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I was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease at the start of last December, after being ill for a good few months. I have now been on a gluten free diet since then and my symptoms have dramatically improved. Since being on a GF diet i have seemed to develop problems with my eyelids, which are getting progressively worse (eyelid problems were never an original symptom of my coeliacs). I started to get swollen, red and wrinkly eyes whenever i was run down with a cold or when i was feeling a bit under the weather and then my eyelids would go back to normal when i would be feeling better. However, for the past few weeks, they have become swollen every morning when i wake up, sore, itchy, red, dry, flaky, scaly and really wrinkly. My eyes also sometimes feel dry and in the mornings they are really sore. Whenever i cry, my eyes sting, although my eyes seem to be watering a lot lately. I have spoke to my GP who says it is eczema and has given me 4 different creams to try, as well as some home remedies - none of which have worked, or even improved, my eyelids. I don't believe it is eczema personally and if it was, surely i would've had it before my diagnosis and surely it would've improved since being on a GF diet? It is making me feel so self conscious and my eyes look so much older than they actually are, I am only 18!
Any help would be appreciated! Thankyou!
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