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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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  • Does anyone else experience severe migraines afterwards? And does anyone know what the phenomenon is called?And, has anyone had much luck with researching this? This thread seems to be the only thing on the internet...
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  • This was happening to me a lot lately - exactly like you described. I'd suddenly remember a dream, or part of a dream, and then feel really queasy, like I was going to throw up. Nothing like that had happened to me before a month or two ago.I decided I'd try avoiding aspartame (which was in my Orbit chewing gum) because it has been linked to seizures and migraines. It's been 3 days, and haven't had any dream flashbacks followed by nausea. I hope this helps.
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  • I just had the same thing happen to me twice today and I've had it before. I googled it and came to this page. I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one that goes through these. Its as if I begin dreaming the dream I had the night before again and I get all dizzy. Although I don't usually get a headache afterward. Its weird. I feel like I'm going to die and I try to stay focused and push it out of my head and othertimes I just let it pass. Then it just goes away.
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  • it sounds like a seizure from epilepsy to me. there are many different types of seizure, and it doesn't have to be collapsing and involuntary jerking. i suggest that you see a doctor and get yourself tested if you haven't yet.Does anyone have any other idea what this could be besides siezures? I have been seeing a neurologist for a year, but none of the tests they did showed anything ( I can't make them happen). I have them about twice a month, sometimes more, sometimes less. They put me on Topamax and 3 1/2 months went by without a single episode. I thought I had my answer! But, the dr. told me he didn't think it was siezures even though the medicine was working. So I'm back to square one. I quit taking the medicine because the side effects were horrible ( tingling, wierd thoughts, sleep paralysis) and now I am waiting for my episodes to come back. I've been having them for 13 years. Like you all I get wierd deja vu, like a dream that may have happened but I can't remember afterward. I also get the nausea, about 10 seconds after the deja vu feeling. There are also other feelings that you all may have if you concentrate on understanding your episodes. For instance, I get a burning sensation from under my right eye down my arm, my hearing goes dim, my salivary glands act up, and sometimes afterwards (depending on the severity) I'll get extreme headaches starting at the back of my head and working its way up. And like a lot of you I think it's a pretty cool feeling (rules out panic attacks). I've come to realize I'll never have an answer, and I'm okay with that, they're a part of me, and I'll have them the rest of my life without knowing. It's so good seeing that so many other people know what I'm feeling!So is the doctor a quack, and they are siezures, or is there something else it could be?
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    • August 12, 2009
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  • Does anyone have any other idea what this could be besides siezures? I have been seeing a neurologist for a year, but none of the tests they did showed anything ( I can't make them happen). I have them about twice a month, sometimes more, sometimes less. They put me on Topamax and 3 1/2 months went by without a single episode. I thought I had my answer! But, the dr. told me he didn't think it was siezures even though the medicine was working. So I'm back to square one. I quit taking the medicine because the side effects were horrible ( tingling, wierd thoughts, sleep paralysis) and now I am waiting for my episodes to come back. I've been having them for 13 years. Like you all I get wierd deja vu, like a dream that may have happened but I can't remember afterward. I also get the nausea, about 10 seconds after the deja vu feeling. There are also other feelings that you all may have if you concentrate on understanding your episodes. For instance, I get a burning sensation from under my right eye down my arm, my hearing goes dim, my salivary glands act up, and sometimes afterwards (depending on the severity) I'll get extreme headaches starting at the back of my head and working its way up. And like a lot of you I think it's a pretty cool feeling (rules out panic attacks). I've come to realize I'll never have an answer, and I'm okay with that, they're a part of me, and I'll have them the rest of my life without knowing. It's so good seeing that so many other people know what I'm feeling! So is the doctor a quack, and they are siezures, or is there something else it could be? Yes I do. If you have a bunch of other symptoms it could be active b12 deficiencies like I had. If it is that , the podds of you finding the right brand of the right type taken the right way to be effective are more than 1000 to 1 against you. If you are interested in the details, let me know.
