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Eyes and Light Sensitivity
« on: January 16, 2019, 06:08:13 PM »
My main issue with POIS is defiantly light sensitivity. Bright spaces with white walls or floors create a pressure and pain all throughout my head. I can almost never have a computer screen at max brightness because of how intense this pressure in my head is. I have eye floaters but they become incredibly more visible and annoying when in my POIS state. Going to a place like wal mart, that has those bright florescent lights and white floors is a good example of a place that is really painful to be during POIS.

Does anyone have severe eye issues with POIS? I've had to resort to wearing glasses because the added pressure of contacts on my eyes creates an added level of pain.

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Re: Eyes and Light Sensitivity
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2019, 06:43:55 PM »
I blamed my light sensitivity to antibiotics. But later I discovered that when even a week after antibiotics I have light sensitivity. But it is not a as bad as in your case. I only notice it when I am driving. I get angry because I think the car behind has the big lights on. But that is not the case. I only think so because of my light issue. I do not have a problem with a computer, tv or lights at a supermarket.
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Re: Eyes and Light Sensitivity
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2019, 08:52:55 PM »
Yes got this problem as well. I'm literally seeing two dead pixels in my field of view and there are shadows developing. Especially when I look at white backgrounds or bright areas lit by sunlight then I can see the whole pattern moving when moving my left eye. It's progressing and my GP doesn't send me to an eye specialist, telling me there is nothing you can do about it. I also had eye problems during summer which were induced by heat, it was pain that just exploded in my eye ball and could feel it running up from my eye into my brain. Pressure in and behind my eyes. I think POIS impairs ocular blood flow, not sure. Sensitive to screens etc. 
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Re: Eyes and Light Sensitivity
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2019, 09:23:54 PM »
I have significant light sensitivity
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Re: Eyes and Light Sensitivity
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2019, 03:50:03 PM »
Is there anything you guys do to help treat it?

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Re: Eyes and Light Sensitivity
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2019, 03:55:02 PM »
I wear prescription sunglasses. Often.
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Re: Eyes and Light Sensitivity
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2019, 10:21:58 AM »
I have eye floaters but they become incredibly more visible and annoying when in my POIS state.

POIS puts emphasis on the eyes at the moment. These floaters (mouches volantes) in my left eye are becoming more visible as well, like it's accelerating at the moment plus having pressure inside my eyes, especially my left, due to POIS. Collagen breakdown could be a cause: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floater#Vitreous_syneresis

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Re: Eyes and Light Sensitivity
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2019, 04:50:04 AM »
i have this too

think its because of sleep deprivation and/or allergy

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Re: Eyes and Light Sensitivity
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2019, 06:36:16 PM »
I have sensitivity to light changes...I also respond before i consciously recognize the change.

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Re: Eyes and Light Sensitivity
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2019, 03:11:12 PM »
My trick with light sensitivity is the following: for about a minute or so, I focus on an object that is at an arms-length distance (or further away), in the strongest possible way, like I'm trying to shatter the object with my focus alone. I don't know how it works, but it works for me. Perhaps there is some alteration of blood circulation.

I've also noticed that this method can turn me from being very introverted to being somewhat extroverted in a very short time.

And I often do the exercise during and after masturbation, to prevent an introverted feeling.

Finally, I've noticed that this exercise makes my face and eyes look more calm and friendly (after the exercise, not during).
Male, INTJ. POIS symptoms: red eyes, ear-pain, anxiety, speech problems, pale/ugly skin, stiff neck, double chin, tinnitus, light sensitivity. POIS even after stimulation without O.

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Re: Eyes and Light Sensitivity
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2019, 01:20:33 AM »
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And I often do the exercise during and after masturbation, to prevent an introverted feeling.

Finally, I've noticed that this exercise makes my face and eyes look more calm and friendly (after the exercise, not during).

It used to hurt my chest too much to excerise!

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Re: Eyes and Light Sensitivity
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2020, 02:49:59 PM »
My trick with light sensitivity is the following: for about a minute or so, I focus on an object that is at an arms-length distance (or further away), in the strongest possible way, like I'm trying to shatter the object with my focus alone. I don't know how it works, but it works for me. Perhaps there is some alteration of blood circulation.

I've also noticed that this method can turn me from being very introverted to being somewhat extroverted in a very short time.

And I often do the exercise during and after masturbation, to prevent an introverted feeling.

Finally, I've noticed that this exercise makes my face and eyes look more calm and friendly (after the exercise, not during).

