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Blurry vision, pregnancy related?

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Confuzzeled Sun 09-Aug-09 20:42:34

Am 38+2 with second lo.

Don't remember getting blurry vision with dd.

Is this pregnancy related or maybe worth a trip to the doctor? Got the MW tomorrow anyway.

AnarchyAunt Sun 09-Aug-09 20:47:14

It can be a sign of pre-eclampsia.

Here

When did it start? And whats your BP like - has it been raised at all? Definitely needs checking out.

Confuzzeled Sun 09-Aug-09 20:52:40

It started this morning and has been on and off all day, worse now it's dark.

I saw the mw 2 weeks ago and my bp was fine.

My hands and feet are not swollen but my feet do feel a bit heavy today. I just thought I was possibly tired and had read somewhere ages ago about blurry vision and pregnancy.

Do you think I need to be worried about it before I see my mw tomorrow lunchtime?

HeinzSight Sun 09-Aug-09 20:55:21

I was JUST about to post a v similar thread.

I'm 39+3 and this evening have noticed that I have a blury weird thing going on to the far right. It's only affecting my peripheral vision on the right. I also have a headache. Had blood pressure checked on Friday adn it was OK. As with Confusseled there's no swelling.

What to do?

AnarchyAunt Sun 09-Aug-09 20:56:16

I can't answer for you, but I have to say if it was me I'd want to get advice tonight. Can you ring the labour ward/hospital at this stage of PG?

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Sun 09-Aug-09 20:58:06

Headaches and blurred vision can be a sign of pre-eclampsia. Phone your mw tonight and they can advise the best course of action smile

MrsTittleMouse Sun 09-Aug-09 21:00:16

I agree with everyone else - blurry vision in pregnancy can be a sign of high blood pressure and needs to be checked out. Could you phone the labour ward or NHS direct?

mumbot Sun 09-Aug-09 21:04:16

I had the same sort of thing blurred vision and a headache, but it was a migraine and got better after lying down in a dark room.

Get it checked out though x

iMumruly Sun 09-Aug-09 21:07:25

Just for info as I'm sure this wont be the case for you but

I suffer from [[ http://www.cushings-help.com/csr.htm central serous chorio retinopathy]]

It is bought on by pregnancy (or the stress related to it) and has permenantly damages my eye sight, my right eye has only peripheral vision now. although any part of your vision can be affected.

iMumruly Sun 09-Aug-09 21:07:47

Just for info as I'm sure this wont be the case for you but

I suffer from central serous chorio retinopathy

It is bought on by pregnancy (or the stress related to it) and has permenantly damages my eye sight, my right eye has only peripheral vision now. although any part of your vision can be affected.

Confuzzeled Sun 09-Aug-09 21:08:14

Just spoke to Triage at Labour Ward and they asked lots of questions.

I don't have any other symptoms so they've just told me to keep an eye out for swelling or any pain in tummy or head.

Heinz - Hope your okay.

Confuzzeled Sun 09-Aug-09 21:08:50

Thanks for the heads up though ladies, glad I called, feel a bit more reassured.

iMumruly Sun 09-Aug-09 21:11:55

Just to point out also that CSR is very rare and only a specialist would be aware of it as a potential condition as it primarily affects men-but when pregnant your cortisol levels are raised and this is what makes you vulnerable to this condition.

HeinzSight Sun 09-Aug-09 21:12:23

Thanks confusseled. I keep wondering whether it's my imagination making me think my eye is going funny. I do have a headache which I've just taken painkillers for. I am very tired, I've been driving for about 4 hours today all in.

MumGoneCrazy Sun 09-Aug-09 21:13:02

You need to get checked out as soon as possible.

While pregnant on dd2 my bp was fine all the way through until i got to 36wks when it suddenly shot up one evening and i had blurry vision and a migrane, i phoned the nhs direct line and they said go to the hospital by the time i got there i was blind and having fits i'd gone straight from being fine to having eclampsia, i had to have an emerg c-sec right away to relieve the sypmtoms which thankfully it did and DD and myself were ok and home in just under a wk.

Dont want to worry you just wanted to show how important it is to get any blurry vision and headaches checked right away

mummytopebs Sun 09-Aug-09 21:13:05

Blurred vision can be sign of pre-eclampsia. I had pre-eclampsia with dd and did have blurred vision but also looked like a marshmallow man and bp was really high and 4 protein in urine. If you are really worried maybe pop to and a and e and they will check your wee for protein and bp

Confuzzeled Sun 09-Aug-09 21:15:49

Heinz, call your mw or labour ward if your at all worried. Better to be safe I say.

They asked if I'd had any flashing or visual disturbances, have you?

iMumruly - Bloody hell, thats really serious, I'm sorry you've lost part of your vision.

iMumruly Sun 09-Aug-09 21:20:23

here is a better link i think CSR

Its crap, Ive had 4 babies and had 4 attacks of CSR-there is no treatment apart from steroids which I couldnt take as I was breast feeding. The only other option is once your vision has diminished to about 10% they will offer you laser treatment but that runs a very very high risk of complete loss of vision.

The key thing is to get it diagnosed quickly.

hoxtonchick Sun 09-Aug-09 21:22:09

i had slightly fuzzy vision in my 1st pregnancy. early on though. some judicious googling made me realise it was to do with fluid retention -- even your eyeballs swell up a bit & that changes your focus. nice! just to reassure you that it might not be pre-eclampsia. but do please get checked out by your midwife asap.

HeinzSight Mon 10-Aug-09 01:51:08

just a quick update, I've just got back from the labour ward, my blood pressure's gone up quite high. Everything else normal, they took bloods and the lab results show liver and kidneys OK. Have to go back tomorrow to be monitored again. Thanks for advise.

Confuzzeled Mon 10-Aug-09 07:10:14

Oh dear Heinz, I hope your labour starts soon and baby arrives healthy and happy.

I'm seeing my midwife this afternoon, hopefully my bp will be okay too. I'll update later. Let me know how you get on too.

JammyQueenOfTheSewers Mon 10-Aug-09 07:28:54

Hope all is well Heinz, and good luck with however much left you have of the pg, and of course with the birth and your new LO

I looked at this thread as I find my vision goes slightly "off" just before my period (the blurry feeling is often the best indicator I have on when I'm about to come on) and wondered if I might learn something looking at this. And yes, if fluid retention can affect your eyes then that could well be what's happening in my case, so thanks HoxtonChick!

olivo Mon 10-Aug-09 09:03:24

hello, just wanted to add how important it is to be checked out. i have ebeen getting blurred vision and mentioned it at my last mw appt ( i'd had my eyes checked at the optician and they could nt find anything)
before i knew it, ivwas on a monitor which threw something else up and they kept me in overnight.
I'm back home again now ubt have to keep an eye.

good luck heinz, and to you too confuzzled.

Confuzzeled Mon 10-Aug-09 16:22:08

Just to update, my bp is higher than normal but not by much so having blood tests.

Heinz - how are you?

hoxtonchick Mon 10-Aug-09 18:27:28

hth jammy! good luck to all you about to poppers.

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