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Bluehamster tells us: "This morning I found myself filling my mug not a teabag, but with Shreddies." Tell us of the times when you've convinced yourself that you're losing your marbles.

(, Thu 21 Jul 2011, 12:59)
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You a spastic too, sandettie?
I would say that deja vu is exactly correct. I freak out when I feel even the slightest touch of it.
Erm...it's certainly more descriptive than "localised random electric impulses in a small part of the brain", since people know what deja vu feels like.

The hard part is explaining how it feels when the deja vu spreads from your memories to your sight, and thoughts, and intentions, and the whole thing tangles into one jumbled mass where whatever you're looking at expands to surround you and always has been there even though it changes every time you glance panickedly around looking for a soft place to land.
I was once told that deja vu is sensory input temporarily routing through your memory centres. When everything seems to be routing through your memory centres and vice versa, it can get extremely trippy. Then you wake up in a pool of vomit. Ugh.

And you can get a type of epilepsy where you just go down like a sack of spuds, can't you? I've long known to consider myself lucky I get any warning.
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 10:02, 1 reply)

i experience this intense sense of deja vu sometimes.
what's more intense is the sensation I randomly get sometimes when nothing feels real.

Its like I see what I see normally, all my senses in fact are working, but it doesnt seem real. My brain seems to think I am just experiencing a memory, and my real body is far away, maybe dead, or something. this can last a couple of seconds, or a full minute. If its a few seconds I just brush it off and carry on, but if it is a long one, it is really uncomfortable can can spark a small-scale panic attack.

I never black out or collapse though. Does this have a name?
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 11:59, closed)
...it's just a glitch in the matrix.
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 16:35, closed)
tyrellsOwl - seriously though...
...it sounds like you are having episodes of a 'dissociative state'. (Try 'Dissociation' on Wikipedia.)
It's also really common for people to experience this when given Ketamine - by which I mean patients who have I have given it for severe fractures when morphine doesn't do the trick, as opposed to people taking it for shits and giggles. (Although I guess it might be similar for them too, I've never tried it myself.)
I experienced dissociative states as a kid although I only figured out what they were - and was able to put a name to them - as an adult.
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 18:27, closed)

Thanks, I will read up on this when I get home from work.

I have never tried Ketamine, nor any other strong opiate, so I have no idea why I would be experiencing them..
(, Wed 27 Jul 2011, 13:09, closed)


These seem to fairly closely describe my symptoms.
"Depersonalization disorder is often comorbid with anxiety disorders, panic disorders, clinical depression and bipolar disorder."

I do have an (albeit undiagnosed) anxiety disorder. I often go around feeling anxious and worried (sometimes for a reason, other times not) and am prone to panic attacks (Though they have gotten better).

I just skimmed these articles now on my lunch break but I will read more this evening.
(, Wed 27 Jul 2011, 13:15, closed)

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