Getting Scared

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About two weeks ago I was fine. I had been staying up late looking at a computer screen and playing video games and then having to get up early for school for about two weeks straight. Then two weekends ago I started having a heavy eye feeling and then over the course of the weekend I started blinking a lot and sometimes hard. I went to my campus doctor and she said that I have dry eyes. She gave me some eye drops with preservatives and an ointment. That didn't help so two days ago I went to an eye doctor back home. He said that I had dead cells in my eyes from dryness and beginning conjuctivitis. He gave me an antibiotic eye drop with steroids in it and some refresh eye drops and said I should be better in a week. He also said that I need glasses. My eyes burned at first but they don't hurt anymore. The blinking is not as bad in the morning. I have to admit that when I get sick I look stuff online and this time saw that I could have blepharospasm or even a type of brain cancer that makes me blink. I have tried to rationalize that the doctor would have tested for those things if they suspected it. I'm only 18 and just started college this semester. I have major stress and anxiety when it comes to health stuff because I want to keep going to school and I know that if it was cancer that my family couldn't afford treatment and I don't want to put that burden on them. I want to make something of my self. The doctors and my family have told me not to worry about having those things because they wouldn't get this bad over a weekend and me staying up late and looking at screens helps prove dry eyes but I can't stop thinking about it and it's taking over my life. My stress has caused to lose my appetite and I've been given myself headaches and pressure at the top of my head from the stress as well. The blinking has made me not want to do the things I love. I just want to get better so I can go back to living my life. So I feel stuck in this situation right now. Can really dry eyes cause you to blink a lot even it doesn't hurt anymore? Could my need of glasses be contributing to the blinking? Should I be worried about those conditions I mentioned especially cancer? I'm sorry about the long post but I'm afraid and the blinking is so annoying. I just want to go back to loving life. Any responses would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    Hey, first of all, don't worry. If your problem is related to glare from a computer screen, your problems may go away when you take away this trigger factor. Stop using that same computer for a couple weeks, or use a different computer (PC, not MAC) with an extra anti-glare screen, if needed. You may find that your night vision improves dramatically and your daytime problems vanish too.

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      If it was cancer something more serious the doctors would've noticed, right? Cause my issue started over a weekend and still hasn't gone away. Unfortunately, I cant stop using my computer until the end the semester which ends in two weeks.

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      You need to try not using your computer for a while - the sooner the better. I would assume doctors would say if they suspect it's cancer.

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