Sep 14, 2009
I noticed that periodically I would see light flashes. Sometimes with my eyes open but more prominently when my eyes were shut. I went to see the doctor and he said that it was due to low blood pressure and that I should try and raise it.
A little later I noticed that the flashes were getting more prominent, and remembered a family friend who suffered from retinal detachment and he said that the first symptom was light flashes. I began to worry that I may be in the initial stages of the condition.
I then noticed that the flashes were getting much brighter and that after I had them I could swear I heard a rumbling sound. This happened a few times before I eventually woke up and realized that it we were in the middle of a thunder and lightening storm in SF in the middle of the night and that I had been dreaming. It is interesting how the mind combined some real life experiences into an interesting dream that was triggered by what was happening outside. I know I'll sleep better tonight.