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Since I had my daughter 9 years ago, I've noticed the vision in my right eye would sometimes be blurred or doubled. It's like I see ghost images and it's accompanied by slight pain over my right eye and on the side of my head. I can't judge distance as well and and seem to drop things a lot while this is going on. It comes and goes and sometimes I can see very clearly. Most of the time it is the distance vision that is worse, but it does also happen close up. This time I've had it for several days and it is worse than ever.

I've also had cankersores and acne I posted about and feel crappier than since before going gluten free. Has anyone else had this in the first month or so of going gluten-free. Does it get better on it's own. Do I need to see the eye doctor? I did have an eye exam just over 2 years ago and got reading glasses, but the script was never right and I didn't use them.

Please help, the first week I felt so good and downhill since then.

Joni

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I would see an eye Dr. that has the new digital imaging machine that takes a picure of the whole eye. I don't think it's related to celiac disease but of course if you're not getting enough nutrients that can affect alot of things. I was shocked to find out that I have a scar, indicating a tear on the back of mine. I think it happened years before when someone rearended me in a parking lot-very minor. I had sparkles for a while and have had the kind of pain you described. Don't know what the pain's from-I don't wear my glasses enough and have an incorrect prescription too. :angry:

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Since I had my daughter 9 years ago, I've noticed the vision in my right eye would sometimes be blurred or doubled. It's like I see ghost images and it's accompanied by slight pain over my right eye and on the side of my head. I can't judge distance as well and and seem to drop things a lot while this is going on. It comes and goes and sometimes I can see very clearly. Most of the time it is the distance vision that is worse, but it does also happen close up. This time I've had it for several days and it is worse than ever.

I've also had cankersores and acne I posted about and feel crappier than since before going gluten free. Has anyone else had this in the first month or so of going gluten-free. Does it get better on it's own. Do I need to see the eye doctor? I did have an eye exam just over 2 years ago and got reading glasses, but the script was never right and I didn't use them.

Please help, the first week I felt so good and downhill since then.

Joni

You should make an appointment with your eye doctor, you should have gone back when the other glasses were not right. On occasion the company that makes the lenses will make a mistake in the prescription and this would have been made right if you had returned them quickly.

You have not been gluten-free very long, it does take a bit of time to heal. You may also be more sensitive to CC and or small amounts of gluten as the antibody reaction disapates. Your body has had to deal with being poisoned every day, repeatedly for a long time. As you remove the poison from your system it is going to tell you in no uncertain terms that it does not like it when even small amounts are injested. This is normal and good.

Another thing many experience is withdrawl, this is also normal. The withdrawl can be prolonged if you are getting unknown crosscontamination, this is one of the reasons for stressing the need for a diet that is as 'pure' as possible for the first month or two. Try to eat as little processed food as possible and if you can stay out of restaurants for the first couple of months. Sublingual B12 supplements will also help with a lot.

It took a long time for you to get sick, it will take much less time to recover but it will take time.

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Since I had my daughter 9 years ago, I've noticed the vision in my right eye would sometimes be blurred or doubled. It's like I see ghost images and it's accompanied by slight pain over my right eye and on the side of my head. I can't judge distance as well and and seem to drop things a lot while this is going on. It comes and goes and sometimes I can see very clearly. Most of the time it is the distance vision that is worse, but it does also happen close up. This time I've had it for several days and it is worse than ever.

I've also had cankersores and acne I posted about and feel crappier than since before going gluten free. Has anyone else had this in the first month or so of going gluten-free. Does it get better on it's own. Do I need to see the eye doctor? I did have an eye exam just over 2 years ago and got reading glasses, but the script was never right and I didn't use them.

Please help, the first week I felt so good and downhill since then.

Joni

Joni, seeing an eye doctor is not a bad idea. This happens to me also. I can not pinpoint what the exact cause is and I feel confident it is usually a cross contamination. My doctor told me it was a visual migrane. She prescribed a migrane med for me but I do not take it. If it is CC glutening then I know it will pass. mine do not have a severe pain associated with it. Good luck. Keep us posted.

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Since I had my daughter 9 years ago, I've noticed the vision in my right eye would sometimes be blurred or doubled. It's like I see ghost images and it's accompanied by slight pain over my right eye and on the side of my head. I can't judge distance as well and and seem to drop things a lot while this is going on. It comes and goes and sometimes I can see very clearly. Most of the time it is the distance vision that is worse, but it does also happen close up. This time I've had it for several days and it is worse than ever.

