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    Old 06-17-2019, 05:16 PM   #1
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    long time lyme

    I got Lyme disease in 2007 and had 2 months of doxycycline. I had Lyme arthritis which gradually went away after about a year. Then in 2015 I had Lyme test and it was positive, so the doctor gave me 2 more months of doxycycline. Then in 2017 I had another positive Lyme test.

    I decided there was no use taking any more antibiotics, since I barely have any symptoms.

    I am pretty sure I still have Lyme disease though, because of some weird visual/neurological symptoms I get occasionally. It doesn't really bother me. I sometimes see shimmering kaleidoscope like images in parts of my visual field. They are kind of pretty. The only time it ever bothers me is if I am trying to read and they are in the center of my vision. But that seldom happens.

    Seeing a doctor about this would probably be useless. I am just curious about whether anyone else experiences anything like it.

     
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    Old 06-18-2019, 05:25 AM   #2
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    Re: long time lyme

    Anytime you have changes in your vision, you should get your eyes checked out. So many things could be causing this- from a retina issue to glaucoma.

    Don't assume this is Lyme because there is no way to know that. Lyme attacks your body and can do lasting damage- it never really goes away, it simply lays dormant.

    Please go see a good ophthalmologist- not an optician (who makes glasses) but a MD of the eyes.
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    Old 06-18-2019, 05:28 AM   #3
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    This has nothing to do with my eyes. It is neurological.

     
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    Old 06-18-2019, 06:09 AM   #4
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    Re: long time lyme

    I sometimes see shimmering kaleidoscope like images in parts of my visual field.

    This is your eyes. Please get them checked. I have a neurological disorder. I have multiple sclerosis...neurological disorders can cause changes in your vision, but those changes can be serious and they can be treated. If you wait too long, they may not be reversible.
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    Old 06-18-2019, 06:12 AM   #5
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    It is neurological. It is caused by Lyme disease. There is no cure for chronic Lyme disease.

    These images move around. If it were a problem with the eyes it would be in the same location of the visual field. I know what I am talking about.

     
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    Old 06-18-2019, 07:11 AM   #6
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    Re: long time lyme

    Dear pc920,

    I know Lyme's can affect vision, though my vision issue is from aging; I have never had Lyme's. My vision symptoms move around just like what you described. I catch myself looking at it move. It's very distracting. Does your vision issue cause you headaches?

    JFYI, the new kind of light sensitive glasses lens might help. The original kind only darkened and take quite awhile to change. The new lenses adjust according to the glare.

    When I get the name of the new technology if you want I will let you know.
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    Old 06-18-2019, 04:56 PM   #7
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    Re: long time lyme

    Hi pc920,

    Eyes function by the optical nerves, which is exactly why neurological disease can affect vision. Glasses of course do not fix nerve damage, just like most medications do not 'heal' disease.

    However, many vision issues can be improved in spite of neurological damage. That is how glasses work. They don't ever fix disease.

     
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