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strange eye symptoms

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 25, 2011
  • 11:04 PM

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.

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  • 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.I forgot to mention that I've tried different treatments for winter depression; i.e. light therapy, different meds. SRI's. tricyclids and other anti-depression meds without any success. Again, it's the eye tension that is disturbing for me, more than feeling down or something.
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    • February 26, 2011
    • 07:28 AM
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