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Feeling Blue Literally!!

Postby Cfldjamie » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:48 pm

Had to go to my Doctor yesterday morning, complaining of seeing EVERYTHING in Blue.
He gave me a tablet "Sumatriptan" and told to take 30mg of my Amitriptyline and 75mg Aspirin and informed me to rest for the rest of the day. If it didn't improve by teatime I was told to go to A&E "the safest" place for me!

Well needless to day my problem didn't go away, so spent a leisurely evening in Chesterfield Royal's A&E.
Must say though I am impressed with the service I was given, I was assessed, taken to a cubicle, blood tests, blood sugar and CAT scan all within 15 minutes of entering the building.
Was treated by a young doctor and nurse both part of the Stroke team - after an hour STROKE was ruled out.
Sent home, assuming it to be a bad Migraine. EVEN THOUGH I stated no head pain with the vision.

Told that it could be CYANOPSIA, however, on looking this up I am not on any of the medications that cause the effect - especially Viagra (don't laugh :-x ). Also never had any Cataract operations.
Day TWO and still everything is BLUE.

Does anyone else experience this? I'm not talking aura's or blue blotches on your vision - but EVERYTHING in Blue like looking through a deep blue pair of glasses....

Am I the new Picasso - going through my blue period???
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Re: Feeling Blue Literally!!

Postby *Lisa* » Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:45 pm

Hi,

I have never heard/known of anyone having this.

Maybe speak to an optition?

Iv never knew a migraine to turn your vision blue either :shock:

Sounds like your needing some more investigations and answers.

Good luck and hope ur vision restores soon.
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Re: Feeling Blue Literally!!

Postby animalhouse » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:08 pm

i was looking other day and thinking i was imagining a yellowy tinge but not sure :!: :!: :!:

i was going to guess chesterfield, i am down the road in belper, but use to live in matlock and worked in chesterfield for abit when i use to work.

take care and hope you feel better or recover soon.

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Re: Feeling Blue Literally!!

Postby denys » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:11 pm

Very strange indeed, sorry no as Lisa has said sounds like you definitely need further investigations :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes:
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Re: Feeling Blue Literally!!

Postby shazq » Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:22 pm

Hi
I have never heard of anyone seeing everything blue, like the others have said sounds like you should have more investigations to find out what is causing it, have your eyes tested to see if they can come up with any answers if not go back to your Gp. :goodluck1: :hugs:
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Re: Feeling Blue Literally!!

Postby Cfldjamie » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:44 am

Well last Wednesday the Blue got so bad I went back to the Doctors who gave me a tablet to take (Sumatriptan) and told me if it go no better by the end of the day I'd be safer in A&E.
So ended up in A&E which was a waste of time - put it down to Migraine even though got no headache!
A week on STILL seeing VIVID BLUE... so been back to the Doctors and more or less been told to put up with it!
So annoying!!! :-x
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Re: Feeling Blue Literally!!

Postby mand » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:45 am

hi, i was wondering how you were getting on..

is there an eye hospital near where you live, maybe there is an emergancy dept, or eye clinic you can attend at local hospital ask gp for an urgent referal, hope things get better
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Re: Feeling Blue Literally!!

Postby C4thy » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:42 am

I found your post by searching through the migraine posts as I'm having severe problems with them and wondered if it was fibro related as this is new to me.

I don't know if it's any help t you but I wanted you to know that I have had the blue vision exactly as you have described on two occasions before. Both times my GP put it down to migraine. I have a long history of migraine but 3 years ago after a stroke mine turned nasty and without treatment I get 2-3 a week that come one on top of the last. The blue vision was like wearing coloured glasses and everything was bluescale. I woke up one morning and everything was blue. It lasted about a day for me and resolved on it's own. I've never had it last a week.

I'm afraid I don't have the answer but I hope it might of some comfort knowing that you are not alone. I'm glad that you are getting help with it. xx
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Re: Feeling Blue Literally!!

Postby SharonL42 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:51 am

Hiya,

I've never heard of anyone seeing blue for this long. You can get some very wierd visual disturbances with migraines & just to clarify you don't have to have any headache at all for it to still be a migraine.

It's a common misconception that migraine = bad headache but this is not the case.

I have suffered from severe migraines for years but rarely get a headache. Do not discount your GP saying something's due to migraine just because you have no headache....I've had some very bizarre symptoms with mine but with no headache.

Hope the world returns to normal colour soon

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Re: Feeling Blue Literally!!

Postby Cfldjamie » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:57 am

Apologies for not posting for so long, busy trying to get help.
August 2012, referred to the Chesterfield's Royal Hospital new Eye Clinic. A complete waste of time, due to being able to see the bottom line of the eye chart perfectly, and no visible eye problems - more or less told not an eye problem and go back to my doctor and tell them to refer me to Neurology.
She did say that she would however arrange for Electro diagnostic test at Sheffield Hallamshire to be on the safe side.

Many month later and still seeing Blue (some days worse than others), Blue vision results in blue moods, so now on anti-depressants.
February 2013 - you've guest it still Blue vision and no further on...
Neurology won't see me until Electro diagnostic done and ruled out. Just had the test beginning of this month, and although he said the results where good - I don't get the results until i see the consultant end April....
Rolling onto a year soon.
May change my name by deed-poll to Picasso.
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Re: Feeling Blue Literally!!

Postby Iceskatemum » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:31 am

Hi Cfldjamie, just seen your post and just thought I would send my best wishes and a virtual hug :hugs: . I too suffer from migraine which have some dramatic consequences although seeing in one colour isn't one of them .

Hopefully your neurology tests will give you some results ........I' m assuming you have also had MRI or CT scan when you were being investigated for migraine, it all seems very strange and must be very worrying for you .

Take care and hope you get it sorted very soon.
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Re: Feeling Blue Literally!!

Postby Cfldjamie » Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:13 pm

Just thought I'd add an update.
Spent months in continual suffering, getting bluer and bluer.
My optician changed my lenses to Yellow tints to help me. Not much though!
Was finally referred to an eye clinic. Not much help.
They in turn referred me to a Neurologist - who gave me a diagnosis of extreme cyanopsia.
He put me on a tablet called Clonazepam - of a couple of months finally started to see the blueness getting paler and paler.
Nine months on the tablets and the Blue vision was nearly gone.
Therefore both the eye clinic and the Neurologist discharged me...

However, a side effect started around this time. I started having blackouts. Walking the dog and feel numerous times, and passers by said they thought I had lost consciousness. Then a couple of time I was out for at least 15 to 20 minutes.
Finally one day on collecting my repeat prescription it was in a packet instead of a bottle. Being box got more info/leaflet with them.
However, the box itself was the most alarming it said - NOT TO BE TAKEN BY NONE EPILEPSY SUFFERS. TAKING BY NONE SUFFERS MAY CAUSE FITTING TO START.
So on the advice of my new doctor (old one retired at Xmas), I have stopped taking the medication and two months on no more black outs. However the blue vision is back with Vengeance.... back to square one!
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Re: Feeling Blue Literally!!

Postby denys » Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:21 pm

Sorry to hear you are no further on hopefully there will be something else they can prescribe
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Re: Feeling Blue Literally!!

Postby dotty lotty » Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:59 am

Cannot imagine how distressing that must be seeing everything blue but it must be hard. Hope they can find some new medication for you. :hugs: :teddy-bear:
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