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rusty73
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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 10/5/2009 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone
 
Hope all is as well as possible for you.  Has anyone connected
fibromyalgia symptoms with your vision.  I have always wore
glasses and before my MD diagnosed me, I had a vision exam
and the eye Dr. asked if I had any medical problems and that
my vision had changed alot.  I did not connect it to anything
but I now find that there are times my vision gets blurred for
a while and then it clears up. My MD says I should get my eyes
checked again, and I will, but my question is our eyes are
muscle and nerves, could this lovely affliction effect our vision
at times of stress and nervousness? :-)
 
My best to you all
rusty73

austin73
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 51
   Posted 10/5/2009 10:11 AM (GMT -7)   
My vision changed a lot when my fibro symptoms really started to kick in - before I even knew it was fibro. I think it is related but I haven't really read anything that says it is. I swear it is. I had lasik surgery some years back and was doing great. It seems to be quite a coinicidence that my vision suddenly got way worse again at the exact same time that I started having all of the pain.  I now have to wear contacts and glasses again all of the time.  It seems as my fibro has gotten worse so has my vision.  Each time I go in it is worse than the time before plus I now have a pretty severe astigmatism (sp?) suddenly.  The eye doc was actually quite concerned about how fast my eyes were changing but everything looks healthy so that is good. So my answer is YES - I think vision is related. If not, in my case, it is really a HUGE coincidence.  I am 35 and the doc says my eyes really shouldn't be changing this much at my age.

rusty73
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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 10/5/2009 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
austin73,

Thanks, it helps to know someone is thinking on the same line. Right or wrong. I sometimes think I am going crazy.

rusty73

beanley
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 124
   Posted 10/5/2009 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Med side effect??

If you are already on any meds, some list vision changes as a side effect and docs tell their patients not to get new glasses til they've been on it awhile because it may pass.
fibro, migraines, ibs


austin73
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 51
   Posted 10/5/2009 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I wasn't on any meds when my vision changed for the first two years - when the changes were the greatest.

watashi
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 84
   Posted 10/5/2009 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   
my vision changes and my eye glass prescription has changed alot the last 4 years i just figured it was cus i read in the dark.

Sherrine
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   Posted 10/5/2009 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Rusty, and welcome!  Yes, one of the side affects of fibro is changes in visual acuity.  It's impaired function of the smooth muscle used for focus as well as skeletal muscles for tracking.  I am severely hearing impaired and need to use closed captioning when watching television.  Some times I have to squint in order to read it and other times my eyes are fine.  It's been like that for years.  So, try not to worry about it.  Hope this helps!
 
Sherrine
Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
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