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mental problem or vision problem

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 12, 2007
  • 03:21 AM

I have been treated for depression and psychosis on and off for 13 years and none of the treatment seems to work for me. It is my belief that i have become withdrawn anxious and depressed not because of my mental state but because of my vision problems. I have been to countless opthamologists and optometrists and they all conclude that my vision is generally fine. Because of the fact that i concentrate on my distorted vision it makes it difficult for me to watch tv shows and fully comprehend what is going on. I have trouble talking to people and concentrating what they are saying for the same reasons. I cannot look at myself in the mirror and see my face in distinct clarification. I might add that i have been tested for diabetes and am ok. It is for these reasons that i have lost confidence, i feel that i dont even know who i am anymore. Other symptoms that i have include extreme anxiety,forgetfulness, avoiding public places and events . anger, hopelessness. Iam 30 years old and these changes occurred around the age of 18. I did abuse alcohol from the age 0f 17 to 23 which mainly included severe binge drinking on weekends sometimes for 2 days. I still drink now but i might only drink once a month and in moderate levels. If you any thoughts what so ever on my problem i would greatly appreciate it as i am desperate and i have my first baby on the way and i want to be the best parent i can be.

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  • Are you on any meds? Do you or have you ever seen a therapist? Family support is another big help. Have you got that?Being pregnant for one thing is probably making your symptoms seem more severe as all of your hormones are raging. And you are right for wanting to straighten out now before the baby because unfortunatly depression can get way worse after baby (ppd) Other than the alcohol problems early on any other major stressors in life? Does your vision cause you to have to wear contacts/glasses? I am not a doctor or medical professional. I am just trying to get some more info from you to see if I could help you out. I have suffered severe depression at times in my life.I'll check back. Good luck to you
    miserableMOE 52 Replies
    • February 12, 2007
    • 01:47 PM
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  • Couldn't this also be a vitamin deficiency? Have an MRI done, and also an optometrist. If they think it's just your vision, you could look into laser surgery, lots of good things being said about that. Take care.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 12, 2007
    • 03:17 PM
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  • If you have a condition which is consistingly giving you blurred or bad vision, one would expect that to be picked up in eye tests as if you are worst then norm, they could tell from that. Unless your vision issues arent consistant. I suggest to get some good quality multi vitamins. they seemed to help my vision (I went from being diagnosed with very bad vision to having good vision. When my eye specialist in amazement asked me how this was so (he'd previously told me I really needed glasses) and what I'd changed, I could only put it down to the many vitamins I'd been on.)... I have a health issue with was making my vision inconsistant (eye tests thou did pick this up as its an astigmatism so my brain has to work harder some days then others so im not blurring vision, but that is easily seen when eyes are looked at by the specialist). sorry but it does sound a bit like you have a mental issue or obsession with your vision. Try some good vitamins anyway.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • February 20, 2011
    • 00:16 AM
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  • Is over sleepiness is one of the symptoms of depression? What are the symptoms of depression?
    nicolelord2 2 Replies
    • February 23, 2011
    • 07:10 AM
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  • Is over sleepiness is one of the symptoms of depression? What are the symptoms of depression? Although it is regularly classed as 'mental poor health, clinical depression regularly has as several physical warning signs as mental. The feelings or sensations that are depression symptoms in fact begin to basis the physical special effects. How this occurs is an essential part of understanding depression and the warning signs that come with it. If you are depressed at present some of the following signs might sound familiar: 01. You feel unhappy and sad 02. You feel very restless sometimes 03. You feel a saddle to others 04. You feel you have no self-belief 05. You sometimes feel that life isn't meaning living 06. You find it hard to think without a doubt 07. You feel very worried sometimes
    Raffalii 4 Replies
    • February 24, 2011
    • 07:38 AM
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  • Hi I think you are right that your poor eyesight gives you mental illness to some degree. The eyesight is the most important perception it is needing more than anything our body can pick up from the local universe. It must be especially difficult for you since people exspect a normal person in front of them with normal eye vision and yet you have a hard time seeing them and their social cues. That must lead to alot of problems perhaps not alarmingly big but it is still there getting in the way and it will distort everything overtime..Allso not relaying so much on your eyes you perhaps rely more on your ears and your thinking since that is not impaired. This could give problems allso since thinking and listning to other peoples thinking can be very unhealthy since your most vallid world is based on words and sound. then you are threaten by the pressence of other talking people to some degree since they in a way have direct acces to you through language and sound. just a thought . hope you can get a laser operation that actually works.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 14, 2011
    • 11:59 AM
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