    Freddd 3576 Replies
    • August 13, 2009
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  • wow, im finding it strange that this many people are experiencing this. i always thought i was just a freak.I used to get these episodes quite often, triggered by all kinds of things but always with that feeling of intense deja vu. the last episode though was probably 3-4 years ago now, and i only decided to research it because i heard a song that used to always trigger it and it had no effect now (made me kind of curious as to what it was).the episodes seemed to come to a climax and then stop around a time that i had a massive incapacitating headache when i was in 7th or 8th grade (incapacitating as in i spent 3-4 hours laying in bed in fetal position, trying to scream but no sound coming out). I am not sure if they stopped immediately before or after and whether it was days or months before or after but it was around the same time.there is also a history of epilepsy in my family (my uncle has suffered from it since the age of 16 or so)anyway, should i go have a doctor run some tests, or should i be safe since there has been nothing for a few years?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 14, 2009
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  • sorry if this double posts, i tried to post it a little while ago and it did not seem to work.wow, im finding it strange that this many people are experiencing this. i always thought i was just a freak.I used to get these episodes quite often, triggered by all kinds of things but always with that feeling of intense deja vu. the last episode though was probably 3-4 years ago now, and i only decided to research it because i heard a song that used to always trigger it and it had no effect now (made me kind of curious as to what it was).the episodes seemed to come to a climax and then stop around a time that i had a massive incapacitating headache when i was in 7th or 8th grade (incapacitating as in i spent 3-4 hours laying in bed in fetal position, trying to scream but no sound coming out). I am not sure if they stopped immediately before or after and whether it was days or months before or after but it was around the same time.there is also a history of epilepsy in my family (my uncle has suffered from it since the age of 16 or so)anyway, should i go have a doctor run some tests, or should i be safe since there has been nothing for a few years?
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    • August 14, 2009
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  • hey, I have been experiencing these deja vu episodes followed by nausea and headaches for about 15 years... but unfortunately just never did anything about it until recently. It's so great to hear everyone is writing about it and sharing there experiences. I actually just came back from my neurologist appointment today and he wants to start me on the topamax just to see if they go away. (i have them 3 times a month on average every month) for the person who wrote about the side effects thanks so much for that. Do you think its even worth going on it for 2 months? were the side effects that horrible? I've had a brain wave scan done and an MRI taken and nothing has come up. Which makes me feel pretty confident that its not anything major. (i hope) I don't know what to think.. my doctor says it might be diagnosed as just a simple migraine.( There's tons of different kinds) I think all in all we're just gifted, cause I can seriously sometimes predict what's about to happen before it happens... just wish i didn't get so sick afterwards. For those of you who haven't went and got checked by a neurologist yet.. thats something you should highly consider just incase.
