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Strange Deja Vu, followed by nausea, dizziness and confusion

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 27, 2009
  • 09:18 PM

23 yr old male
For years, ever since I was younger, I would periodically incur episodes where I would have an intense feeling of Deja Vu, usually triggered by something I hear someone say or something I read. And most often I feel like I heard these words spoken in my dreams I have had in the past, but I couldn't remember because you dream in short term memory. But all of a sudden these "memories" of the dream resurface and I get nausea, dizziness and confused. And then as soon as the episode is over (about 30 seconds), I forget all about the dream again and I can't remember any of it....
Now this doesn't happen to me often. At most it happens like twice per year, lasting usually 1 to 3 days. During the days that I am having these episodes it seems to happen roughly 5 - 10 times during the day.

(I'm currently on day 2 of this happening to me)
I don't have seizures, I don't do any drugs. I've been pretty tired the last couple of days, but I have been sleeping alright. No other known medical issues.

Any ideas? I think it might be a supernatural psychic ability that I just can't harness (joking)

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  • I have been having this periodically, on and off, for about the last 10 years. It would be a groovy sort of thing, if it weren't for the overwhelming nausea, which can last for 20minutes or so after an 'episode'. It is nice to hear I'm not the only one suffering this. It just happened to me again, as I was getting out of the shower this morning, and I'm still feeling queasy now, 20 minutes later.As a young person, (I'm now 39yr old female) I used to get what you might call, 'normal' deja vu; ie: without the accompanying nausea. Then as an adult, maybe 10 years ago, my deja vu episodes starting happening with nausea, dizziness, and feeling like I need to use the toilet, (you know how your **m gets sweaty! LOL) or vomit, or both. Horrible!I'm wondering if anyone else with these symptoms also suffers from severe dizzy spells (not at the same time as the deja vu thing, but could be related?). About once or twice a year, I get crazily dizzy, like when you're a kid and you purposely make yourself dizzy by spinning around, but this comes on for no apparent reason, and can last for a few hours! I need to lie down, and keep still, as moving makes it worse. You can't focus on anything, as the world is just spinning out of control. Usually, it's accompanied by nausea and more often than not, vomiting from the nausea. It's horrific, and my doctor has had to make home calls on me, with a stemitil injection. He says he has never seen anyone with dizziness like I have. Anyone else have this?I actually saw a neurologist a number of years ago about another unusual thing that was happeing to me in my head (I'm such a weirdo) and he did some tests to see if I had epilepsy, and they were inconclusive. So, it could be that we all have a mild form of epilepsy? I think I might personally, go and have another check. With all my symptoms grouped together, something is definitely wrong!Thank for this posting people, it's nice to feel part of a niche. :o)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 13, 2009
    • 11:16 PM
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  • I have been having this periodically, on and off, for about the last 10 years. It would be a groovy sort of thing, if it weren't for the overwhelming nausea, which can last for 20minutes or so after an 'episode'. It is nice to hear I'm not the only one suffering this. It just happened to me again, as I was getting out of the shower this morning, and I'm still feeling queasy now, 20 minutes later.As a young person, (I'm now 39yr old female) I used to get what you might call, 'normal' deja vu; ie: without the accompanying nausea. Then as an adult, maybe 10 years ago, my deja vu episodes starting happening with nausea, dizziness, and feeling like I need to use the toilet, (you know how your **m gets sweaty! LOL) or vomit, or both. Horrible!I'm wondering if anyone else with these symptoms also suffers from severe dizzy spells (not at the same time as the deja vu thing, but could be related?). About once or twice a year, I get crazily dizzy, like when you're a kid and you purposely make yourself dizzy by spinning around, but this comes on for no apparent reason, and can last for a few hours! I need to lie down, and keep still, as moving makes it worse. You can't focus on anything, as the world is just spinning out of control. Usually, it's accompanied by nausea and more often than not, vomiting from the nausea. It's horrific, and my doctor has had to make home calls on me, with a stemitil injection. He says he has never seen anyone with dizziness like I have. Anyone else have this?I actually saw a neurologist a number of years ago about another unusual thing that was happeing to me in my head (I'm such a weirdo) and he did some tests to see if I had epilepsy, and they were inconclusive. So, it could be that we all have a mild form of epilepsy? I think I might personally, go and have another check. With all my symptoms grouped together, something is definitely wrong!Thank for this posting people, it's nice to feel part of a niche. :o) I found that the deja vu, the nausea, the vertigo and dizziness and all that were all b12 deficiency related. I had them all my life and in the last 6 years of taking methylb12 they are all gone an have not been back in almost 6 years. All the meds I had for any of those things hasn't had the prescription renewed for 5.5 years.http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?p=196955#post196955for getting information on b12 deficiency and how to correct it and discussion.http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=62327for active b12 basics and symptoms list.
