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seeing stars

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 14, 2006
  • 00:19 AM

I'm sure this is nothing serious because its happened all of my life. But I've often wondered what causes me to see "stars" sometimes if I turn my head, or lift my head. Does any one else have these symptoms? I've never heard anyone else talk about these stars. They only last for a few seconds, and only occur maybe a few times a year.

Just curious!

Thanks for your reply,
Judy T.:)

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  • Well, first of all, you are not alone. Ha ha, second of all, I don't have an answer for this. My situation is well, similar to yours. Sometimes just sometimes, I see small transparent shining lights that move slowly and then disappear after a few seconds. (I don't drink, I don't smoke, and I am not in drugs!:) ) It happens to me....suddenly. I mean, is unexpected. One time, I was just in a class listening to our teacher and then they were there; Also when I was walking in the street, and when I was thinking alone. This may sound strange but, I like to see them. I don't know if this is something serious or not, but as far as I know I am ok, my eyes are fine I can see very well. Maybe it depends on something else. Or maybe it was given when we were born. As I said I don't know the cause. I never minded this before, I will keep investigating a little....but I really don't think I will die or something. Ha ha, take care! If I find anything I let you know.
    occurso 4 Replies
    • November 27, 2006
    • 05:36 AM
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  • Have you been tested for glaucoma. If not get yourself tested by an ophthalmologist, not an optician.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 1, 2006
    • 01:29 AM
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  • I don't think my problem is that serious.... I mean becoming blind. Ha ha, but I'll consider it. Why not?
    occurso 4 Replies
    • December 1, 2006
    • 02:32 AM
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  • A lot of the time stars are caused by strain on the retina, I had a severe blundt trauma to my right eye and saw stars constantly for about 6 months while i was blind from having and eye full of bood. also chech your blood pressure when that happens and see what it says, blood pressure increases can strain the retina connecttion if it is weak or swolen from stress.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 25, 2007
    • 05:50 AM
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  • Hiya I agree with mcjb, 'stars', 'floaters' and 'glitter' are usually caused by straining the eye ( try looking at your armpit without moving your head) lol, or high blood pressure. If you see these during pregnancy (without straining your eyes) speak to your midwife as it could mean your blood pressure has risen, possible caused by pre eclampsia. Kerry
    mumakez 9 Replies
    • February 25, 2007
    • 02:05 PM
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  • I never considered the blood pressure before. Actually when I see the stars, I feel a little dizzy. I will give it a try and review my blood pressure.... however, as I said before, I see the stars rarely... so I don´t know when it will happen again. Mmm, I should find out when my blood pressure is low or high. Ha ha, thanks a lot for the information, I´ll let you know the results... when I find it out :) .
    occurso 4 Replies
    • February 25, 2007
    • 06:06 PM
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  • I also sometimes see stars and feel dizzy when standing up or sitting up after laying down (or sitting) for a while I loked it up, and this is caused by the couple seconds of oxygen deprivation in your brain before blood is redistributed to it. The more athletic you are, the more time it may take for blood to reach your head because the heart beats slower (but more strongly) Im not sure if you have the same "condition" as me, but thats just speaking from my own experiences
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  • When I over exercise, I have seen stars for a few seconds in this state of being (being tired after exercising a lot). And after all you mentioned, I have the feeling that blood pressure is still the main cause of seeing stars. What cause blood pressure to be high or low? I feel, it depends on what we do. Ha ha, anyway, I feel seeing stars rarely is nothing ¨really bad¨. Unless you experience this frequently. Take care :)
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  • I'm sure this is nothing serious because its happened all of my life. But I've often wondered what causes me to see "stars" sometimes if I turn my head, or lift my head. Does any one else have these symptoms? I've never heard anyone else talk about these stars. They only last for a few seconds, and only occur maybe a few times a year.Just curious!Thanks for your reply,Judy T.:)Judy,I don't think I can help on this subject except to tell you I have been having the same thing happen to me only more frequently! It will happen out of the blue. Like today, for instance, I happened to be walking, I turned my head slightly and BAM! I started seeing stars! Then, later today I come home and I got a shorter version of the stars by just turning my head! I started looking on the web to see what it might be but I can find nothing! I don 't have highblood pressure, I have had back problems and take medicine to be able to work, but I don't think it has anything to do with the stars. If you find out anything please let me know!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 21, 2007
    • 08:47 PM
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  • Watch this videoIt's cool:)www.Unleash-Your-Vision.com
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  • Actually when I see the stars, I feel a little dizzy. ====================================================================mercy
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  • Check the amount of water you drink on a regular basis.The more pure water you drink (not coffee, tea or soda) the better it is for you not seeing stars and not feeling dizzy.EnjoyJoey
    Joey77 21 Replies
    • August 31, 2008
    • 07:40 AM
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  • It happened to me about ten minutes ago getting into the shower. It happens now and then, on rare occasions. About 6-8 seconds of two bright lights going from edge of field toward centre. Shortly after I checked my blood pressure, it was 120/63 with a pulse of 60 - so looks like I'm just idling along as I usually do - I think this is a pretty low reading. Mild dehydration may have been involved too as the meal at the club was rather salty tonight.
