So, I’ve always struggled with defining what is wrong with my eyes because they’re not a textbook case of anything. All I know is that in January 2010 they got inflamed, I got double vision and photosensitivity and puffy eyes – and have been like that every day since.
Since then my main symptoms are puffy eye lids and some photo sensitivity. I’ve been to the optomistrist who said that there is no sign of ocular muscle inflammation and my eye sight was still better than 20/20 (although they were very dry – I wasn’t on PTU yet, which helped with the dryness).
So what do I have? I don’t really notice lid lag or a pronounced stare. Here’s a picture of my eye – sometimes it’s better than this, rarely has it been worse. The left is worse than the right. I also frequently feel movement behind my eyes, like a pulsing or twitching feeling, predominantly in my left eye, which is worse.
Finally, I think it’s safe to say that pregnancy has not affected/improved my eye condition. It will be interesting/scary to see what delivery does to it.Updated Sept 17, 2010
Last night I went to bed with a bad headache. I woke up this morning and my left eye was pulsing. It feels like periodic, minor muscle spasms. My eye ended up getting extra puffy today. I wonder what triggers this. The more spasms I feel, usually, the worse my eyes look. Time to go to the optometrists again.Updated Dec 7, 2010
After my miscarriage, my thyroid levels have gradually risen. Well, my symptoms have increased. I only get my blood tested monthly, but I’m sure the lack of pregnancy hormones have allowed my immune system to start re-attacking my thyroid.
A month after the miscarriage my eyes are a little better now. I have upped my dosage of PTU, which has decreased my symptoms (mainly eye puffiness, rapid pulse, and end-of-day fatigue). I haven’t lost all of the weight yet, but after 1.5 months I have definitely lost some weight. If I were more vain, I would let my levels run high and try and drop a lot of weight. I have thought about doing this. Fortunately my eye disease symptoms prevent me from being a total idiot, although these thoughts do float through my head.
|NOTE: My eyes got better after 1 year of constant puffiness and flare-ups – it just stopped. I have some remaining puffiness, particularly under my left eye, but they don’t flare up the way they used to! Good luck to all!|