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vision and unreal feeling

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  • Posted By: dave1963
  • February 3, 2009
  • 03:09 PM

thanks for reading my post.
i am 45 years old,and have suffered with bulimia for over 25 years.
i have got the eating and vomiting under control,but i have a very serious problem which may or may not be a side effect of the bulimia.
i have a strong pressure or tension which seems to be affecting my perception from behind my eyes,and a strange feeling that i am detached from reality!,my eyesight is focused and i am fully aware of my surroundings,but the strange and distressing feeling is always present with me!.i have been asked to take an eye test,but the feeling of unreality and altered perception is there when my eyes are closed.
i feel like i have a slightly out of focus lens between my eyes and my brain:confused:.
i had a pacemaker implanted 12 months ago to correct a slow heartbeat,i had dizzy spells prior to this but the pacemaker seems to have corrected this.
i lost my job due to me not being able to do my job because of this ailment that plagues me,and as a father of 2 young children i am distressed that i cannot be a good dad to them,i have even thought of suicide!.
i have been told that i may suffer from sleep apnea,does anyone know more about this?.
ive had 2 ct scans on my brain,both were clear,i cannot have an mri because of my pacemaker.
any light which could be shed on what i could possibly be suffering would be greatly appreciated.
best wishes

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  • For the "unreal" feelings you should research dissociative disorder.http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/medical/depersonalization_disorder.htmAnd for the vision problems you need to talk to your doctor, it is probably a result of the bulimia.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 5, 2009
    • 06:45 AM
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  • Feeling of unreality are common in depression and anxiety/
    pamelasmc 82 Replies
    • February 5, 2009
    • 02:21 PM
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  • I have had similar feelings and i researched into it and came to the conclusion that i have Derealization and Depersonalization. Its all mental so pretty much get your mind off feeling unreal and you will go back to normal i promis.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 7, 2010
    • 00:28 AM
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