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I Have Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Macular Degeneration. You're not alone. 51 People

    No More Shots??

    I am Francis. 80. Left eye was diagnosed as dry in 1985. No problems until 2010 when right eye went wet. I saw some weird things for 6 months before seeing a retina specialist. After diagnosis of wet in right but not in left I was very frightened. DR started lucentis shots...
    rhonda5432 rhonda5432 66-70 3 Responses Aug 29, 2012

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    Legally Blind

    I had the worst time figuring out that what I had was macular degeneration. After all I was 11 years old. All of the eye doctors I went to told me I was pretending that I can't see to get attention. Until I went to a Dr. In Texas who looked in my eye with what looked like an...
    aliiwl aliiwl 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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    I Had Macular Degeneration

    I was diagnosed with MD by my eye doctor, He told me there was no cure.I heard about frequency generators, So I gave it a shot.Used it for two weeks, came back about 2 months later, he told me I was cured.Im not a doctor so cant say this will work for everyone, but its worh a...
    fred34 fred34 56-60, M 5 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Research Into The Experience Of Living With Macular Degeneration

    Hello, My name is Amy Burton and I am a researcher at Aston University (http://www1.aston.ac.uk/lhs/research/centres-facilities/archa/researchers/amy-burton/). I am interested in the experience of living with age related macular degeneration, in particular with a view to...
    AstonResearcher AstonResearcher 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2012

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    New Macular Degenerative Prevention Available In Tozal!

    In May of this year I was driving in my car and heard a commercial for Global Wellness Group.  I was looking for a company to work for where I could make my own hours and build a business that I could be proud of.  I went to one of their meetings and met Robin Friedman...
    JPerlman JPerlman 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 22, 2010

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    Macular Degeration

    Is it possible to have a macular degeration injection without experiencing temporary blindness followed by a bloody eye for a few days afterward?
    boguts boguts 70+ Nov 5, 2013

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    Macular Degenerastion

    its not nice haveing this eye disease and reading about a child who has it is heartbreaking i was 34 when i first got it 36 now 2 years on 5 injections later blind spots life aint quite the same anymore
    clare88 clare88 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 26, 2010

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    Macular Degeneration

    I have dry Macular Degeneration in my right eye at the moment left eye ok. My main problem is the light on the T.V screen bothers me and i wear sunglasses to watch it. I have problems reading at night but manage better now i have a Kindle book reader. I put a light on it when...
    Scenic Scenic 61-65, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2012

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    My 7 Year Old Daughter Has Been Diagnosed With Wet Macular Degeneration

    My 7 year old daughter has just been diagnosed with Wet Macular Degeneration.  The retina specialist said our only treatment option would be the injections.  Her other eye is perfect, and suggested we only use the injections if we feel we really need to. If anyone has...
    amberdavis80 amberdavis80 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 31, 2009

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    I have just been diagnosed with dry AMD.

    I'm finding it very hard to accept and keep crying all the time. Its in the very early stages apparently. Is there anything anywhere I can do?
    Lottie4me Lottie4me 70+ 4 Responses Sep 16, 2014

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    Suspect This Is The Beginning Of Amd

    I knew I had a problem several years ago when my othomologist sent me to the Retina specialists because of my "torturous" veins .. a sign of diabetes and wet MD .. the Retina Doc dilated my eyes and took more photos. Said that no I didn't have Wet MD .. but I indeed have the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 16, 2012

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    Stem Cell Treatment For Macular Degeneration

    MD Stem Cells announces availability of Stem Cell treatments for macular degeneration in the United States. MD Stem Cells- www.mdstemcells- is pleased to announce the availability of adult stem cell treatments in the United States, now being provided by a board certified...
    slmd slmd 56-60, M Sep 26, 2012

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    New Jersey And Seniors With Macular Degeneration

     i have wet macular degeneration.yesterdayi went to take astate sponsored boating test nj..the light was very poor at 8.45 pm i told the test examiner i was having   trouble reading the test he him self could not read my drivers license because of the poor light..he had  no...
    lilguys2 lilguys2 66-70 1 Response Jul 13, 2011

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    I just found out that I have macular deg.

    Total BUMMER!!!! I use my eyes a whole lot, artist, READER, researcher. After crying abt. it, went to my Acupuncture Bible, and found that there is some hope for me to treat myself. I am a chiropractor, trained in Acupuncture, and my case does seem related to my very weak...
    rosehunter rosehunter 70+, F 1 Response Feb 15, 2014

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    What Have I Got, Doc?

    "You've got macular degeneration, my son". Well, at least it's only the dry form in my case, and seems to be taking a long time to bite me. I don't know how far the degeneration is going to go, but I'm doing all I can to adjust to it as time goes on.
    batfromhell batfromhell 56-60 3 Responses Jun 20, 2008

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    Amd Now What??????

