Eye problems for over six weeks

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Sherry, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. Sherry

    Sherry New Member

    I posted before about how I went to the eye doctor and he said it must be a medical problem thats effecting my eyes. I'm having pulling sensations and it feels like movements or spasms in my eyes. They hurt really bad and my vision is so blurry and strange. When I'm in a room with a ceiling light I can't hardly see. Its scaring me so bad. Has anyone ever heard of fibromyalgia harming anyones eyes?
  2. Bailey-smom

    Bailey-smom New Member

    I do not profess to be a dr but are you taking meds that could affect your vision? I know it can be a side effect of some.

    Hope it gets better!
  3. patches25

    patches25 New Member

    Yes, a person can get spasms involving the eye muscles. Focusing spasms occur when using your eyes extensively. An optometrist will usually take enough time to check it out thoroughly. A change in glasses or vision therapy can alleviate the symptoms if it is a focusing spasm. Focusing spasms can cause blurriness and make you sensitive to light. Go have it checked out again.

    Another possibility would be a convergence problem. Convergence meaning our ability to point both eyes to the same spot. That can cause some of the problems too. Good luck.
  4. lvjesus

    lvjesus Member

    I think I have had those. Is it where your eyes hurt when they focus?

  5. Smiffy

    Smiffy Member

    Hi Sherry,I have recently had a couple of months of the muscles in my eyes twitching non-stop, which nearly drove me round the bend. Fortunately it's stopped at the moment. I assumed it was caused by the fibro, as my thumbs & eyelids also twitch sometimes.

    I do hope that yours stops soon, or that your doctor can help you.
  6. rileyearl

    rileyearl New Member

    I've had problems with my vision off and on as long as I've been on antidepressants. The eye doctor told me that the SSRIs cause the lens (or maybe it was cornea?) to become less flexible than normal, so your eyes don't adjust to change as easily as before. I don't get the spasms or pulling or darkness, though. I would definitely go to another eye doctor--maybe there's a teaching hospital nearby? Also, have you consulted your regular MD, in case those symptoms either ring a bell with him/her or cause a referral to a specialist. Please don't wait too long to figure it out. Good luck!