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    • August 25, 2009
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  • Hi, i'm 18 years old and been having exactly the same thing all of u are having, but mine does'nt involve headache and the nausea is instant and not after the deja vu.anyway for me ther is'nt any music or something like that it's just the feeling that i have been in this setuation before.i have been to the doctor and had my head scanned with MIR and didn't find anything wrong and the doctor said i'm fine, we asked him if it could be epilepsy he said no (after cheking the photos from the MIR)so now to speak about the non medical side of it reacentely the gap between me remembering the "dream" and it actually happening has increassed to the point that if someone is asking me a question during my deja vu i can actually start replying before he can finish it so thats strange... it's like my thinking time is alooot less than when in normal condition.i will be posting again with more detailed info of what i know about this phenomen and hopefully we could eventually find out what the heck is wrong with us (if anything is wrong with us that is) untell then pls go to the doctor and have your brain scanned so that we know for sure from more than a couple of sources that it's not epilepsy.thanks for reading.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 2, 2009
    • 08:20 PM
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  • I've had this EXACT same thing happening to me for the past 10 years at least. With me it only happens at most a few times a year. I usually have a few episodes when it happens then nothing again for awhile. I've always felt like the deja vu part was my brain trying to remember something but never quite could. It also, a lot of times, has felt like a memory of a dream or something. I can never remember what it was that popped into my head after the episode was over (also lasting about 30 secs to a min). Just this morning I've had about 4 so far. It always makes me feel out of whack the rest of the day, along with nausea and headaches. I usually just close my eyes until it passes since many times it's followed by dizziness. I had an episode about 3 years ago that after opening my eyes, I found myself on the floor. It took me a minute to figure out why I was there and what had led to it. It sure scared the crap out of me because that had never happened before. I've seen doctors, neurologists included. They never could figure out what caused them. I had and MRI to check my brain, no issues. I had an ECG to check my heart, normal again. Normal EKG as well. I was told it WASN'T epilepsy in my case. But they did still call them minor seizures. They also said they could be painless migraines or reactions to food toxins..artificial additives, pesticides, etc. I was put on Topamax which seemed to help but I ended up having to stop the medication after losing my health insurance. Once I get insurance again, I hope to see new doctors to see if maybe they can figure it out. I'm not happy that you all have had to deal with this same thing, but at the same time I'm glad to know that it DOES happen to other people. I've always had such a hard time trying to describe what happens to me to people that haven't experienced it. I wish you all the best. I hope things get better for you all in this.
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    • September 23, 2009
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  • 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.
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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.
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    • November 12, 2009
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  • Well thank you for this informative thread and a goggle search! I am now 28 and had not had such a ......... experience (for the want of a better word) since my late teens, never went to the doctors at the time and never reoccurred. I have had two such episodes last night and again this morning, the latter really 'wiped me out', had to return to bed it really knocked me for six. Saw the doctor today, she has sent for a CAT scan and prescribed migraine medication? (Don’t think I've ever had one, unless this is one!) I find it really hard to explain the sensation/experience during, it’s like you are trying desperately to comprehend and make sense of what is going on and all the background déjà-vu interference/memories conflict and make you more disorientated and nauseous. Normally internet diagnosis is not the best way to go but in this instance it has really helped to contextualise what is going on. Any way good luck to everyone who has posted and thank you for your helpful posts.
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    • November 23, 2009
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  • Deja vu times a million?? Glad to know it's not just me. I have been having these episodes since age 5, at least as far back as I can remember. As a child, these episodes would render me useless for the duration of the day: extreme headache, nausea, and fatigue. As a kid, I would refer to them as "brain quakes", for lack of a better term. I am now 31 and they still occur. Sometimes they can happen twice in a week, sometimes I can go years without a single episode. I'm not sure what triggers this intense deja vu. Usually a thought, or something I hear, be it on tv or a person I'm talking with. Then other random thoughts or words will flood my head and pile on to the intensity. (For example: the words "Roasted Pepper" or "Flip-flops" mean nothing now, but during an episode it might double the intensity. Everything I see or hear intensifies it. Weird, but does that make sense to anyone? ONLY an example, because I can never remember the intensifying words after an episode.) A few times I've been teased by it, thinking "Oh, boy here it comes..." and then it stops before it reaches full intensity. (After one of those taunts, I can guarantee one is coming full-strength within the next day or two.) When it does happen full-on, I strangely find myself "encouraging" it, because there is something intriguing about it. The difference between episodes now, as opposed to when I was younger, is today the headache, nausea, and fatigue are gone. I recover rather quickly, and recently its become nothing more than a minor distraction, but if it's epilepsy, I don't want it to ruin my life someday. Do my "intensifying words" description ring any bells?
