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livenlaugh
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   Posted 4/20/2010 2:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Is blurred vision a symptom of fibro?  At times I find that I have a hard time focusing and have blurred vision.  This can be so annoying!  This whole Fibro thing is annoying and frustratingsmhair

Acheybody
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   Posted 4/20/2010 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I have all kinds of weird vision stuff, even though they tell me my sight is 20/20. My vision is blurry fairly often, and from migraine syndrome (or maybe it's the fibro?) I get dizzy from stripes, moving lights, fluorescent lights, all kinds of triggers. It IS fun, isn't it?? I also have Blepharatis, a chronic inflammation of the eyelids which makes them sore and feel sticky, like there's something in them even when nothing can be seen. Any eye makeup exaccerbates it, so that's pretty much out. Lucky I'm not looking to be glamorous anymore lol.

Is this the kind of thing you're talking about?
Debbie
   
    Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, Meniere's, elevated liver enzymes -?- keloid scar tissue from back burn, arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraine headaches, skin cancer twice on face
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TressiaN
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   Posted 4/20/2010 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I also have problems focusing. It started about the same time my pain got worst. I also have dry eyes and i think that makes it harder to focus. I think alot of us have problems with vision & Fibro. I guess we can add one more symptom to the pile.

Tressia
 Diagnosed with -FM, Degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, arthritis, Lupus., undifferentiated connective tissue disease. 
Medications- Plaquanil, 800 Ibuprofen, Lortab, Cymbalta 


getting by
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   Posted 4/20/2010 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I get blurry vision at the computer. I guess it is because your eyes get dry, because at the computer you barely ever blink. I don't know why, but that is what I heard.
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vestabula
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   Posted 4/20/2010 8:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I get blurred vision, especially when reading, watching t.v. or using the computer.  It's annoying because it takes about fifteen minutes to come back into focus.  I don't know if it's fibro related or the antidepressent I was on as I guess they can both affect the muscle that controls focus.
 
Donna
fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: valium Advil


Cpdwife15
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   Posted 4/21/2010 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I am glad someone posted this topic I myself have issues w/my eyes too. I feel as if I am 90 and cannot see.
I literally have issues while driving or shopping. Detail oriented things. I was just at the store w/a friend & I
could not see the signs I had to pull out reading glasses ( this was hilarious to her because we are both 35)
& prop'em on my face and read the labels I was looking at !! She was like "Heather are you for real? is it that bad?"
I was telling her so she found it hard to believe I was having issues w/reading its farsightedness it seems +
blurry vision yes!

I cant focus at times, It started for me this past fall & its slowly getting WORSE!
help too!

Sherrine
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   Posted 4/21/2010 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I will get blurred vision sometimes.  Most of the time my vision is fine but when using the computer or trying to read closed captioning on the television, I swear I can't see as well.  Then I start the closing one eye and then the other to see which one is causing the blurriness.  Common on.  I know I'm not the only one that does this!  turn   But, when I have my eyes checked, they are just fine.
 
I can have short bouts of dizziness.  I won't get on ladders now.  I have "shrunk" from osteoporosis so I have to stand on my tiptoes to turn off my ceiling fans.  As soon as I go up on my toes, I get dizzy and nearly loose my balance.  I don't think it's age-related because I know older people that don't have this problem.  Yep.  Fibro is a blast!  smhair
 
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Futurama91
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   Posted 4/26/2010 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   
It's not just me? I frequently realize that I have closed one eye to un-blur things. Sometimes my vision is fine and at other times it's terrible.

A couple of months ago I was reading a bedtime story to my daughter, and suddenly my head was filled with such a severe pain so quickly that I actually cried out as if I had been struck. That headache lasted for weeks! I told the doctor that I was reading when it started, so they checked my eyes. 20/20!?!?

It's not just print, either. Sometimes the world is just blurred, for no apparent reason, but my vision is 20/20. I'm confused.

Acheybody
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   Posted 4/26/2010 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I still wonder if it's a vascular thing....
  Achey 
 
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MsBunky
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   Posted 4/26/2010 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I've often had blurry vision with my Fibro - before I went on meds and during as well. I seem to see a lot more "floaters" than other people, and when I wake up in the morning and put my glasses on, it takes several minutes for me to be able to focus clearly.

Vision problems became severe after I started taking Lyrica, and I had to go off the drug (I'm on Cymbalta now and Cesamet, along with other drugs for other pain issues), and I haven't had any major problems since.

I do occasionally get the huge electrical zap in the brain, including last night, where it felt like a sound exploded in my ear. I had no trouble hearing afterwards, but it was loud and made me jump!

Pam
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pelvic Pain, FAI, Reynauds, IBS, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (Surgical Menopause and drug related), plus physically unable to vomit due to Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins...a joy for blood work or IV's)
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Acheybody
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   Posted 4/26/2010 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, we have so much fun, don't we? Zaps, pings, zings, thunder & lighning!!
  Achey 
 
  Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, Meniere's, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting on back, arthritis, scoliosis,   lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraine headaches, skin cancer surgeries on face
    Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
    Multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
    Chiropractic adjustments
 
Be yourself.  Everyone else is already taken.


GSDgirl
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   Posted 4/27/2010 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I always had sensitive eyes.  They are worse now, only word I can think of to describe is gloopy.  I get this stuff that is somewhat like sleepers that goes across my eyes and I can't really see until I get it out.  In the morning I can't see because of this stuff, whatever it is.  Also at night as soon as I hit the bed. 
 
We got a new bed and pillows with special covers over the memory foam as I thought I was allergic to something.  I also washed the drapes and the carpet.  It is a minimal nuisance in the scheme of things but sometimes it drives me crazy.
 
Sometimes I mix up a batch of boric acid eye wash and use an eye cup when it gets really bad.
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