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Re: loss of sight

Noreen, You may want to explore alternative medicines for the migraines if
you don't get satisfaction with the traditional.  I fortunately have not had
to seek out such measures for myself, but I know of many situations in which
they will help.  Many migraines sufferers can manage their headaches with
herbs like feverfew.  You might also consider consulting an iridologist, and
perhaps even acupuncture.  I'm not suggesting any of these from personal use
as I haven't tried them.  However, I have often experienced what, to a real
migraine sufferer, would be called a low-grade migraines and these were
debilitating enough for me.  Nothing would touch them; I'd just have to wait
them out.  They were short-lived so I never sought help for them, but for
what you are talking about, I certainly would look everywhere for any kind
of cure.

I hope that by catching the optical nerve problem early you'll be able to
control it and keep glaucoma at bay.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2003 1:17 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] loss of sight

> In a message dated 12/4/2003 8:29:57 AM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> >Reading is something so basic to my life that I fear for my sanity
> >should I ever lose my sight
> This hits close to home.  I've been battling debilitating migraines this
> summer.  Debilitating to the point of not being able to function at all,
close to
> suicidal, losing vision, motorskills, etc.  Anyway, in the process of
> specialists, etc. to find the cause and possible cure, I had to see an
> opthamologist....first time EVER, since I had always had perfect 20/20
vision.  No
> cause or cure was found for the migraines, but an abnormality in the optic
> which I was told is the beginning stage of glaucoma....extremely rare for
> age.  To make a long story short, I have now glasses for reading, glasses
> driving, glasses for the pc, etc. etc.  My "condition" will be monitored
> closely from now on.  After this summer though I am just happy that I am
able to see
> at all and function.  However,  it got me to thinking though....I think I
> would much more easily cope with the loss of hearing, or anything else
over the
> loss of sight.  Not so much for the reading, although I love it....but
> are alternatives, but for the pure pleasure of seeing nature.  Not to be
able to
> enjoy a newly opened flower, or seeing the birds during migration flying
> our house, or a butterfly going through the stages of it's life.  I think
> that I would miss these things the most.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
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