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hallucinations(?) after exercising

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 31, 2007
  • 06:20 PM

perhaps hallucination is too strong a word, but after i exercise i seem to see distortions in my field of vision...most notably when i look at something about 20-30 feet away, it seems to be drifting away from me. like there's a black hole in the center of my vision that's pulling everything in toward it. this is especially vivid when i look at a street: there's a very clear sense of the centerline sucking the edges of the street toward it. sometimes it's shocking how real it seems.

yeah, naturally this worries me. could i simply not be eating enough? i am a bit underweight, but i eat around 1600-2000 calories a day, usually pretty balanced, natural food(though i could stand to eat more vegetables). i'm a 20 year old male. i don't take any drugs or medications, drink very seldomly and i smoke a little.

oh, and when i say exercise, it isn't even necessarily heavy exercise. i could simply be riding my bike around town on a hot day when this happens.

can anyone help me? i don't want to arrange a doctor appointment if it's something simple.

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  • Visual disturbances are NEVER a simple problem. See an opthalmologist NOW or your regular doc today. Blind spots, shadings etc can also be caused by drug reactions, trauma and diabetes. (and a million other reasons). These are your eyes man, don't jack around!
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • I experience same or similar thing.Although I see a similar thing, I usually do so when I look at the sky.It seems as though things are sucked into an oil slick patterned circle. I believe it's from an under or overflow of oxygen and/or blood to the brain after exercising.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
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