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Drug Addict's Eyes - advice?

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I have always - even when a child I believe - suffered from blackish shadows under my eyes. Only a tan seems to hide them. Looking in the mirror this morning I feel pretty shocked by how much worse they look. Longer, starting in the corners, darker... I feel generally good on my regime of T3 once daily, notwithstanding the odd blip. I have been sleeping much better by removing any possible disturbers - no wine, no coffee after 11am - but I look as if I've been up all night. And living a distictly unhealthy lifestyle. I use Dr Hauschka skincare products which have helped a lot with the dryness under my eyes.

I have had some success in the past using tissue salts - calcium in fact, rather than iron...but these shadows look a little different. More iron related than calcium.

Does anyone have any experience and advice to share?

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It's a hypo symptom. And, one that - in my experience - doesn't go away! I've had them for years, and optimising my T3 has not helped. I don't know if there's something I'm missing, but taking iron hasn't helped, either. But, I would never take calcium!

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catrich in reply to greygoose

Thanks greygoose. Perhaps I just need to invest in a better concealer. Anything I use to try and hide them tends to make me look worse. Shiny reflective undereyes is generally no more attractive than black shadows. The calcium...well these are cell/tissue salts and not supplements and thus a different mechanism ( more homeopathy than anything else) and short-term usually. And if I remember correctly it's calcium fluoride that worked.

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Mannequin18 in reply to catrich

Me too. I always think I look like something out of Michael Jackson's Thriller. I get through a ton of concealer too.

I have read that adrenal issues can cause dark shadows too ! I see a lot of it here in Crete on Greek people - as they do mostly seem quite stressy :-)

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catrich in reply to Marz

Uggh. I hope not. Thought I'd dealt with stressed adrenals... Mind you, so many Greek people in the tourist industry work such long hours and so intensely - then have to worry all winter with little or no work. That would stress most us tremendously.

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Marz in reply to catrich

OK so it's not that then :-) Hope you soon find some answers ....

Yes the people in tourism do work long hours and yes no work in the winter is stressful. However I am looking at my Carpenter and his team - plus plumber - electrical shop man and they all have dark circles ! - all popping in and out as they are working here at present.

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catrich in reply to Marz

Though now you have me wondering... stress was a constant companion for the best part of 20 years. Perhaps the T3 is responsible for stressing my adrenals in some way.

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Marz in reply to catrich

Have you looked at rwt3.com ?

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catrich in reply to Marz

Yes...and no! I have his book but once I had that I didn't look much at the site. Just been looking again and read some interesting things - have been reassured T3 won't make weak adrenals worse. Though now wondering indeed if I need to be a little more attentive to my adrenals nonetheless... Thx Marz

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Marz in reply to catrich

Lots of VitC 😊

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catrich in reply to Marz

Take 1000 a day....but no harm in increasing. Thank you!

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Marz in reply to catrich

Increase to bowel tolerance. I take mine at night - helps with absorption and gut fermentation I have read.

drmyhill.co.uk

Piles cream my wife said

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catrich in reply to Jaykanes

Hmmmm. Intriguing. Do I put it on my face or.....?

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Jaykanes in reply to catrich

The eye apparently ha ha she might b winding me up my boss said if you get piles shove a clove of garlic up ur bum I'm surrounded by wind up merchants

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Greekchick in reply to catrich

Please do not do this with utmost respect to the wife! It is really unsafe and you can damage the delicate undereye tissue. Just my 2 cents for what it’s worth.

Arnica. Not based on science obvs :-) just anecdotal. I was taking it for something else (dental surgery maybe?) and my undereye circles went away. It was the thing where you dissolve homeopathic tablets in water and percuss before taking a swig of the water (if I remember correctly). It would be a low-cost experiment if you wanted to give it a go.

I look like a panda with or without makeup have done for decades?

Have or do you take Fish oil?

My niece used to have dark circles and if she’s on fish oil they go away.

Here is the one we all take 😊

We gradually increase upto 4-6 a day.

Would be interesting to see if it helps others...

Nordic Naturals Proomega 2000 Fish Oil 1125 Mg Epa amazon.com/dp/B01HQPYHDC/re...

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