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Laura_W
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I went and saw my opthalmologist yesterday. Just a check in to look at how my optic nerves were doing.

(my optic discs are enlaged, they ruled out psuedo tumor cerebri, and neuro-opthalmologist thinks that my nerves/optic discs just naturally look this way... but wants to monitor to be sure, and this was all before Lyme diagnosis.)

Nerves/Optic discs looked the same as before, but I had a retinal hemorrhage in my right eye. She said that it should go away on its own, but she wanted to see me back in 2 months to make sure that it was going away, and that I wasn't developing any more of them.

I was told that it could be caused by anemia or high blood pressure. That it was not lyme related. I know that it can also be caused by diabetes.

I don't have high blood pressure. I normally am at about 110/70. However, I do get heart palpatations.

I know that my iron has been somewhat low, it always is.

I'm not classified as diabetic. I had an A1C done in feb and it was 5.6.

However, I'm curious... any thoughts about this being related to lyme???

I looked and couldn't find it as an adverse reaction to my abx Bicillin CR.

I've had my eyes looked at regularly, sometimes multiple times a month, but at least every 2-3 months by someone over the last year. It just seems a bit odd that my first month treating lyme and this occurs... maybe just a coincidence.

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Currently not treating, looking for a Dr who will work with my insurance lol.

More muscular, cognitive, nerve issues than joints. Facial droop and blurred vision.

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lpkayak
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when i started clind at high dose i started getting black flaoters

opthal said all is good except if a big chunk comes off insead of all the little chunks it will be detached retina

but he didn
t tell me how to stop it

i am confuced and need new opthal...but so amany other things are sick i have to deal withtthem first

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My husband has had many retinal hemmorrages. You need to see a retinal specialist. There are a lot of conditions that can cause retinal disease. It is nothing to play with. My husband had a work up at the Indiana University Uvitis clinic years ago. His retinal disease is not connected with his Lyme Disease. However, I wouldn't rule it out on anyone.
Ann

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lpkayak
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thank you. i know it but hearing it from you i will move it up on the list

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sickntired19
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My sister and I both had this happen. I was first so of course they did the full work up: MRI, spinal tap, tests galore, etc. Everything came back fine.

We were both on Doxy at the time it occurred and we think it is either a rare side effect of Doxy or an allergic reaction.

Are you on Doxy?

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LSG Scott
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i had a few of those retinal hemorrhages at maybe 3 or 4 different times the blood always reabsorbed in a week or so with no lasting effects,

for me it was caused by too many things thinning my blood like baby aspirin and fish oil and ginger and turmeric

i was able to drop the baby aspirin and the hemorrhaging stopped for a few years now

see if your blood is too thin

take care

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oops! i remember now that i had hemorrhages of the back of the eye and not the retina

sorry for my confusion.

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Laura_W
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I'm not on Doxy.

Don't know if lpkayak is??

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10/10 EIA 1.4+, 41 (IGG), 23 (IGM)
Bitten over 20 years ago.
Currently not treating, looking for a Dr who will work with my insurance lol.

More muscular, cognitive, nerve issues than joints. Facial droop and blurred vision.

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Laura_W
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LSG Scott, that does make sense. the blood being too thin, as anemia is a cause of this... and when anemic the blood is thiner.

I'm not on any of the things that you listed though, so nothing that I can do to prevent it.

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10/10 EIA 1.4+, 41 (IGG), 23 (IGM)
Bitten over 20 years ago.
Currently not treating, looking for a Dr who will work with my insurance lol.

More muscular, cognitive, nerve issues than joints. Facial droop and blurred vision.

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lpkayak
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i am on doxy but have black floaters that seemed to start when i was on clind

but you guys are talking about something different than black flaoters right?

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