Been suffering from anxiety/stress for about 6 months now. Started my new job in June which has been very stressful. My symptoms have been as follows:
- Eye floaters (both eyes, right worse)
- Blue Field Entopic Phenomenon (even on bright surfaces indoors, constant)
- Light Sensitivity (not constant)
- Tension headaches (worse on left side, dull and I never take OTC medicine for it because it's not that bad)
- Eyelid twitches
- Twitches all over body
- Itchy skin
I'm a healthy 20 year old male, only thing I suffer from is psoriasis (which hasn't acted up in a few years). Both my parents suffer from anxiety and take clonazepam.
I went to an ophthalmologist in July had my pupils dilated. Doctor said my eyes look perfect, I have 20/20 vision and he did not see any floaters. When I asked about the BFEP, he said a lot of migraine sufferers have that even though I don't get migraines.
I began adding more potassium into my diet, 250mg magnesium, B-complex and Ocuvite (lutein) over the past 3-4 weeks. Since then, I have eliminated the twitching. The light sensitivity and afterimage has significantly reduced (not back to normal but improved).
My biggest concern truly is the eye floaters and blue field entopic phenomenon. They drive me absolutely crazy and I keep reading visual disturbances, headaches, twitches, can all be signs of a brain tumor and now I've been freaking out for a week over that. Has anyone had these issues before with anxiety??? I feel good I'm making progress on my other symptoms and slowly returning, but these visual symptoms are really holding me back. Anyone with some insight I'd truly appreciate it.