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Vision problems for anyone during withdrawal?

I am on day 3 of detox off of Vicodin.  Yesterday my vision was fine, today I can't see anything.  I can barely read the computer screen.  Very blurry!  Has anyone else experienced this?  It is really freaking me out.  I do not have vision problems normally, I do not even wear glasses.  Any help would be great.  Thanks!
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1802044 tn?1316007025
Hi Lily,

I'm on my second day of oxy detox.  I'm not sure if our side effects are supposed to be similar or not but I also have blurry vision/dizziness that occurs off and on throughout the day.  I'm just attributing all of this to the withdrawl (withdrawal), and hope that it will be back to normal soon.  I wish I knew more, I just know I'm suffering with you.
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Avatar m tn
Thanks for the reply.Congratulations on day 2!   I feel like I have no control over anything!  My motor skills are all over the place, dizzy, walking like I am drunk and I'm not.  The vision thing is really messing with me though.  Reading this board really helps.
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617347 tn?1331296681
yeah, i have read about  blurry sight from some people since i am here, Lily... i did have some blurry moments too but if it gets worse, check it with your doctor ok ?  also washing the eyes with camomile infusion is good
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Avatar f tn
Absolutely...methadone detox gave me double/ blurry vision, it will pass
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1200450 tn?1317500467
Hey I'm on day 13 of vicodin withdrawal and I'm still having lots of dizziness and vision problems. I still don't feel normal. I almost feel like I'm high all the time but not in a good way. Like foggy, dizzy and disoriented. So I know exactly what your going through. I've been trying out different supplements and today I took ginko biloba and ginseng and it really seemed to help.
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1802044 tn?1316007025
thats exactly what im feeling luciddreamgrl. i dont know how else to describe it other than that. really *****. fu.ck drugs!
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1200450 tn?1317500467
Glad to know I'm not alone! I've always hated the high of weed. It gives me anxiety and panic attacks and makes me feel foggy. That's what I feel like. high on Weed all day. Not able to focus. I wish I knew how long this would last. If I could just have a clear head I could deal with the lack of energy. Hope you are feeling better soon.
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1035252 tn?1427231433
hey...your blood pressure is elevated during detox and high enough blood pressure can cause blurry vision...keep an eye on it, but I know I had it when I was detoxing from even a low dose....hope it gets better!
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1802044 tn?1316007025
ok i think you're the female version of me.  i tried weed a few times over the years, never a good experience. same thing as you described, and thats how i feel now too.  the only plus side with the weed i was able to sleep it off... with this restlessness its terrible. its taking everything in me not to go downstairs and pop a pill. i hate this. we'll get through it together. be strong friend.
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1741355 tn?1311461556
Hello yes I believe the "blurry" vision is normal think it has something to do with blood pressure...I had the same symptoms on and off my first couple weeks on a positive note im 62 days and my vision is back to normal...your body is going through so much right now tough it out it does get better!!!  Good luck
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1200450 tn?1317500467
Jmoney what day are you on? How many days clean? Were you on vic's also?

Methsuxbad: I had BP meds when I first came off the vics. Then my bp dropped too low so I took it off. I work for fire rescue so I regularly take my BP throughout the day and it's been completely normal. When I have my panic attacks it gets a bit higher but not dangerous or anything. That's why I'm trying to figure out why the heck I have the dizziness and blurry vision. It's kind of starting to scare me. At 13 days shouldn't I be past this part?
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1802044 tn?1316007025
Im only on day 2. I've been off the percs since sunday night, taking up to 50mg of oxy a day for ~6months.  I feel like dying right now.  My girlfriend just got here and I'm incapable of showing emotion.  I just hurt so bad.  She's downstairs talking to my parents while I'm in my room on these forums and trying to control my anxiety.  I can't believe I let this happen to myself... god I just want to feel normal again.
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1200450 tn?1317500467
I don't want to hijack this post from the OP so I'm gonna send you a private message ok? Hang in there.
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1741355 tn?1311461556
If its getting worse may be best to see your doctor...although I think its normal to have these spells better to air on the side of caution...I can tell you I had the blurry vision and dizziness throughout the first 30 days but I was coming off methadone...if its worring you get it checked out...  good luck and wishing you better days!!
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HI  dont panic about the vision thing I got it for about a month on and off I would see double or like a gost vision in between the lines when I read
a lot of peope get this detoxing it can also cause some mind bending headaches hang in there and keep posting for support good luck and God bless,......Gnarly
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Avatar f tn
Hey, hi. Know this was a while ago, but did your vision ever get better? I have been having the same thing for a month and a half now, about the same time I started to wean off.
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Avatar m tn
Have the same problem now so forgive any typos. Day 3 of subutex or buprenorphine withdrawal can't see a damned thing any normally have 20 20 vision. 2 years Bach during a methadone withdrawal it took 6 weeks to return. I even went and bought reading glasses which will have dig up again.
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Avatar m tn
I am having the same problem I am not quiting I am just slowing down and I am unbalanced and vision is blurry I also have been falling a sleep while driving I had to walk home yesterday because I was on my bike
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