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Pain improving vision?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Angilion, 18 Oct 2009.

  1. Angilion

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    A couple of days ago, I squashed my thumb in a very painful way. After the initial nausea, I experienced a brief period of enhanced vision. Everything was brighter, colours were more vivid...it was rather pretty. The only time I've had anything like it was during some youthful experimentation with LSD.

    I'm curious as to why it happened. I'm thinking that it might be linked to a primitive flight/fight reaction, with the old bits of my brain interpreting the injury as a potential attack from a predator and jacking my vision up to help me deal with it.

    I'm not looking for medical advice, so I think this thread is OK. My thumb wasn't seriously injured, so I don't need any medical attention for it. Which says a lot for the remarkable toughness of bone, because there was quite a bit of force on quite a small area.
     
  2. SHEDDER1uk

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    Adrenalin?
     
  3. Angilion

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    Maybe. I hadn't thought of that.

    Ah, looks promising. A quick look on the net finds that one effect of adrenaline is to dilate pupils.
     
  4. SHEDDER1uk

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    That was good for me this early i tell ya :)
     
  5. starfighter

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    acid flashback?
     
  6. Beans on toast Dave

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    could you try squashing various parts of your body and compare results?
     
  7. V4NT0M

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    Are you sure you weren't just passing out?
     
  8. Cosimo

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    I had something similar when someone hit me on the head, just like a mini trip followed by extreme pain. Probably just the way your brain reacts to pain.
     
  9. Andr3w

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    Adrenaline is good....but testosterone is better...


    RAWR
     
  10. TheDome

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    It does sound very like it too me. having past out a far bit its exactly what you discribe....only if you do tend to pass out you get the everything looking so bright its too bright!!!!

    I have had it times too where i havent past out but i get the brighter vision and things more vivid
     
  11. Zuma

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    maybe you have developed super powers. it often happens due to a freak accident.
    Were you in a research establishment at the time of the injury.

    maybe you should check for super power hearing, or strength etc.
     
  12. zookopf

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    Also, was whatever you dropped on your thumb radioactive?
     
  13. SlyReaper

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    And expect a visit from a watch-maker. :p
     
  14. Orcish-Horde

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    No you were just not paying attention to what you were doing, day dreaming. Then the pain of your thumb dragged you out of fiary prinice land. :p






    The musles in your eyes must have went into overdrive improving your vison, go have your eyes tested it could be that your vison is not as good as you think it is.
     
  15. Angilion

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    My natural vision is so bad that it would be classified as "functionally blind". With glasses I have slightly better than normal vision. I've recently had a full test and been checked out by a consultant, so I'm sure that my glasses are OK and that my eyes are fine apart from the severe myopia.
     
  16. Angilion

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    Given the normal level of awesome wondrousness that I have had all my life, it would be difficult to tell if I had developed super powers.


    :)