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Could FM Cause Vision To Be Blurred Or Cause One To Become Blind?

Could FM Cause Vision To Be Blurred Or Cause One To Become Blind?

I’m recently diagnosed with FM after searching for a long time with what’s going on with me. I have more blood work pending to see if FM is secondary to something else. My doctor recently put me on amitriptyline for pain, which I’m not finding any relief with. Could my blurred vision be caused by the amitriptyline? I never had vision problem before.

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Interesting you say that because I lose words on the page also but not necessarily just my peripheral vision. I cant explain it but I have to turn my head and really focus to get the words to clear up. Its almost like something blocks part of the words. I also have the same issue with watching TV. Hard to explain. I have been thinking about going back to the audio books even though they kind of annoy me. I would rather read a book myself. Good luck and if you get any answers please share.
Sara☀️🤗

posted 4 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I was on amytriptaline for many years when I was younger it actually helped my fibro. I havent been on it in prob 25/30yrs. I dont remember the blurry vision then but I have it bad now and when I tell my eye doc he says he can't figure out where it's coming from. I think its common with fibro. Wish I could get it to go away. Hugs to you

posted 4 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have days when I just don’t seem to be able to get my vision to clear up. It’ll drive ya nuts.

posted 4 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Amitriptyline didn’t work for me. I was diagnosed 20 years ago. At one point I was on both Cymbalta and Lyrica. Ugh! It’s unfortunately trial and error. I now know how to better manage my pain and currently take Cymbalta and 12 hour Advil before bed. Good luck! Stay strong and positive!

posted 4 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Usually fibro produces secondary issues. Blurred vision is often migraine related and amni is usually prescribed for migraines, and as a antidepressent. I have IC as part of fibro and my urologist prescribed amni for pain.

I take as needed but i have found if i take too consecutively it gives me a headache and makes me dizzy (ironically)! And yes if you read side effects it lists blurred vision as a common side effect.

Ask your dr about gabapentine for pain. Ive read some people are on it and ok with. But what many of us have found is there is no one treatment that fits all,and will need to try different things till you find whst works best for you.

For me natural supplements, diet, light exercising, and acupuncture have works best.
Good luck!
❤️
Zoes

posted 4 months ago
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