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Visual Problems With Clomid
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trt2402 posted:
Im hoping that I can find someone that can help me out. This month has been my third cycle on clomid (1st month 50mg, 2nd and 3rd 100 mg). On my third day of taking the clomid I woke up in the middle of the night (I have a daughter that Im up with at least once a night with) and I was seeing tracers following objects, along with waving lines in my peripheral vision every time I would move my eyes. In the morning i called my Dr. to let him know what was going on, he said I woke up in the middle of a side effect and that as long as I wasnt seeing flashing lights I was ok and to continue taking the clomid and call him if I had any more problems. Well I took the med that night and had the same thing happen to me when I got up in the middle of the night, although this time I also seen flashing lights when I was in my bed in the dark. I called the Dr. he told me to stop the med and things should get better. I decided to go to the opthomologist and have my eyes checked and everything was great. As the days went on I still would have these problems, but only at night, or going from the dark to the light. Once the day time came and my eyes were adjusted to the light everything would be back to normal. So its been 12 days since Ive taken clomid and Im STILL having these problems. My Dr. said that the clomid should be out of my system and to f/u with my eye Doctor. My eye Dr. said there is nothing they can do b/c my eye exam was great, no problems what-so-ever. I feel like Im not getting any answers as to why I am still having these visual problems! Its scaring me so bad that I dread the night time. Can anyone tell me if they have had the same thing or something similar to this happen to them. And how long did it take to get better? Thank You So Much!
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maddiemad1968 responded:
Try blindness while preparing for finals online. I was taking 200mg and I freaked out. The things we go through in the name of conceiving. I had taken clomid before with no side effects, but with my 2nd I had the side effects ie blurred vision and insomia. After I finished my clomid cycle, my sight returned somewhat normal. I've always worn glasses, but I could read sometimes without them. Not now. Now one might contribute that to age, but................................ I don't know. I just know now my vision is a lil' blurred. But if you read up on clomid, what you experienced is a side effect that usually goes away once you stop taking it.

I do wish you lots of BABY DUST BABY DUST BABY DUST during your journey.
 
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olivia2501 responded:
I finished my last pill, last week and yes this time my vision was blurry. It has gotten better, but I would have to close my eyes sometimes because my eyes were so blurry. I hate that side effect!
 
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Allison_H responded:
I had a very similar experience after my third round of clomid which was last month at 100mg. I was ok at night but if I got up in the middle of the night or if the lighting in my surroundings suddenly changed I would see the tracers and flashes of light which were mostly in my peripheral vision. It was very disturbing! I never told my doctor about it because she always just thinks I'm overreacting whenever I call in with a concern. I was also assured by reading online stories from other Clomid users. Many of them talk about the same symptoms with no permanent damage. It's been a little over a month since I last took Clomid and I don't have the symptoms anymore. I'm sure your's will go away soon too. Hang in there!
 
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DGCheryl512 responded:
I had vision changes while on clomid. I mentioned it to my doctor and he immediately stopped my clomid. He said that they don't know why the vision can change with clomid, and aren't sure if it can be permanent. He didn't want me to continue with the clomid due to the vision changes and decided that since I was on a high dose that it would be better to move on to injections... 1) because of the vision change, and 2) because with increased doses of clomid your egg quality decreases.

I hope this helps. My vision did return to normal when I stopped taking my clomid but I have had to get glasses - but the issues with that were happening before the clomid and have since gotten worse. No one says it's the clomid because it could just be from getting older.
 
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ticklebunny01 responded:
oh wow i didnt even know that was a symptom thats kinds scary glad he took you off!!! good luck with injectables
 
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rikina responded:
have the same problem dear...how long your side effect lasts...
 
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