OT-Have you ever had this?

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Last week I woke up with double vision.  Went to the doctor and I have "6th
nerve palsy".  Evidently you have 7 cranial nerves and the 6th has to do
with the movement of your eyes.  Mine has gotten irritated or some such and
the doctor says it will go away on its own in about a month!
Meanwhile I'm wearing a patch and wrist bands for motion sickness.  It's
really miserable and aggravating!  Each day I tell myself it's some better
and I know it is because, I can see the computer screen well enough now.  I
even did some Christmas shopping tonight online.
Have any of you had this experience?  What did you do to make it better?

I do want to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas!  You all are the best
group on the web!
Michelle G.


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Hi Michelle,
I know exactly what you are talking about although my double vision was
caused by the 6th being packed tightly after an operation I had.  The patch
is important in that it forces the eye to heal. I was also advised to
exercise both eyes, especially the 'bung' eye.  It took about 3 weeks for my
sight to return to 'normal'.

The exercises I did were to look up and down and left to right with the good
eye covered. I did these regularly during the day - I can't remember how
many times, sorry.

Good luck, it will return.

Cheers,
Di
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So very sorry you're having such a time of it.  I wear one contact lens for
'close up' and truly am grateful that I can.  It's sort of like wearing
bifocals sideways and for about the first three days I was as drunk and
nauseated as could be.  Wishing you perfect healing and soon.  Polly


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(((((((( Michele ))))))))))  It sounds horrible. You poor baby. I'm
glad the problem will heal, but what a mess. And right before
Christmas.

Sunny

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So sorry Michelle!  There are a couple of people in my family who get
vertigo due to allergies, and interestingly enough, they also have
trouble with eye focus when this hits.  I'm wondering if their 6th
cranial nerve is irritated too. (They have the full blown, can't walk
type of dizziness too though.)

Anyway, whether it's exactly the same or not, I DO KNOW how miserable it is.

My grandpa had some good luck with OTC meclizine HCL for the feeling of
motion sickness.  Maybe it would help you?

Gentle hugs,
Michelle in Nevada

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Michelle G. wrote:
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I didn't have it diagnosed, but it does sound very much like what I
experienced 10 years ago, for me it seemed like the first week was the
worst then it was about a month to 6 weeks for full recovery.

Cheers
Anne

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Michelle G. wrote:
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Yuk!  ((((((Michelle))))))

I had double vision and a very swimmy head as a result of a serious
sinus infection.  It's horrid!  At least you know what has caused it and
that it will go away.  Take it easy while it heals!

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Howdy!

While I'm sorry to hear about this dreadful eye malady,
I'm encouraged to read that you're getting treatment, Michelle.

...am sending one parrot to sit on your shoulder.
Arrrrrrrrgh!    
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Merry Christmas!

R/Sandy - recommending chocolate & new fabric "to make it better".  ;-)


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I'm so sorry you have this to deal with Michelle!  Prayers and good
wishes for a speedy recovery are going your way....Donna

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Thanks to you all!  I think my vision is improving and the wrist bands are
definitely working, no nausea even when riding in the car!  I really didn't
have any faith in them but they do work!  If I take them off, the nausea
returns in about a minute.  Who ever said "getting old is not for sissies"
was telling the truth!
Michelle G.
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getting old really sucks big time.
i'm not all that sure it beats the alternative either.
vitamin B6 is used for pregnancy morning sickness nausea.
a multi vitamin with a high dose of multiple B vitamins or just a B6 might
help in the long term.
B vitamins are water soluble. the body doesnt store them like with oil
soluble vits.
need to take them daily.
fwiw.
j.

"Michelle G."  wrote ...
Thanks to you all!  I think my vision is improving and the wrist bands are
definitely working, no nausea even when riding in the car!  I really didn't
have any faith in them but they do work!  If I take them off, the nausea
returns in about a minute.  Who ever said "getting old is not for sissies"
was telling the truth!
Michelle G.

"Michelle G." wrote ...
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