    I discorvered that I have macular degeration this year around April. I am 55 years old and a mother of a 16 year old and a 12 year old. I wonder how everyone copes with this. I know that I look normal to everyone and can get what I need in a store with out help most of the time...
    sandi55 sandi55 51-55, F 6 Responses Oct 18, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I know I don't know much, but I have had 2 girlfriends,they both left me :(. So I have kinda given up. Every time I i get a crush, it always ends badly for me. I just want someone...
    Joshua135 Joshua135 13-15, M 1 hr ago

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    I'm 38 years old. I have mild cerebral palsy. It basically just effects my speech. Sometimes my head shakes when I'm nerves. And my hands shake a little. I'm not in a wheel...
    sunshine20144 sunshine20144 36-40, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I always felt from a young age that I may not be able to have children. I don't know why, it was just always something that seemed right to me. I love babies and children, but...
    kitkat0216 kitkat0216 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    Blocking. Why block someone that does not interact with you or message you? Why can a person not share stories that they want to post without fear of being blocked. A person has...
    aldnaz aldnaz 46-50, M 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    It started when I was 13 and i just hit puberty. I'm 14, I've tried lots of acne creams but they have only made my skin worse. I know there's lots of other people like me who...
    Darkheartxox Darkheartxox 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    For some strange reason I haven't been hungry at all today. I haven't eaten anything all day and for some reason I'm just not feeling hungry enough to eat anything. I've heard that...
    hannahphillips hannahphillips 13-15, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I wear whatever I like and what I think looks good. ppl have told me before that I was stuck in the 70's lol wth? my clothes were brand new. some ppl used to call me hippie chic...
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 6 hrs ago

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    For most of my time growing up my parents have always taught me to be respectful of adults and to listen to those in positions of authority. For the most part I feel like I have...
    allisonhashope allisonhashope 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    Ever since I have been old enough to date I have been mostly interested in boys. I am a 13 year old white girl and I have this 12 year old black friend named Tanisha and I am kind...
    brianna747 brianna747 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    I have seen slender man up close I was in the bathroom looking in the mirror when I got this uneasy feeling I tried to ignore it but the feeling got worse and so I decided...
    bioshock22 bioshock22 31-35, F 7 hrs ago

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    meat loaf for lunch and sald for dinner.... why did I have to go and eat the meat loaf... my tummy feels so full... ugh.... :( I hope when I step on the scale tomorrow morning that...
    XxLifelike XxLifelike 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I don't like seeing my mom depressed.. It hurts my so bad. She just said how embarrassed she was when it came to our house because my uncle (her brother) has such a beautiful...
    xMellowButterflyx xMellowButterflyx 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Well I met him when I was 18 we talked sometimes we both had a partner at the time he is a bit older well years went by I am in my 30's now we both are married now have been for...
    beautifulangel35 beautifulangel35 31-35, F 8 hrs ago

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    My mother was and is a terrible mother to me. I am 29 years old, live in a third world country and was blessed to be born in a well off family. In a nutshell, when I was born my...
    gsamsa gsamsa 26-30, F 9 hrs ago

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    I have my 3 sisters ( but they are trying to live their own lives one married and one about to be married, the third at graduate school) and a couple people I talk to online, and...
    animallover412 animallover412 31-35, F 9 hrs ago

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    My mother was and is a terrible mother to me. I am 29 years old, live in a third world country and was blessed to be born in a well off family. In a nutshell, when I was born my...
    gsamsa gsamsa 26-30, F 9 hrs ago

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    I have two older brothers, nine and ten years older than me. I some times feel as if I am the oldest of the second family, because it was as if our family was divided. I have a...
    Garison Garison 56-60, F 9 hrs ago

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    I have two older brothers, nine and ten years older than me. I some times feel as if I am the oldest of the second family, because it was as if our family was divided. I have a...
    Garison Garison 56-60, F 9 hrs ago

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    I was an excellent student in primary school, until I turned 14 that is. I stopped listening to adults, I tried to connect with my peers more. It was a fail because I'm not a...
    asami13 asami13 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    I have a question. Not finding much on the internet. I have been diagnosed with AIH for 1.5 years now and on Imuran for the same length of time. Recently, I have noticed spots of...
    FierceDeity FierceDeity 22-25, F 9 hrs ago

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    Not yet but it will be one. Basically my roommate decided it would be a good idea to put her just used blazing hot hair straightener on my desk chair while I was laying on my bed...
    afellowearthling afellowearthling 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I trust in the higher powers. I rely on them for my sense of security where I can take no action myself. I was sitting at my desk worrying and wishing my time away. I didn't know...
    ItisonlyI ItisonlyI 26-30, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I'm waiting on more tests to rule out some other things but I think I have endometriosis based off my symptoms. I get bad stomach pain normally all day. It's made worse by eating...
    fallenstar23 fallenstar23 22-25, F 11 hrs ago

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    I am not sure if there is anyone else has ever experienced this..I have heard about a condition called maladaptive daydreaming, but I have never been diagnosed with anything more...
    sparkydream sparkydream 18-21, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I just came back from a dinner with my boyfriends family and friends and felt sad coming back. The thoughts I had was I envied my boyfriend for having family stability and wished...
    montgomery1984 montgomery1984 31-35, F 12 hrs ago

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    12 months ago I created my profile and picked a name for my feminine self. 12 months ago Jessica came into my life (Virgos rule, BTW) What a year it's been.... I won't bother...
    JessicaDale JessicaDale 51-55, T 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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