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    Old 07-17-2021, 04:05 AM   #1
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    Did trying poppers damage my vision or is this something else?

    So around a week ago against my better judgement I tried poppers for the first time with a friend. They were the kind containing Isobutyl nitrite and supposedly more safe.

    After taking them I felt a wave of intense heat travel through my body and I sniffed them around 4 to 6 times in about 15 minutes. Afterward my vision felt really blurred and ever since I've felt like my vision has stayed blurred.

    My eyesight has always been a bit shoddy and lately I haven't slept much due to anxiety and other problems unrelated to this. I did lots of research and can't find anything related to Isobutyl poppers causing eye problems.

    And the accounts of issues using Isopropyl nitrite poppers that do cause eye issues are not the issues I've been experiencing. I've just started taking Lutein(10mg) and Zeaxanthin(4mg) supplements for eye strength and healing.

    The issue I mentioned is a general blur in my vision, and a "haze" almost like I'm looking through thin fog. It isn't so much that I can't tell what's going on or see details, but everything feels somewhat lacking in focus.

    I wear glasses for seeing at distances and they still clarify things but I noticed it a little there too (might be in my head). Overall, I really can't tell if I'm imagining it or if I have a real loss of vision from taking them.

    My question is do I have anything to worry about? Would an eye doctor be able to tell if I have eye damage or whatever?

    Obviously I don't plan on using them again. But I needed some guidance or reassurance of how to proceed from here. So anything would be immensely appreciated, thanks in advance.

    The Lutein and Zeaxanthin supplement I just started taking is from the brand Puritan's Pride.

    The poppers I tried, is called Double Scorpio and commonly considered to be a weaker formula and "safe".

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    Re: Did trying poppers damage my vision or is this something else?

    There is nothing safe about that type of drug...a side effect of it is intraoccular pressure.

    I do suggest getting your eyes thoroughly checked anyway, and enjoy the privilege of having your eyesight. I think it's a good thing to take supplements to support eye health.

    I also suggest you using eyedrops that lubricate your eyes...especially if you're in a dry environment and electronic devices for long periods of time.

    Hope all is good...
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