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    Iíve being seeing occasional small twinkles/flashes. Seems to be affecting both eyes.

    Iím 29, and I think this has been going on for a while, but Iíve been noticing twinkles/flashes in my peripheral vision. This is so infrequent and the flashes/twinkles so small that sometimes I wonder if Iím not just imagining these, or if it has something to do with the sun or lights hitting the walls in my apartment. I have an eye exam scheduled 3 weeks from now, but Iím concerned that this might be associated with something serious, like a brain tumor or retinal detachment.

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    Re: Iíve being seeing occasional small twinkles/flashes. Seems to be affecting both e

    I've been hearing weird chirps and high pitched whirring noises for weeks! I think it might be a brain tumor. Oh wait... it's the Cicadas....

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    Re: Iíve being seeing occasional small twinkles/flashes. Seems to be affecting both e

    I've been having similar "problems" with my eyes for a year, but I had an eye test today, did all the scans they had available and my eyes are healthy. So if it's as infrequent for you as it is for me I'm sure you're fine

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    Re: Iíve being seeing occasional small twinkles/flashes. Seems to be affecting both e

    Quote Originally Posted by wasdhu View Post
    I've been having similar "problems" with my eyes for a year, but I had an eye test today, did all the scans they had available and my eyes are healthy. So if it's as infrequent for you as it is for me I'm sure you're fine
    I think Iím most concerned about the possibility of retinal detachment. Iíve heard of people with retinal detachments experiencing flashes of light, and I donít want to lose my vision.

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    Re: Iíve being seeing occasional small twinkles/flashes. Seems to be affecting both e

    Beq... seriously.... Look at your post history. This is just another irrational fear due to hyper-focusing on a normal bodily anomaly that people don't even think twice about.

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    Re: Iíve being seeing occasional small twinkles/flashes. Seems to be affecting both e

    Quote Originally Posted by beq45 View Post
    Iím 29, and I think this has been going on for a while, but Iíve been noticing twinkles/flashes in my peripheral vision. This is so infrequent and the flashes/twinkles so small that sometimes I wonder if Iím not just imagining these, or if it has something to do with the sun or lights hitting the walls in my apartment. I have an eye exam scheduled 3 weeks from now, but Iím concerned that this might be associated with something serious, like a brain tumor or retinal detachment.
    I and countless other people w/ anxiety have experienced this, if you let it dwell further I think you'll start seeing more complicated entoptic phenomenon and spiral. These things are absolutely normal so take it easy

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    Re: Iíve being seeing occasional small twinkles/flashes. Seems to be affecting both e

    Quote Originally Posted by ineedahobby View Post
    I and countless other people w/ anxiety have experienced this, if you let it dwell further I think you'll start seeing more complicated entoptic phenomenon and spiral. These things are absolutely normal so take it easy
    I seem to have a lot of these issues for someone who isnít even 30 yet. On top of the vision issue mentioned here, I have chronic indigestion, Raynaudís, constant twitching, cysts, eczema, tinnitus, etc. I feel like a mess compared to other people my age, and think it will be a miracle if I live past the age of 40. Iím already becoming more reclusive as time goes on because I donít want to burden anyone with my issues

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    Re: Iíve being seeing occasional small twinkles/flashes. Seems to be affecting both e

    I've been getting these twinkles (or what I call little fairy lights/fireflies) on the edge of my vision since I've been in middle school at least, probably even earlier to be honest. I honestly thought they were really cool and pretty looking (still do). I am currently 23, so it's been at least a decade since this has started and I have yet to experience a detached retina or a brain tumor (I know this for a fact; I had an MRI done when I was in high school).

    I also sometimes feel like I deal with a lot more health issues than others my age, but then I remember that I personally know multiple people my age or younger who deal with type 1 diabetes, celiacs, lupus, epilepsy, various cancers, idiopathic chronic hydrocephalus, and cyclic vomiting syndrome; so clearly there are many more young people than we might realize dealing with some pretty serious chronic health issues.

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