Hope I’m not imposing on your wonderful forum but I’ve been checking out suspected Meares Irlen syndrom on the internet and now worry that I may actually be experiencing MS symptoms… I’m NOT a hypocondriac! HONEST!!
I recently started an art course at college as a mature student and my lifelong reading problem (fall asleep) seems to have manifested as a sensitivity to light as I’ve been experiencing intense pain in one eye in association with overhead lighting and computer monitors. A subsequent eye test showed my eyes to be healthy and colour overlays have so far helped on the laptop so next step is to visit my GP for referral to hospital.
However I am still battling with other issues:
Exhaustion - Lack of sleep due to college / work / trying to catch up?
Tingling / Numbness in Hands - Nerve damage from carrying heavy loads? (Lasted 3 weeks now)
Severe Constipation - Poor Diet? (No time to shop/cook properly) Never felt this pain before though!
Joint / Lower Back Pain - Lack of exercise? Lying too long when finally get some sleep?
Stress - No explanation required!!
Depression - As above and may be forced to quit course.
Inexplicable falls - These have been happening on occasion for some time but not regular.
Sorry for the long Post folks as I usually ignore health niggles but I’m wondering if the eye problem is connected to any of the above. Also I’ve been vegetarian for 25 years now so maybe the symptoms also present as B12 deficiency?
Any advice would be gratefully received.
Thanks in advance.