    CCCMikey 1 Replies
    • November 10, 2008
    • 01:07 PM
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  • I have a brain tumour and I havebeen seeing stars upon waking or turning my head certain directions. Everyone says to see a doctor but i don't have one as i am charity wherever I go and the emergency room is my doctor. It is inoperable and they have known about it for many years now and the last test is it still growing after 25 radiation treatments....I wish I knew what is was. I have applied for disability so i can get medical care. I hope I can as I am not 18, 65, and I don't have children. I am still alive this morning after seeing the stars so i am grateful....thank you
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  • What cause blood pressure to be high or low? I feel, it depends on what we do. Ha ha, anyway, I feel seeing stars rarely is nothing ¨really bad¨. Unless you experience this frequently. Take care :)Ok, Ive looked all over the internet for help with this problem and this is the closest to my problem that there seems to be on this information highway.i see stars all the time. Ive had them constantly for close to 2 years now and I dont know why.I went to an opticians a while ago becaus ei thought i might need glasses and he said i didnt as i had a lazy left eye and nothing could be done about it as my brain was taking half the energy it should have been using for my left and instead adding that onto my right eye.Does anyone else have this problem? Constant stars. Sometimes i kind of take them for granted and so im not aware that they are there but when i look for them, they are there. basically, everywhere are millions of little dots that are a mixture of red, yellow and either green or blue it is hard to tell exactly what the green or blue colour is.I was never really worried about it until tonight when i read a thing about brain cancer possibly aiding these stars but i dont think that i have had any of the other symptoms like repetitive headaches. I do get headaches now and then but I excuse this from my profession being a musician I am often exposed to high decibels and so am left with ringing ears and the occasional headache.So, Id really like to see if someone else can see these stars whenever they choose. As i said, they are always there, the only reason i may not see them is because i am focused on something but if i am focused on something and try to see the stars aswell, they are there painting over the object (not blurring it though).Its very hard to explain and you all can no doubt understand my frustrations by this very long post.Anyhoo please get back to me.p.s. im going to write what i did in the search bar below so people with the same problem may come across it.I see stars constantlyyou can e-mail me directly at jamie_yavruturk@hotmail.co.ukCheers,Jamie
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 1, 2009
    • 03:35 AM
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  • I'm sure this is nothing serious because its happened all of my life. But I've often wondered what causes me to see "stars" sometimes if I turn my head, or lift my head. Does any one else have these symptoms? I've never heard anyone else talk about these stars. They only last for a few seconds, and only occur maybe a few times a year.Just curious!Thanks for your reply,Judy T.:)This happens to me a few times a year too, and i've noticed it happens more when i am doing physical activities
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  • I also have the same problem, mosty it happens when I turn my head to shave under my arms. I was thinking it was something to do with bloodpressure or the compression of the carotid artery.Judy,I don't think I can help on this subject except to tell you I have been having the same thing happen to me only more frequently! It will happen out of the blue. Like today, for instance, I happened to be walking, I turned my head slightly and BAM! I started seeing stars! Then, later today I come home and I got a shorter version of the stars by just turning my head! I started looking on the web to see what it might be but I can find nothing! I don 't have highblood pressure, I have had back problems and take medicine to be able to work, but I don't think it has anything to do with the stars. If you find out anything please let me know!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 2, 2010
    • 08:42 AM
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  • I'm sure this is nothing serious because its happened all of my life. But I've often wondered what causes me to see "stars" sometimes if I turn my head, or lift my head. Does any one else have these symptoms? I've never heard anyone else talk about these stars. They only last for a few seconds, and only occur maybe a few times a year.Just curious!Thanks for your reply,Judy T.:)my name is hannah and yes i get this if i strech my back and lift my head back i really dont no why this happend there like tiny little shining lights moving around and after a few seconds they disapere
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 21, 2010
    • 10:52 AM
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  • I have moderately low blood pressure and I see stars after working out. Well usually when I tumble. (Doing backflips and what not). The cause of me seeing stars is low blood pressure. So its probably all to do with your blood pressure being a slight bit off ( High or Low). Mine is 90 over 54, but I am a 110 pound, 5 foot 3, 18 year old so its not extreamly low just slightly off ( They still even let me give blood). I also see them very seldom if I get up to quick or something of that sort too. Hope I could help.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 30, 2010
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  • When I over exercise, I have seen stars for a few seconds in this state of being (being tired after exercising a lot). And after all you mentioned, I have the feeling that blood pressure is still the main cause of seeing stars. What cause blood pressure to be high or low? I feel, it depends on what we do. Ha ha, anyway, I feel seeing stars rarely is nothing ¨really bad¨. Unless you experience this frequently. Take care :)Hi if blood pressure is what is causing you to see stars you should see your doctor. Blood pressure can go up slightly with exercise but people with high blood prressure can have stroke, heart attack etc. it can be cause by lots of things, cholesterol, being over weight etc, doesnt just go up with activity to "high". low blood pressure is much safer!!!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 18, 2011
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