... I believe there definitely is a connection between floaters and anxiety. My theory is only something I have inferred from my own life experience and talking to others but it goes like this. Lots of people have floaters and either tend to not notice them or disregard them to the point they are no bother. ... (20 replies)
... about a potential link between floaters and anxiety disorders. I'm curious if anyone else has experienced something like that. ... (20 replies)
... I dont think floaters cause panic attacks, they just cause frustration and can be depressing. I think having a panic attack can lead to floaters. ... (20 replies)
... I know that having floaters can cause a person to be depressed and experience anxiety, anyone who first gets them knows that. Its very overwelming. But I think that chronic stress and anxiety leads to floaters. ... (20 replies)
... so do you think its possible that youve had pvd since a much younger age and its only just been diagnosed? ... (20 replies)
... I just got it in April and I am 46. I've had floaters and weird flashes, etc since I was 19. Never diagnosed with a PVD though until April, and that was totally different than the usual floaters and flashers I used to get. Still have all that too of course. ... (20 replies)
... I think that having floaters can cause you to have anxiety and panic attacks just for the simple reason that you are worried about them and they bother you, so in turn this causes panic. This is definitely true in my case. ... (20 replies)
... interesting.. floaters are a PITA.. i can even see them now whilst looking at this screen.. ... (20 replies)
... I had severe panic attacks for two years, now relatively panic free.. but i honestly cannot see how floaters can lead to the type of attck you are talking about. A panic attack is too severe just to be caused by something such as this. ... (20 replies)
... I've had floaters since february 2002 since I developed dyplopia. My vision use to be more staticky, like a static in a tv set. I have anxiety problems, because of my double vision caused by dyplopia. ... (20 replies)
... Thanks a lot mate.
i guess if its going to go it could happen anytime you move suddenly so i cant spend the whole time staying still ha ha.
kean (20 replies)
... I went in April when I first got it, I went back in June and he told me not to come back until December. Then I figure that it'll be yearly after that, from all I read I think that is the case. ... (20 replies)
... so how often do you get your eyes checked?
i have to go back in 5 weeks to check for retina tears etc..(at moment they're fine apparantly). im worried i will have to go back all the time to keep getting them checked. basically i just want confidence.
also i do kickboxing should i be doing this with detached vitreous? although ive never seen stars at class. its normall at... (20 replies)
... No, this PVD is totally different from just floaters. All my other floaters have FLOATED and looked like threads and dots and webs. This looks like a cloud and it is a totally black cloud, outside. Also if I'm in florescent lighting I've already not seen people come up on my right and I step into them. ... (20 replies)
... I am a 21 year old male and I believe I have the same condition, I have never seen a doctor about it but I know what you mean, the floaters appeared for me about a year ago and every time I see them I worry because they are a pain in the arse. ... (20 replies)
... im 26 and just had PVD, noticed flashes and floaters for about 8 months now. even now when looking at computer screen im seeing dark shadows of the floaters. the eye automatically focuses on them... ... (20 replies)
... Oh yea! That way, definitely!! I had a really bad posterior vitreous detachment and the symptoms were freaking me out so bad I had to take a Xanax a few nights!! I thought you meant the other way around. ... (20 replies)
... That is interesting. I have both. That is the first time I ever heard that connection. (20 replies)
... so the question becomes is it possible that floaters could lead to an anxiety disorder? ... (20 replies)
... I can't understand how the 2 can be related, as floaters are caused by deterioration of the vitreous. Pieces pull off the retina and float about in the vitreous fluid. I can't see how anxiety could cause that to happen. ... (20 replies)