Eye problems are ruining my life

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Hi, wanted to come here to ask for help as i'm really not sure what to do. 

I've just started work at a PC full time, and through the day the following conditions appear and become worse and worse

- I get a lot less sociable (as my brain can't think of anything to say in response to people)

- Speech becomes a bit slurred

- My movements become increasingly jumpy

- I start shaking a lot 

- Feeling of disorientation and general withdrawl from self

- Eyes struggle to focus

- Pain at the back of my eyes (feels like when you have your pupils fully dialtated for whatever reason)

- No energy (used to go to the gym all the time and now i have no energy to do so anymore, sex drive also zero)

-- My memory gets noticably worse

I was told i had astymatisms in both of my eyes and i was given glasses to correct these, however all glasses are doing is making me feel increasingly disorientated when i take them off and does nothing to alleviate the symtoms.

I've tried to do googling and ive not really found anythign that sounds like a diagnoses, but it feels like something is attacking my nervous system really badly (ie its not eye strain) and is causing me some permanant damage. 

Any advice greatly appreciated! 

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    Forgot to say, when i stop looking at a PC these symptoms slowly leave me over several hours, and over the weekend when i am not using a PC they slowly get better. My girlfriend is getting sick of me being docile all the time and says im not the same person i was before this, it's like im a shell of the person i was before this and i have no idea why.

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    • Posted

      There is a syndrome,i believe its called computer vision syndrome,that might be it? Can find it on Google.
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    Hi there. Consider auto immune disease as a possible cause. I have it and get a lot of the eye symptoms you have. Also the awful fatigue. My auto immune disease mainly affected my cns.

    Have a read up on central nervous system vasculitis.

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    seeting in front of PC more than 2 hrs. continuously has bad effects on our physical and psychological health.

    take break every 2 hrs. move in the room stretch you body, relax you eyes, and use lubricant eye drops frequently .

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    If I were you with all those prolems I  would  firstly go to the Dr, as most of us on this site are jus tordinary people with our own experiences and are we  do not have medical training to know  what is wrong, I hope you feel better once you are disagnosed,  
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      Hello, I'm a physician, Ophthalmology Specialist. I usually give my advices according to my clinical experiencesmile

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      Nice to know you are an opthalmologist. I just need to point out that I have a fellow Behcet's sufferer whose only symptom when his illness is becoming active is problems from looking at his computer screen and then he goes to alter up his medication. 

      I have a lot of symptoms an opthalmologist couldn't explain to me probably all related to vasculitis. I know it doesn't necessarily follow that other people have similar conditions because of similar symptoms. However this is clearly the type of disorder which is constantly being overlooked or misdiagnosed. It is rarely on the radar of GP's.  If I had any unexplained eye symptoms now I would go have them triaged. I have heard all kinds of stories of people being turned away by GPs when they have things like uveitits. The truth is you never really know until you do a thorough examination. My uveitis started with what would look like classic migraine symptoms. My eye wasn't red and my vision wasn't blurry on examination. 

      But great to have input here from a specialist. Wish there were more who would join in and read what ordinary people are dealing with every day. Lots of stories on here of people struggling to get diagnosis and treatment. 

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    • Posted

      Yes but surely without having the eyes tested   nobody can just guess the answer,I had shingles 6 months ago in my eye and have been going to the eye clinic ever since as my eye is still giving me trouble.They check the eyes thoroughly.
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      As you are an ophthamologist, can you tell be if you know of a cure for itching eyes months after shingles in the eye, Nothing I have been given at the eye clinic works at all, and i keep being told to "give it time" but it just gets unbearable at times!!!

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      Hi there, I don't know what medications you got But I advice you first to avoid external atopic

      Causes of allergies. As dust, smoke and pets,,, then we can start with steroid drop for a short course, then maintain on antihistamines eye drops and sometimes oral tables.

      And I recommend use of lubricant , presevatI've free ones .

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      I have all of those things but nothing stops the itching  and  It isn't caused by an allergy, it's caused by the shingles, postherpetic itch. That is why antihistamines do not work

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