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weez 07-28-2007 01:04 PM

Eye focusing problem/anxiety
Does anyone else have weird dizzy sensations when they go from focusing on something closeup then quickly switching to looking at something far away? When I do that sometimes, especially when I'm out at stores, etc. (outside of my comfort zone) it tend to start up the whole anxiety attack.

Or maybe I just need to get my eyes checked?


j2006 07-28-2007 01:26 PM

Re: Eye focusing problem/anxiety
I have it as well. I have had my eye and ears checked - all fine.

This is a symptom of anxiety.

What has helped me if i get dizzy is to just simply look at my hands for a few seconds.

Weird but it works for me.

trg247 07-28-2007 08:26 PM

Re: Eye focusing problem/anxiety

I get this at the same time every night or at least really close to it. I think I get it because my meds are wearing off and more then likely its Effexor to blame. Anyway just an idea.

take care

weez 07-30-2007 09:49 AM

Re: Eye focusing problem/anxiety
Thanks for your replies. I'm not on any meds so that can't be it.

The last time I had an anxiety flare-up was about 5 years ago and I had the same symptom back then. Since then for other reasons I've had a brain scan and my eyes checked and they were both fine. So I'm not surprised it's the anxiety. It's just not one of the commonly listed symtoms.

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