    Freddd 3576 Replies
    • September 15, 2009
    • 01:45 AM
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  • Hey everyone!I'm the original poster, I thought I'd stop back in to this thread to see if there is any new information. It's been about 6 months since I checked here and I'm surprised to see 7 pages with so many stories all so similar. Unfortunately I am unable to edit the original post cause I would like to add some information to it, to be more helpful to other users, but I originally wrote as unregistered.Let's try to make this more list-like. Help me out if I'm missing anything:SYMPTOMS· Intense Deja Vu · Often followed by: Nausea, Disorientation, Confusion, Recurring "memories", Out-of-body feeling· Sometimes followed by: Vomiting, Momentary Unconsciousness· Rarely followed by: Grand Mal Seizures· Effects can last for several days· Effects typically come and go throughout the year, spanning, in some case, lifetimes· Deja Vu typically lasts approximately 10 - 60 seconds. Or greater depending on severity. Can happen numerous times per day.· Effects are often associated with feelings "psychic" ability or other supernatural feelings. And sometimes feelings of Euphoria, if blocked mostly by the nausea.EFFECTS CAUSED BY· Different for many people, but most include one or more of the following triggers:· Auditory, Vision, Touch, Taste, Smell.· In most cases it will be an audio or visual trigger; such as but not limited to: Discussions between people; Music; Landscapes; Familiar locations; Hot or Cold temperatures.WHAT WE KNOW· These episodes may be diagnosed as "Partial Complex Seizures" aka "Auras"· May be linked to "Temporal Lobe Epilepsy"· Some believe it may be linked to Vitamin B12 Deficiency· May be link to Sleep Problems, Stress or other malnutrition (Which could explain why the effects often come and go sporadically)WHAT YOU SHOULD DO· Ask your doctor to speak with a Neurologist as this is a Brain Condition· Seek more Vitamin B12 in your diet, or take supplements
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    • February 12, 2010
    • 05:14 PM
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  • here's my story.Basically, over a 5-6 day period, every 2-3 months, i have these intense lapses in memory. Can't remember who I am, what I am doing and can't talk really for 15-30 seconds at a time (worst is 3-4 minutes). During this time I have intense deja vu (or my brain tells me I am), and I swear I can tell you exactly what you are about to say before you say it, which to me means my brain is jacked up.its horrible, and for the first 7 years I knew my wife she didn't believe me. It happened back in December in front of her and she saw me break into an all out sweat on my forehead and when she asked me questions, I just mumbled back something that completely did not make sense. So now she believes me. I think she is scared to know what is really up.I am completely NOT kidding about this. it sucks royally. Usually if there's a bathroom around I can make it into there and just wait it out. at the worst, I feel like vomiting.when its happening, I cannot think straight. its really a horrible feeling. I have no clue where I am and what is happening. I can still drive when it happens. but most of the time I pull over. I was driving today tothe bank after meeting a friend for Pizza. It happened as I was pulling out of the drive through, and it took me 10-12 minutes to figure out where I was going and then where the library was (my work).I didnt think I was epileptic and I don't know that its a seizure. it happens pretty much on cue every 2-3 months, and a day before it starts, I know its going to happen. Then it happens on and off for 5 days on average. it started Friday and today has been the worst. Usually day four is the worst and it gets better and is done within 5-6 days.by wednesday I will be fine. I can keep my eyes open. if i