June 7, 2007 at 1:54 am

For double vision and fading vision during fatigue, I eventually saw a neuro-opthamologist. Prisms in trifocals helped me. Rest is the real solution. Enlarged type, san-serif fonts, and programs that read and allow me to dictate, instead of type, extend my endurance. I do almost everything on a computer where a 25-50% enlargement through accessibility features built into Microsoft OS makes reading easier.

The pathway medically to this solution was complex. Rather than considering residual symptoms of GBS (eyes were paralyzed — looked to me like they wandered aimlessly), it was presumed Myasthenia Gravis caused these symptoms. Nerve conduction studies performed by a guru neurologist in this specialty confirmed MG. Neurologist receiving these results refuted it. I reached a point where the label didn’t matter, as when I was paralyzed the diagnosis of Myasthenia Gravis was revisited through the diagnostic and rehabilitation stage of my experience once before.

Medical awareness and understanding of GBS residuals is relatively new.