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I'm new to this forum and need advice as soon as possible. I have generalized anxiety disorder and I'm a hypochondriac. I'm loosing my mind over here
For a while now I've noticed that after I watch tv or look at my phone, my right eye begins to feel weird. I close my left eye and realize that my right eye sees a lot darker than my left, as if a curtain shade appeared in front of my eye. It goes away within 10-20 mins.
I went to te eye doctor and he did all these eye exams and was even confused about my symptoms. He even dilated my eyes to look at my Retina. He said everything looked completely normal and I left without a diagnosis. I do wear glasses and my right eye is a bit worse than my left. I also have astigmatism.
The doctor did say that this is either a symptom of my anxiety, or it could be retinitis pigmentosa. I didn't know what that was so I said oh okay. He referred me to an ophthalmologist who will perform an ERG.
Being the hypochondriac that I am, I looked up the disease and immediately freaked out!! It's a genetic disease that could lead to me going blind?! And my symptoms fit!
My anxiety has been crazy and I've had a panic attack ever since with the fear of me going possibly blind in a couple of years.
My ERG is scheduled in two weeks, and it will be the two worst weeks of my life.
Has anyone else had these symptoms? Does it have anything to do with seeing something bright like my tv or phone and then turning it off in complete darkness? It only happens with something that has a black light like those two. Other than that, if I walk in a dark room both of my eyes are fine.
Also how does an ERG feel like and what's the process? Id like to read people's experiences and what they've been diagnosed with
I hope I don't have that disease, no one in my family has that and I have a huge family. What are the chances I get the diseases out of everyone since its genetic
Thank you in advance for your replies
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