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randibear
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for the last several weeks, really since i had that headache in december, i have had blurry vision.

some days it's worse than others. i have three pairs of glasses and have to switch them back and forth.

i have to blink several times to clear my vision. i can barely read a book now and watching tv is difficult. my eyes are itchy also.

right now i can't stand another doctor's appt as i'm in the hole for 3 grand for dental care.

i'm taking eye vitamins, drinking mango, and using eye drops for dry eyes.

guess it's the lyme acting up huh? bart??

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I have this problem too, but only one pair of glasses and no idea what causes it.

I also can sometimes see...well, it looks like I am looking into a microscope with bacteria (or something) swimming around in my eyes. Some look round and some actually look like spirochetes???

They aren't floaters, I have those too, it really looks like I am looking into a microscope and they are swimming, wiggling and pulsating. I've always been afraid to say something, I think I may already be on the "needs to be committed" list.

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Laura_W
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I just got back from the Neuro-opthalmologist today. I also suffer from dry eyes, floaters, blurry vision that comes and goes, and headaches (different types, intensity, and frequency).

My optic discs look different than most peoples, although at this point they think that mine might just be shaped that way.

In regards to the blurry vision.... I have been told that my Rx for my glasses will change frequently while treating Lyme disease but will eventually even out once properly treated.

Also, my eyes individually (besides the dry patches) appear healthy. However, the Dr said that where my problem lies is getting my eyes to work together.

He stated that because of inflamation from Lyme, my eyes are having problems working together. Which causes alot of my headaches.

My dry eyes are supposedly a reason for the headaches as well.... he stated that because of the dry patches on the surface of my eyes, that the nerves keep firing, due to that irritation.

And somehow all of it combined with nerves firing lots, and eyes trying to compensate each other to focus... all leads to more headaches.

The Dr put an implant into my tear ducts to try to open them to help naturally create more tear production, as well as told me to use eye drops twice a day. (systane ultra available over the counter)

The blurry vision is not something that he can do anything about. It will only go away with the treatment of lyme, the reduction of the inflamation.

And I can contest to that... I had treated for 8 months, felt better, and vision had improved (but wasnt 100%). I stopped treatment for about 3 months due to yeast, and my vision is back to being blurry again... back to the level prior to the start of treatment.

Also, he stated that Bart and Lyme look very similar in the eyes... (He isn't able to differentiate between them by appearances)

Oh, and this is the lyme literate Neuro-opthalmologist here in MI. Very nice guy. [Smile]

Hope this might help

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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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randibear
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yes thank you.

when i take off my glasses it's like looking through wax paper. i have daily headaches but at least they are not the 10 plus kind anymore. down to about 2-3 level pain and mostly around the eyes and temple.

i am doing fungal defense right now hoping to treat candida and fungus. maybe that will help a little.

it's bad at night because the throbbing in my head is primarily around my eyes. makes sleeping a bear.

unfortunately i don't have dental and have to pay that off so more dr visits are out until i get these bills paid off.

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Laura_W Did you see Dr B in Warren? I have another upcoming appointment with him.

I have major problems with my eyes since diagnosis. Major floaters, dryness, blurriness, pain, itchiness, etc.

I may travel out of state to have the floaters laser-ed. They drive my crazy.

KA

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randibear
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what kind of doctor would you see for this? opthamologist or optomatrist? probably the md kind right?

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Definitely a nero-opthamologist.

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Laura_W
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bigstan.... Yes I saw Dr B. Has he tried the implants with you in the tear ducts? Just curious if anyone has had any results with it. I understand about tons of floaters... it sucks. But more of my issue is the blurry vision at this point


Randi... U need a minimum of a opthalmologist. Neuro-opthalmologist is better

a lyme literate neuro-opthalmologist is really what you want tho

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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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seekhelp
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Laura, I will be seeing the same doctor in the next few weeks. [Smile] Glad to hear he seems very proficient. We sound like we have very similar issues.
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bigstan
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Yep seek It's me ,you and Laura holding down the State of Michigalymer.

Laura we discussed the implants and will ask him again at next appointment in Feb. Is it working for you?

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So weird to get Lyme in a state where it doesn't exist, huh? Funny how that happens. My neuro said it's so rare in MI and the only way to get it is if you camp for a long, long time Up North. I was always wondering why the ticks asked me how long I have been in an area. [Smile] They have a 1 week minimum rule before they decide to bite you. Before that waiting period, you're just a companion. [loco]

"Lymes" is so rare in our state.

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Yeah, didn't you know that ticks are most common in Tickistan*, that they are known to vacation periodically, but usually bite each other and not us nor other animals,

unless we've been hanging out for a really long time such that they want us to leave, and oh yeah, except for the tick-bitten dogs that get reported by vets?

*next time the doc says something about how rare they are, just say the tick was lost and trying to find its way back to Tickistan where it belongs.

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Laura_W
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I don't know if the implants are working for me or not. Ive had dry eyes for so long, I just got use to the irritation of it.

I think its suppose to take awhile to notice? But not sure.

Seek, my neurologist... ended our relationship. Said that I should reconsider the diagnosis of Lyme and that there is a reason that they have the Western Blots... so that they can catch the false positives. LOL. just yet another dr in the line of many that don't believe in lyme or me.

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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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