Full Question: If you take Topamax for migraine prevention and discover you are having sudden vision problems, is this reversible? or is it permanent? Arloa. Answer: Dear Arloa; The answer to this really depends on what type of vision problems you're having. Topamax can cause myopia, which is reversible, or glaucoma, which is permanent. For more information, see Potential Vision Issues With Topamax . If you're experiencing vision issues, please contact your doctor at once. Do not abruptly discontinue Topamax as that can cause other issues, but talk with your doctor. Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert If you need to find a headache and Migraine specialist, please see our listing of patient recommended specialists . Another good source of information and support is our forum . To post to the forum, you'll need to register, even if you're already registered on the main section of our site. You can use the...
Though not a common side effect, breast cancer treatment may affect your eyes, including your vision.
Eye problems may include:
red, itchy, or dry eyes
conjunctivitis (pink eye)
blurry or double vision
seeing dark spots
Breast cancer treatments that may cause eye problems are:
tamoxifen, a hormonal therapy
Fareston (chemical name: toremifene), a hormonal therapy
Aromasin (chemical name: exemestane), a hormonal therapy
Avastin (chemical name: bevacizumab), a targeted therapy
Zometa (chemical name: zoledronic acid) and Reclast (a different formulation of zoledronic acid), bone-strengthening medications known as bisphosphonates
Some pain medications also can cause eye problems.
Managing eye problems
If you have vision problems, it can be a sign of a more serious medical condition. Call your doctor right away if you notice that you're having trouble seeing or if your vision changes.
If your eyes are dry, red, or itchy:
Try to blink frequently , especially if ...
The inability to get a good night's sleep and awaken feeling refreshed is a common problem for people with fibromyalgia. The question is – are the sleep problems a result of having fibromyalgia or is fibromyalgia the result of having problems sleeping. It's basically a chicken and egg kind of question. Based on their study reported in the November issue of the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism , researchers at Norwegian University of Science and Technology believe that, at the very least, sleep problems can increase a person's risk of developing FM. Study Design and Results The longitudinal study included 12,350 women who were free of fibromyalgia , musculoskeletal pain, and physical impairments at baseline in 1984 to 1986. The researchers followed up with the women 10 years later in 1995 to 1997. At that time, 327 of them had developed FM. The researchers found that the relative risk of developing FM tripled for women between the ages of ...
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