Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    double vision
    avatar
    An_247874 posted:
    Hi! My name is Emily and I am 25. I had a stroke in May 2012. I have been seeing a neuro opthomolgist since my most severe symptoms are related to my vision. My biggest obstacle is double vision, eye paralysis, and retracted eyelids. My more minor remaining symptoms are memory, taste, and balance deficencies. I am reaching out because I haven't been able to find anyone who has experienced something like this before. My dr. thinks that it was caused by dehydration, and has suggested that I just wait it out instead of seeking some kind of rehabilitation. I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts about any of what I said. I appreciate the time and dialogue.
    Reply
     
    avatar
    CaringLVN responded:
    Hi Emily, so sorry about your health. Your still young so that is a great BIG plus. I always tell me patients, its a sweet and sour thing. Sweet: That it happened now that your so young. Sour: That it had happen Trust your body and what it is telling you! Not the doctor. You say you are having balance issues, so what is the Dr. waiting for? Start rehab ASAP and get better. Seek any kind of help that will get you back to where you have to be. Rehab will also help you with your eyes to get your body and vision balanced! Drink lots of water and call your doctor now!


    Helpful Tips

    Any Exercise is Good!Expert
    A recent study looked at exercise in people with Parkinson's Disease, http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/740854 but I think the results ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    4 of 8 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.