OK, here's yet another one for the books... I've been under horrible stress for the past 4-5 months. I suffer from extreme Generalized anxiety and Health anxiety. In the last 1-2 months I've started having tension headaches and insomnia/hypersomnia so my eyes often feel tired, fatigued and painful. So do my eyebrow-area and my temples.
Around 2-3 weeks ago I had some sharp pains in my right temple & behind my right eye, which lasted for just a few seconds each time. I got them once after changing the position of my head, once when I was chewing and once after I was propping my chin against my hand. Then they disappeared and I haven't had any pain there for 2 weeks now. Only mild temple tension headache like usual. I assumed the sharp pain was TMJ-related pain because it happened when I was chewing and I tend to clench my teeth when I sleep because of stress.
Yesterday though I noticed 2 noticeable purplish veins at the exterior corner of my right eye, both on the underside of my lid. If I pull the corner of my eye away and a bit upwards I can see them. I remember I noticed one of them a couple of weeks ago but now a new one has appeared! The newer one is more obvious and longer than the other (it probably continues behind the eyeball). They are both thin, under 1mm max in thickness and not bulging or anything, but they are purplish and easily noticeable. I am 100% sure that none of them were there at the beginning of March. I have none on my left eyelid, which looks just normal.
I got really scared and I'm thinking of a tumor now that's pressing on my veins. I was just getting a bit better and feeling more relaxed lately & this symptom is all I needed to get me started again
I had a cervical MRI done at last year at the end of November and it captured much of my eye & brain area as well and everything looked normal, but that was 4 months ago.
Any idea if these veins can be a consequence of stress, insomnia, extended computer use, high blood pressure or eyestrain - instead of some monstrous cause? My blood pressure has been very high at times because of my anxiety (up to 170/100 on some occasions, and often around 140/90).
Should I be very worried about something bad? Here is a photo of the veins:
I asked 2 online eye doctors and they told me it's most likely from eye strain, eye fatigue, dry eyes, insomnia or that high blood pressure. They didn't seem concerned but they didn't see this picture (just explained them). They told me tumours are a very rare cause of such thing and is unlikely.
I'm just so fucked up again... can't believe I'm back in the anxiety pit. I was doing so well in the last week.
And I'm broke, I've been to so many doctors I just can't afford more doctors! Do you think this looks more like a benign thing? Would you be concerned?
Any thoughts on this will be very appreciated, thank you!