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For the past six months, I've been experiencing color and light perceptions problems. When I wake up, my perception of color is off, as though the color palette has been scrambled. I am also becoming increasingly sensitive to light.

I recently went to an optometrist for this problem. My vision has not deteriorated and I am not suffering from glaucoma or other obvious eye problems. The issue is apparently neurological. My doctors did not think it likely that I had a tumor.

I suffer from insomnia where I have problems getting to sleep. Staying asleep is not a problem.

My drug regimen is as follows:

Zoloft 50 mgs every 3 to 4 days (Over a decade experience with this medication. No prior vision problems on it.)

Melatonin - 3 mgs every other night.

Exedrin - 2 pills daily.

Unisom - 1 dose weekly

I do not drink alcohol, take caffeine, smoke or use recreational drugs. I exercise regularly and have had no environmental change or stressors within a year of the symptoms appearing.

I had been using benadryl as a sleep aid, and quit taking it when I suspected it might be the problem.

The symptoms have not abated. I have noticed that the Unisom and Melatonin tend to exacerbate the problem in the morning. Has anyone else experienced the problems color perception and photo-sensitivity as a result of these medications? Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

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