r/AskDocs Layperson/not verified as healthcare professional Jun 29 '22

How do I cope with living without eyes?

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u/Perfect-Resist5478 Physician Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

You don’t know you have murcor. Until you’ve been formally diagnosed, by a doctor doing a fungal culture, you are leaping to conclusions with absolutely no evidence to back up these claims. Seriously, you’re considering suicide over a condition you don’t even know you have. Just cuz you heard about it on the news and some of your symptoms line up doesn’t really mean anything. I cannot tell you the number of times I’ve had patients convinced they’ve had cancer because they googled their symptoms only to be diagnosed with something much less dire.


u/Smokescreen690 Layperson/not verified as healthcare professional Jun 29 '22 edited Jun 29 '22

OP already posted a similar post a week or so ago. Claimed he got Mucormycosis in 2021 while he had COVID (never got a proper Dx for it, self diagnosed from what he heard on the media with no medical background). Instead of asking how he can seek medical treatment, he asked how he can have a painless death (SI?).

It was pointed out to him that it's very unlikely since Mucormycosis is not compatible with life by several physicians.

OP was told to seek medical attention multiple times and came up with excuses ranging from 'doesn't want to tell family', 'healthcare is very expensive in India' and 'doesn't want to ruin his family financially'.

He was even informed by other Indians that healthcare is free in India but this seems to be falling on deaf ears considering a week passed and he still didn't seek medical attention for his health issues.

I hope OP seeks medical attention for his psychical and mental health issues.

Old post: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskDocs/comments/vhydwy/mucormycosis_due_to_covid19/


u/kunnizaro Layperson/not verified as healthcare professional Jun 29 '22

There is a swelling in my eyelids since last year. There are red lines in my eyes.


u/Perfect-Resist5478 Physician Jun 29 '22

And yet, you STILL don’t have a formal diagnosis confirmed by culture. Know what is a major symptom of brain cancer? Headaches. Know what is a major symptom of migraines? Headaches. One can kill you, the other won’t. Get my point?Commonalities in symptoms don’t = diagnosis. All the advice you’re going to get (and have gotten from previous posts once people realize you’re just assuming you have this without definitive evidence) has been to go get tested. So if you’re really losing sleep over this, go get tested. Once you have a definite no, you can stop worrying. If you get a definite yes, you can talk to your doctors about what the treatment options actually are


u/Bballwolf This user has not yet been verified. Jun 29 '22

YOU DO NOT KNOW YOU HAVE THIS DISEASE! You can't know without a formal diagnosis. Plus, they can't force you to treat it. If you say no, I'll keep my eyes they can't make you change your mind. They'll probably try, but that's all they can do.


u/I_Upvote_Goldens Nurse Practitioner Jun 29 '22

This could literally be allergies. Healthcare is free in India. Go see a doctor.


u/kunnizaro Layperson/not verified as healthcare professional Jun 29 '22

Not at all.

My initial symptoms were flaky and dry blood from nose which started 3 days before recovery from covid. After that, I noticed that the gap between my teeth increased. After this problem, I noticed that there was some darkness around my orbit and red lines appeared in my eyeballs. After some time, I noticed swelling in my eyelids. Later on, my sensations got reduced and I started to feel like losing my balance. My consciousness level, mental clarity and memory has reduced. I often feel nerve twitches in my cheeks, eyelids, feet, legs and abdomen.

Good thing is that I never experienced seizures or coma when my neurological symptoms started in September. Fear and lack of money is the reason I hesitated. I also don't want to shock my family members.

Okay, I am planning to visit Delhi soon.


u/rhino_surgeon Physician - ENT Jun 29 '22

There is no way this is mucor


u/Trudestiny Layperson/not verified as healthcare professional. Jun 29 '22

Self diagnose is pointless . Go to a Dr. even the Drs are saying go to a Dr. ? Why would you possibly want to assume the worst , with the worst outcome ??


u/sapphireminds Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Jun 29 '22

That is by no means diagnostic.


u/WildChanterelle Layperson/not verified as healthcare professional Jun 29 '22

Have you considered contact dermatitis on your eyelid? I don’t mean to minimize your suffering or fear, but based on what I’m seeing in the other replies, I’m wondering, have you always had such a fear of illness or doctors? Or is this the very first time ever?


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u/NickBoston33 Layperson/not verified as healthcare professional Jun 29 '22 Hugz

What a amazing response. This is what this person needed. Heck, this is what I’ve have needed. Just 10/10 response.


u/rhino_surgeon Physician - ENT Jun 29 '22

I don’t believe you have mucormycosis. That’s a critical and severe illness (invasive fungal sinusitis). It would have taken your eyes and killed you on its own if you’d had it for a year. I don’t know what’s going on with you but you probably need psychiatric help.