Blurry Day…

Body… Achy, Sluggish, Eyes blurry

Mind… Groggy

Mood… Whatever

One of the symptoms of Chronic Lyme, and other maladies, is poor sleep.  I find this ridiculously funny–poor sleep, a Chronic Lyme symptom, exacerbates Chronic Lyme symptoms.  Puh-lease.  Kind of self-perpetuating.

Anyway, in 2007 I began taking Valerian Root, a mild herbal sedative, to help me fall and stay asleep.  It sort of worked, but its sedative effect lingered into the late morning hours.  I limited my intake to really bad symptom days–thinking straight was hard enough with the Lyme.  Then a new symptom appeared–a morning blurriness in one or both eyes, lasting, sometimes, till early afternoon.  Well, it was either a new symptom or  something else.  I went to the eye doctor and neurologist–nothing.  The blurriness went away for a while, then after Lasik surgery, it reappeared.  My Lasik doctor checked me out–again, nothing.

I never connected Valerian Root to the blurriness until one evening, after an almost sleepless night previous, I doubled-up on Valerian Root, intending for an extra long sleep (didn’t work, by the way) and woke without the ability to focus my vision.  I stopped taking Valerian Root and I’ve had no blurriness since…

…until this morning.  Not sure what caused it, but it’s almost 10:30 AM and my right eye is still a bit blurry.  At 7 AM, both eyes were having problems.  I’m not on any new medication or supplements… oh, I started back on dry Vitamin D, but I’ve taken it before,  the dosage is within normal limits, and side effects do not include blurriness.  Sigh.  Another fun day with Chronic Lyme.

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