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Posted by Steve on November 30, 2000 at 19:50:55:

In Reply to: Dotted vision / dizziness posted by Jon Read on August 19, 2000 at 19:57:32:

I have the very same problems most of which are described here. I get the dizziness when I move my head too sudden, have vision spots, afterimages, floaters and streaks. I don't know what causes it but if started appearing after I was very deeply stressed out about a business venture gone bad and later when my brother died, I got very depressed and it seemed to get a lot worse. I have been put on Paxil for anxiety but it hasn't done any good so far. I hope all gets better for you as I can sympathize with the constant fear this brings.

: Hi,

: For the last 2 and a half years I have been suffering from vision problems, which are linked to other symptoms. I have had 2 MRI brain scans which came back all clear. The day is started was when I had a strange sensation of dropping, after tilting my head to see something (and getting up and down while fixing a stereo). The most scariest experience I have felt. Anyway since then I have had headaches, bad balance, dizziness and speckled vision, by this I mean thousands upon millions of dots when looking at the sky or pale walls or books/white backgrounds. Also I have a sense of my vision being unreal, like as if I wearing glasses or looking through a window. Doctors are no help anymore sadly as it seems I have cleared all tests from a eye doctor to field tests. Speaking of which when I had my field vision test I was staring at this white machine, and the more I stared (waiting for the light dots) the darker my vision got until the whole white turned in to zillions of black dots, moving. Also just a moment ago I was trying to fix my PC and I was just lying on the ground and when I stood up (slowly even) I got terrible white/silver dots, thick, shooting about and then for about 5 minutes I felt so light headed it was scary, felt like I was on a rope bridge. I am just fed up now I guess, I have lived with it for over 2 years and nothing seems to be able to be done yet it seems like something maybe could as I don't seem to have any growths or broken veins (or so to speak). I am not blaming anyone but I just wish there was something I could do or try. Does anyone have any idea what I could have or could try ? I have had blood tests but all seemed okay, yet this feels so much like blood pressure, surely it must be blood related to have such weird dots and nearly fainting on standing. Anyway I am no expert or doctor so who knows.

: Any help would be much appreciated, thanks !!

: Jon - Feel free to email me. Oh I am 21 by the way in case age matters for certain diagnosing.

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