my sickest. The face bloating due to Prednisone went away when my Prednisone was lowered to 10 mg/week and that was some time ago.
Background: I'm 54 and was diagnosed in Dec '16 with Wegener's. Last two blood test results have come back negative for the first time for Vasculitis. Am still on 4 mg of Prednisone a day, which will probably be increased back up to 5 mg because of inflammation numbers are too high. Take 10 mg Methotrexate a week, and two Acthar injections a week. After two infusions of Rituxan last Sept, the plan is to do one infusion every six months while vasculitis numbers are still good.
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