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Old Thu, Oct-30-03, 10:48
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 255/214/130 Female 5' 3"
BF:lots
Progress: 33%
Location: Colorado
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i have purple bags under my eyes. I take all my vitamins etc, including vitamin c, which i have heard can help in that department. Any suggestions? Love this forum BTW.
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Old Thu, Oct-30-03, 10:58
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Plan: atkins( induction)
Stats: 252/124/115 Female 60in
BF:55%/19%/15%
Progress: 93%
Location: Kelowna,BC
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Get more sleep and up your iron intake. Are you brusing easily also?? It my be that you are slightly enimic. I have been for a couple of months but it is getting better. Some signs are tiredness, bags under eyes, brusies easily, excetra. Hope this helps. smuffy
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Old Thu, Oct-30-03, 11:02
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Plan: Atkins
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I don't bruise easily. I think i get enough sleep and i eat meat everyday. Do you think I should take an iron pill? thanks
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Old Thu, Oct-30-03, 11:11
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Plan: atkins( induction)
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BF:55%/19%/15%
Progress: 93%
Location: Kelowna,BC
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I would just to be on the safe side and if you see no difference after 2 weeks then stop the iron. It may or may not help. I know that I have too. Good luck
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Old Thu, Oct-30-03, 11:13
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Plan: Atkins / Curves
Stats: 182.0/182.0/150 Female 5'6"
BF:27.2
Progress: 0%
Location: Toronto, Canada
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Smuffy, love your signature.

Vikki
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Old Thu, Oct-30-03, 22:43
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Plan: atkins( induction)
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BF:55%/19%/15%
Progress: 93%
Location: Kelowna,BC
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I like to think I live by it. But we all have our moments lol
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Old Mon, Nov-03-03, 16:13
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 194.5/170/155 Female 68"
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Location: New England - USA
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I am quite certain that the purple under your eyes is from being dehydrated. You probably need to be taking in more water. Minimum of 64 oz. each day - MINIMUM. Dark under eye circles are a definite sign of dehydration - try upping your fluid intake (not caffeine) and see if they disappear. My guess is they will! Good luck.
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Old Mon, Nov-03-03, 16:33
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Plan: DANDR '92 Induction
Stats: 241/173/140 Female 165 cm
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Location: Eastern ON, Canada
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The most common causes for dark circles under the eyes are ... heredity, allergies, dehydration, lack of sleep and possibly anemia.

Heredity and allergies cause the the tiny capillaries in the delicate under-eye area to be inflamed and more pronounced .. they'll be more noticeable because the skin there is so thin.

Lack of sleep, dehydration and anemia may give the appearance of darker under-eye circles because they tend to cause the rest of the face to be paler than usual. So, the circles seem darker in comparison.

Here's some info. from MotherNature.com which may be helpful .. Eyes, Dark Circles.

hth,


Doreen
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Old Mon, Nov-03-03, 18:40
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 286/219/130 Female 64 inches
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Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas USA
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I get dark circles under my eyes because at times I get anemic another way to tell if you have anemia is to look at the skin under your bottom eye lid. If it is red or dark pink then you are not anemic but if it is a light pink or almost white then you may be anemic. Mine are almost white all the time.
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