type, however, you'd see just mumbo-jumbo.having a blast now. not a sbad as usual,i just have to put my head down.stomach didn't hurt as bad on that one.my head is hot though. sweaty.feel ike putting my head down.I have had the suggestion by one person to go to a neurologist. i am scared to death to. i am sweating like a pig now. today it's been every 45 minutes to an hour and a half. probably the peak I've ever had it. Sucks to be me.The tough thing is that it only happens every 2-3 months. I'm just so down when it happens. I always fear I will be around someone and talking to someone and say something stupid. I happened to be opening up 3 CDs at local banks today, while driving a rental car. All okay so far! It's called managing the problem. Twice I just had to pull over and wait it out.My pulse doesn't go up when it happens.Part of me just doesn't know where to start, or what to say. this is probably the best I have done putting it into words. when it happens, it is as though I know what you are going to say before you say it. ive hidden it for years. i tried telling Laura for 7 years and then she finally believed me this past winter. THAT was such a release. I have felt alone for years. ive been ingoring it for years hoping itd go away.Thank you all for sharing this. I can't begin to express how important this is that we meet up and talk about it. I am considering trying the B12 to see if I don't have another episode before my Birthday in september. If I do, then I will go to a doctor and tell them about a few thoughts.I will say a few thigns more:I hit my head trying to jump down a flight of stairs when I was 12 (I know....stupid)....and had 6 stitches on the front 1/3 of my noggin. However, I think I remember times before this that I had very intense, very reoccuring dreams, since I was in the 8-9 years of age. reoccuring dreams at night.I remember just being in a panic the first year we were married.....mind racing....happening at night. it was horrible.
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  • So, it seems I am in the same boat as most people on this forum, and am indeed sorry that we are all experiencing this but very relieved to see I am not going crazy!!My episodes only started in around october last year and I have only had 5 in total since then. I experience the sweaty out of body experience first, then the intense deja vu begins. It is so vivid it is like the events have literally just happened, but they some how make no sense at all. It is normally quite a euphoric feeling at first but within a minute or 2 the visions fade and I am left bent over on the floor almost vomiting and with my heart beating so fast and loud it feels like my ears are going to explode. Twice they have occurred whilst I was driving but I managed to pull over before they set in properly.On the very last one I experienced I was kind of able to control it, I think?? When I felt the initial symptoms I tried to change my train of thought and then I only had a small vision and went straight to feeling a little nauseous, but nowhere near as bad as with the full event.The reason I am writing now is that I am wondering what jobs everyone does and whether this has affected them and whether they have had episodes whilst concentrating hard, ie at work. Mine always seem to be when I am very relaxed and in a low stress environment. The reason I am worried/asking is that I am a fast jet pilot in the Air Force and so am starting to worry that one of these episodes might occur whilst I am flying. Which would be pretty bad! I am thinking of starting to take b12 but cannot go and see my doctor as he will ground me for sure.I have had EEGs and a yearly ECG taken by the Air Force, which are all fine, and have a yearly medical which has never picked up any anomalies with blood sugar, b12 deficiencies, high/low blood pressure or anything unusual at all.Any advice would be helpful. Thanks.
