Hello; I'm new here so I'll keep this short for now. I've had some strange eye symptoms for some 25 years now. It happens only in the fall/winter season and then goes away every spring/summer.
Symptoms are that my eyes start becoming very strained, intense and the best way to describe it is ... 'bugged out'; kind of like eye lid retraction (I've already got a negative for thyroid problems).
It's so umcomfortable and a strange feeling that I tend to or at least desire to socially withdraw from the activities I'd usually normally do. In the spring/summer the muscles around the eyes (especially eye lids) become relaxed again and return back to normal and I don't focus on it anymore.
Anyways, for that reason I was diagnosed with winter depression and was told that the eye symptoms are psychosomatic.
The only problem is that I'm not convinced that it is classic depressive symptoms. I don't exhibit the normal depressive characteristics like lack of energy, appetite, sleep, etc..
I feel more that the discomfort in the eyes does cause me to become down and frustrated.
I also have strange orange coloration above the eye lids. I don't know if there is any connection there.
Anyways, I know it sounds like it probably is winter depression but I was curious to see if anyone else has experienced such symptoms. Every dr. I've talked to has never heard of such a thing and I've never met anyone who can relate to such symptoms.