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Unexplained changes in conciousness

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 2, 2010
  • 09:57 PM

Last night, when I was trying to sleep, I experienced several changes in consciousness that would gradually appear, and instantly disappear about ten seconds after the symptoms were appearing.

I would experience for the first 3-5 seconds:
- Dizziness
- Staring
- Weakness
- Tinnitus
- Anxiety
- Delay between when I was touching something and when I would feel it
- Random Brain Zaps

Then, I was experiencing:
- Full body deprivation of the sense of touch
- Moving any muscle was very difficult
- Some sort of dissociation with reality
- Very strong tinnitus
- Anxiety & Fear (I was still conscious during the experiences)

The "Dissociation with reality" is very hard to explain. It was very similar to consuming Salvia Divinorum, without any hallucination or memory loss.
It felt like a loop of sight and sound accompanied by a loss of coordination in space.
Very strange indeed.

I even experienced these symptoms once during a dream (my dreams are vivid and I can remember them partially). My dream continued normally after the experience.

I woke up without noticing anything wrong.
I went thought my day of work without any problem except fatigue, which was caused by the poor sleep I had.
I don't feel any different than before.
However, this was quite scary and I would like to know what really happened.

For further information, I was laying down when experiencing these symptoms.
I have never felt them before.
I am using Effexor 37.5mg for depression and anxiety (I am tapering down in order to quit).
I have no history of psychiatric problems except depression and anxiety.
It is possible that I was having hypoglycemia when these effects occured.

Thanks for your attention,

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