... she developed swelling in her upper eyelids, right side more pronounced than left. Gradually, the swelling developed around both eyes including some redness. ... (8 replies)
It really does sound a lot like allergy eyes. My daugther, who by the way has no cancer, has had this happen her entire life. They've never really pinpointed what she's allergic to, and she has no other symptoms of allergy, with it.
But, the face swelling in the morning makes me think more of lymphatic drainage problems. Have they pursued that possibility? (8 replies)
... I understand your frustration, when I hear oh we are right around the corner of a cure I gotta wonder !!!! ... (8 replies)
... once he sat up. It did not. Monday we visited and there was no swelling. Tuesday we came and his face and eyes were very swollen. Wednesday when I visited he could not even open his eyes without actually forcing himself to. ... (8 replies)
... SR40 :
Thanks ~ Allergy of unknown origin is still the consensus opinion. I personally still think that it's drug related and the current suspect is Decadron. Could be just a coincidence but my wife hasn't received any IV Decadron for about 3 or 4 weeks and we noticed that the swelling has lessened quite a bit during this same time period.
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Have you gotten any answears to your question ?
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Have you gotten any answears to your question ? (8 replies)
... Thanks for the replies.
SW44 says :Can you actually pin point the time of swelling was it when she started the meds they say could have an allergic reaction?
This symptom started on ~ 8/16/04 which was at the end of chemo cycle # 3. As I stated, Gemzar is the only drug that I can find that can produce this symptom and it's considered a rare side effect. The doctors don't... (8 replies)
Have they investigated that this could be from the brain tumor ? It sounds like if it is because of meds how the heck would you ever find out which med was doing it. My mom was on so much medication we would have never been able to figure out which pill would be causing a problem. My prayers are with you.
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... I'm sorry to read about your loss. I came to this forum in search of an answer to my wife's mystery symptom of swelling and redness around her eyes. And, much to my surprise, I find your post. Please read my post. ... (7 replies)