Blurred vison from heat exposure?

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Shashi
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   Posted 8/18/2006 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I was outside in the heat with my husband this afternoon while we got estimates on some work on our new home.  Tonight, I've been having trouble seeing. It feels like there is a film over my eyes or that they are cloudy.  I keep having to blink to be able to see, though even that isn't helping much. 
 
Could this be a result of the heat exposure today.  I've also had trouble talking and some numbness all over this evening. 

Annieoakley
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   Posted 8/18/2006 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Shashi,
I too get that way, if I stay at in the heat for more than 15 mintues my eyes feel like what you described, I too have to keep blinking my eyes jsut so that I can see properly, I'm glad you posted this topic because I wanted to and I kept forgetting, lets see what others have to say.
 
Annie
 
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uppitycats
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   Posted 8/19/2006 5:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Ditto here. Heat, especially heat and humidity, can wipe me out faster than almost anything else. And combine that with being tired, and I'm down for the count.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


Kimber
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   Posted 8/19/2006 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Shashi,

Heat can definately aggravate MS symptoms or trigger some that you may not have otherwise. Usually, but not always, the effects subside when you get your body temperature back down to normal. Many people here use cooling devices, even a cold cloth around your neck might be beneficial to you when outside. I hope you are feeling better today!

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rhondab
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   Posted 8/19/2006 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Lisa

As u know, the heat hit me yesterday. Life and Michelle were sweet enuf to tell me about a site u can order cooling devices from. I went to it and it seems they have a variety of products that may be beneficial. Look at the thread by Shellypoo about cooling devices and see if maybe it'll help u. I hope u'r eyes have gotten better today and u'r feeling better. As Kimber said, cooling off usually helps and it did help me. I think more of my 'feeling better' came from resting as well tho. That seems to be the key for me most times. Maybe u could find a quiet place to just sit still and let u'r body catch up. Let us know how u'r feeling.

rhonda

Shashi
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   Posted 8/19/2006 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone.  I'm feeling better today, though I've still had problems with my vision.  I keep feeling like there is a film over my eyes, and I have to keep blinking to focus properly.  Guess I need to call my doctor on Monday if it doesn't clear up by then.
 
Hugs to all,
 
Lisa

rhondab
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   Posted 8/19/2006 10:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Lisa

I'm glad to hear u'r prob gonna call u'r doc on Monday. Let us know how u'r doing with this and what he/she says about it if u do call. Take good care!

rhonda

cocoa11
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   Posted 8/20/2006 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
I hope you are feeling better and your vision is back to normal. Until I read your thread I didn't know that heat played such a large factor in MS. Now I know why being in the sun makes me feel really dreadful. I can hardly get in the car quick enough to turn on the air-con if I am out shopping. I rush to get inside the air-conditioned shopping malls. I can't go outside and be in the sun as I instantly get hot. It is still Winter here although I live in a tropical climate the temp. is mild not hot. Sometimes I feel physically sick short of breath for no apparent reason then my face goes bright red, and I mean BRIGHT RED.
A male friend came to visit the other day and said "You've had a touch of the sun your face is red are you burnt?" I was so embarressed.
Considering my age this could be good old menopause setting in. Around 10 to 15 times a day I go through this routine.......
1) Feeling cold - rug up put on warm clothes and footware. Close windows and doors so not to feel the cold wind blowing in.
2) Feel really hot - off comes the footware, warm clothing and depending where I am anything else I can take off!
3) My vision is also affected but not as bad as yours. Very blurry for some time afterwards.

Take care and I hope you can get your problem sorted out.

lmb
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   Posted 8/22/2006 8:16 AM (GMT -6)   
same here i just try to spend small amounts of time in the sun b/c i dont know about u guys but it also bothers my skin and makes me sick at my stomach so i spent a few mintues outdoors and then come in and try to do it later in the afternoon when its not so hot..hope this helps
lmb
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