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Floaters and Unknown Visual Symptom

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 24, 2008
  • 00:09 AM

Hey all,

First off, thanks for reading this and (hopefully!) responding. I'm 19 years old. I've had floaters for the past year or so, but was under the impression that there's not really any reason to explore the issue, so I haven't done anything about it. If I'm wrong about this, then please let me know. But also (and I'm not sure if this is connected to the floaters or not), but I just got a landscaping job this summer and have noticed that whenever I work the mower or weed-eater for more than 20 minutes or so I experience these weird visual effects. It might be common, but I don't know the name for it. The best way I can describe it is it's as if there's an invisible drain at wherever my focal point is, and everything seems to be drifting into it. Like everything around my focal point is shrinking a bit and then immediately returning to normal and then shrinking again. I can't shake it off and it lasts for about 10 to 15 minutes after finishing whatever activity I'm doing. I just honestly don't know if this is a symptom or if it's a very common thing, but I just wanted to check. Thank you all for your time!

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  • Hi, I would suggest seeing an opthamologist. Just to be on the safe side. My experience with floaters is. I have had floaters since I was a kid. I remember I'd lay on the ground and look up at the sky and I'd see them. Well I never noiced them again, until I start going through somr horrible anxiety and stress. I have seen many docs and they sau I'm fine and I believe them.Now, about using a weedeater and such and getting a visual problem. I'm at loss for words. I have no clue what's going on. I myself HATE using weedeaters, chainsaws or anything that vibrates me like that. It doesn't mess with my vision but it does make my hands feel very itchy and tad swollen. Whick I believe is due to the capillaries expanding as the blood goes through and my brain sends the signal that it's an itch. Which is quite common. I have noticed that people with anxiety and stuff are hypersensitive to their bodies and notice almost everything. If that's the case, if you have any mental disorders like anxiety, panic, ocd or anything else. Send me an e-mail. I'd be glad to talk with you about what helped m get over most of disorders. Bullets4u187@yahoo.comHope you get better soon. Also, go see the opthamologit, it cant hurt to let him look!
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