Woke up with swollen upper eyelids

by Kathie
(Chicago, IL)

Hello Wray, I hope you can give me some input. I've been using your progesterone for two days now, a scant teaspoon divided into two doses (morning and bedtime). I began progesterone due to suspected estrogen dominance and am 7 days post-ovulation (I had to start the progesterone late due to timing a test for estradiol/progesterone levels).

This morning I woke with swollen upper eyelids, especially my right eye. There's no itching or redness or other signs of allergy or irritation. My eyelids have never done this before. I can only think it's in response to the progesterone. Why would this happen and will it resolve if I continue on the same dose?

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Aug 18, 2011
Woke up with swollen upper eyelids
by: Wray

Hi Kathie This is interesting, I've not heard this before. As you don't have a normal allergic reaction, I believe it's due to Oestrogen Dominance, as only oestrogen causes water retention. Progesterone is such an excellent diuretic it's now given via IV transfusion to brain trauma victims, see here and here. Please try increasing the amount, and rub some directly on your eyelids. It's very safe there, I put it all over my face and eye area morning and night. It is good for it too, see here. Do let me know if this helps, then I can advise others too. Take care Wray

Jan 30, 2012
re puffy eyelid
by: Guest

Hi Kathie,

Did you try Wray's suggestion to any effect by increasing dose or rubbing on eyelid?

Jan 31, 2012
re puffy eyelid
by: Wray

Hi Guest Thanks for asking her, I would like to know too. Take care Wray

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