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Does anyone else here get large pupils sometimes? My pupils have been huge all my life...yeah I was one of those big eyed kids...anyway I dont know if I'm just freaking out or not but I think mine are getting larger. Does anyone else notice this at all?

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Sorry, but that's a new one. I know that there is some connection between the autonomic nervous system and the eyes, but I can't remember now what it was. I don't think you're freaking out. I think it is probably normal to wonder. Try not to worry too much about it, and ask your doctor about it. I certainly know how you feel though. I am sooooooo afraid of fainting again that it sort of runs my life if I don't keep a handle on my fear. I HATE always worrying about my health. ;)

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I know, when we aren't well it is natural to have concern about anything that seems out of the ordinary. Yes, I have always had large pupils--and sometimes I feel that my pupils are slow to adjust to changes in light. I don't know if this is related to POTS/autonomic dysfunction or not--perhaps it is. Try not to worry about it. Do you see an eye doctor? Your eye doctor can probably respond to your concerns, but it's likely a benign state.

Women used to use belladonna to make their pupils enlarge, as large pupils were coveted and considered a sign of beauty. So, perhaps see it as a beauty mark? :)

Again, try not to worry about it too much. At the same time, ask your doctor, if you are concerned, and especially if you are noticing any vision changes.

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yes, the ANS affects pupil dilation. if one is bigger than the other or does not react appropriately to light, it is a sign of ANS dysfunction. some people just have large pupils for no reason and sometimes this is a sign of dysautonomia. eye docs never look for this. when i am bad, my left pupil dilates and becomes sluggish. a neuro-opthamologist saw this and thought it was 'curious.' my mom and i did a search with my symptoms including the eye thing and found dysautonomia. we ignored this and were amazed when i got this diagnosis almost 2 years later! it is a benign symptom and should not cause any discomfort. if it does, see a doc. (slight blurriness is not unusual).

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