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Old 12-21-2010, 10:09 PM   #1
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Seeing things in the corner of my eye.

Hey guys I just wanted to know if it's normal to see anything in the corner of your eyes or in peripheral vision? It's never for more then a split second and it's really making me freak out thinking that I'm starting to develop schizophrenia or something. My anxiety turns me into a hypochondriac, so it may just be blowing up the whole situation, but I have no idea what to think.

The only logical thing I have come up with is that I'm having simple vision problems because I have been having a hard time seeing in the dark. I doubt it's cataracts because I'm only 18.

Any insight would be much appreciated!

 
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:38 PM   #2
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Re: Seeing things in the corner of my eye.

Yeah dude, Its been happening with me too, I'll be reading something and then I'll see like
something move on the top of my vision or way to the side and I look and everything is normal. It freaks me out to. I think it will go away if it is not something major like things starting to vibrate or you seeing stars, then you should tell your doctor if thats the case, If you just see stuff like us just pray and do some exercise and eat right. For Real.

 
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Old 12-22-2010, 01:02 AM   #3
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Re: Seeing things in the corner of my eye.

I'm trying to eat right, but in college it's hard... uhm, I do see stars when I shut my eyes but my doctor also said that was pretty normal too.

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Re: Seeing things in the corner of my eye.

Due to your anxiety your senses may be heightened causing you to see shadows or changes in light from the corner of your eye. Try not to focus in on it as it will only make things worse. If you really think you may have seen something turn around and remove all doubt thereby reassuring yourself that you are not losing your mind or anything. Sincerely, searchin

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Old 12-22-2010, 07:51 AM   #5
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Re: Seeing things in the corner of my eye.

Thanks for the posts guys. It helps to have a little reassurance.

After 3 months with anxiety and about a month and a half without having any anxiety attacks I think it finally has caught up with me. A lot of it time I don't know what to expect and I do not know what to think regardless of how many times I go through similar things.

Lately I have been caught up with the idea that I possibly may be developing schizophrenia. The whole seeing things in the corner of my eye has not been helping.

Thanks .

 
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Re: Seeing things in the corner of my eye.

What your experiencing is completley normal, I experience it myself too. If anything, you should be happy that your peripheral vision is great! The only reason why this seems as such a big deal because your so aware of it. When it happens just realize that it's normal and everyone else experiences it too.

 
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