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What is the stupidest thing you have been told by a health care provider regarding your symptoms? I mean like after you heard it...you could not believe they went to school for this.

ME: Dr, I cannot eat, I am losing weight, I am sick, dizzy, ready to collapse.

DR: People can go 6 weeks without eating. (Actual answer given at an ER visit)

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    just do more yoga

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    "hormones have no affect on your digestion" (from a gastroenterologist)

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    I don't know if it is funny, but when I went to the neuro-ophthalmologist he used an Optomap which takes a picture of the back of your eye instead of dilation. I swear it was the brightest sun-like flash about a centimeter from your eyeballs. Since I am extremely light sensitive, I could not see anything but this light for several minutes even when I closed my eyes. Of course, I began to panic a bit. The doctor then said with a snarky tone, "Do you want me to call the ambulance so they can take you to the hospital?" I was not sure if he was serious or not, so I said, "Are you joking?" To which he replied, "Yes, you are acting like a baby. You came to NYC to see a specialist and you are acting like a child."

    So, I was called a baby/child by the associate professor of neuro-ophthalmology at NYU Medicine. To be fair, I wasn't at my best. But, this crap has given me a ton of anxiety and I can't just turn it off and on in the presence of a "specialist."

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      OMG! what a prick. I have pics taken of the back of my eyes too at my eye dr...it is super bright! I have astigmatism in both eyes...so I see that flash well after it us over with! I hate the dilation...makes my eyes numb and bug eyed for the day...insurance only covers that...so I have to pay extra for the picture.

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      Lou,

      I have a question about astigmatism. Does it affect viewing high contrast patterns? Do they seems to jump? I know you have migraines, but I read online that people with astigmatism have difficulty looking at black and white patterns. Also, have you always had it or has it developed?

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      As far as I know I have always had it. It is just the curvature of the eye, Age makes it worse...I get floaters, wormy, coiley things, visual snow. if I look at a white wall...I do not see a plain wall...I see grey snow. was told it is the vitreous jelly behind my eye deterioting, Patterns are horrible, they will move if I try to focus...that may be more of a migraine thing though. Cannot watch HD tv...I get nauseaus and disorientated.

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      I was just curious because I was looking at causes of jumping patterns other than migraines and astigmatism came up. I can make the pattern stop jumping by closing an eye. This lead me to research causes other than migraine.

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      Your regular eye dr can tell you if you have an astigmatism...I was wearing coke bottles at 5 years old. Horrible eyesight. I used to be very near sighted, now I am having trouble reading without my glasses. If I try, I notice that I will shut one eye too...almost like I cannot focus otherwise. I asked about laser surgery, but was to,d it would be a waste of money and to basically make friends with my floaters.

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      Hi Pam! I am due for an eye exam soon. Tried new contacts that were supposed to be great a d cut down the problem. I hate them! They are like removing an octopus from my eyes...so clingy! Went back to my old brand I have been wearing for 30 years!

      These symptoms should be making friends with us...total BS!

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      Coke bottles at 5 years old....aww, I think little kids with glasses are adorable! I have had perfect vision my whole life up until 2 months ago. I had never even been to an eye doctor before all this happened (43+ years). Maybe that is why I am being such a whiner about my vision issues. The whole world has always been crisp and clear, now it's blurry, too bright, and covered in static.

      P.S. That octopus line was hilarious!

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