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Blurred Vision

By 2012-01-31Uncategorized

It is funny that in the same day that I post that I am feeling much better, I am also being totally fucking annoyed by the fact that my vision seems to be failing me.  My vision is totally blurry.  Which is a) really weird b) really disconcerting.  It wouldn’t be so worrisome if it wasn’t happening quite rapidly.   In the past few weeks I have gone from perfect 20/10 vision to not really being able to see long distances.  But even stranger is the fact that it doesn’t happen all the time.  In fact, oddly enough, yesterday after I had a glass of cava for brunch, I could see perfectly again.  And a few days prior to that when I drank a few sneaky glasses of vino, I could, once again, see perfectly.  And I have a witness to this weirdness.  I pointed a billboard out to boyfriend and tried to read the numbers.  Couldn’t do it.  But then the next day?  Everything was perfectly clear.  WTF?!?

My suspicion is that it has something to do with the meds.  I have emailed the Rheumy, but he passed the buck on me and pointed me towards an optometrist.  So I made an appointment and went in to see him this morning.  He dilated my pupils and did all the usual 1 or 2, 3 or 4 things.  Unfortunately, this was one of those days that I hadn’t been on some alcohol, so my vision was back to the weird blurriness.  He says that my eyes are perfectly healthy and then looked up the meds that I am on and said that none of them cause blurred vision.  Then he gave me a prescription for glasses.  UGH.  I know that it is not really my vision.  I KNOW that it is something to do with the meds.  You don’t just go partially blind in a few days time, do you?!?

Now I have to figure out what to do next.  It is very frustrating that no one really wants to address the meds issue.  Even if one medication doesn’t necessarily cause blurred vision, couldn’t the combination of all this shit that I take have some unforeseen consequences?  The question is really how to address this.  All the doctors appear to pass the buck or say, “I don’t know”.  I don’t want to damage my eyes by wearing glasses only to find out that I didn’t even really need them.

Grrr.  Back to being frustrated!  Wait till I talk about the other issue that I am having.  That is certainly a good one.  And then funny thing is that I am still having a way more fruitful and healthy feeling day than I have had in a long time.  Trying to hold on to that thought and be thankful that at least I don’t have aches and pains and fatigue!