Been diagnosed with anxiety now it's my eyes I'm scared!

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A few days back I was diagnosed with anxiety, and that's hard to deal with especially when I've been having panick attacks on and off for the passed month. Now tonight i was falling asleep and woke for a sec rubbed my right eye and felt a burning sensation and I thought it would go away after a minute but it hasn't and it's been about 5 minutes now and I'm forced to type this with one eye open because of the sensation, please help!

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    Hi there

    so sorry to hear about your anxiety. Just a word to the wise, its well documented and well known that certain meds, in paricular "sleepers" and anxiety meds can triggar very dry eyes in some people. Im not sure if youre on Anti Anxiety to help you but if so it could just be a reaction. Burning is very often a symtom of dry eye , hope this helps

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      Also forgot to mention with the burning came blurred vision all in my right eye but it only lasted 10 minutes and went away. I read somewhere online that is a symptom of anxiety, this is really stressful because I've been going through derealization as well with this situation for the past month.

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    Hi Anthony

    Id be inclined to agree with Jayne, visit to Eye Doc first and then take it from there. I think anxiety can triggar lots of physical complaints but I suppose we are all only tryn to help each other here by ruling out certain things and comparing experiences. As I said I do know from my own experience that certain ranges of meds can often triggar burning and dryness of the eyes but try seek apt with Eye Doc, first and foremost and best of luck...

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    Something on your finger probably irritated your eye. Soap residue etc. Wipe your eye with a clean wash cloth and rest your eye. Above all quit rubbing it. Xx
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