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Every psych med I try gives me side effects. Last one double vision so couldn't drive. Are there meds out there less likely to have side effects ?

Every psych med I try gives me side effects. Last one double vision so couldn't drive. Are there meds out there less likely to have side effects ?

This is a toughie: You're 1 of those unlucky people whose tolerance of a broad spectrum of drugs is poor. This is important drug wisdom: Drugs that have few side effects are also likely to have fewer therapeutic effects. A possible approach may be "rational polypharmacy" where you add extremely low doses of 2 or 3 drugs cautiously 1 at a time; the drugs having complementary mechanisms of action. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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What would cause double vision when looking to the side both ways?

What would cause double vision when looking to the side both ways?

VADouble to the side: Horizontal diplopia ( images look doubled side to side not on top of one another) when looking to extreme side most likely a weakness of lateral rectus muscles, born with or acquired types. Sometimes a neurologic condition ms or uncontrolled diabetes or blood pressure . If recent onset definite see an md eye doc for help. ...Read more

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What would cause double vision when looking to the side both ways?

What would cause double vision when looking to the side both ways?

6th nerve lesions: The lateral rectus muscle moves the eye to the side. When this is not working well, you will see double when trying to look to the side. Many neurological disorders can affect the 6th nerve. A thorough neurological evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Is double vision in one eye normal? Please advise!

Is double vision in one eye normal? Please advise!

No: also, double vision is usually the result of having eyes that don't converge on the same focal point. Hence "double vision". Would see an eye doctor asap. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have temporary double vision in one eye?

Is it okay to have temporary double vision in one eye?

Probably: If temporary and does not recur, double vision in one eye is usually due to a tear film issue that is corrected with blinking or artificial tears. If only one eye but more constant, then could be astigmatism, cataract, epiretinal membrane, or some other monocular cause. ...Read more

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I have been having side by side double vision mainly when driving or watching tv for 3-4 years .Have had prisms put in glasses 2 times now & sometime ?

Divergence palsy: When you look at a distance, the in-turning muscles relax, the out-turning muscles tighten. In your case, the out-turning muscles are week- could be medical side-effect, stroke effect, decompensated eye crossing, other neurologic disorder. If the amount of prisms becomes excessive, have eye muscle surgery. Contac a "pediatric" ophthalmologist who does a lot of muscle surgery. ...Read more

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Can you get double vision but in one eye?

Can you get double vision but in one eye?

Yes: The common form of doubling is when the eyes are misaligned with each other. If the doubling occurs in one eye only the following must be looked for and dealt with: 1) higher degrees of astigmatism 2) corneal aberrations 3) lens opacities that are not uniform 4) retinal (macular) wrinkling. See your ophthalmologist who can sort this out and recommend the best correction. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Pomeranz
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Double Vision (Definition)

When two separate images which are displaced in space are perceived at the same time due to a ...Read more