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Hello everyone. I asked a question earlier about visual disturbances, but I had one more question. I noticed today when I was sitting that I could see a rather large red spot out of the corner of my right eye. When I turn to look at it dead on, it is gone. It is only there when I unfocus in the corner of my eye. Does anybody else experience anything like this? I am assuming it is because of pressure changes, I am also very tired today. I have had an MRI, so I can rule out any serious cause of visual problems. Just looking for any feedback. Thanks everyone :( -Stacey

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I have not experienced anything like this, but I would certainly suggest bringing it up with your doctor. It's great that you've already had a recent MRI. It's easy to attribute everything to POTS, but there can be other things going on with your body as well. When I notice a new symptom, I generally bring it up with my POTS specialist first, and if he can't figure it out, I will seek the advice of my internist. A bout of disabling vertigo once turned out to be a simple inner ear infection!!

Anyhow, I hope you can find out what is causing this pesky problem = ) Good luck!!

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Thank you for the suggestion. I thought it may be related because it started happening at the same time as all of my other symptoms. It does not occur that frequently, or last very long luckily. I notice when this occurs that my eyes have a hard time adjusting to changes in light- like when I turn the light on in a dark room, it seems obnoxiously bright at first.

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Now THAT happens to me- like when I wake up or take off sunglasses, I have to shade my eyes and let them adjust. Sensitivity to light is quite common with POTS, from what I've read.

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you may want to get that checked with your eye doctor, just to make sure it's nothing to worry about.

I get floaters (spots of light that float in my visual field) when I have a migraine, and I also have a spot of lessened black/white intensity in the center of my vision that occured from a concussion (I passed out and hit my head)--it's call a "vitreous change." Think if it like the center of your eye looking through a bowl of jellow...if it's undisturbed, it's clear. However, I broke the jello when I hit my head, causing a section to slip. It improved over a period of years. Never would have known what it was all about if I didn't go to see my doctor.

Nina

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