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visual hallucinations. shrinking,moving,ect

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 17, 2010
  • 01:56 PM

for the past 5 years i have periodically experienced a sort of illusion or hallucination. it used to be maybe once a year or less, twice last year. i have experienced this 3 times already this year and it is starting to scare me a bit so i decided to see what this could be. hopefully someone may be able to educate me.

so every time it has happened i have been sitting down and i have been in doors. it has happened while i have been doing a number of things. music,tv,eating,ect.. all of a sudden i will be fixated on the wall directly in front of me. the wall will shrink first almost always, then it will sort of squish like a wide screen movie. it will also ripple shake or stutter. all of these things will not always happen together sometimes ripple sometimes shake ect... but will always start by shrinking. by shrinking i mean a noticeable size change almost as if its getting further away. these hallucinations or illusions or whatever they may be last around 5-10 seconds at the most. after wards i feel really scared and i don't want to move. i have never passed out, been under the influence of drugs (while this happens) and i have 20/20 vision.. i do not feel sick afterward either...

i just wanna know whats going on. thank you if you can help. cant find anything on the net.

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  • for the past 5 years i have periodically experienced a sort of illusion or hallucination. it used to be maybe once a year or less, twice last year. i have experienced this 3 times already this year and it is starting to scare me a bit so i decided to see what this could be. hopefully someone may be able to educate me. so every time it has happened i have been sitting down and i have been in doors. it has happened while i have been doing a number of things. music,tv,eating,ect.. all of a sudden i will be fixated on the wall directly in front of me. the wall will shrink first almost always, then it will sort of squish like a wide screen movie. it will also ripple shake or stutter. all of these things will not always happen together sometimes ripple sometimes shake ect... but will always start by shrinking. by shrinking i mean a noticeable size change almost as if its getting further away. these hallucinations or illusions or whatever they may be last around 5-10 seconds at the most. after wards i feel really scared and i don't want to move. i have never passed out, been under the influence of drugs (while this happens) and i have 20/20 vision.. i do not feel sick afterward either... i just wanna know whats going on. thank you if you can help. cant find anything on the net.Try Celestine Prophesy... it might be metephysical.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 8, 2010
    • 01:58 PM
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  • I am actually having very similar symptoms as you are. Mine involves faces distoring when I look at magazines or photographs. They start to contort. The change is gradual. And yes I also get fixated on the changing face which seems to accelerate it. Mine started out as only once in a while now I see it more often. I am usually at home when this happens. I have been being treated for my anxiety disorder for about 10 years now and my psychiatrist said he doesn't believe this is related to psychaitric problem. He suggested I see an opthamologist first. NOT an optometrist - and opthamologist (I'm sure I am spelling that wrong). I have an appointment next week. I would suggest doing to same. I wish you the best of luck! It's nice to know I am not the only one with this problem!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 8, 2010
    • 10:35 AM
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  • for the past 5 years i have periodically experienced a sort of illusion or hallucination. it used to be maybe once a year or less, twice last year. i have experienced this 3 times already this year and it is starting to scare me a bit so i decided to see what this could be. hopefully someone may be able to educate me. so every time it has happened i have been sitting down and i have been in doors. it has happened while i have been doing a number of things. music,tv,eating,ect.. all of a sudden i will be fixated on the wall directly in front of me. the wall will shrink first almost always, then it will sort of squish like a wide screen movie. it will also ripple shake or stutter. all of these things will not always happen together sometimes ripple sometimes shake ect... but will always start by shrinking. by shrinking i mean a noticeable size change almost as if its getting further away. these hallucinations or illusions or whatever they may be last around 5-10 seconds at the most. after wards i feel really scared and i don't want to move. i have never passed out, been under the influence of drugs (while this happens) and i have 20/20 vision.. i do not feel sick afterward either... i just wanna know whats going on. thank you if you can help. cant find anything on the net.this happens to me too, and its gotten to the point where it always happens, with walls, objects, writing etc. if i dont focus on it its not really there to bother me, but you know. we are in the same boat with this.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 20, 2010
    • 09:21 PM
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  • If your hallucinations only happen when looking at faces it is a strong indicator of a serious neurological problem. There is a specific part of the brain that deals with facial recognition. I would talk to your general about seeing neurologist. This specific hallucination leads me away from thinking that it might be less psychiatric and more neurological in nature. If you do get a neuro work up come back let us know how it goes.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 29, 2010
    • 01:19 PM
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  • I urge you to talk to your general physician. This could be anything from an easily treated psychiatric medical condition. (If you have family history of mental illness this is likely) or it could be a very serious physical neurological condition (I won't speculate here). Point is this could be very treatable or an early indicator for a serious problem. So go to your doctor and discuss psychiatric and neurological possibilities.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 29, 2010
    • 01:32 PM
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