I did poorly on a visual accuity [sp?] test at the eye dr and am being referred to a specialist for further investigation. Possible outcomes mentioned are either optic neuritis - which can be associated with Lymes - or a pituitary tumor pressing on the optic nerve. Over the past three years, my field of vision has diminished in the left eye - beginning as a "small defect" and progressively worsening... although I don't actually notice this change. Optic neuritis can also be due to a pituitary tumor - which, according to my internet research, is not all that uncommon. Aprox. 22% of the population may be affected - the good news is that the vast majority of cases are entirely benign. However, associated symptoms besides vision include things like: irregular or ceasing of menses [women], possibly nipple discharge/milk, cold intollerance, fatigue, aches, osteo-arthritis, headaches, bruising - and a host of other symptoms many of us here seem to experience. Aside from headaches, I have most symptoms that raise red flags. I see the specialist next week - but am already becomming stressed. Sometimes, if the tumors are not very large or entangled, they are removed via surgery. Sometimes after surgery they return. Other treatments involve various drugs. Sometimes, the tumor can grow into the sinuses. It is frightening. None of it is anything I wish to go through. Has anyone else experienced a diagnosis of pituitary tumor? Has anyone's doctor checked them for this condition? Have others found that their FM or CFS symptoms actually turned out to be a pituitary tumor? Thanks.