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vestabula
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   Posted 7/16/2009 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I was just wondering if any of you with fibro are color blind.  I just tried to order a gift on line for my grand daughter and they have these numbers intermingled with colors as a part of their sign in process.  I could not read any of them, saw no numbers at all.  I tried three different sets and finally had to have the hubby do it.   He has forever telling me I am mixing his navy socks with the black ones but I never paid much attention to it.
 
I guess we can blame everything on fibro.  I know eye distortion is a symptom some have, but this is a new one for me.  Maybe I'm just plain color blind, for no other reason than I am!
 
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Donna
fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: Lexapro and valium


Stari
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   Posted 7/16/2009 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Donna,
hi, to my knowledge only males can be colored blind. Although females do carry a genetic gene for it they cannot be colored blind. Maybe you need to clean your monitor....lol..............just kidding...kinda.
 


getting by
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   Posted 7/16/2009 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I am colored blind with dark and similar colors. I have a hard time telling black from blue and brown. and to think I am a painter. But well, that is just the way that it goes. I have always had troubles with dark colors. So don't feel alone.

Have a great day,

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Irish Babe
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   Posted 7/16/2009 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   

A few months back, my DH had noticed a problem at work. He was having difficulty w/ the color red. If it was part of a sign or a background, it was hard to discern. He went to eye dr and they did test him for it. They had a computer screen, half red/half green w/ letters and numbers on the colors. It is definite. Red is a big prob for him. I generally don't have a problem w/ colors, but I have a terrible time w/ red, too. Sometimes, when they run the credits on the screen (movies and/or tv) they have red print or red background. WOW, that kills my eyes. I love to stay thru the credits, but not w/ the red. I have gotten sick from that on the screen.

Interesting thought, Donna!!

God bless.  Alice.


crazyoldcatlady
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   Posted 7/16/2009 11:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I don't know if this has anything to do with colorblindness or fibro, but I have noticed something lately. I play a lot of games on my computer. Especially the "shoot at the colored doodads that are swirling around on the screen to make them go away" sort of games - you know what I mean! I do it in an attempt to keep my mind sharp and improve my reaction ability--and pass the time when I don't feel like moving off the couch. Well lately I find that I'm shooting the wrong colors. I thought I had a yellow ball and shot it at the other yellow balls but it turned out to be a green ball to so now I've made a mess of things. That sort of thing. No specific colors that I've noticed, I just used yellow and green as an example. So this is sort of a new thing, just in recent months. My perception of what color I saw is sometimes off - or something. I don't know. But it is very frustrating.
Donna


Sherrine
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   Posted 7/16/2009 2:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Stari, I always thought the way you do but I see now that women can have some color blindness!  Here is a link from the NIH that explains it.
 
 
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vestabula
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   Posted 7/16/2009 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   

Sherrine...I also found a few sites that say women can be color blind but it is more prevelant in men.  I think my problem is that those numbers and dots  in the boxes were all shades of gray.  The hubby saw them just fine.  I remember when I had my ebay business I was always asking him if certain items were gray or brown, as I sold a cashmere sweater stating it was brown and it was really a charcoal color.  Believe me, the buyer let me know!

No biggie..in the cosmic cheme of things mixing black socks with blue ones is nothing!

Huggies

Donna


fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: Lexapro and valium


Stari
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   Posted 7/16/2009 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Sherrie,
Thank you for the web page. Learn something new each day :)
 

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