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Is anxiety the cause for ringing in the ears and eye floaters?

Hi, my name is collin, im 18 years old and i have had anxiety for as long as i can remember. About 2 years ago, trying to sleep one night, i suddenly had trouble controlling my thoughts, random stuff would pop into my head, i felt like i had no controll. I talked to my doctor about this, and he told me not to worry, but im not sure if he really understood how big it actually was for me. More recently, for about a year id say, ive had after images and eye floaters constantly in my vission. Ive worried about this for a long time, but looking around the internet ive found that other people have had the same symptoms happening them, all stating their doctors claimed it was anxiety related. Recently i read about someone who had symptoms like this, who also had tinnitus, which i thought to myself, im glad i atleast dont have that to worry about. The next day, wouldnt you guess, i had ringing in my ears. This has been going on for about a week now. My question is, can anxiety really cause all this? Or is it likely i have a serious condition. Im hoping to see a doctor in person soon.
Mon, 26 Mar 2018
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Hello,

You are suffering from a hypochondriac disorder in which person because of anxiety have weird symptoms like ringing sensation in the ear or abdominal pain or any symptom for which diagnosis cannot be made. So as the treating physician of your I would like to first rule out any of your ear pathologies by physically examining you, and then if everything is normal, then I would start you on hypochondriac medicine and would also advise you to get behavioral therapy also.


Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Medhavi Agarwal
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Is anxiety the cause for ringing in the ears and eye floaters?

Hello, You are suffering from a hypochondriac disorder in which person because of anxiety have weird symptoms like ringing sensation in the ear or abdominal pain or any symptom for which diagnosis cannot be made. So as the treating physician of your I would like to first rule out any of your ear pathologies by physically examining you, and then if everything is normal, then I would start you on hypochondriac medicine and would also advise you to get behavioral therapy also. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Medhavi Agarwal