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    Not to freak you out or anything, though I knew an old guy (in his eighties) awhile back that invited me to his home while I was visiting relatives. He was entirely blind at this point due to other reasons that I'm not referring to what you are stating. However since you are considering the psychosomatic element, the man was telling me of an episode before he became blind that involved the perception of an alternative dimension. In one eye he couldn't see and in the other he claims to see people moving about their daily lives.

    At the time he was fairly lucid and didn't show any "out of it" character, even if he was in fact preoccupied with constructing a remote controlled device that resembled a flying saucer, and could in fact fly as such (or so he claims. . .) The guy was in fact brilliant and had been involved with electronically wiring skyscrapers, so he knew what he was doing and set up regular rocket model thrusters that would be triggered electronically.

    Anyway his dementia type of experience went away after he suggested getting vitamin supplements (possibly B vitamins, such as niacin). I couldn't get a thorough explanation about his health condition though from a book he wrote and published privately (that I have) he seems to have had various encounters with the vision of his mother (whom died while he was young) and these visions he claims to have occurred like some Deus ex Machina throughout periods of his life. Whether or not he was simply making things up (or didn't honestly know he was) they occurred throughout his claims of events such as being in concentration camps (he was a Polish immigrant) or abandoning a sinking ship and being in the water for extended periods of time surrounded by sharks.

    Either way it is true that stress can provoke things like epilepsy and other neurological conditions, and it may be some short intermittent experience that will go away after awhile. The brain is a strange organ.

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    I don't have anything useful of a medical nature to add, but I'm really sorry you are going through such a difficult experience and I hope it gets sorted out soon.
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    @Sparrow,

    I was diagnosed with MS about 13 years ago. I got most of the shitty symptoms as one time or another, except optic neuritis.
    Anyway, I had such a bad flairup that in 2003 I decided to really try to beat it, since the available drugs just made me feel sick and didn’t really slow it down. Here comes the part relevant to you…
    I found a small study on turmeric. It stopped the progression of the disease in mice. I started taking it daily at that time. It’s a powerful anti-inflammatory. You can get it at almost any health food/supplement store.
    I haven’t had a flairup since then. Nothing. I consider it beaten, for the most part.
    I’m not saying that you have MS, but what you experienced may respond to the stuff that helped me. Other things to do:
    stop smoking
    get aerobic exercise
    Limit pro-inflammatory foods (cured meat, hard liquor)
    Eats lots of veggies and fruits
    Stay hydrated

    So many problems are caused by inflammation in the body. Doing this will give you back a sense of control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerd Girl View Post
    @Sparrow: I did a little research. Did you have your blood sugar checked? I read that diabetes is the number one culprit for vision loss and blurred vision in the United States. It can affect only one eye.

    Source: http://EzineArticles.com/484072

    Edit: I see you had blood tests, but was wondering if they specifically tested you for blood sugar issues because that would be a specific evaluation where they would give you a series of blood tests (from what I understand).
    Thanks for researching you rock for that! Yep I sure did take a shit load of blood tests, no diabetes, no Anemia, no Vitamin B deficiency, no liver problems, no lung problems, no Lime Disease...etc etc. Zilch! I was hoping that it was something as simple as a vitamin deficiency !

    Quote Originally Posted by CzeCze View Post
    Wow I'm so sorry to hear about your eye. Was there any pain or sensitivity to bight associated or did it just go cold turkey? I've had LASIK so I'm familiar with blurriness and dryness and weird vision but I haven't heard of an eye going Lblind without pain. I saw a show once where a woman went blind in one eye temporarily but it was due to the common herpes virus (the kind that gives you cold sores) having infected part of her retina. It was very painful snd took some months to restore, it was found later she had some rare medical condition involving her gall bladder not functioning correctly that was somehow linked to it and also the fact she had very dry eyes.

    Basically, have you see a non eye specialist? An internist may be able to give you more answers. Your eye issue may be connected to something that doesn't seem direct right now.
    No pain…it just went bye bye all of a sudden. Every now and then it feels weird, but not really painful. It probably is a good idea to see another doctor as well. Good suggestion! I don’t think I have herpes though lol...THAT WOULD SUCK!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catoptric Cistula View Post
    Not to freak you out or anything, though I knew an old guy (in his eighties) awhile back that invited me to his home while I was visiting relatives. He was entirely blind at this point due to other reasons that I'm not referring to what you are stating. However since you are considering the psychosomatic element, the man was telling me of an episode before he became blind that involved the perception of an alternative dimension. In one eye he couldn't see and in the other he claims to see people moving about their daily lives.

