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Can Anxiety Cause Visual Disturbances
Can anxiety or stress cause visual disturbances? I have been seeing red and green spots in vision. I also notice small things in the air like dust.
I understand your concern.
Thank you for informing about Anxiety disorder, and using Depakote.
It is likely that your anxiety and visual disturbances are due to Depakote.
Depakote is not a medication for Anxiety.
Anxiety can cause visual disturbances.
See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, need for Depakote; discuss decreasing and then discontinuing Depakote; using Ativan (lorazepam) or Xanax; Therapy for stress ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
Panic Attacks: May lead to tunnel vision ; "visual snow". ...Read more
Not hallucinations: Anxiety, when severe enough as in a panic attack, can cause "tunnel vision" where all you see is that which is in front of you. This is due to the effects of adrenaline. Sometimes on can feel that they are out of their body or the situation is not real. Anxiety does not cause auditory hallucinations (hearing voices talking) or visual hallucinations (seeing figures others don't see). ...Read more
Anxiety: Most common is blurred vision or eye strain. ...Read more
How does dr. Determine fibromyalgia? I have strange pains constantly. Can fibromyalgia cause visual disturbances?
Exclusion: Fibromyalgia is a diagnosis of exclusion. After all other conditions causing that spectrum of symptoms are eliminated, fibromyalgia is what is left. Diagnoses are made using testing that is 'above' standard thresholds. Things below those thresholds, but which cause legitimate symptoms are what is left. Fibromyalgia does not affect the eyes although sufferers do have ey problems. ...Read more
Many things: These are vague symptoms attributable to almost anything underlying. Thus I would recommend seeking medical advice with an eye md for further evaluation and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
Vague complaint: "visual disturbances" is a vague ; generalized complaint ; can be caused by so many things you could publish a book about them. I would see your eyecare doctor to take a more thorough history ; have complete exam to try to narrow the cause list. Rx is based on the etiology of the symptoms. ...Read more
Not exactly: Hallucinations or visual disturbances aren't symptoms of dementia, per se. However, patients with dementia may experience hallucinations or delusions if a delirium or other cause of these symptoms is superimposed on the dementia. Delirium develops over a short period of time (usually hours to days) and tends to fluctuate throughout the day. Patients with delirium often respond well to treatment. ...Read more
Need more info: What type of visual disturbance are you having? ...Read more
Many things: Check to see if it is the left half of the field of both eyes - in which case it could be migraine. Otherwise it could be a problem on the left such as retinal detachment, optic neuropathy, diabetes, cataract, glaucoma. If persistent you should be your ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Possible: You can have visual disturbance but double vision is unlikely. ...Read more
Can low progesterone levels cause visual disturbances -lines and spots in vision and also hypoglycemia?
What test would need to be preformed to know if high blood pressure is the cause for visual disturbances?
Insomnia chronic, an peeing a lot, visual disturbances, fluid retetnion off balance what's the cause.?
Current lithium level is 1.66, can this cause symptoms like, exhaustion, sleepiness, off balance, weird visual disturbances, shakiness, jerky muscles?
Yes!: The symptoms you describe can all be due to a high lithium level. It's very important to keep the level within the therapeutic range, and levels over 1.5 are considered toxic. However the timing of the lab test relative to your dose matters. Please contact your physician as soon as possible for instructions on what to do with the dose and when to check again. ...Read more
What disease causes periods of physical weakness, clumsiness of hands and legs and visual disturbances?
Doc visit: You need to see your doc for your problem. ...Read more
Vision interuption: A visual disturbance is simply anything that affects quality and/or quantity of sight. It can be from the eye, brain, etc or a signal of some internal disease process. ...Read more
Migraine?: Possibly, complicated migraine. Is the vision blocked by loss on one side, are there shimmering lights, or bright spots? Is the headache unilateral? But at age 45, also consider a blood vessel issue, such as carotid stenosis, or transient ischemic problems in blood flow to brain. Talk to your doctor about some simple screening tests. ...Read more
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Yes bet. . .: Opticians are skilled craftsman that construct eyeglasses and deal with the mechanics of lenses. They are not medical doctors. However they have seen many eye patients and might have some thoughts on a visual disturbance. They cannot actually diagnosis and certainly cannot treat these condtions. Only an ophthalmologist is the best to do this. ...Read more
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