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    blurry vision after BJJ

    Hi all, I have noticed that my vision gets blurry after a rigorous BJJ practice, the kind of blurry where I cannot read without getting a headache. can anyone tell me what may be the cause of this? thanks.

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    Sometimes. That's due to exhaustion. I get the same feeling when I'm doing a "hard" leg day at the gym. When I get that, I just slow down. I usually take that as a sign that I need some rest.

    It could also be poor nutrition or hydration. Have you tried sipping gatorade, powerade or something sweet (like watered down orange juice)?
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    exhaustion or poor nutrition is probably my answer. I just underwent my first week ever of full-time college and full-time work while trying to keep up my training regimen.

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    Keep an eye on this bro (no pun intended). About 5 years abo this fall I started feeling that way after lifting weights. Then it started happening just when I was tired no matter what I did. I went to the doctor and he told me I probably busted a blood vessel in the back of my eye that he couldn't see and to take 2 weeks off any physical activity.

    Two weeks later I was seeing double-vision 24/7. I went in and a CT scan and MRI later I spent 2 days of testing at the hospital before I got diagnosed with an orbital pseudotumor. It was nasty stuff. I had alot of pressure on my eye and the retinal nerve was starting to detatch. I was put on huge ammounts of steroids and woke up the next morning in full body hives. It took 8mo to get off the steroids and I had horrible crashes when I was coming off them.

    Bottom line, don't F around if it's your vision. Get plenty of sleep, eat and hydrate well. If it's not gone in a week contact a doctor ASAP. Take it from me, this stuff is nasty when it gets out of control. Also, if it gets worse and your Dr. brushes you off (like mine did) go to someone else. I had to go to my primary care physician, my optomitrist (2 of them at the practice wound up looking at me cause I bitched when they said it was nothing) then finally to a $1200/hr neuro-opthimologist (spelling?) who FINALLY diagnosed it. The reason it took so long was usually there is terrible pain but I felt nothing at all so no one believed me.

    Probably though you're just tired. How long has this gone on for?

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    could be blood sugar as well. Try gatorade during workouts.
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    I often got blurry vision.

    It was either:
    1/not enough water
    2/not enough food
    3/not enough sleep
    4/combination of the above.

    Being a former avid gamer wreaked havok on my system. I also had moments where i was really dizzy.

    But since i fixed those, i never had blurry vision except after spending alot of time at school.

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    Also you need to make sure your body has enough sodium... gateraid is best to drink ... or a high sodium low sugar drink... or drinking water and then munch on something light - like crackers... you loose alot of salt when sweating and if it is anything like BJJ in the summer, then you sweat alot...even if you drink tons of water it is still not replacing the salt you lost... and therefore you can cause Hyponatremia.

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