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18 year old going blind??
« on: March 11, 2014, 01:50:31 PM »
When I was about 13 I started having migraines, I remember the first day I remember playing outside and I started to have trouble seeing. I was really scared and went inside and was having trouble seeing parts of the tv and generally everything. Parts of my vision felt as if it was blocked. My parents would tell me I was dehydrated and that's why I would get them. I noticed in 7th grade my vision started to develop little fuzzies I would notice in the dark or on white surfaces. I also developed Tinnitus and was never brought in for this.  I have a aunt that suffers with them and over the years she has supplied me with Maxalt, Relpax, Migranal, Butalbital, to try and help me with them but I think I found a trigger which is peanuts. I went a year and only had one. It was such a relief because it would always scare me. I am 18 now and recently started doing BioLife (donating plasma) I started getting them every about a month ago and I stopped donating after the first one. I am now getting them at least daily and sometimes more than once. It starts with the pieces of vision going  and than it returns with a really bad migraine. I also have had more sparks lately (I see small flashes of light as if a firework was going off in spots of my vision). My vision has gotten worst the past few weeks. I use to be able to read the bottom line of the eye chart in my science room now I am having trouble reading sizes even bigger. I notice as typing this it appears as if parts go missing till I look at the text, even when I do that it goes missing and I have to try and refocus to see. I have no clue what to do. I am a positive kind of person and never really had any major health concerns in my life. I do not have the slightest clue to what this is. I am so afraid of going blind that all I think about lately is how I will not be able to go on with life if I go blind. I want to be a nurse one day and well, I simply can not be that blind. I have done some browsing around and I have found things such as retina tears, eye cancer, Giant cell arteritis. Does anyone have the slightest Idea what this is. I want to know before I go in anywhere. I do not know who to see. An eye doctor or is there someone who specializes into this. Biggest question of all if someone knows what this is will I or can I go blind?
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Re: 18 year old going blind??
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2014, 03:35:41 PM »
Hello Chernolov...  Welcome to Anxiety Zone!  I am sorry to hear about the problem you are having with your eyes.

You are now a member of our community, where you will find support and advice from other members in similar situations.   It's always nice to find someone else who understands, and to know you're not alone.

We have sections in the forum that address specific concerns, so feel free to post or start a new topic in the section that best fits your situation.  Feel free to explore the rest of the forum.  You may find the other topics helpful, and you may be able to offer advice or support to someone else.

We also have a chat room for members over the age of 18.  Once you have made ten meaningful posts, you will be allowed access to the chat room.

Chernolov, even if I was a physician, which I am not, none of us here on Anxiety Zone can diagnose a member's symptoms.  For that, you need to see a medical doctor.  And just because someone may have the same symptoms that you do, does not mean that the two of you would share the same disorder.  I would highly suggest that you consider seeing an Ophthalmologist, who is a medical doctor specializing in the conditions of the eyes.  I see my eye doctor every 1-2 years.

Again, I am sorry about what is going on with your eyes, and hopeful it is something as simple as the migraine headaches.  Perhaps glasses would help too.

The very best to you, Chernolov!...  Chuck :grinning-smiley-003:
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Re: 18 year old going blind??
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2014, 07:08:50 PM »
Hi, welcome to the site! It's a great place to come for support.

I experience ocular migraines, which start out as a blind spot like you described, then progress into a zig- zag shaped pattern that eventually floats out of my field of vision. They last anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour. I experience SO MANY other strange vision symptoms, as well. However, my eyes are perfectly fine (was just at the eye doctor again today for another weird issue he thinks is related to my migraines) and I had an MRI of my brain which was normal.

As Chuck said, no one here can diagnose you, so I would suggest visiting your eye doctor. I highly doubt you are going blind... it sounds like migraines, in my opinion. It's always good to get checked out to rule anything out and give you some peace of mind. Good luck!
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Re: 18 year old going blind??
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2014, 07:38:17 PM »
Could just be floaters.  They do all sorts of strange things to the vision!  All you have to do is go get a dilated eye exam, he can see the floaters if that's what it is, and he's an eye specialist, he could probably just tell you without even LOOKING what it is.   Doesn't sound like you are going blind!   You'd have to have some degenerative eye disease for that and that's NOT how it would act.   If you are on the computer a lot (and on your Iphone, etc) you will get more nearsighted.   My eyeglass prescription in 5 years old, but all of a sudden about a month ago I noticed I need a change.   You really don't notice the changes in your vision because they happen slowly, but there comes that point were it's "Hey, I DO need new glasses!"  Just like losing weight if you were dieting, you don't notice it, don't notice it, then one day you stand in front of the mirror and are shocked that you look thinner.
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Re: 18 year old going blind??
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2014, 09:24:48 AM »
Thanks everyone for helping!
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