Hi you all dear guru’s kittehs and dearest beard himself!
Thanks for creating this forum, and for letting me in!
I’ll try to keep it short but please excuse, it probably won’t work!
So I’m Tii, and that comes from Christina plus my (not so) little (anymore) favourite neighbour when she learned to speak. Later she added Chen, and I like the nick!
I’m 35, from Germany but my parents migrated from Hungary, so sometimes it’s weird.
Myopic since school, since I discovered the million, fantastic worlds of books. I’d spend days and those forbidden nights glued to a new novel, until I’d read it all.
Remember my mother being sad: I’m the youngest of 3, the only one with her eye colour - and unlike my dad, she didn’t need glasses (now does), so she’s hoped maybe one of us wouldn’t need them.
Remember how the eye doctor confirmed my eyes were as great as an eagle’s at an earlier eye test (before I could read).
Wearing contacts since age ~16 - incredible, how the world became more real, alive, colourful instantly!
Prescription worst in 2017, though stable for ~10 years, was R-5.25 L-5.00 with cyl -0,75 both.
Normalised since July 15th 2018: -3.25 R/L
So how did I end up here? Had severe PMS/PMDD depression. That’s when you go crazy, aggressive, depressive, like lying crying on the floor wanting to die when you actually have your things packed and planned a nice day at the beach and were looking forward to it very much. Due to your stupid menstruaton once a month. And all doctors tell you: eat that contraception pill, it’s your own fault if you don’t. (Sorry guys, but it’s a horrible thing and I want everyone to know that there IS help! You could cure your girlfriends!)
I didn’t believe that nature wants half humanity to loose half their life due to this kind of shit (because 1 week you are insane, know it, but can’t help it, which makes you go more insane, and one week you are totally exhausted and need to recover). So I went to a lot of doctors…
What finally helped was joining a new sports group, where I had severe cramps (which I never had before) and someone saying: magnesium. Didn’t have much hope, since we all eat so healthy and enough vitamins in our glorious western diet, but tried it anyways. To my surprise, I noticed my monthly depression and desperation disappeared (and the cramps at sports, too - but those weren’t that bad!!).
Started searching online for magnesium and PMS (I had searched PMS before, but found lots of unicorn farmers and drugs only).
Ended up at a doctors hompage who states all micro nutritionants can have effects like these. Found lots of stuff that worked for me. This guy also posted about animals. He said they get myopic when kept captured, in just a few weeks. And restore perfect vision when set free again. First time I thought that maybe, just maybe, myopia is not genetic…
This was last year. Read a book by Meir Schneider. Interesting, made me realise how little I use my eyes. Tried every exercise once and instantly knew: I’ll never spend an hour a day for this - happy to get my regular workout done! Read another book by Leo Angart. Interesting, rose awareness again. Made me get undercorrectes lenses. So I ran around with -4, maybe 0.25 more or less, not sure anymore. I wore those exactly a year ago and everything was such a blur! Now, I’m wearing -3,25, way weaker ones, and see fine - you can’t believe what a wonderful feeling that is!! I’m so very happy!
While I wore them and read the book, I noticed two things: he offered historical explanations of myopia, but didn’t tell his opinion. Also, no one had ever explained to me what myopia actually is. It was something I got from my parents… Suddenly, I felt really stupid because I had never questioned it.
So I searched for it online and got lucky: I found endmyopia!!!
After 1 month of overly reduced contacts, reading the blog, I just couldn’t go back up to full prescription. So I got new normalised contacts first, immediately dropping cyl and equalising (as I had been doing that month already), reducing 0.25/0.5. Feeling so bad to read the blog without differentials, haha, that was the worst!
Still wearing contacts but thinking about reducing that during work.
Last weekend I was camping. The campsite was on a hill, our tent uphill, had to go downhill to the showers. Didn’t have glasses with me because I had just reduced my lenses and was waiting for new normalised glasses. Still, I managed to get to the showers, like 5 minutes walk downhill, without glasses and any help! Of course, the sinks were much more dirty once I put my contacts in - but walking anywhere without glasses, even inside, would have been impossible a year ago!
I’m so happy and thankfull to have found endmyopia!
Thank you, Jake!
I’m at a lake right now and my phone battery is dying.
So I say hi to everyone, looking forward to great discussions and wishing you all succes (which you sure will have if you listen to the guru from the jungle).
I’ll watch some birds now.