my eyes! help please.

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dodedoo
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   Posted 10/10/2006 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   
So my anxiety/panic started in big time around May/June of this year.
After my first initial panic attacks I began to get dizzy. And it made me
craaazy. I didn't know why I was so dizzy. And it seems like my eyes
were playing tricks with me.  Like I couldn't perceive depth as well
anymore.  This have continuted, being more noticeable at some
times more than others.  More recently, lets say, in the past 2-3 weeks,
I've noticed a floater in my left eye.  Maybe more than one I'm not sure.
I've closed both of my eyes each time and like thoroughly examined them. 
And i'm pretty sure its solely in my left eye.  Okay so the question(s):
 
Does anxiety cause vision problems such as floaters? Perhaps, why?
Could it be something else (I do wear contacts and have myopia)
And does it go away at all? eyes
 
 
Thanks a bunch!

Twiggygal
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   Posted 10/11/2006 1:42 AM (GMT -7)   
What is a floater can I ask?

Depth perception... well I don't know.. I'm having that problem lately too but it might be the Ativan while I'm driving as I tend to veer a lil this way and a lil that way on the road LOL.

But yeah I know what you maen, my eyes seem to play tricks on me too.

And then I start panicing... and then yeah... a whirlwind of chaos I guess.

Perhaps if you wear your contacts too much you should take them out for a couple days or so, and wear glasses. That might help.

I don't think anxiety necessarily causes vision problems, I think maybe the drugs could make you feel a lil dizzy and feel like there is a lack of depth perception.

But then again, I'm no doctor.

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/11/2006 2:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I would be checked out by your optometrist sounds like it is needed
I have not heard of vision probs with this illness BUT you never know ............
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Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 10/11/2006 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I have heard of it and experienced it and I don't take meds, bit if it would make you feel better, get it checked out by the doctor. Your g.p. is a good place to start, or they may refer to the opothamologist

godd luck
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paniccu
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   Posted 10/11/2006 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey there! I would get your eyes checked out too, just to be on the safe side. It's probably nothing to worry about though. That happened to me several years ago when I was first experiencing anxiety too. I went to an Opthimologist for an examination and they told me that floaters are perfectly harmless and that they increase with age. I was only about 29 at the time so it's not like I was old . The doctor did check to make sure it wasn't something more serious and that put my mind at ease. I don't think that there's a connection between anxiety and floaters, but maybe we are more aware of them because we are always on alert about everything.

dodedoo
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   Posted 10/11/2006 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah I'm only 20 years old so I'm not sure if
the floaters are because of my old age lol.
But I know that they can happen more frequently
in people w/myopia (I read that online)...
I definitely will go to an opthamologist though
to see whats going on.  Thanks all!
 
BTW, floaters are things that float around in
your visual field.  They can look like different things
I think.  Maybe web-like or thready.  The one I
experience is kind of like a long, windy thread.
Its a little creeeepy.

paniccu
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   Posted 10/11/2006 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Mine look like a thread or a little piece of dust

Twiggygal
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   Posted 10/11/2006 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to have those "floaters" when I first started having anxiety and don't have them as much anymore.

Thanks for tellin me what they are cuz I wasn't sure.
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/11/2006 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Well seems that a good thing then to do is get yourself checked out I personally have not had this but as I see others have
Always learning
Keep us posted
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Mooney123
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   Posted 10/12/2006 1:58 AM (GMT -7)   
yes, i have vision problems from PD. My depth perception was gone for awhile. I see floaters, fuzziness, spots, after-images and have traily vision.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/12/2006 2:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Mooney for your input
How are you doing
Lyn
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