I've also had cankersores and acne I posted about and feel crappier than since before going gluten free. Has anyone else had this in the first month or so of going gluten-free. Does it get better on it's own. Do I need to see the eye doctor? I did have an eye exam just over 2 years ago and got reading glasses, but the script was never right and I didn't use them.

Please help, the first week I felt so good and downhill since then.

Joni

Hi Joni,

I noticed that when I was at my sickest, I had blurry vision, but... After I went gluten free (Feb 07), about 2 or 3 months later, loads of strange things started happening. My husband told me to keep a journal, and I guess that I should have, but there are things that you just don't forget. Right now I am trying to get rid of candida, which in itself does alot of strange things to your body. One of them includes vision problems. I see shadows, silvery things floating around, its kind of hard to explain. Also it was about that time that I started getting sores in my mouth too. I started probiotics about a month ago, and now the sores are fading, but the vision issues are still there. But I think that a good check up from the eye Dr wouldn't hurt either, just to be sure. Good luck, Janet

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You should go see an Optometrist as soon as possible. Make sure that you get a thorough DILATED eye exam! You should be going to the Optometrist at least once every two years and not just for the glasses/contacts. The dilated part is the most important because optometrists can diagnose MANY diseases and syndromes, etc., simply by looking at the health of the back of the eye.

Any time you have any sudden visual changes (i.e., Blurred vision, double vision, flashes of light, sudden increase in the number of "floaters") you should see your eye doctor ASAP!

Hope this helps!

Amanda

(I'll be an Optometrist in 21 months!)

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I would see an eye Dr. that has the new digital imaging machine that takes a picure of the whole eye.

Yes, I really should make an appointment for the eye Dr. It's over due. I'll have to check around locally and see who has this. I wasn't really happy with the other eye Dr. anyway and that's why I didn't go back to get the prescription corrected.

missy's mom, if you have a scar are your symptoms constant, mine change from slightly blurred in one eye which I think is my normal vision to more pronounced blurring and then back again. It's very strange. But when it's worse I do have the pressure above my eye.

ravenwoodglass, I agree about the diet. I really need to go to more basic foods and add things slowly so I can tell what might not be working for me.

casnco, do your visual migranes last for days to a week sometimes? Once I have this problem it seems to last that long. The pain with this is not severe, but I also do have other migranes related to hormones that can be severe, although rarely.

Janet, I do also see shadows when this is at it's worst. I don't know anything about candida or the symptoms that go along with that. I'll do a search on it...thanks.

Amanda, great for you! Will you be done college in 21 months and then go on to internship? Sounds like a great field to be in. I will take your advice and make an appointment!

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the 21 months includes my 12 months of external rotations! so i'll be a practicing optometrist in may of 2009...i'm so excited!!!

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Yes, I really should make an appointment for the eye Dr. It's over due. I'll have to check around locally and see who has this. I wasn't really happy with the other eye Dr. anyway and that's why I didn't go back to get the prescription corrected.

missy's mom, if you have a scar are your symptoms constant, mine change from slightly blurred in one eye which I think is my normal vision to more pronounced blurring and then back again. It's very strange. But when it's worse I do have the pressure above my eye.

ravenwoodglass, I agree about the diet. I really need to go to more basic foods and add things slowly so I can tell what might not be working for me.

casnco, do your visual migranes last for days to a week sometimes? Once I have this problem it seems to last that long. The pain with this is not severe, but I also do have other migranes related to hormones that can be severe, although rarely.

Janet, I do also see shadows when this is at it's worst. I don't know anything about candida or the symptoms that go along with that. I'll do a search on it...thanks.

Amanda, great for you! Will you be done college in 21 months and then go on to internship? Sounds like a great field to be in. I will take your advice and make an appointment!

Fortunatly for me my visual migranes are short lived. They have a slow onset as in hours of slightly blurred vision. I almost dont notice it for a while. Then complete loss for only 1/2 hour or less. Rarely do I experience pain. Dull ache is the worst of it. I guess inlight of your suffering I am pretty lucky.

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missy's mom, if you have a scar are your symptoms constant, mine change from slightly blurred in one eye which I think is my normal vision to more pronounced blurring and then back again. It's very strange. But when it's worse I do have the pressure above my eye.