    At the time he was fairly lucid and didn't show any "out of it" character, even if he was in fact preoccupied with constructing a remote controlled device that resembled a flying saucer, and could in fact fly as such (or so he claims. . .) The guy was in fact brilliant and had been involved with electronically wiring skyscrapers, so he knew what he was doing and set up regular rocket model thrusters that would be triggered electronically.

    Anyway his dementia type of experience went away after he suggested getting vitamin supplements (possibly B vitamins, such as niacin). I couldn't get a thorough explanation about his health condition though from a book he wrote and published privately (that I have) he seems to have had various encounters with the vision of his mother (whom died while he was young) and these visions he claims to have occurred like some Deus ex Machina throughout periods of his life. Whether or not he was simply making things up (or didn't honestly know he was) they occurred throughout his claims of events such as being in concentration camps (he was a Polish immigrant) or abandoning a sinking ship and being in the water for extended periods of time surrounded by sharks.

    Either way it is true that stress can provoke things like epilepsy and other neurological conditions, and it may be some short intermittent experience that will go away after awhile. The brain is a strange organ.
    The brain is a strange organ indeed! That dude sounds like quite a character lol .

    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    @Sparrow,

    I was diagnosed with MS about 13 years ago. I got most of the shitty symptoms as one time or another, except optic neuritis.
    Anyway, I had such a bad flairup that in 2003 I decided to really try to beat it, since the available drugs just made me feel sick and didn’t really slow it down. Here comes the part relevant to you…
    I found a small study on turmeric. It stopped the progression of the disease in mice. I started taking it daily at that time. It’s a powerful anti-inflammatory. You can get it at almost any health food/supplement store.
    I haven’t had a flairup since then. Nothing. I consider it beaten, for the most part.
    I’m not saying that you have MS, but what you experienced may respond to the stuff that helped me. Other things to do:
    stop smoking
    get aerobic exercise
    Limit pro-inflammatory foods (cured meat, hard liquor)
    Eats lots of veggies and fruits
    Stay hydrated

    So many problems are caused by inflammation in the body. Doing this will give you back a sense of control.
    So Tumeric ey? Interesting, how did you take it? Is it in pill form? I am on a healthy path now...minus the smoking, but I am trying to cut down . My neuro opthmalogist says smoking wouldn't have anything to do with it, but I should quite anyway. I don't know if I can even trust that guy...it's hard to trust any doctor these days period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparrow View Post
    So Tumeric ey? Interesting, how did you take it? Is it in pill form? I am on a healthy path now...minus the smoking, but I am trying to cut down . My neuro opthmalogist says smoking wouldn't have anything to do with it, but I should quite anyway. I don't know if I can even trust that guy...it's hard to trust any doctor these days period.
    It somes in capsules. You can get it at PCC, GNC, Central Market, Ballard Market, Whole Foods, pretty much anywhere these days. Or you can buy it in bulk and drink it in orange juice or something, but capsules are easier, if more expensive.
    If you neuro doesn't know what's wrong with you, how can he say that smoking or anything else, won't effect it? I don't trust most doctors anymore. I've known too many who where just highly paid technicians with little empathic capacity. They're paid to follow a protocal, but when there is no easy answer, the protocal doesn't tell them what to do. that's why I followed my own intuition, with good results.
    Go get some turmeric and take it. It may sound crazy, but it worked for me, and it's no more crazy than doing nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    It somes in capsules. You can get it at PCC, GNC, Central Market, Ballard Market, Whole Foods, pretty much anywhere these days. Or you can buy it in bulk and drink it in orange juice or something, but capsules are easier, if more expensive.
    If you neuro doesn't know what's wrong with you, how can he say that smoking or anything else, won't effect it? I don't trust most doctors anymore. I've known too many who where just highly paid technicians with little empathic capacity. They're paid to follow a protocal, but when there is no easy answer, the protocal doesn't tell them what to do. that's why I followed my own intuition, with good results.
    Go get some turmeric and take it. It may sound crazy, but it worked for me, and it's no more crazy than doing nothing.
    Thanks Neb . I'm going to try and get my hands on some after work today <3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparrow View Post
    Thanks Neb . I'm going to try and get my hands on some after work today <3.
    Good! Take 2000 mg morning and night. It won't upset your stomach, I promise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    Good! Take 2000 mg morning and night. It won't upset your stomach, I promise.
    I'm going to take something lower then 1500mg just to be safe thank you again for the suggestion, I read up on it a bit and it says that it helps with eye problems! I will keep you posted on my progress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparrow View Post
    I'm going to take something lower then 1500mg just to be safe thank you again for the suggestion, I read up on it a bit and it says that it helps with eye problems! I will keep you posted on my progress.
    Please do.

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