hello herbal (too much thinking to copy your whole name lol) I am right there with you, all of it, and it gets scarey and so stressful which makes it all worse. I also wonder what else besides fibro....I am one those still searching for the Right doctor that takes 10 minutes to >hear, then listen, then actually think about things for a minute before a quicky diagnosis. I suspect I am much older than you and am exhausted researching and even going to a doctor anymore. I can struggle with all the physical symptoms but the "mind" issues scare the hell out of me. If you have the support and resources to check out out other kinds of doctor like neurologists, rheumatologist, etc etc definitely go for it, it could change everything for the better if you can treat the real causes of your ailments. Best wishes and Blessed trails, fibrofranView Thread
dear CFPaulson, your words went straight to my heart and I have to answer your grief and despair somehow. Been there, done that all. FINALLY found some relief with what is glaringly obvious but not to the docs, they don't check for it. Get tested for vitamin B deficiency and D deficiency..I take the B by injection and D at high doses by prescription only. ...You'll need to get the tests by a doc, they're cheap, so are the Rx's. You won't see results for awhile but if you stick with it you're mood will improve, your energy and your pain. Low levels of either one of these or both can drastically affect how you feel, mentally, emotionally and physically. People have been diagnosed with all kinds of mental disorders due to low levels of Vitamin B12 so give it a try and I wish you a speedy improvement. I gave up many times but just couldn't pull my own life plug and then things improved. God speed, and hugs, mindaView Thread
Hey Bette, me again. all great and very helpful info, thnx muchly. will report back afterwards and I have a feeling all will be just fine. hugs and blessings to you and yours, enjoy the Spring as it sputters into place, mindaView Thread
Hey Booch, Thankyou thank you thankyou....your info was great...I am usually a research fanatic but since I can't SEE I've been forced off the laptop and am lost...I'm using a super duper magnifying glass and my neck is killing me. I think now with your info I'm out of questions and am actually excited to get this done. It will still be a month or two due my insurance red tape but I wish I could go tomorrow. Booch, also, the thought of not having glasses sitting on my nose seems luxurious cause fibro is really bad on my face, jaw, head etc. That would be a double blessing. Again, really appreciate you taking the time to share, hugs back atcha and feel good, mindaView Thread
Bette, thanx so much for responding. You've been most helpful. The only question I have left (for the moment lol) is why do the surgeons separate doing one eye from the other over such a long period of time? I'd rather get them over with within the shortest period of time instead of having to get new glasses, if needed, a few times, don't have the money for that. hope to hear from you, and thank you again minda (fibrofran)View Thread
Booch/Nancy, you asked what were the symptoms: if you wear glasses imagine the lens really dirty, dusty, fingerprints etd and try as you might you can't clean them...Imagine thats how your eyes are naturally, all hazy, cloudy, a kind of double vision but different, halos come and go, glare is horrible, light makes it worse...and the vision changes from hour to hour, just like the fibro pains thet move around without any rhyme or reason... sucks big time.....look forward to your answers to my previous post, till tehn thanks again, fibrofran/mindaView Thread
Hey Booch thanx for answering...My doc just postponed my appointment for a MONTH, can't wear my glasses now they only make it worse and I can't imagine not seeing near or far for so long. thats just the next pre=op appointment then I wait a month or 2 for surgery. If I only get one eye done at a time how am I supposed to see afterward when the other eye is still bad and can't make new glasses for months and months till the other eye is done..... ???? what did you mean by "NPO"??? also if I am near sighted, farsighted AND have a stigmatism will all 3 get better? when you say they will be like new what do you mean? I'm having a hard time here, fibro is bad, lots of rain, cold etc. I take tramadol 50 mg can I take that before surgery? thanks for responding, your help is much appreciated , fibrofran (minda) p.s. am using a magnifier and sitting 2 inches from the screen now,NECK doesn't like it at allView Thread
Dollbug, I just answered Deansmimi above here and answered some of your questions. I never had bad vision, the usual near problems at 50 and some farsightedness but my vision has gone down very quickly the past 5 years. I always thought one would just get new prescription and all would be ok until the optometrist said there were no more corrections to be made, and that freaked me out. As you know fibro takes so much away, but not being able the see was going to be the last straw, very scarey and depressing. However I know our bodies od not do well with artificial anything and so sensitive the little cuts they make on the eye could be a real issue that maybe would not heal right or leave a memory in the eye, who needs that? You have both eased my mind although the surgery is not something I look forward to had too many bad ones. Thank you Dollbug, be wellView Thread
Deansmimi, thankyou so much for answering. You have relieved my mind. I can't drive much anymore, only to places where I know by rote without needing to read the signs. I hate the blurry cloudy sight, it makes me feel irritable all the time. Hate the light sensitivitiy, the sun feels like a laser into my brain.Don't need that on top of all the other fibro restrictions. Did you find that both your near and far vision improved? The thought of improvement in my eyesight actually excites me. thanks again, feel good, fibrofranView Thread
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