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  • So, it seems I am in the same boat as most people on this forum, and am indeed sorry that we are all experiencing this but very relieved to see I am not going crazy!! My episodes only started in around october last year and I have only had 5 in total since then. I experience the sweaty out of body experience first, then the intense deja vu begins. It is so vivid it is like the events have literally just happened, but they some how make no sense at all. It is normally quite a euphoric feeling at first but within a minute or 2 the visions fade and I am left bent over on the floor almost vomiting and with my heart beating so fast and loud it feels like my ears are going to explode. Twice they have occurred whilst I was driving but I managed to pull over before they set in properly. On the very last one I experienced I was kind of able to control it, I think?? When I felt the initial symptoms I tried to change my train of thought and then I only had a small vision and went straight to feeling a little nauseous, but nowhere near as bad as with the full event. The reason I am writing now is that I am wondering what jobs everyone does and whether this has affected them and whether they have had episodes whilst concentrating hard, ie at work. Mine always seem to be when I am very relaxed and in a low stress environment. The reason I am worried/asking is that I am a fast jet pilot in the Air Force and so am starting to worry that one of these episodes might occur whilst I am flying. Which would be pretty bad! I am thinking of starting to take b12 but cannot go and see my doctor as he will ground me for sure. I have had EEGs and a yearly ECG taken by the Air Force, which are all fine, and have a yearly medical which has never picked up any anomalies with blood sugar, b12 deficiencies, high/low blood pressure or anything unusual at all. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks. Hi there, in reply to you asking about what type of work ppl. do in regards to one's stress level or their relaxed state of mind. At the time my episode's began, i had just moved to the State's very relaxed & then at the time, a stay at home mum with 2 young boys. Always in a calm, happy environment. And now even when i feel the first signs of deja vu, it has never been in any stressed or tired situations. About talking to your Dr. about your episodes, it's hard to say what he might ask you to do. My neurologist said that i need to inform Vic roads in regards to my driving. Even though i do not pass out completely & even being aware of when they start giving me time to sit, or stop driving. I have not yet done this either incase i'm told not to drive again. Neurologist cannot not say why this has started or how. But it is common.A petit mal seizure is the term commonly given to a staring spell, most commonly called an "absence seizure." It is a brief (usually less than 15 seconds) disturbance of brain function due to abnormal electrical activity in the brain. OR Atonic seizure minor type of seizure. They consist of a brief lapse in muscle tone that are caused by temporary alterations in brain function.So much to read about. Good luck.Cheers. Kat. :rolleyes:
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  • Hello all, This is all very interesting.... like most of you I have had Deja Vu feelings throughout my life, as a young prepubescent boy I had many high fevers with vivid hallucinations and deliriums... often of things I had never seen, nuclear explosions, mid-air views of WWII fighter planes swooping around, with the pilots radio communications clearly audible,,,, this was very odd because at that point I hadn't even watched TV in my life, nor did I know anything about WWII or nukes. However I also have a different set of symptoms that started when I was an adolescent. E.g: If I was outside working in a hot climate, I would have these strange "white outs", where everything would become extremely vivid, and bright, and then eventually white! Sounds would become echoey and I would feel faint and have a cold sweat, along with a feeling of de-realisation.When I was older, finished school, college etc, I started having strange "panic attacks", but only sometimes when I had to talk to a group of people, or even just to one person, even friends I knew well! The odd thing was that most days I was relatively "normal", with only the usual kind of petty anxiety one feels in a social situations like public speaking. As I got older, these "episodes" became worse, to the point that when I awoke on a particular day i would just KNOW that all day I would be having these White Outs if someone came over to talk to me about something work related. I always dismissed this as a kind of performance anxiety... However, then the sweating began. When I was a kid, the skin on my hands was always very dry, cracked, and peeled often. Doctors had no real diagnosis, and always just told me to use moisturisers. In adolescence, this dry skin condition changed to sweaty palms and sweaty feet, and although my skin was now soft and didn't crack and peel, shaking hands with someone, or having to remove my shoes in public was an embarrassment. It wasn't a social thing either, because even if I was alone, or with my girlfriend, or other close friends, my hands and feet sweated almost continuously. In my 20s and 30s, the White Outs became a social phobia thing, I never went bananas in front of anyone and I doubt it was ever even noticed, but sometimes during the White Out I wouldn't be able to breathe and the feeling of de-realisation would become all-pervading and my body would literally crumple up as if in great pain. I would regain my composure and carry on as if I'd just had a sharp pain in my chest of something.Now this is where it gets interesting and onto the topic more... In my family there is