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Update on the constant headaches health anxiety causing problems with what I'm seeing?

Abbiek99
Abbiek99

Along with the headaches my eyes have begun playing up. When I'm staring straight ahead I can see sparkles and stars, or blurred lines. I've recently been prescribed glasses for reading and concentrating but when I'm not wearing them I can see all this other stuff. I had a complete meltdown on the way to work this morning. Anyone know what this is? I'm so convinced it's something serious

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i know what you mean. sometimes my vision is blurry in one eye so i think i have a brain tumor or something. LOL!!!! anxiety is really wrecking havoc with me. sometimes i think i'm going crazy

Abbiek99
Abbiek99
in reply to fib4

Yes me too! I know what you mean! I had such a bad time this morning I almost fully lost it while walking to work thinking I had a brain tumour and my eyes getting worse, I thought I'd gone crazy too

fib4
fib4
in reply to Abbiek99

i'm glad i'm not alone in this. i just can't seem to shake it today. has anyone been there where the anxiety lasts all day?

Yes actually! Everything you are both feeling is classic anxiety signs. However if either of you are nearsighted (meaning you can see up close but need glasses to see far away) then the sparkles and stars are such are even more normal. I myself have these issues. But no it is not a brain tumor. It is just your eyes doing what anxiety does to them. The sparkles and stuff (especially the blurred lines) are called floaters as well. When you are stressed out or even just randomly with anxiety you can see these things. Not a tumor or anything. The only thing you can do is try to ignore it and your body will naturally "filter it out" because thats what it normally does anyway. The only reason why we can see them more often than usual is because anxiety makes it happen more and more. So yeah, you guys are going crazy and do not have brain tumors. Its all just your anxiety :)

OH and the thing about it only being in one eye is also normal. We all have 1 eye that is dominate. So eyes are always the same. like I get that stuff in my left eye more than my right eye. Kinda weird but its all ok

it's always my left eye. i'll be watching tv and all of a sudden my left eye goes blurry so i figure i'm going blind or something LOL!!!!

Nope! That could be many things. Tho if you are still worried about it then you may wanna go to the eye doctor. But more often than not its all good.

i've been to eye doctors other than needing glasses i'm good to go. what other symptoms do yo get?

I actually have really bad floaters so when I see stuff out of the corners of my eyes i automatically assume "Crap I have schizophrenia" or "Ok one more thing to check off on my list of psychotic symptoms" even tho I do not have schizophrenia and the things I see are a product of my anxiety and crappy eye sight. But oh well. I also get a weird spot in my left eye that I can only see when I blink. When that spot shows up thats how I know i am about to get a tiny migraine. I've been to the doctor about it and she said that its nothing really to worry about

do you have other anxiety symptoms besides your eyes?

I get bad nausea when I get really anxious. My heart rate goes up. I get sweaty but also cold. And also fidgety

i always feel like something bad is going to happen like doom hanging over head. i get real nervous then start imagining all sorts of stuff

Me too. I also get really bad deja vu sometimes

i have that on occasion. i think the worst is waking up in the night with anxiety and laying there thinking about it. it really freaks me out big time you imagine all kinds of things even dying

Thats for sure. Once I woke up from a bad dream and I thought I was dying

and the worst part of the night thing is there is no one to talk to at those hours mine usually happen around 2 in the morning and i don't think anyone is on line at that time

well if im online im always here for ya

same here for sure

fib4
fib4
in reply to fib4

had a pretty good day today. anxiety seems to have left for a while but i know it will be back so i',m enjoying the down time. how are you?

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to fib4

I get the same things plus eye strains, fatigue, and light headedness.

fib4
fib4
in reply to Hidden

i get really exhausted after an anxiety episode. it seems to drain me. but today isn't so bad yet

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to fib4

Nothing I do triggers it, it just comes on...

fib4
fib4
in reply to Hidden

sometimes i think it might be my job other times day to day living and stress

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to fib4

I am still in denial that it's anxiety, i continue to look for physical explanations. My neck always seems sore too... who knows.

fib4
fib4
in reply to Hidden

my neck hurts all the time too. stress and anxiety can really mess up your body. do you have a lot of stress in your life?

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to fib4

Hypochondriac the past few months... oversensitive to every symptom I feel...

fib4
fib4
in reply to Hidden

i know that feeling every time something hurts or doesn't feel right we think we have some kind of illness

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to fib4

It's a never ending quick sand!

fib4
fib4
in reply to Hidden

you have to learn to try and beat it down. yoga walks meditation. i find they help me through the bad times and talking it out with like minded people

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to fib4

Great advice! Thank you

fib4
fib4
in reply to Hidden

no problem if you need someone to talk to i;m here for you

fib4
fib4
in reply to fib4

hypochondria is another tough one. you think you have everything in the book. it's really your mind playing tricks on you. if you're really concerned about something you can always check with your doc but 9 times out of 10 it's nothing

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to fib4

My doc doesn't want to see me again for a while lol

fib4
fib4
in reply to Hidden

i guess you wore out your welcome LOL!!!!

I have migraines and get an aura with these kinds of vision issues. They say you can get the aura without the pain of the headache. I wish you well 💛

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Chubbers

My headaches went away, but I get the eye strains... like it's hard to focus going from one view to another.

Hi Abbiek99, I was told they are called Ocular Migraines....

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