I used to get floaters and it was fairly consistant, no dramatic changes, but now that I've been gluten-free I can't remember the last time it happened. Other than normal vision problems, the other problems I was having the last year that I was still eating gluten have dissappeared or at least gone away enough that I don't notice.

The exam was never properly completed so I don't have clear answers as to what was going on. With the new technology, my Dr. doesn't dialate unless something shows up. Something showed up on mine so he was going to dialate me but I passed out and he got angry because he had other patients waiting and he rushed me through resulting in a wrong prescription. Sigh...

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Missy's Mom, Out of curiosity...where do you go to the optometrist? They should ALL dilate ALWAYS (at least every other year)...not just when they think there may be something wrong. It's kind of like the doctor NOT listening to your heart and lungs when you go because you weren't complaining about them. It's just standard practice to dilate. I agree that there is new technology, but it is no where near as good as an "old fashioned" dilated exam. And it is not uncommon for patients to pass out, so I would think your OD should have had a little better chair side manner than to get pissy because you passed out.

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Missy's Mom, Out of curiosity...where do you go to the optometrist? They should ALL dilate ALWAYS (at least every other year)...not just when they think there may be something wrong. It's kind of like the doctor NOT listening to your heart and lungs when you go because you weren't complaining about them. It's just standard practice to dilate. I agree that there is new technology, but it is no where near as good as an "old fashioned" dilated exam. And it is not uncommon for patients to pass out, so I would think your OD should have had a little better chair side manner than to get pissy because you passed out.

Sorry to take this thread away from the topic of celiac disease.

I'm embarrased to say this but I usually opt out because the time before that, many many years before I passed out in the lobby after they put the drops in my eyes(different Dr.) and hit my head on the brick receptionists counter when I stood up to tell them I felt faint. I've had so many bad experiences.

What can be done if a patient passed out? How do you get the exam done?

I should say, my former OD. I used to live in L.A. where Dr's. O.D.'s and dentists alike all scheduled and overscheduled as many patients as they could see in a day and didn't do more than the minimum. Patients were dollar signs.

I have a question for you. When they shine the light directly into your eye(before dialation) it is fairly painful. Is this common?

Thank you for the info. and compassion.

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I don't know if it's normal or not, but I know my eyes ache when they shine the light in them. My eyes are pretty sensitive to the sun and even when it's overcast out, I wear my sunglasses. I'm sure ladybugpumpkin will know that answer!

My appointment with the eye Doctor is Sept. 12th.

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:) Well, I'm not "OFFICIALLY" a doctor yet, but my guess would be that you are just what they call photophobic. Seems you are just really sensitive to light. Good for you for wearing Sunglasses!

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I, too, apologize for taking this past what it started out as. I promise, no more "eye talk" after this! :D

I'm sorry to hear that you've had such bad experiences. I've found that people are usually either afraid of the optometrist or afraid of the dentist. Funny enough, my husband is terrified of optometrists!!! (for me it's the dentist!)

If a patient passes out during an exam, the most important thing to do is to make sure they are okay when they regain consciousness. If the patient is okay, then the exam can continue, but if they don't feel well, as the case is many times after passing out, they are asked to come back on a different day to finish the exam. Here's a hint: try not to hold your breath when the doc is doing procedures. MANY patients do this without even realizing it!

When the light gets shone directly into your eye, it should be a little uncomfortable...maybe even "achy" as Bellyfat describes. If it is painful, like you really can't stand it, then you should let your doctor know. It could be a sign of inflammation like iritis, or you could just be very photophobic.

Hope this helps ease the anxiety of going to the eye doc!

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I just wanted to give a little update.

Whatever it was lasted 2 full weeks. My eye lids were puffy (right side a bit more) and I had slight pain in the right side of my head (near my eye) when I looked around. Those symptoms are gone now, but my vision in that eye is still slightly worse than before it happened. It seemed like some kind of "episode".

Anyway, my appointment is next week and I'll update what they find.

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Hello everyone,

Went to get eyes checked today. I do need glasses (which is no surprise!) for reading and distance. I have an astigmatism in my right eye which is causing the double vision. Everything else in my eye looked normal, except they said my eyes are just a little bit different size. He said usually eyes are symmetrical and mine are not, but I was probably just born with my eyes that way.

Anyway, I'm real happy with the new Optometrist and they were very thorough. I'm glad I went so now reading food ingredient labels will be so much easier. :)

I'm thinking the two week "episode" was probably due to a glutening.

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