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kim,l
03-18-2012, 03:36 AM
well looks like my eldest daughter is having more health issues apparently her eyesight is failing. they have told her she has something wrong with the plates in her eyes not sure what this means has something to do with nerves she is suffering severe headaches she says her head feels like it is being squeezed and she cannot focus . she is still on plaquenil and this worries me it could make it worse. does anyone know what the plates of the eyes are i am stumped she is really scared she is going blind and she has been told this is a possibility. poor kid was just starting to get her life back on track she has been through so much and she is only 23. i admire my daughter so much she is a extrodinary strong person. i am freaking out right now.

Bonita
03-18-2012, 09:40 AM
So sorry to hear this my hugs to you and your daughter. Sorry but i do not know how to answer your question but hope someone can help. Love and prayers Bonita

magistramarla
03-18-2012, 02:40 PM
Kim,
Jeff and I just tried to puzzle out what this means too and we're stumped. Does Sarah see an ophthalmologist for plaquenil check-ups? Is this the same doc who gave you this information? Plaquenil rarely has an effect on the Retina. If he's talking about the Retina, then I would have a talk with him about Plaquenil.
He must be aware that she's taking it, so it might be a separate problem.
Please let us know when you get a better explanation.
Hugs,
Marla

kim,l
03-18-2012, 04:35 PM
hi marla apparently it means she is showing all signs of glaucoma sees specialist on thursday she is suffering really bad at moment.

DrinkofWtr
03-18-2012, 05:50 PM
Kim, I am so sorry to hear about your daughter's eyes.

steve.b
03-18-2012, 09:48 PM
kim, i recently went to my eye specialist for my regular check up.

i have glaucoma run in my family.
i was cleared of any signs.
we are contemplating cataract surgery at the moment.

my specialist told me that my cataracts started normally, but were advanced quickerly by my lupus.
she also stated that lupus will not cause glaucoma, but agian its progression will be fastened by lupus.
we chatted about lots of eye problems and lupus.

magistramarla
03-18-2012, 10:07 PM
Kim,
I'm sorry to hear that about Sarah. I hope that there is something that the docs can do to slow the progression and give her some relief from the pain.
Let us know what happens. How are you and Stephen doing?
Hugs,
Marla

kim,l
03-19-2012, 05:21 AM
thankyou marla stephen is healing. i am not well my thyroid levels where low so they increased my dose. also i was anemic so i had to be on iron tablets i have been very shakey in the last few days. also gyno put me on tablet so i could menstrate as i have not it 4 months and my uterus lining is thick so far tablet has not worked she needs to see if this will work or i may have to have biopsy which i am worried as i am very big woman and going under scares me it could be dangerous. i do not no if thyroid tablets are making shakey or iron tablets i will have to have more bloodtests i suppose i am also breathless. so not good week for me. hope you are feeling okay hugs kim