vision disturbance with leg numbness

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Applyn59, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. Applyn59

    Applyn59 New Member

    Has anyone ever experienced the following:

    I woke up today at 4:30 after only about one hour
    of sleep. My left leg was very numb and very tingling.
    This is the leg I banged. This was the side
    I was lying on. I have never had this before.
    I put the tv on and my vision was weird. I felt
    like I was losing vision for a few seconds.
    I was scared to death. I was afraid to go
    back to sleep. I read a little and watched a little
    tv before I had the nerve to close my eyes again.

    I told this to the dr. this morning about the
    leg and eye. She said nothing. SHe did
    nothing.

    Forget bra burning, let's start tossing drs into
    the fire!
  2. mamafrey

    mamafrey New Member

    I get the numbness on the left side most of the time, other times it can be both. I have had episodes where my whole body felt paralyzed. I have visual problems on and off for a couple of years. Have went to 2 neurologist, one thought it was in my head, the last one said sensory neuropathy of unknown cause. My fibro dr. disagress with the neurologist. Good Luck. I am on neurotin for the numbness and am switching to topamax. Have a good evening. mamafrey
  3. Applyn59

    Applyn59 New Member

    Do they happen together for you?
    They scared me. I feel like my left eye
    is blurry today. I don't need another worry.
  4. mamafrey

    mamafrey New Member

    How are u doing? I am stil having all the numbness and burning. I haven't switched over to the topamax yet, coming off the neurotin slowly. I was tested for lyme last week but it came out neg. Found out through the lyme network most test will come back neg. if not done by a lyme specialist. I swear this is what i have. I have all the symptoms. Now i just need to find a specialis - guess they are hard to come by. Good luck to you and i hope you are feeling better. mama
  5. mamafurr

    mamafurr New Member



    LOL..anyway, my left foot has been doing this. also, cannot lay on one side for more that 30 mins as my entire leg/side hurts. don't know about the vision thing. do you get migraines? my vision is slowly getting worse, in the last year. need reading glasses. 20/20 forever. i'm only 49.
    hang in there.
    &%$# docs. hope it doesn't happen again.
    alice
  6. EZBRUZR

    EZBRUZR New Member

    Hello! I have had the sensation you describe on and off aprox.4yrs. I find heat/humidity makes it more common,especially on days I try to Trick DD and B "Normal".So far there hasn't been any sucess so I experience them right when I feel good.In April 2000 I did wake up from mid day rest and was unable to see for 17 days.My Dr at time Upped Neurontin and did cycle of pred. Oddly rhe pred. in this situation increased leg tingle/burn/dullnumbness and eyes were unaffected by treatment. Scary, YES!!That was my most severe episode of IT my Drs term for ailment. i hope you do not have intermiten reacurring episodes-you can become used to it, but I think it causes great undo stress .Peace Ez
  7. Nikki

    Nikki Member

    the tingly leg and the weird vision were related. They sound like 2 separate issues to me.

    I see a retina specialist once a yr. (my dad had dry macular degeneration . . . that's where you lose your central vision slowly over time, and glaucoma . . . the loss of peripheral vision; and my mom has wet macular degeneration . . . the loss of your central vision virtually overnight). He always tells me to call his office immediately if I have any weird experiences with my eyes. It's extremely important not to put off getting them checked out. My son occasionally has ocular migraines (there's no pain involved with the eye, but he experiences something like tunnel vision for short periods of time).

    Maybe you should see your opthamologist for advice re: the weird vision problem.

    If I lie too long on one side, I tend to get numb and tingly on that side, too. Plus, I'm sure it didn't help that you banged your leg.

    Take care..........Sharon
  8. Applyn59

    Applyn59 New Member

    My chiro told me they were two separate issues and to see an eye dr.

    I have had that sensation in my arms but never my legs.

    I went to the eye dr. today and he dilated my pupils, etc.
    He said everything was healthy but he did see
    the new floater that I have in my vision. He said
    it may go away. It is a different type of floater than
    my regular ones. He said it was smart to call him because new floaters can be a sign of a serious
    problem. I knew that and that is why I was so
    concerned. At least I can scratch one thing
    off my list of 1000 worries.

    Lynn