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    • January 6, 2010
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  • Hi there, I am just starting the medical process of finding out what these extreme deja vu's signify...as well as their accompanying sypmtoms of zoning out, leaning to the left, confusion, auditory paralysis etc.There is some talk of brain tumors, or cortisol overload, or infection in the brain. But its all brain related and all seems to be serious. I would take yourself seriously and talk to a dr about getting a CT scan (I'm getting one on Monday) as well as an EEG, and possibly an MRI (if my CT comes back negative, I'm going to get a private MRI).You may be having partial complex seizures, which could maybe lead to a grand mal? Wh o knows? But I don't want to you to have to find out.Deja vu times a million?? Glad to know it's not just me. I have been having these episodes since age 5, at least as far back as I can remember. As a child, these episodes would render me useless for the duration of the day: extreme headache, nausea, and fatigue. As a kid, I would refer to them as "brain quakes", for lack of a better term. I am now 31 and they still occur. Sometimes they can happen twice in a week, sometimes I can go years without a single episode. I'm not sure what triggers this intense deja vu. Usually a thought, or something I hear, be it on tv or a person I'm talking with. Then other random thoughts or words will flood my head and pile on to the intensity. (For example: the words "Roasted Pepper" or "Flip-flops" mean nothing now, but during an episode it might double the intensity. Everything I see or hear intensifies it. Weird, but does that make sense to anyone? ONLY an example, because I can never remember the intensifying words after an episode.) A few times I've been teased by it, thinking "Oh, boy here it comes..." and then it stops before it reaches full intensity. (After one of those taunts, I can guarantee one is coming full-strength within the next day or two.) When it does happen full-on, I strangely find myself "encouraging" it, because there is something intriguing about it. The difference between episodes now, as opposed to when I was younger, is today the headache, nausea, and fatigue are gone. I recover rather quickly, and recently its become nothing more than a minor distraction, but if it's epilepsy, I don't want it to ruin my life someday. Do my "intensifying words" description ring any bells?
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    • January 12, 2010
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  • The person who posted this described it perfectly and the person who suggested epilepsy is right. I have exactly the same symptoms. I can right down parts of the dream as it flashes through my head - peoples names what they are saying (and probably like you it completely takes me over) but after it is over I read back what I have written and it makes absolutely no sense - I don't recognise the names and I can't make sense of what they were saying - it's just a list of words. I was diagnosed with Grand Mal (Temperal lobe) too after having several massive seizures and having to be carted off in an ambulance - scary but I didn't know anything about it at the time. I now take a high dose of anti convulsant drug - Tegretol - which tends to control it. I have two children (and have had to take the drugs during pregnancy) and they are perfectly fine. I work full time for a bank and I try not to let it bother me too much. I have come to bed early tonight because I had a petit mal seizure (the deja vu thing) that made me feel rubbish. I was tired and stressed tonight and I think either of those two can be contributory factors. I get a massive headache afterwards. I would highly recommend you visit your Doctor and ask for a referral to a neurologist (although I have heard that diagnosis is almost impossible unless you have electrodes recording brain activity connected to your head whilst having a seizure) as you can get auras through migraines too. I have found that everytime I have one it zaps my shorterm memory. I also have trouble finding the right word and I am more emotional. I think this is because of the part of the brain that is affected by the epilepsy I have.
