July 2, 2007 12:14 PM Subscribe
What does it mean if I'm seeing stars?
posted by long haired lover from liverpool to health & fitness (19 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Twice over the last week or two I've found myself "seeing stars", which is to say, sparkly white flecks of light dancing across my field of vision. They last for a couple of seconds at most.
I've forgotten the situation surrounding the first instance. The second time was after coughing particularly hard to clear my throat. I'm just sitting in a chair in my living room, usually tapping away on my notebook.
I'm not staring at a bright light (the window is behind me). I don't feel dizzy when it happens, or get a headache. In fact, I feel fine. I just see stars. I'd find it quite entertaining if it wasn't worrying.