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Old 08-23-2002, 04:36 PM   #1
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My niece is having a problem with her eyes "fluttering." She loses vision for 3-4 seconds. It is getting so bad that she can't drive, and has trouble being outside because her eyes are "drawn" to the sun. She has had an MRI and it is negative. There is no abnormal brain activity. Can anyone help??
Has anyone experienced this problem? If so, are you on medication? The neurologist is treating her for partial complex seizures, but the medication is not working.

 
Old 08-24-2002, 03:38 PM   #2
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Can you tell us a little more? What do you mean by fluttering? Does it involve blinking? Do the eyeballs themselves move around?

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Old 08-24-2002, 07:30 PM   #3
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She blinks at a very rapid pace, she loses her vision and concentration for about 3-4 seconds, and her eyes roll back in her head. It's almost like she's in a trance. She has had an MRI that was negative. She has worn electrodes attached to her head to monitor her brain activity. There was no abnormal brain activity. She doesn't function well in the bright sunlight. She can't help but look at the sun which seems to trigger the fluttering. We have invested in good, dark sunglasses that would probably help if she wouldn't look directly at the sun.

I don't think the diagnosis of partial complex seizures is correct. Or, if it is a correct diagnosis, the medication isn't right.

Thanks for any suggestions!

 
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Have you considered a psychological cause?

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Old 08-29-2002, 08:08 PM   #5
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One of the doctors that my sister has taken my niece to suggested that my niece take Prozac. At the time, my sister was adamant that my niece not be on Prozac, mostly because of the negative things associated with the drug.

Now, however, she thinks that the fluttering may be an obsessive compulsive behavior and that the Prozac might help.

My niece is scheduled for another MRI next week. Hopefully, that will shed some light on what is going on.

Thanks for your comments.


 
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