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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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  • 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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  • Hello, it's me again. For months I am convinced that it can't be anything but temporal lobe epilepsy, simple partial. As I have written mine started in 2009 during a flu with high fever. They came back on a weekly schedule for months, 3 to 5 a day, then around 6 days without seizures. Since I've been told that one can't do much about it, except perhaps loosing weight, sleeping regularly and avoiding alcohol, this is what I did, not wanting any medication (but my case was less heavy than many described here). The seizures got more irregular, then they came on a monthly schedule (but then for 2 to 4 days), followed, 8 weeks ago, by a whole week of weak seizures -- but 56 of them. And since then: nothing. Not even the "auras" (in my case salivation and swallow reflexes, and this special feeling you know so well). I know that this is just one special case, and that's impossible to know if my behaviour had anything to do with the developing, but it may be good news that this is one more spontaneous remission. And if it's coming back, I will tell you so ... All the best, "phenomenon".
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Amazing that so many people can suffer the same set of symptoms without a definitive diagnosis ?? I'm in my 40's and have had these strange turns for the past couple of years. All Neuro testing came back normal so I'm left not knowing what's going on. With me it seems to be linked to a fever. Each time I have a flu I've had the symptoms described above. I did have a few febrile convulsions as a baby. Could this be linked ?? Scary when it happens without warning but gone in a couple of minutes.
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