Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Sansofpa, May 26, 2012.

  1. Sansofpa

    Sansofpa New Member

    Good Morning,

    Last Thursday I began experiencing blurry vision in my left eye.
    It was like a film was over it and I was trying to rub it away, to
    no avail. I even thought it was a spot on my glasses, and kept cleaning
    them. It bothers me and I'm having difficulty reading. My eyes do not hurt.

    I'm wondering if this has anything to do w/FMS or perhaps
    as another reader suggested, it could be a Cataract. I'll be making
    an eye doctor appointment . . I have an FP, Neuro, GYN, Physiatrist, and
    Dentist involved with my FMS and an appointment is June with a
    Rheumatologist, so I'm adding a 7th doc (Eye) to my cocktail of
    physicians. From my reading, I believe this is somewhat normal???

  2. Sansofpa

    Sansofpa New Member

    Well, it's not floaters (I get them frequently) and it's not like a curtain coming down.

    It's foggy, blurry, sort of like vasoline is in there.

    I used Visine last night and this morning and it's no different.

    If it's a cataract . . wow . . what a coincidence to decide to invade
    me at this time...weird.

    I'm hangin'...

  3. Sansofpa

    Sansofpa New Member


    Good morning,

    I don't have any goop in my eyes. A miracle . . the blurr is gone this morning.
    How can that be? I'm wondering if I should still go to the eye doctor.

    Why haven't you had your cataracts removed, yet? I'm the only one in my family who hasn't had cataract surgery. Most of my relatives had the surgery at a much younger age; from 30 to 50. I'll have to Google this and see if a cataract can come and go, or if blurry vision comes and goes with FMS.

    Do you get "stiffer" in the morning when the humidity is high? This morning I can barely close my hands and my joints hurt much worse. We're having
    stormy days and that means daily migraines for me, but that's nothing new; but the worse stiffness is.

    Are you still feeling "fluish"? When that happens how long does it last?
    I looked back at my work calendar, and in 2009 I missed so much work
    because almost daily for about 3 months I felt like I had the flu by the
    end of my work day. I clearly remember those days and being baffled
    as to why it kept coming back. I literally lived on my sofa. I remember
    at night, and I told this to my doctor, that it felt like someone dumped
    a bucket of water on me. Seems like from what you said in another
    post that I may have had a "flare-up" before I was diagnosed. I felt
    like I was hit by a truck. Is this how you feel?

    My landlord is coming in 4 hours to remove some furniture he has
    stored in my basement, so I must get a shower. Yes, it takes me that
    long nowadays.

    Wishing you a better day,
  4. 3gs

    3gs New Member

    I have blurry vision sometimes even when I wear my glasses! There are days when I can't even see to read or watch tv.

    This is one of the reasons I was tested for MS. After doing the ABC's of MS injections-it's the Fibro/CFS.

    If you put eye problems in search alot of posts will come up on this and I believe also in research library.

    I am going to get new glasses soon but what drives me crazy is I can get exam and my eyes will change often....
    Right now my eyes have been really bad dry and like you said the film(liked the reference to vaseline) Are you staying hydrated enough?[This Message was Edited on 05/28/2012]
  5. liz56

    liz56 Member

    I get days when my eyes are foggy,,no amount of rubbing or visine seems to help...and I have floaters all the time...just put it down to fibro....have you ever had eye pain from eating sweets??
    My eyes look like I have had a bit too much sauce when I eat sugars and they are very uncomfortable & hurting, anyone have that?
    And the stiffness...every morning I walk like a duck..my feet feel so big and hard to navigate, my finger feel so big at times I can hardly do things...but one has to do their housewrk..so I try to plug on..
    ((Take Care))
  6. Sansofpa

    Sansofpa New Member

    What wonderful information . . Thank you!

    My vision was blurry with and without my glasses, too.

    8 months ago I got a new prescription and until now it was perfect.

    I am very hydrated; I drink water all day long. My eyes are not dry.
    I did notice in my right eye, and just an hour ago, it feels scratchy,
    so I looked under my upper lid and there's a little white thing; really
    tiny, but it's causing pain . . yikes . . something else, and just when
    the blurry eye went away for the moment.

    I must get used to this board and remember to do searches before
    I post . . thanks for the reminder:)

    Oh, I so hope I don't have to get new glasses (like you mentioned) frequently.
    But, when I read and watch TV and compute now, my vision isn't like it was 8 months ago. I always went many years without needing a new script.

    Do you have MS and FMS? I can't even imagine your issues.

