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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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  • Hey, i just went 2 the neurologist 2 days ago, for the same thing, and was diagnosed with epilepsy. Its called temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) and i am having a mix between simple partial seziures and complex partial seziures. I have been put on Medication straight away and my neurologist thinks i will start fitting soon (becuase my sezuires are progressing 2 twitches and numbess and fainting). I suggest you see a neuro Asap...also i have been told i cant drive for 6 months. I had a sezuire while driving and nearly had an accident. So if i were you i would try not 2 drive to far out until you get diagnosed. Hope all goes with it. :)I'm 26 and have just experienced this exact same thing for the first time yesterday. I was driving home from work, not thinking much but I suppose just normal background thoughts, when suddenly I had this weird flashback to a dream. Instantly I felt very light headed and dizzy and I felt like I had to throw up. I had to pull the car over to the side of the road and open the door because I thought I was going to vomit. Then I was just sitting there in a very weird headspace, kind of deja vu, I think just staring for a minute or two, and trying to remember this dream. At the time it felt like it had been a recurring dream, but I'm not sure now. Maybe it was just a dream that I couldn't get rid of all night the night before. I can only remember 2 aspects of the dream, which is being at the gym (I have only been going to that gym for around a year), and being stressed about being order to do something about some children's painting....weird, I know...it's hard to explain because I can't really remember it. I don't have any children in real life. During the episode I could remember it better, but these are the only elements I remember now.Afterwards, I felt queezy for maybe an hour or two, and felt a bit drugged out/groggy in the head. Sometimes when I was trying to remember what happened, I would get the sense of deja vu back. This morning, I have again felt a little deja vu, but nothing like yesterday and I don't feel sick. I didn't experience any headaches at all, and I have no family history of epilepsy. I hope that's not what it is, but I will be going to see a neurologist.
    Ashle3 4 Replies
    • November 12, 2009
    • 07:18 AM
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  • How is your heartrate or pulse when these attacks happen? The strange Deja vu, confusion, and occasional loss of consciousness, followed by nausea, was diagnosed in my boyfriend as common fainting disorder, or vasovagal syncope. For many people heat, especially hot water from a bath or shower, triggers the dilation of blood vessels and causes a drop in blood pressure. Heart rate can plummet, and the lack of blood to the brain causes the mental effects as well as fainting. Try lying down at the first "weird" feeling and see if it helps. My boyfriend's doctor told him to drink more water and eat more salt! Finally a low dose of Effexor has normalized his pulse.
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  • The "phantom" music is what tips me off that I'm about to have an attack. I don't now what they are and mine only happen when I'm in the shower. I hear it(can never remember what it is, but I know its always the same song) , I start seeing these deje vu images(again, same ones each time but cant remember then,if I think about it for awhile I can see something, but its like an unfinished drawing..you cant tell quite what it is, you just have a feeling) and get dizzy,most of the time I can just lean over and hold on to the side of the bath tub, but back in october I passed out in there for 45 min, my roommate called an ambulance cause he couldn't wake me.When i came to I was very confused. Then last week it happened again music, deja vu, dizzy...but when I tried to grab for the tub I guess I passed out because I woke up in the oppisite direction about an hour later face down covered in blood and a broken nose from hitting the floor. CT came back normal, my Dr. thinks its mental and is sending me to behavioral health...anyone going thru this or am I loosing my mind??My boyfriend who has a similar thing also hears music he can't quite remember. Ask your doctor for a "tilt table" test where they tip you up to test your blood pressure. Many people with vasovagal syncope (fainting) will faint; my boyfriend's heart actually stopped his pulse got so low. If your doctor says it's mental you need a new doctor; the heat of the bath probably causes you to faint. It is common.
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  • I've also had this experience but I was too afraid to explain to a dr. I've only done it three time in my life, all about a year apart. It's a dream I had a night before but I don't remember, then all day long there will be one small detail that I'm trying to rememwber, trying to rememerber, and then all of the sudden I'll have a flooding of every detail of the whole dream that lasts a few seconds and then I'm waking up from fainting. IVe done this up to four times in an episode day and one time
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • November 16, 2014
    • 04:22 PM
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  • I've even tried to keep myself from fainting by slapping myself when I felt it coming on and it worked but made me vomit. If anybody has any medical insight id really like to figure this out
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • November 16, 2014
    • 04:23 PM
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  • Just like the others...I had no idea so many others had this "condition". For me, my episodes would be triggered by a series of things that when came together, triggered my Deja Vu feeling. It's gradual then develops into deep breathing, heavy sulfur smell and feeling of faint without the fainting. I try to remember what triggers this, but I can only recall small bits and pieces. I'm afraid to remember, because then I might have these episodes occur all the time. I'll ask my doctor and see about seeing a neurologist to be safe. Thank you all for the insight.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • February 8, 2016
    • 05:57 PM
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