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Horner's Syndrome anyone?


Senior Member
Sydney, NSW, Australia
I am getting these eye symptoms overnight...which by morning are quite distressing. I have a diagnosis of "Dry Eye" involving the lipid layer being missing from my tear film...(there are 3 layers to the normal tear film: Aqueous, Lipid & Mucous). I have seen one Opthalmologist...who more or less ignored my concerns about the Horner's Syndrome-type symptoms of upper & lower ptosis & shrinkage of the eyeballs back into the sockets :eek:
All the symptoms first appeared when I was doing a methylation protocol & at the same time, took 100 mg Gabapentin for about a week. I felt an actual popping sensation at the back of my eyes, and some pressure.
All the symptoms now are accompanied by general dehydration. I am no longer doing any methylation protocol. I would still like to be able to take B12 in some form. However, whenever I take B12 in any dose, in most forms, I get more severe symptoms of this Horner's-like Syndrome.
I have read about a connection between B12 toxicity and Leber's Optic Neuropathy...but that is a different condition. I now have to seek a second opinion...sigh...$$$...maybe I should see a vet!
The best sites that explain Horner's Syndrome seem to be Vet sites! For example:

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2 2105&aid=2478

I am thinking it may be connected to arthritis & bulging disc problems in my cervical spine, & that I will just have to loosen my collar next time I go walkies :p


Senior Member
I'm not going to be much help to you merylg except in earlier days I had similar eye problems and it was as if grit was in my eyes (little lubrication), the eye muscles were affected (couldn't adjust focussing too). During the time on various recognised ME supps but not related to these difficulties. Was having sinus, hearing and oral problems (mouth ulcers) at the same time. At a long guess (it's over now) I tend to think neurological too, but set up by some viral with bacterial consequence too. Just adding as a thought for you - I gained much relief from Amoxcillan treatment following the extraction of 3 suspect infected roots by my Dentist.

(And I have arthritis too - my Neurologist called it reactvive - he always supected ME and of viral origins).