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Seeing "flies"

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Yesterday I started seeing what I thought was flies. It only happened a handful of times but it was just kind of strange to me. It has happened at least once today. Any idea what this is?? I have a Dr. appt. on Tuesday. I feel fine it's just kind of odd. Thanks for any info.


jennyj

Diagnosed March 2006 celiac sprue

Severe iron deficent anemia Jan 2002

Hypoglecemia 2000

"I can do all things through Christ who strenghtens me"

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Could be 'floaters'. I have had those for years. They are quite common and appeared when I was in my early 20's, although I am not aware of having had any more since. I was very carb intolerant even back then and used to get a lot of hypos - could well have been to do with the carb intolerance, you never know. I also wonder if you have any deficiency that could be behind it. No-one seems to know why it happens, but there must be a reason for it!

It is due to little tiny bleeds into the fluid in the eye. They 'float' around as you move your eye. You will notice them more if you look at a white background. If you look up abruptly they will gradually 'float' downwards.

I am diabetic and occasionally get small bleeds into the back of the eye which can partially obscure my sight slightly. If they are in or near the centre I am aware of them when I am reading, or looking at the screen. If I close my eyes after looking at a bright object, like the screen, I can see them as a light-coloured blob. Neither are major problems - the floaters are still there after years but I am so used to them I don't notice them any more. The small bleeds into the back of the eye tend to disappear after a few weeks.

Might be as well to mention this sensation to your doctor and get it checked. It likely is one of the above, but for peace of mind it would be good to know exactly what it is.


Ali - 50 - struggled with what I now know to be GI symptoms and poor carb digestion for at least 35 years! Diabetic type II (1997). Mother undx Celiac - lifelong diabetic Type 1 & anemic (plus 1 stillborn and 10 miscarriages after me). Father definitely very GI.

Stopped gluten & dairy, Jan 08, but still other issues so dropped most carbs and sugar and have been following the Specific Carb Diet (SCD) since March 08. Recovery slow but steady and I can now eat a much broader range of foods especially raw which are good for my digestion and boost my energy level.

Not getting better? Try the SCD - it might just change your life.........

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I'm guessing floaters, too. Practically everyone has some. But if the number suddenly increases a lot, you should get it checked out. My dad had two torn retinas and his symptoms were flashing/stars and increased floaters.


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Are you getting enough good sleep and/or protein?? My eyes check out perfect as far as floaters and all that stuff goes. Yet, if the kids have had a nightmare and woken me or the cats fight or whatever and I don't get my sleep I have those. Same with protein. If I don't get a good start to the day or too many sweet type things, here they come again.


Shellfish free since 1980

Milk free (all forms) since 1991

Feingold in 2003

First gluten-free round 2007

Now entering full time Gluten free, egg free, almond/peanut free

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Thanks for the help. I do not get alot of sleep but I never really do sleep well at night. I will try adding some more protein the next few days. Thanks again for the info. It is good to know that it isn't something that no one else has ever had.


jennyj

Diagnosed March 2006 celiac sprue

Severe iron deficent anemia Jan 2002

Hypoglecemia 2000

"I can do all things through Christ who strenghtens me"

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Possible reasons for seeing "flies"

1) Floaters

2) "migraine equivalent" or neurological in origin

3) torn retina

4) high blood sugar

5) blocked artery

6) signs of an oncoming stroke or mini-stroke

Please talk to doctor about this episode; you may need to see an opthamologist and have a blood test. Best wishes, D.


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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