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itself2011-08-22 06:22:55 +0000 #1
Hi all,

I cannot figure this out. A couple of times a week, my vision gets super blurry. Might occur for a couple of hours then it goes away. I keep thinking as I am menopausal, that it might be hormonal. Any insights?
OakLeaf2011-08-22 06:29:07 +0000 #2
See a doctor. First thing in the morning. My experience is that it's easier to get an emergency appointment with your optometrist, and they can make the appropriate emergency referrals to physicians.
itself2011-08-22 06:41:28 +0000 #3
But it certainly does not feel urgent because it is intermittent. My partner seems far more concerned than I. I know that I am out of the age group for MS, and data does show that this disease occurs far more frequently in less sunny climates (thank goodness I am in AZ).

I see about an eye doctor, I suppose a good place to start.
indysteel2011-08-22 07:21:50 +0000 #4
+1 on seeing an eye doctor. When was the last time you had a physical with a full blood workup? Blurred vision is a symptom of a number of things, including hypertension and high blood sugar. You might want to see your GP, too.
tulip2011-08-22 07:17:03 +0000 #5
Go to the eye doctor ASAP. Vision is not something to mess around with. If you lose it, it will suck. If not for you, go for your partner. He/she will have to deal with loss of vision as much as you will, if it comes to that. Don't be stupid. Go to the doctor. Plain and simple.
Dogmama2011-08-22 07:45:43 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by tulip

Go to the eye doctor ASAP. Vision is not something to mess around with. If you lose it, it will suck. If not for you, go for your partner. He/she will have to deal with loss of vision as much as you will, if it comes to that. Don't be stupid. Go to the doctor. Plain and simple.

Tulip - how do you really feel?

++1 on the eye doctor. Not an optometrist but an ophthalmologist who has training in eye diseases. I have a good friend who is slowly going blind and it isn't fun. Not to be an alarmist - but really - get thee to a doctor.
OakLeaf2011-08-22 08:42:15 +0000 #7
I didn't mean an optometrist was likely to be able to treat the issue. What I meant was that getting an appointment with an ophthalmologist or neurologist without a referral could take weeks (not to mention that if you choose a specialist on your own for something that could be so many different things, you could wind up with the wrong specialty), and getting an appointment with a family doctor is likely to take days. Whereas - for example - when I had a visual disturbance that turned out to be nothing more than an acephalgic migraine but could have been a stroke, my optometrist saw me and got me referred to a neurologist for an evaluation and a CT that same afternoon.
itself2011-08-22 09:15:49 +0000 #8
Thanks! I will go see an opthamologist tomorrow. Probablly nothing as I have no headaches or any other symptoms, but worth checking out.

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