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    • January 13, 2010
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  • Like many others who have been posting on this thread, I too have been experiencing these bizzare Deja vu episodes for several years and thought I was alone. After reading the various accounts of what people have experienced, I wonder if there might be more than one type of event - some of which may be linked to epilepsy and some that may have another cause. I'll describe my own episode details below and am very curious to hear if anyone shares the same peculiarities.My most recent string of experiences has been over for about a week now and was pretty typical of past occurrances, however near the end of my ~week I had my largest-ever number of Deja vu episodes in one day - 7. The most severe of which occurred while I was out running (usually they happen at rest) and I continued to run through it and after (this was ~mile 4 on a 10 mile run), which may relate to the severity. When I got back to the rental house I tried to make myself breakfast, but had the hardest time remembering how to put basic ingredients together to make a scramble; shortly thereafter I found that I couldn't recall the names of two friends (and their dog) who were staying with us. This agnosia persisted for several hours until finally, when describing the things that I was experiencing to other friends who were with me, I realized that my memory had returned to normal. We left on a snowshoeing trip after that, and I had several more events while we were out, but none as severe as while running(I made sure to stop and rest this time around!), and a couple more after returning to the rental. I had a final episode just as I was awakening the next morning, but this one only lasted a few seconds and didn't seem to progress as far in intensity as the previous times. No more episodes have occurred since, though I have actively tried to induce them.My experiences seem much like the bulk of those presented already - strong sense of being in a situation before, memories that are familiar each time, yet not anything that I can recall when I'm back to normal, and a bit of euphoria with the experience, with some (usually) mild disorientation immediately after that quickly resolves. However, I have experienced neither nausea nor headache afterward. Additionally, my episodes all have clustered in the winter-time (late-January to mid-February), and only occur at yearly intervals. To my mind(that of a 28-year old 4th year medical student), this seasonal association makes epilepsy and/or associated epileptiform activity rather unlikely, at least in my case (or maybe I don't want to think that I'm prone to seizures? :)).Does anyone else experience this phenomenon only once yearly??I should also add that I started having these Deja vu experiences about 5 or 6 years ago, and have had them yearly since.Thanks for staring this thread, and to all who have written about their experiences - it's somewhat relieving to know I'm not alone (though makes me less hopeful that I have some latent psychic abilities - darnit!).
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    • February 23, 2010
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  • Lots of things that come to my mind have been already written: The first being the relief that I am not the only one having these episodes ... I've read greedily all your postings; here comes my story.I (male, 45) have had one episode day about 13 years ago with 8 or 10 of them disquieting suckers. Just one day, and over. One year ago they came back, and I am having "phenomena days" (as I call them) in a roughly weekly pattern. Up to 6 phenomena, but sometimes only 1.When they came back, I had a bad flu with high fever, but after the flu went they stayed. They always come as the strong feeling that what I am experiencing at the moment is linked irrefutably with a dream I had the previous night. Not that I am literally reliving the dream, but the situation feels overwhelmingly identical. Can't explain it much better. On such days (when I wake up I normally know that it is "such a day" again; you can call that "aura" of course; sometimes the feeling turns out to have been wrong) I have a sense for what could trigger the next phenomenon, and I try to avoid these things (of course I don't know wheter or not this works): Certain books, certain movies, certain thoughts, music, whatever. But I agree with some of you that there is an adventurous part with the thing, as well; somehow I ... well, I don't actually enjoy it, but still ... it gives me the feeling back to be back to my young days, where everything was charged with meaning and spoke to me (not in a way as if you have done drugs (I never did), but in the way everybody knows he has felt when he was a child, taking it for normal then).The phenomena come with hot flashes. No dizzyness, no headache, no sickness, no nausea. And it takes at least one day to come over it, sometimes a feeling of wrongness (slight depersonalisation and derealisation) lingers for one or two more days, which is the worst part of the whole thing (except thinking that I am going crazy and can't make me understood to anybody, including the doctors).I have seen several kinds of doctors: GP, Neurologist (where I underwent an EEG and a strobe test, and finally had an MRT made), Psychiatrist. Nothing. No signs for epilepsy, nothing a blood test could reveal, no psychiatric abnormality (except a slight unsurprising tendency towards narcism, which is good since I am a freelance designer and couldn't work without it). In short: Nothing.So are there 2 kinds of this, one being related to seizures (as some of you have reported), and another that isn't? At least not to "real" seizures, but "pseudo" seizures? Or are the "phenomena" without any medical conspicuities something like creativity gone wild?My main question (not to you but to me) is: Fight it or live with it? The answer depends on what I will learn about it; your input on this website is extremely helpful! I was on the verge of tears to find my "phenomena" described in so eerily familiar a way! Thanks!
