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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:

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 almost 2 years 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 almost 2 years 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!
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Zoes

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Just a question about the vision. I too get the blurry and double vision, but a bad night means I loose what I would describe as my peripheral vision. I'm reading a book (because I can't sleep) and the words at the edges of the pages disappear. has anyone else found that?

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Mumof7, just google the title "Fibromyalgia, the Optic Nerve, and Neurodegeneration", the first to come up. Hope this helps.

posted almost 2 years ago
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