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Melanie Reber
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I was just outside enjoying the beautiful weather and blue azure sky... then happened to notice that the stars I was gazing at only a couple of hours ago... while connecting the Zodiac lines...

were still visible, but are now like an afterimage in black! What were once only a few dots with a few squiggly lines, are now very intricate and interesting multiple patterns. [Wink]

OK, so I have been trying to get in to see the eye doc for months now since I first noticed my vision was headed south, but for various reasons, am still on hold.

My question today is... have any of you noticed if taking vitamin A has helped with your floaters?

Thanks so much in advance,
M

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Anti- parasitics have helped lessen mine.
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...and are those anti parasitics babs meds or stuff like Humaworm, ect...

or both-

Thanks Light,

2roads

Melanie..your funny. Can't say too much except that Robin 123 says Mangosteen juice is great for inflamation of the eyes associated with TBD'S. Xangosteen is tops, she says.

I would love to know too.

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It was humaworm...just had lots of symptoms lessen with this parasite flush.

After flush, I had them slightly return, so I am thinking floaters are now related to parasites or die off from them.

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Also...my ND says bilberry testes well for my eyes.
She recommends a tincture from "PSC", containing young shoots of bilberry, from plant stem cells.

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Yep, Like lightparfait my floaters have greatly lessened with antiparasitic tx. Took a long time, and calmed down along with my other symptoms. I used humaworm and salt/c.


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I'd like to try humaworm as I have annoying floaters.

I tried humaworm a couple of years ago but didn't get very far because I wasn't able to have regular bowel movements while on it.

Any tips on humaworm? Do you have to be on a special diet?

Thanks.

p.s. for floaters i've tried pycnogenol - no good.
Right now I am trying benfotiamine (sp?) - too early to tell.

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They suggest doing the colon cleanse along with it and drinking plenty of water. Antiparasitics have to be taken over many many months to be effective.

Some people see results right away, but getting rid of the larva and eggs takes persistence. I also do salt/c.

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Thanks all for the input. I have been on anti-parasitic treatment (Mepron/Art) for a long time now. Almost 8 months this round and about a year and a half last time.

I've also tried Humaworm, but didn't get too far with it before needing to discontinue.

So, this may have a parasitic component and we are trying to treat for that. In addition, my doc also recommended the vitamin A a few months ago, but because I have experienced difficulty with a few meds, I've not added it in yet.

The recommended dose was 25,000mg per day and I have 8,000mg geltabs. I am wondering also if this should be taken all at once or spaced out? If it is better taken in the am or pm? AND if anyone has noticed improvement with vitamin A?

Thanks, M

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Not to be insensitive, but you gave me a good morning laugh when I saw your topic headline. "Playing connect the dots with my floaters...."

At least you have constantly entertainment, they need to have floaters look like a cards, that way your could stare off into space and play solitaire. But then everyone would really think we were crazy talking to ourselves, "No, No, No, that card can't go there!" "I need a black queen, a red 10, or a black 4". lol.

I hope your floaters get resolved. I don't have floaters, I just have massive eye pressure and I feel like something is making my nerves or "muscles" behind my eyes "tight" or strained to use. I can see fine I think, it's just that pressure and that god awful feeling in my left eye that really makes me MISERABLE.

Certain things, constant things, drive me insane. My back pain is off and on. Pelvic pain is off and on or I've just really learned to adjust to it, especially because I know I can have a surgery to fix it, but with things pertaining to Lyme that are constant, makes me want to jump off a bridge. It's like a gnat flying around your head for years, just that intense aggravation, almost anger, or trapped feeling, like you can't get away from the "gnat" in this case the gnat has a name, it's LYME.

(Sorry to start talking about me on your post, just trying to relate)

Have a good day.

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Hey Dearheart,

No apologies necessary! In fact, YOU gave me a good laugh with your solitaire analogy! [Wink]

Oh Goodness, do I remember that constant eye pressure/pain very well... ouch! I'm so sorry you are experiencing this too.

It first occurred with me when I was bitten three times in one week and developed a horrid case of Colorado Tick Fever. That was really my first indication that the little buggers could hurt you. But the ER docs told me that it was self resolving, so no testing was done and no meds were given.

It did resolve after a couple of weeks, but I will never forget how ill it made me. The eyes especially were so light sensitive that I kept them closed most of that time and the muscles behind the eyes were so affected, that I could not move them from side to side w/out intense pain. This was back in 1989 or so...

Anyway, when I finally figured out the whole TBD thing... I was experiencing this same symptom once more combined with 'meningitis like' and other heart related symptoms. Once again the eye pain and pressure was off the charts.

My LLMD at the time came up with a great cocktail that eventually soothed this and the accompanying migraines. It consisted of Methazolamide, a glaucoma med to alleviate the eye pressure... it was a miracle med for me!

This symptom still plagues me from time to time, but has never reached the original level again.

So, while I am having vision issues now, my vision was always perfect until recently. It very quickly headed south with refocus problems from near to far and then things just stayed blurry.

Double to quadruple vision ensued with pain, pressure, tearing, dry and red eyes. Encephalopathy has been named as the culprit, but I do need to get into a good eye doc to make sure that nothing else is happening besides inflammation.

Floaters, for me, did not appear until many years after infection and beginning treatment. In fact, it is very easily ignored most of the time in comparison to other things. It's all relative anyway. It seems to be a common problem for many, but certainly does not happen to all.

Who knows, it could have first begun after I moved here and became re-infected? With such a long grocery list of symptoms... this ranks rather low on the radar. [Wink]

I did start the As last night, so we shall see if it helps at all.

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hi mel,

my hubby had his 1 yr. checkup today for his double cataracht surgeries he had.

he hadn't mentioned this earlier to me, but was saying he was seeing some things in his eyes, and doc asked him to describe more .... FLOATERS!


so he gave his eyes an extra look and the left one he could see the floaters. i asked what they looked like, and small pieces of skin just NOT attached anywhere.

i have floaters too, but never had it explained to me what they looked like to eye drs. just wanted to pass this little bit of news along.

he got a clean bill of health; will need to renew his license within next 30 days, and got a form saying he passed their eye test today as well.

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I tried the PSC Bilberry for several months. Sadly I did not notice any changes. I was hoping I would see some improvement with it.

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Thanks Scott and Miss BG for the added information.
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