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Vision Problem only indication I was having a stroke
I'm 70, Male and have had type 1 diabetes for 34 years. I've kept in shape, run a bunch of marathons and other long distance races, and been pretty active in other ways. Recently, I went to take a picture, but had trouble getting the subject in the center of the frame, then I noticed difficulty walking, in low visibility area, as I couldn't see the footpath properly. Just thought I had low blood glucose, but that was not the case, so went to the ER.
They determined I was in fact having a stroke and began treatment immediately. Otherwise, I felt fine.
The only issue remaining is that I have no vision to my left side. Has anyone else had this experience? If so, did your vision comer back? What did you do to restore it?
AHAASAKatie, October 22, 2019 9:52am EST
I am so sorry that you are having to manage this. I can share the information we have on stroke and visual disturbances. Have you talked to your neurologist about the vision issues? Thanks Katie
itsonjohn, November 25, 2019 6:27pm EST
Thanks for the info, Katie.
Actually, the neurologist I waqs referred to was quite useless. Did a few basic tests that other doctors had already done and set an appointment in three months. I'm thinking of firing him.
I did get the opthamologist to evaluate my eyes, as a precaution, I have diabetes. He quantitavely mapped out the area of vision loss and checked my retinas, so at least I know the extent.
I am now searching for a medical practioner who knows about this issue.
AHAASAKatie, December 3, 2019 9:05am EST
Good morning, I got to thinking about this and remembered a few articles that Stroke Connection ran in 2018. See if this article helps at all When Stroke Affects the Parietal Lobe . It might give you some talking points to help find a new practitioner to help you.Best Katie