Double Vision?

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Paula

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Hi
Just wondering if anyone else has experienced double vision as the disease progressed? My dad was just diagnosed in Feb/06 and his progression is quite advanced, he has recently has had bouts of double vision.
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one thing to check would be whether it is a side effect of any meds he is taking. I know that a few of the common drugs PALS take can cause blurred vision, if not double....(scopalamine and amitripyline for starters). Something to check anyway.
Good Luck, Beth
 

Meg1

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Paula,

Was your father diagnosed at an ALS center? The reason I ask is that double vision is not a typical symptom of ALS--in fact the eye muscles are usually among the very last to go. However, myasthenia gravis (google it) is a neuromuscular disease that has double vision as one of its major symptoms along with other muscular weakness, and it is treatable. Has your dad's diagnosis been confirmed by a reliable second opinion?
 
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