Can scintillating scotoma be a symptom associated with anxiety, panic or hyperventilation?

Yes. Scintillating scotomata usually occur in migraine headaches. However, hyperventilation can also cause one to 'see stars' with tunnel vision.
Panic ; scotomata . Auras can also be confused with sudden onset of panic, panic attacks or anxiety attacks creating difficulties in diagnosis. The differential diagnosis of patients who experience symptoms of paresthesias, derealization, dizziness, chest pain, tremors, and palpitations can be quite challenging.[1. En.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/aura_(symptom).

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Can scintillating scotoma a symptom of panic, anxiety or hyperventilation? I read panic causes flashing vision?

Panic not a cause. Scintillating scotomas are most commonly caused by cortical spreading depression, a pattern of changes in the behavior of nerves in the brain during a migraine. Panic is not on the list of causes on any source i found. The first sentence is from the wikipedia article on scintillating scotomata. Best wishes to you. Read more...

Having episodes of scintillating scotoma when I panic. Doctor gave me Prozac (fluoxetine) and told me it will go away that anxiety is cause it. Is this correct?

Not directly. Your scintillating scotomas need workup. Once MRI and lab results are done most common diagnosis is ophthalmic migraine. Anxiety can trigger migraine but it does not cause it. So if this is ophthalmic migraine it will decrease in number of attacks as the your panic attacks decrease. So indirectly it will decrease or abort the scintillating scotomas. But you must see a neurologist for workup. Read more...
Panic Treatment. An opthalmologist will address the scotomas. Regarding panic: cognitive behavior therapy for panic very helpful. Med:talk with your md about slowly increasing ssri dose (1/2 of lowest dose per week) up to highest dose you can tolerate. Anxiety disorders usually need twice the dose(prozac60-120mg)&twice the treatment time(8-12wks) as it does for mood disorders to respond to ssri treatment. Read more...
Blind panic. In addition to dr. Cribari's and dr. Sajjadi's excellent answers: scintillating scotomas are the result of electrical activity in the occipital cortex of the brain, usually associated with migraine (with or without headache) but sometimes a lesion. Some people can trigger the occipital cortex directly through a panic attack (blind panic) and may faint.After workup, most likely your meds will work. Read more...