Hey everyone, started an intro thread in the relevant section, came here to ask my question.
Have suffered from panic attacks/GAD/depression/OCD for a number of years. Was doing well enough I came off my meds for 6 months. Depression/hypochondria started to come back, so I decided to start on 20 mg of Prozac (had taken it 7 years for ocd) after having taken zoloft for 4-5 years (made me too tired/bad sex).
Started Prozac on the 25th and have been having panic attacks/GAD over vision issues lately, On the 26th it was about thinking I felt a pressure behind my eye, which lead to focusing on my eyes and panic attacks over the course of the week. On Monday, after thinking about my eyes all day, I thought the white board looked fuzzy/splotchy(?)/and a little difficult to focus. Since I was not used to that panic symptom, I have been ruminating on it for the last few days pretty constantly.
My vision was checked 4 months ago at the eye doctor, and she said everything was perfect, so I'm pretty sure it's just me focusing on it and looking for vision symptoms likely caused by anxiety. I can still see everything in detail, and there are periods with no symptoms which make me pretty sure it's just focusing on the anxiety symptoms. It's just hard to explain the visual issues that I'm sometimes having.
I just want it to go away, but as I keep focusing on it, I think it will take a while. Earlier today I had MS, palinopsia, occular migraines, lyme disease, and macular degeneration. Wonder what it will be tomorrow?
Does this all sound like anxiety? Maybe an issue with prozac (side-effect or maybe just causing an increase in anxiety?)? Any thoughts would be appreciated.