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My eyes are tired and stressed during exams. What can I do?

My eyes are tired and stressed during exams. What can I do?

Rest: Sleep more before the exam. Have the correct glasses/contacts if needed. Take breaks looking away to interrupt accommodation. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Why do I feel so sleepy, weak and dizzy during my period and what can I do about it? Hard to get studying, housework etc. Done. Periods also v.Painful

Why do I feel so sleepy, weak and dizzy during my period and what can I do about it? Hard to get studying, housework etc. Done. Periods also v.Painful

You need Gynecologic: A medical check up with your gynecologist would help you, as he/she may give you proper pain medication and make your life less miserable. Severe pain itself can cause you to have all the other symptoms that you have, like tiredness and exhausted feeling. So go see a gynecologist right away. ...Read more

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My eyes are very tired why and what to do ?

My eyes are very tired why and what to do ?

Dry eyes?: Tired feeling eyes may be a sign of dry eyes. You can try otc artificial tears 4x / day as a test. If that helps, you should see an eye md to see why they are so dry and for definitive traatment. Your eyes should not be so dry at your age. ...Read more

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I get extremely anxious before exams and other important events and i can't sleep, what can I do to sleep?

I get extremely anxious before exams and other important events and i can't sleep, what can I do to sleep?

Options: Warm milk or chamomile tea. Deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. Go out for a run (but not close to bed time). Just tell yourself that you are not allowed to think about the test or stress about and then don't. Melatonin is also an option. ...Read more

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Can any doc explain why are my eyes always watery and tired?

Can any doc explain why are my eyes always watery and tired?

Tired, watery eyes: Signs of "dry eye". tear film is low or thin, results in tearing and low grade inflammation-->tired feeling Use OTC artificial tears 4-6x per day, if not better,see eye doc ...Read more

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All day I am working with computer. i feel my eyes are very tired and stressed. is there exist any kind of sunglasses to protect my eyes?

All day I am working with computer. i feel my eyes are very tired and stressed. is there exist any kind of sunglasses to protect my eyes?

Dryness: Computer use is now extremely common for sustained periods. It is not harmful but it is drying. Eye dryness causes many symptoms including fatigue, irritation, redness, and some amount of blur. I recommend that frequent computer users have a bottle of tear replacement drops next to the computer to be used whenever there is any type of symptom. Sunglasses would not help. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent my eyes from getting heavy and wandering when i'm extremely tired?

What can I do to prevent my eyes from getting heavy and wandering when i'm extremely tired?

Rest: You need to either take a short nap or rest your eyes. Stimulants like caffeine may help temporarily but i really recommend listening to your body and resting. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have Crohn's disease? My eyes are randomly bloodshot. I am always fatigued and have muscle aches especially upper back. Dizziness..

How do I tell if I have Crohn's disease? My eyes are randomly bloodshot. I am always fatigued and have muscle aches especially upper back. Dizziness..

Probably not Crohn's: Your symptoms are very general in nature. Crohn's symptoms are usually gastrointestinal. Nausea, distention, abdomenal pain and diarrhea are the usual symptoms. ...Read more

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I am wondering what causes a person's body to hurt when they are tired?

I am wondering what causes a person's body to hurt when they are tired?

Good question.: I suspect that pain receptors and central pain sensing mechanisms get a bit overwhelmed with fatigue. Lack of sleep seems to affect very many people with very disparate conditions in the same general way. ...Read more

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I am 24 I get panic attacks during my exams which effects my grades what can I do to stop this?

I am 24 I get panic attacks during my exams which effects my grades what can I do to stop this?

Treatment: Panic attacks can be very problematic . They can limit your ability to work, socialize and study. Effective treatment can include therapy, medication or both. It is also a good idea to have a physical evaluation to be sure there isn't an underlying medical problem. ...Read more

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My eyes feel tight, tired, and weak and I keep blinking so, so much! What is the cause of this? and what do I have?I really can't take the blinking!!

My eyes feel tight, tired, and weak and I keep blinking so, so much! What is the cause of this? and what do I have?I really can't take the blinking!!

Tefractive errir: You may be blinking for a number of reasons. We need more history. It can be a number of reasons including tefractive error to dry eyes. It is best to get your eyes checked by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My eyes are extremely dry they also burn and constantly are red what should I do?

My eyes are extremely dry they also burn and constantly are red what should I do?

Try this: Try using artificial tears three to four times per day. If this does not alleviate the problem, then see an ophthalmologist to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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I have allergies and they are making my eyes look tired how do I make my eyes look less tired?

I have allergies and they are making my eyes look tired how do I make my eyes look less tired?

OTC meds won't work: Dr. Madaan is correct about inflammation leading to increased nasal blood flow & congestion. Blood leaving the nose passes through veins in the lower eyelids & cheeks. Fluid leaks out causing edema. See your pcp for nasal antihistamine sprays that reduce congestion & topical steroid sprays that control nasal inflammation. Get more sleep. Still looking tired? See your board-certified allergist. ...Read more

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I have exams and im stressed out i cry all the time i get angry and shout at anyone experienced mild panic attack once how could i reduce stress?

I have exams and im stressed out i cry all the time i get angry and shout at anyone experienced mild panic attack once how could i reduce stress?

Get help.: Yes you show symptoms of depression and anxiety. You need to talk to your doctor so you can be referred to a therapist who can teach you coping skills. There are medications that can also help . This might help while you are working on your coping skills. ...Read more

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My eyes are always tired and red, I use visine constantly but now am tired using them. I can't look people in the eyes anymore please help!?

My eyes are always tired and red, I use visine constantly but now am tired using them. I can't look people in the eyes anymore please help!?

? Allergies: You could be suffering from allergies and or eye fatigue an or an inflammatory condition called episcleritis. Please see your doctor to get properly diagnosed. ...Read more

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What can I do if my eyes are so bad during allergy season . Why?

What can I do if my eyes are so bad during allergy season . Why?

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