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Does anybody know if a severe anxiety attack can cause vision problems? As you guys know I have eye floaters but since I've gotten really bad anxiety over it I feel like they're getting worse as well as my vision, but then when I'm home I start to relax a little and I feel a little better. I just can't tell if my vision really is getting worse or if it's just my anxiety

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    Hi!

    I've had eye floaters since I can remember and I have perfect vision to this day. Have you gotten your eyes checked? Some people's vision does get worse as they get older. Still, it could be that you are focsuing too much on the eye floaters maybe

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      Well the thing is I am 22 and I know floaters usually happen later in life which is why I get partly worried. The doctor is going to dilate my eyes Wednesday so maybe I'll get reassurance then. I feel like I've had the floaters for awhile but I used to think they were just my makeup floating around in my eyes but then I read about them and now I notice them a lot more. I know my anxiety probably makes it 10x worse. But I can't tell anymore if it's just my anxiety making me think my vision is going out or if it really is.
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    Your vision can be impaired by anxiety, I'm not entirely sure it can give you 'floaters' usually fatigue makes my 'floaters' worse. But they're nothing to be scared of. As for your general poor vision, anxiety causes your BP to rise and when that does it messes with the vessels in your eyes makes your vision get strained. Just try relax and you'll notice it'll calm down too. (I know easier said than done.)
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      Thank you, I figured some of it is due to anxiety. I just recently noticed I have black spots in left eye and now I see clear spots in my right. It made me freak out more
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    many people have eye floaters but they learn to ignore them, when my anxiety is higher i defo notice them a lot more
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    Yes my anxiety gets bad and my vision will blur sometimes
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    I really think it is your anxiety.

    i will let you know...cause I have been to a Neurolgist for this problem..my brain came back "abnormal"...and I've been to hospital for vision tests...but I think it is the anxiety.

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      Stress I know does not help...and it seems more woman complain of these symptoms...I don't know how old you are..but I wonder too if for me..if its some menopause..some stress....some brain damage from being beaten.
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      Oh that's terrible if you've been beaten and that sounds like it would definitely have something to do with it. I am only 22, so I wonder why I got these so early. Heard it only affects people mostly when they are older.
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      See your already thinking...I can put this off.....Myrissa....you can...and you might get away with ALOT...but you can't escape the fact that you KNOW you have a problem....and a complete stranger ...ME..is telling you...you will regret it....Not that you have control over it...it controls US.

      I hope you find the strength to fight it for your child....I kept putting it off...and I'm not happy with the results.

       

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    And you said it yourself... "Does anybody know if a severe anxiety attack can cause vision problems?"  I would say YES....For me they do.
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