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  • Lots of things that come to my mind have been already written: The first being the relief that I am not the only one having these episodes ... I've read greedily all your postings; here comes my story. I (male, 45) have had one episode day about 13 years ago with 8 or 10 of them disquieting suckers. Just one day, and over. One year ago they came back, and I am having "phenomena days" (as I call them) in a roughly weekly pattern. Up to 6 phenomena, but sometimes only 1. When they came back, I had a bad flu with high fever, but after the flu went they stayed. They always come as the strong feeling that what I am experiencing at the moment is linked irrefutably with a dream I had the previous night. Not that I am literally reliving the dream, but the situation feels overwhelmingly identical. Can't explain it much better. On such days (when I wake up I normally know that it is "such a day" again; you can call that "aura" of course; sometimes the feeling turns out to have been wrong) I have a sense for what could trigger the next phenomenon, and I try to avoid these things (of course I don't know wheter or not this works): Certain books, certain movies, certain thoughts, music, whatever. But I agree with some of you that there is an adventurous part with the thing, as well; somehow I ... well, I don't actually enjoy it, but still ... it gives me the feeling back to be back to my young days, where everything was charged with meaning and spoke to me (not in a way as if you have done drugs (I never did), but in the way everybody knows he has felt when he was a child, taking it for normal then). The phenomena come with hot flashes. No dizzyness, no headache, no sickness, no nausea. And it takes at least one day to come over it, sometimes a feeling of wrongness (slight depersonalisation and derealisation) lingers for one or two more days, which is the worst part of the whole thing (except thinking that I am going crazy and can't make me understood to anybody, including the doctors). I have seen several kinds of doctors: GP, Neurologist (where I underwent an EEG and a strobe test, and finally had an MRT made), Psychiatrist. Nothing. No signs for epilepsy, nothing a blood test could reveal, no psychiatric abnormality (except a slight unsurprising tendency towards narcism, which is good since I am a freelance designer and couldn't work without it). In short: Nothing. So are there 2 kinds of this, one being related to seizures (as some of you have reported), and another that isn't? At least not to "real" seizures, but "pseudo" seizures? Or are the "phenomena" without any medical conspicuities something like creativity gone wild? My main question (not to you but to me) is: Fight it or live with it? The answer depends on what I will learn about it; your input on this website is extremely helpful! I was on the verge of tears to find my "phenomena" described in so eerily familiar a way! Thanks! I had visual, auditory, olfactory, tactile, multimode hallucinations and hot and cold running deja vu all my life until I started taking methylb12.
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  • Not sure if this has been brought up cause there is like a ton of pages. This may be a long shot but what a lot of you're describing sounds very similar to the effects of hypoglycemia. Specifically the Nausea/Confusion/De Ja Vu/Fear/Nervousness, more serious cases can cause hallucinations as well. Some of you guys should look into checking your blood sugar levels if you feel an episode coming on.Whenever I have an episode a certain trivial event in my life that happened when I was a kid (perhaps a memory from one of my first episodes) becomes VERY vivid in my mind and at that point I know I have low blood sugar. Dizzyness, nausea, foggy mind, random flushes of euphoria, sweating, paranoia (severe sometimes), and fear. Basically my world changes for the 1-2 days I am in this 'fog', makes everything and everyone seem very alien/fake to me. Quick fix foods rarely help and I end up just trying to sleep it off as best as possible seeing how it makes me severely groggy anyways.Rayof86 - Thank you for posting that about hypoglycemia! For me that would make total sense! I don't get this often and I 100% linked my episodes to times after heavy drinking. Just read that alcohol is known to lower blood sugars and cause hypoglycemia, which would also explain why I get this while running (drinking of alcohol, followed by a morning without breakfast until after I run). I think many of us who are not having multiple episodes a day and have been able to curb this through diet should pay attention. Deja vu and nausea seems to be like saying you have a headache - it could be stress it could be a brain tumor, but just because you have the symptom doesn't mean you have either! Don't let the internet freak you out people - think logically and examine your diet and behavior!
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