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Eye Floaters

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    Erinmay22
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      Given that Melanoma makes us total worry warts… a few weeks back I got a horrible rotten head cold.  I still have some lingering congestion.  During that time I did get migraines a few times (the visual distriburances… I have noticed that caffeine is my trigger for those).  But I've also noticed an increase in eye floaters.  Now a lot of this is probably due to the fact that I noticed they were there and not can't stop looking for them!  

      Given that Melanoma makes us total worry warts… a few weeks back I got a horrible rotten head cold.  I still have some lingering congestion.  During that time I did get migraines a few times (the visual distriburances… I have noticed that caffeine is my trigger for those).  But I've also noticed an increase in eye floaters.  Now a lot of this is probably due to the fact that I noticed they were there and not can't stop looking for them!  

      I did see my opthamologist who said my eyes look great!  and I'll be in to see my doctor on Monday so I'll for sure bring it up!  

      But curious – did anyone on PD1 have an increase in eye floaters?  or anyone worst case/thoughts – did you notice this happen and then find out there was a brain tumor?  

      I'm sure it's 90% anxiety!  with dry eyes and everything else going on…  

      Thanks!

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        awillett1991
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          I get these as part of my immune reaction to Ipi – I think it’s thyroid related. Been to eye Dr several times and all is good. Had brain mets, but they are gone now. They come and go.
          awillett1991
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            I get these as part of my immune reaction to Ipi – I think it’s thyroid related. Been to eye Dr several times and all is good. Had brain mets, but they are gone now. They come and go.
            awillett1991
            Participant
              I get these as part of my immune reaction to Ipi – I think it’s thyroid related. Been to eye Dr several times and all is good. Had brain mets, but they are gone now. They come and go.
                Erinmay22
                Participant

                  I seem to get eye floaters when I get bad colds or once I notice them it's hard to ignore them again!  I asked my eye doctor about them in November and they said eyes looked fine and that it's normal to have them.

                  Amy – interesting on the thyroid piece.  Maybe the ipi is what caused them in November?  They haven't checked my thyroid #'s since Nov… I asked my nurse about them this week.  I was surprised since a few weeks ago the doc mentioned they would test it since they know with ipi and pd1 you get the thyroid issues…  Never a dull moment for us melanoma warriors huh? 

                  Have a great weekend!

                  Erin

                  Erinmay22
                  Participant

                    I seem to get eye floaters when I get bad colds or once I notice them it's hard to ignore them again!  I asked my eye doctor about them in November and they said eyes looked fine and that it's normal to have them.

                    Amy – interesting on the thyroid piece.  Maybe the ipi is what caused them in November?  They haven't checked my thyroid #'s since Nov… I asked my nurse about them this week.  I was surprised since a few weeks ago the doc mentioned they would test it since they know with ipi and pd1 you get the thyroid issues…  Never a dull moment for us melanoma warriors huh? 

                    Have a great weekend!

                    Erin

                    Erinmay22
                    Participant

                      I seem to get eye floaters when I get bad colds or once I notice them it's hard to ignore them again!  I asked my eye doctor about them in November and they said eyes looked fine and that it's normal to have them.

                      Amy – interesting on the thyroid piece.  Maybe the ipi is what caused them in November?  They haven't checked my thyroid #'s since Nov… I asked my nurse about them this week.  I was surprised since a few weeks ago the doc mentioned they would test it since they know with ipi and pd1 you get the thyroid issues…  Never a dull moment for us melanoma warriors huh? 

                      Have a great weekend!

                      Erin

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