some history of epilepsy. My uncle on my mother's side died during a fit one day because he "swallowed his tongue". In my mid-thirties, I began having very strange waking sensations, and dreams. The waking sensations would often be triggered by a smell, like a certain flower, and this would trigger an uncontrollable flood of nostalgic memories. The dreams were usually a different story.... the dreams were in all kinds of disparate locations and situations, but in each one, I couldn't move properly, as if disabled or spastic, and I couldn't talk, as if having a bad stutter or a speech impediment, the "characters" in these dreams would even "notice" this, sometimes comment on it, or make fun of it. An example would be a vivid dream of a number of unknown "people" all talking, having fun etc..... then I would try and "enter the scene" in the dream to get involved and find myself hardly able to move, with strange jerky movements and slurred speech! Usually I would wake up from these dreams as they were more like nightmares and the interesting thing is that all my muscles in my legs and arms would be sore and stiff, and if I got up, to use the loo for e.g. I would feel exceptionally clumsy, bump into things, trip up, have tingling pins and needles sensations in my hands and feet and a strangely "awake" feeling, with none of the residual sleepiness that usually accompanies waking up. Then the sweating started. I would wake up hot and sweaty, even on the coldest days! Any exertion would make me sweat profusely, but this had "migrated" from my hands and feet, to my face and head! My face, scalp and forehead would sweat profusely, and this wasn't to do with social anxiety because even just concentrating on doing something like wiring a plug, would produce it, along with pounding heart etc.I also had a number of dreams involving something or other very nasty to the senses, and suffered from vivid episodic recalls of this accompanied by intense nausea and sometimes even vomiting. This would usually invoice something like someone giving me a slab of chocolate, me biting it and discovering it was actually putrid meat.... that sort of thing. For days after the dream, I would have involuntary recalls which would result in nausea and occasional need to vomit.As you can imagine, I have had every test imaginable. Thyroid, MRI brain scan etc... everything comes out normal. The White Out's don't occur any more, but the facial sweating does and general feeling of malaise. My brother passed away last year age 45 from an aneurysm. He suffered eczema badly throughout his life. My father is 74, has suffered from psoriasis all his like, which flares up during stressful periods, and he also spent most of his life in an alcoholic daze because it was the only thing that "relaxed him physically". He hasn't drunk in 20 years, however he has a tremor, tinnitus and always feels "tense", just like he did before he started drinking.Although not being a drinker myself, I have also noticed the onset of tinnitus, a high pitched hum in my ears that sometimes changes pitch... It isn't really uncomfortable, but more than anything, it makes me feel like a machine, especially when it's accompanied by the sporadic eye-lid twitches, sweating, and muscular cramps and spasms.I have also had 3 or 4 episodes of sleep paralysis, where I awoke, but was unable to move at all except for my eyes! A very odd feeling..... like alien abduction. It would take a great force of will to try and move, but once I did I would be out of it.I have no idea if any of my strange symptoms are related to anything you people are feeling, I just thought I'd contribute my own personal "weirdness" which definitely has a neuro-biological link somewhere....Take care peepsLawrence
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  • I did not realize that other people were having these episodes. I have had them since I was young, but it may be a long time before another episode happens. I thought that during nursing school that I figured it out to be seizures, but I do not think so. I get the deja vu feeling....I start to feel dizzy, nauseated and sometimes even have projectile vomiting x 1 and then it's over. I think it's about 5 to 10 minutes and I never know when it will happen again. I may be in the same spot again and it will not happen. It feels like I have been in that same position before with the same situation with a person saying the same thing. It is almost like I freeze for a minute or two while this is going on. I have found that if I turn or try to break the cycle by closing my eyes and shaking my head, it will stop. The only thing is, I get a headache afterwards. I get a headache afterwards sometimes even if I let it runs its course. I have not had one for several months now. What is it?
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  • I did not realize that other people were having these episodes. I have had them since I was young, but it may be a long time before another episode happens. I thought that during nursing school that I figured it out to be seizures, but I do not think so. I get the deja vu feeling....I start to feel dizzy, nauseated and sometimes even have projectile vomiting x 1 and then it's over. I think it's about 5 to 10 minutes and I never know when it will happen again. I may be in the same spot again and it will not happen. It feels like I have been in that same position before with the same situation with a person saying the same thing. It is almost like I freeze for a minute or two while this is going on. I have found that if I turn or try to break the cycle by closing my eyes and shaking my head, it will stop. The only thing is, I get a headache I get a headache & lethargic after it, sometimes even if I let it run its course. I have not had one for several months now. What is it?
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