Hi there, thank you for exercise. When you do this do you feel some sensation between your eyebrows (what in yoga is called your third eye)? How long do the effects last for?
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Re: Eyes and Light Sensitivity
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2020, 03:10:54 PM »
Has anyone noticed if your eyes change to a lighter colour when you are having light sensitivity?
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Re: Eyes and Light Sensitivity
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2020, 02:28:09 PM »
I also have this light sensitivity and eye floaters. Do you have this only during POIS, or does the light sensitivity stop after POIS? I would like to know this, because it is the only thing from POIS that remains when POIS is over for me.

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Re: Eyes and Light Sensitivity
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2020, 04:26:34 PM »
I used to have eye floaters but not anymore (for some years now).
I guess they dissapeared by coincidence and more supplements/multivitamins/antioxidants etc.

When my POIS was stonger, by light sensitivity was also stronger. Now it's kind of ok.
But I still can't drive without wearing a cap. Back in the days I couldn't even leave house without sunglasses, a cap was not enough.
I don't know what improved my light sensitivty, I guess the same as for the floaters?

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Re: Eyes and Light Sensitivity
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2020, 02:53:15 AM »
I'm definitely unusually sensitive to light. Normally just a little, but it gets a lot more pronounced when I'm having "POIS symptoms" (which for me are also triggered by heat, cold, exercise, stress and other triggers, as well as orgasm). However it's never as bad for me as what OP has. When I have the symptoms, I simply have to squint all the time while outdoors, to the point where I'm almost closing my eyes, but there is no pain associated with it.

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Re: Eyes and Light Sensitivity
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2020, 10:25:52 PM »
Hi,

Speaking of the eyes, I have an exercise that I want to share.

It's basically this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DALbwI7m1vM

Instruction: just watch the video, and keep your eyes focused on the dot; and during the video, think about sex and/or masturbate, never losing focus on the dot.

Tip: change to fullscreen, and turn on the volume of your speakers.

It's worth noting that the video was made to give people a self-treatment option with EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which is a kind of therapy aimed at people with post traumatic stress disorders (which I don't officially have by the way). I found this technique because I wanted to test an hypothesis that sex can cause or is connected to psychological trauma.

See also:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_movement_desensitization_and_reprocessing

The effect of this video on me is that the effects of POIS seem to be much reduced when I masturbate while watching this video, which I think is very curious and needs further investigation.

By the way, as you can see in the wikipedia link, the efficacy of EMDR is both recognized and contested. In any case, some people (without POIS) seem to benefit from the therapy. One comment (not related to POIS) of a woman, in the comment-section of the video stands out:

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I've had several rounds of EMDR with a therapist, and i'll tell you what
 she taught me to "do" during the above therapy that has had the most
extraordinary impact on every facet of my life. #1 think of the trauma,
or emotion, or whatever it is that is bothering you (If you haven't done
 this before, start with just a bothersome thought, self/core belief or
emotion.) #2 begin the therapy, and think about the
belief/emotion/trauma but actually FOCUS on the part of your body in
which the emotion is "stuck." For instance, most of my hurt is located
either in my stomach, or chest area. You've got to FEEL it, because the
most incredible thing about EMDR is that you can actually tell when the
emotion, thought, belief etc is subsiding. You'll want to go back soon
and reprogram your thoughts with whatever positive self belief you
choose. My current new self-belief is that "I am lovable, I can love
others, it can be safe to let others close."  Now, just to be clear, you
 will probably need to do at least a couple rounds to clear it all away,
 but if you're anything like me, you will be eager to get back to your
favorite green ball knowing that it will help you unload the enormous
weight that you had carried around for so many years.
You'll be set free.




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Male, INTJ. POIS symptoms: red eyes, ear-pain, anxiety, speech problems, pale/ugly skin, stiff neck, double chin, tinnitus, light sensitivity. POIS even after stimulation without O.

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i need something to help with blurred vision,and also light sensivity..please help..thanks

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i need something to help with blurred vision,and also light sensivity..please help..thanks

Hi Ste,

Have you tried any of the method presented in the chart at the beginning of this thread ?  Some are very easy and safe to try, like the niacin method, or the fenugreek and garlic method.  See those methods and others in the chart using this direct link :  Chart of Pois Types and Possible Relief Methods
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i need something to help with blurred vision,and also light sensivity..please help..thanks

You could check this thread about Visual problems.
https://poiscenter.com/forums/index.php?topic=503.0

Prednisone was indicated as a possible remedy. For me resveratrol works really well for photophobia. It has to be specifically made from Polygonum cuspidatum otherwise it probably won’t work. Blurriness is somewhat easier to handle as supplements with an anti-depressive property (e.g. maca, saffron etc.) also clear my vision.
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The cause is probably the senescence of sexual organs and resultant inducible SASP, which also acts as a kind of non-diabetic metabolic syndrome.