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Double Vision, Vertigo, Fractured Vision


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#1 danceswithcats

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 10:38 AM

Especially when I'm in a flare this is such a joy! If I'm esp fatigued or having a tough time of it all after having been stressed because I just went thru a rough time of it because of a procedure or other cause of stress, my vision seems to be effected as well as my energy level. I will just suddenly get double vision, the room will spin, I may feel nauseous (though that has only happened twice) and I'll get those 'floaters' that look as though I'm looking thru a fractured glass.

When I was on the Plaquinal for the SLE, I was sent to an eye surgeon to look inside the eyes and see if there was a problem with toxicity but there wasn't.

Does anyone else have this problem? I've since been told it's 'just the disease' ... we hear that a LOT don't we?! LOL

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 11:40 AM

I had ONE bout with a 10 minute period of double vision. It was like I was totally cross-eyed. I had to close one eye to navigate around my house, find the phone and call the ER. They checked everything out and by then I was back to normal. They never did find a reason.

Are you still on plaquenil? Have you called the doctor?? I think you really should.
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 12:29 PM

Hi,

I get floaters frequently. They used to be associated with migraines. Thankfully, I no longer get migraines, instead I got scleroderma. Ha Ha Ha ;)

Denelle In MN

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 07:35 AM

Sweet, the doctors have all told me it's just the SD and that there is maybe a connection to the anemia ... just another weakness. No I haven't been on the Plaquinil in 8 years. It doesn't seem to be any big concern to them. I just wondered if anybody else had the same troubles.

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 03:29 PM

It truly was the worst feeling! I hope you don't have many more of them.
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Posted 17 December 2007 - 05:44 PM

Denelle my first experience with floaters and fractured vision was years and years ago with my first migraine. The dr then said that they migraines were a side effect of the birth control pills that I took for that one month in my life! Never took them again after that first migraine! I feel so sorry for people that suffer with migraine all the time. Horrible things. But they vision problems never went away.