    Take care and thanks, again,

  7. Sansofpa

    Sansofpa New Member

    I don't know if it's from eating sweets or not.. I'll need to journal my food.
    I'm new at this. I don't eat sugar, don't even have any, but I know there
    is sugar in some things I eat. What about fruits? Perhaps I answered your
    question. I'm overeating strawberries since last Saturday . . had a craving
    and bought a ton of them. It's the first time I've eaten them this year.

    I only have floaters when I have a migraine, but I now have something new.
    I see bright silver dots that are moving like crazy! Again, I don't remember
    what I ate the day they started, but they come and go. Guess I'm seeing

    I know what you're saying about big hands and feet. Mine feel exactly the same way. And, so do my ankles . . they actually feel like they're going to
    give out when I go down steps. I don't like this hand and finger thing..
    I get scared when I can't bend my fingers and thumbs to pick things up.
    I think they're going to stay like that.

    What is housework?? I'm behind in it, but I don't have any company anymore.
    Windows . . the heck with them. I figure if they get dirty enough I won't need curtains and if I don't have curtains, I don't have to wash them . . just kidding :)

    Hope you feel better, real soon,
  8. Sansofpa

    Sansofpa New Member

    Today my eyes are okay, but I still want to talk to my eye doctor and
    see if she has any experience with FMS.

    When my eyes were blurry I did not have a headache or a migraine.
    When I saw those silver things, no headache or migraine.

    I always get floaters with migraines and today, I didn't have a migraine
    and I got floaters when I went outside - it was so hot and humid. That's
    a first. I also had floaters on the drive home from work, in the bright sun,
    and no headache/migraine. The only positive about this new symptom
    is it doesn't hurt!

    Leah . . when you say your eyes get foggy, do you mean blurry, like a
    film is over them or like vasaline is in your eyes? Or do you actually
    mean "fog" like when we drive in the foggy weather? If so, that's not
    what I experienced.

    Thanks much!
  9. Sansofpa

    Sansofpa New Member

    Funny lady :)

    You sort of changed my mind. I was going to call my eye doctor and not
    identify myself as a patient, and ask if the doctor sees FMS patients...just to
    make sure the doc is familiar with FMS. If she isn't and I go there and get no answer I won't be a happy camper . . but, on the other hand, I believe she
    should take a look-see, in the event she does see something that caused it.

    Gosh . . talk about not being clear . . LOL

    I'll make the call and have my eyes checked. That's
    my final answer (..)

    Big storm hitting us now . . I'm signing off!

    Have a pleasant evening,
  10. Sansofpa

    Sansofpa New Member

    Hello Freida,

    I had to stay away from the computer last night . . got the heebeejeebee's
    from that storm.

    I forgot to call my eye doctor today, but after reading your post, I sent an email to myself at work so I won't forget tomorrow.

    Thanks for the scoop on the eye docs. Mine is pretty young. She's in
    practice with her father and I adore both of them.

    I'm glad I "called a friend" for this issue!

    Keep on smilin'

  11. harrysmom

    harrysmom Member

    I have had CFS and Fibro for 16 years now. I am 65. I go to the eye doctor every two years and things are normal other than using reading glasses and some glasses to watch movies or drive because of astigmatism.

    I have the blurry vision and the same thing you described on a recurring basis, some seasons because of allergies, weather conditions, etc. make it worse or better....just depends. I can go long periods of time and have no blurriness and then it will pop up. I am convinced it's the CFS and Fibro that cause this.

    Just my two cents worth....try not to worry.

  12. Sansofpa

    Sansofpa New Member

    Hello Harrysmom,

    Actually my blurry vision started when the weather became extremely
    humid, and after my visit with the Neuro.

    I have a further concern because the Neuro looked into my eyes for so long.
    I wish I had asked him what, why, etc. I have a lot of learning to do with
    all these docs.

    Your two cents are worth more, and I'm sorry you're "blurry", too.

    [This Message was Edited on 05/30/2012]
  13. sascha

    sascha Member

    finally went for eye appointment, and to my shock found out i have glaucoma. is best to be checked out. i'm on eye drops now to prevent further vision loss. i'm also researching like mad to find all supplements to help me.

    is important to be checked out- very- sascha
  14. Sansofpa

    Sansofpa New Member

    Hello sascha,

    A few months ago there was a large section of our newspaper spotlighting
    people who have glaucoma. I'm going to ask them if they can send me a
    reprint. I remember there was a wealth of information in it. I'll let you know when I receive it and the details of the folks suffering from glaucoma and what's helping them.

    You take care and I'm so very sorry to hear this.