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Doctor insights on: Increasing Difficulty Keeping Eyes Open

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I am experiencing shaking hands or tremor, skin turning blue, double vision (quality: with both eyes open), difficulty breathing?

I am experiencing shaking hands or tremor, skin turning blue, double vision (quality: with both eyes open), difficulty breathing?

See Internist: Your symptoms involve multiple systems and can be due to many things, from hyperthyroid Graves Disease to anxiety. Please see your family doctor or Internist for more personalized care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can't sleep. Whenever I close my eyes I have a wierd problem where my eyes automatically try to open by blinkin.

Can't sleep. Whenever I close my eyes I have a wierd problem where my eyes automatically try to open by blinkin.

Anxiety: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the flight or fight response which gives rise to many physiological changes include dry mouth. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My girlfriend often tells me that I'm sleeping with my eyes half-open. What could be the problem?

My girlfriend often tells me that I'm sleeping with my eyes half-open. What could be the problem?

Nothing wrong: Many people sleep with their eyes partially open, without it being abnormal. Sometimes health issues such as thyroid can cause it. If eyes are irritated, ointment at bedtime to cover the exposed eyes will help. ...Read more

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I always wake up eith headache and I can't open my eyes from it I have to take excedren to take vare of it. Why I have this problem?

I always wake up eith headache and I can't open my eyes from it I have to take excedren to take vare of it. Why I have this problem?

Lots of things: Waking headaches can be from hang-overs (hopefully not every day!), caffeine withdrawal, medication overuse (too many nsaids) or other, more ominous things. Definitely worth seeing a doc for this. Also should start a headache diary with special attention to what you did the night before. Here's a link to get you started. Http://www. Headaches. Org/for_professionals/headache_diary. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 21 years old and I have had this problem since I was 14. When I go to sleep sometimes my whole body goes numb and I can't move or talk or open my eyes. Its only happened like 20 times since I was 14. Any idea of what it is?

Hi, I'm 21 years old and I have had this problem since I was 14. When I go to sleep sometimes my whole body goes numb and I can't move or talk or open my eyes. Its only happened like 20 times since I was 14. Any idea of what it is?

Sleep paralysis: You are describing symptoms of sleep paralysis which is not uncommon. Generally no treatment is needed. If you have other complaints like uncontrollable urge to fall asleep during the day then see a psychiatrist or neurologist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing double vision (quality: with both eyes open), eye movement problem (quality: jerking movements, slow eye movement), arm weakne...

I am experiencing double vision (quality: with both eyes open), eye movement problem (quality: jerking movements, slow eye movement), arm weakne...

Diplopia: New onset of double vision at any age requires an answer and / or explanation. The major cause is different per age group. See an ohpthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have trouble keeping my eyes open.?

What to do if I have trouble keeping my eyes open.?

Blepharospasm: Inability to open the eyes unless there is underlying eye disease, is a condition termed essential blepharospasm. This comes in varying degrees of severity and can render someone functionally without sight. Treatment usually starts with Botox injections but can also include surgery to remove muscles that cannot uncontract. ...Read more

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In the afternoon I have a hard time keeping my eyes open- I do wear contacts not sure if that's the case. What could it be?

In the afternoon I have a hard time keeping my eyes open- I do wear contacts not sure if that's the case. What could it be?

Dry eye: The most common cause of this issue is contac lens intolerance due to dry eye and eye irritation. I recommend frequent artificial tears to lubricate the eyes. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any medical term to describe "difficulty in fantasizing things" means when we close eyes and reminds past memories.

Is there any medical term to describe "difficulty in fantasizing things" means when we close eyes and reminds past memories.

Hope more reply too: There could be various reasons for such a difficulty, but in psychotherapy some might call it resistance or defensiveness. Some forms of brain damage could result in such a problem too. It's also possible that some may never develop the skill at all due to intellectual deficits or cultural values. Borderline trauma at Piaget's stage VI can do it. ...Read more

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What causes difficulty focusing my eyes?

What causes difficulty focusing my eyes?

Dryness: Most often, difficulty focusing from time to time is due to dryness, which causes changes in the smoothness of the front of the eye. On the other hand, if you are over 40, and the difficulty is with reading, then it is presbyopia, an aging change. Check out this webpage for more info http://www.2020vision. Com/monovision. Html. ...Read more

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Allergies distract me from homework and keeping my eyes open really painful. Why isn't allergy medication working?

Allergies distract me from homework and keeping my eyes open really painful. Why isn't allergy medication working?

Treatment: You need a stepped approach to treatment. Eliminate the allergen, go on loratidine or cetrizine, and use eye drops. I start with zaditor which is over the counter and this fails consider prescription mess such as bepreve (bepotastine besilate). Tough cases do well on alrex. Talk to your eye doctor. ...Read more

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I have difficulty stop blinking, in the morning it's ok my eyes don't hurt, then the blinking starts and by 6.30 pm I have a really bad headache?

I have difficulty stop blinking, in the morning it's ok my eyes don't hurt, then the blinking starts and by 6.30 pm I have a really bad headache?

Eye drops, Botox: One possibility is that you have dry eyes, which is more common in the winter with dry air, in which case eye drops will help. The second, more likely possibility is blepharospasm (look it up), which is treated with botox, usually by a neurologist. Botox will also help your headaches. ...Read more

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Could fatigue and difficulty concentrating be associated with my eyes?

Could fatigue and difficulty concentrating be associated with my eyes?

Yes: Get evaluated by your family physician or get your eyes and vision checked by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I'm having difficulty focusing my eyes/concentrating with depression. Any help?

I'm having difficulty focusing my eyes/concentrating with depression. Any help?

Get Help: If you have not already done so, please seek out a good physical evaluation to check out your symptoms. ...Read more

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I sneeze and have red eyes and difficulty breathing sometimes?

I sneeze and have red eyes and difficulty breathing sometimes?

Possible allergies: These sound like environmental allergies. You should see a doctor to be sure and to help guide long term treatment. ...Read more

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20m toddler with pinkeye and prescribed eye drops fights treatment all the 4x she has it. I'm scared of hurting her eyes keeping her eyelids open.

20m toddler with pinkeye and prescribed eye drops fights treatment all the 4x she has it. I'm scared of hurting her eyes keeping her eyelids open.

Try this: If you place your thumb/finger on her cheek and tug the skin out/down it creates a shelf. If you put the drops on that shelf & her natural blinking will distribute the drops. Anyone will fight putting stuff directly on the eyeball and naturally try to flick it out. ...Read more

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Elderly pt w/dementia, has been sleeping a lot more lately and may have difficulty opening eyes. Reasons?

Elderly pt w/dementia, has been sleeping a lot more lately and may have difficulty opening eyes. Reasons?

Droopy eyes: Droopy eyes may be a sign of myasthenia gravis and you should have it looked into make a consult with me. ...Read more