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Vision problems?

Postby nannyogg » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:14 pm

Hi All, wondered if anyone else has the same vision problems I've been getting. I'll try to keep this as short as poss!
I have FMS / CFS / BDS. Diagnosed about a year ago now, but had been having symptoms for about 6 years.

This year in April, I had a brief loss of vision in one eye - only for about 40s with blurring before and after. I'd had some eye pain and was seen at eye casualty in local hops over a few weeks. They couldn't find anything obviously eye related, but sent me for tests to check for a stroke / TIA. The stroke people couldn't confirm a stroke either!

A couple of months later I started getting blurring again, and noticed that the colour red looks different in each eye! The effect has faded a bit now, but hasn't gone away. GP told me to get an eye test to double check there's no prescription problem, but said I may need to see an eye specialist. I'm holding off asking her for that referral (eye test showed no prescription problem) as I have appointments coming up for a heart problem (that was discovered by chance while they were looking into the original eye problem - ! )
I don't feel energetic enough to deal with multiple appointments :(

Anyone else had any of this? Any advice appreciated!
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Re: Vision problems?

Postby *Lisa* » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:43 pm

:welcome:

Have you been tested for MS?

I remember a member saying they had blue vision :shock: but nothing as of yet was the cause that anyone could find.
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Re: Vision problems?

Postby nannyogg » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:41 am

Hi Lisa, thanks for responding...at one point they were supposed to be ruling out MS ...but the neuro who saw me didn't have my notes an I hadn't been told what they were looking for until after the appointment, so I couldn't enlighten him!

I'm starting to think I should ask for them to test specifically for that...but kinda hoping someone on here might be able to tell me it's a fibro thing!
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Re: Vision problems?

Postby *Lisa* » Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:25 am

the eye problems in fibro tend to be with the muscles.

Muscle twitches, muscle strain, sometimes some blurry vision. All mainly which effect the muscles in the eyes.

Loss off vision is not a fibro symptom.

I would ask them to rule out MS especially is nothing else has come up.
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Re: Vision problems?

Postby nannyogg » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:07 am

Hi Lisa...yes. It seems to be the thing to do next...scary though :(

muscle related eye problems was something I had a lot in the first few years of being unwell, though thankfully that has calmed down quite a bit now - and doesn't seem to correspond to the vision loss at all.

Thanks for listening :) nice to have somewhere to talk to people who know what it's like!
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Re: Vision problems?

Postby denys » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:35 pm

I agree with Lisa, the thing is it may be a little bit scary to go and ask but better than fretting on without knowing. Hopefully it will all turn out to be something simple and you can have your mind put to rest :-D :-D :-D
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Re: Vision problems?

Postby zappa20 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:03 am

*Lisa* wrote::welcome:

Have you been tested for MS?

I remember a member saying they had blue vision :shock: but nothing as of yet was the cause that anyone could find.


That's interesting. Sometimes when I'm really tired and reading the print changes from black to blue then red. I thought it was maybe something to do with my diabetic retinopathy , But when I mentioned it to my eye consultant, who'd a lovely man, he'd no ideas for a cause.

I now put it down to tiredness.

High blood sugar levels can cause blurred vison as well. TBH OP anything to do with sight is very important, if your GP wants to refer you to any eye specialist I'd fit it in.
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Re: Vision problems?

Postby nannyogg » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:31 pm

denys wrote:I agree with Lisa, the thing is it may be a little bit scary to go and ask but better than fretting on without knowing. Hopefully it will all turn out to be something simple and you can have your mind put to rest :-D :-D :-D


Hi Denys, yes...I have to get my head out of the sand really... I'm making a 'this-monday-coming-resolution! (!) to get the ball rolling...
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Re: Vision problems?

Postby nannyogg » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:34 pm

zappa20 wrote:
*Lisa* wrote::welcome:

Have you been tested for MS?

I remember a member saying they had blue vision :shock: but nothing as of yet was the cause that anyone could find.


That's interesting. Sometimes when I'm really tired and reading the print changes from black to blue then red. I thought it was maybe something to do with my diabetic retinopathy , But when I mentioned it to my eye consultant, who'd a lovely man, he'd no ideas for a cause.

I now put it down to tiredness.

High blood sugar levels can cause blurred vison as well. TBH OP anything to do with sight is very important, if your GP wants to refer you to any eye specialist I'd fit it in.


Hi Zappa; yes. As I said to Denys above, I've promised myself a monday call to the GP to get things moving... :D Like you, those who have looked at my eyes have so far drawn a blank...
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Re: Vision problems?

Postby denys » Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:47 pm

:fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: they get you sorted out
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