I want to talk about one of the lesser discussed symptoms of FMS, eye problems. Mornings are the worst, my eyes will burn like crazy and run with tears on and off for about three hours. I used to think it was allergies, but it’s not seasonal. It happens all the time now. Don’t even get me started on my contact lenses. I’m going online to buy a pair of eyeglasses as soon as I finish this post so I can get a little relief by not having to wear my lenses all the time. I can feel the lenses on my eyeballs. It drives me crazy! And yes, I have seen an ophthalmologist. There’s nothing technically wrong with my eyes to be causing these problems…sooo…you know who it is….
‘Who’s a purple jerk with two thumbs and a ‘P’ for ‘pain’ tattooed on his chest….?
A little snippet I found describing a few of the problems experienced from the neck up with FMS:
dizziness, imbalance, neck soreness, a swollen glands feeling, runny nose, maxillary sinus congestion, tension headaches, eye problems (tearing, bug-eyes, blurred or doublevision, inability to raise the upper eyelid, dimming of perceived light intensity),spatial disorientation, postural dizziness, vertigo, sudden falls while bending, unintentional veering while you walk, staggering walk, impaired sleep, nerve impingement, and disturbed weight perception.
~3 lbs red skin potatoes, quartered and boiled to fork tender
~1 1/2 cups chopped dill pickles
~3 celery stalks, chopped
~small red onion, chopped
~3 hard boiled eggs, chopped
~2/3 cup mayonnaise
~1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
~1 tbsp. apple cider vineagar
~1 tbsp. fresh dill
salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ing except potatoes.(dressing can be preprared 1 week in advance, refrigerate). Mix with potatoes and chill. Better after 1 day.
It’s around the corner!
*See also the latest post at ALWR on Fibromyalgia and your eyes: ‘Common Fibromyalgia Eye Problems’ ~