spotten vision?

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   Posted 7/6/2009 7:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Last Cimzia, June 9th... so a full month ago. No other meds.

Yet, I keep "seeing things" out of the corner of my eyes... like little black specks, and there's really nothing there.

I started to think I was losing my mind, but I'm really convinced that something is wonky here.

I've had D, bad D, for several days... I'm probably a bit dehydrated. I've just never experienced these little blobs in my peripheral vision before.

Any ideas? Just a side effect of dehydration?
27f, dx'd CD July '05 after 6 fistula/abscess surgeries
Remicade '05 through '08, with no other maintenance meds (ah, those were the days, eh?)
Tried Humira. Failed. Tried Gluten Free. Leaning towards Failure there too.
Currently on:
Cimzia (started 2-12-09) Again, not helping much, if at all.
Probiotics, Digestive Enzymes, Forvia vitamins, and calcium chewies
Feeling a bit jaded lately, but trying to keep my chin up.

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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 7/6/2009 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I would get that checked out. I actually went for my annual eye exam today, and the doc saw something funny with my optic nerve. Said it was tilted and it could be inflammation or calcium deposits.

I have to go back next week for more tests. He said it could be nothing, but to let him know if I experience any vision changes - especially with peripheral vision.

I don't know if it is Crohn's related or not - I've also heard of people getting cataracts if they've been on prednisone for a long time.

I wish I could be more help to you.
Diagnosed with Crohn's for 13 Years
First Resection 05/19/09 - Currently Medication Free!

Lupus for Two Years

Tried prednisone, flagyl, pentasa, imuran, and Humira

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   Posted 7/6/2009 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Do get it checked sence this is obviously the first time you have had this but google "floaters". Generally as you get older you will get floaters-it is part of the vir (or I can't spell it) tissue in your eye that breaks away from where it is supposed to be and floats around and you can see it.
Do get it checked though because the sudden development of it can mean absolutely nothing or it can be a symptom of posterior uvitiis or other occular disease.

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   Posted 7/7/2009 4:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Get it checked out, cataracts are common with Crohns patients that have been on Prednisone.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Precription Folic Acid, Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Protonix,  Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.

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   Posted 7/7/2009 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with getting it checked, don't want to mess around when it comes to vision. Does kind of sound like floaters though. Most people have them at some point, a lot of people don't even notice them. But yes, get it checked out!
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06, and Health Anxiety/OCD 12/08 Taking Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL, and Lexapro.

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   Posted 7/13/2009 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
When I got Uveitis, I started out with floaters and then blurry vision and eye pain, so this could be the beginning of inflammation in your eyes. Do get it check out soon! The sooner the better, the longer you wait the longer it takes to get it to go away!
Tannie 26 yrs Crossett,AR *Currently in Remission*
dx May 08 ,Just finished a 8 month round of pred in January 09. Remicade every 8 wks. 
Taken off 6-MP due to liver toxicity 09/08
Taken off of Asacol also 09/08

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