Basically what happens is that out of nowhere, I get extremely drowsy. Several times I've almost fainted. The drowsiness is related to vision distortion, as they usually accompany one another. The vision distortion can best be explained as going 'buggy eyed'. My eyes don't seem to be able to focus, and kind of jump back and forth, yet my vision always remains 20/20.
It all started about two years ago with my first anxiety attack, which consisted of shortness of breath and lightheadedness. Since then my life has been a whirlwind of doctor visits, from several GPs to Neurologists to Neuro-Opthalmologists. I've been diagnosed with Accomodative Spam Disorder, Dry Eye Syndrome, and anxiety.
I clearly do have anxiety problems, and I'm taking Lexepro for it, which helps kind of. The final diagnoses so to speak was that my anxiety is giving me the other symptoms. Has anyone else ever experienced this? It is really affecting my life, going home sick all the time from work with drowsiness spells. It seems to be worse the next 3 days after drinking alcoholic beverages. Can this all be anxiety related?
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