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Am I Dreaming?

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posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 10:16 PM
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For all I can remember I've always went blank.

And by going blank, I mean it quite literally. My mind goes absolutely blank, I forget everything. For a moment I'm just...Nothing. Just an hour or so ago I was the restaurant with my family and I went blank a few times. It all felt like a dream. This happens a lot, Especially when I'm somewhere foreign. Anyone have an idea why this happens to me?
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posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 10:18 PM
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Get yourself checked for atypical seizures. Not all seizures require frothing at the mouth, or even going still. Some people have seizures yet go through everyday routines like they're normal. Some people remember it, others don't.



posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 10:20 PM
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Sounds terrifying. My deepest sympathies.

If youre reading this right now then no, right now youre not dreaming.

If you feel this way i think it would be wise to seek out the help of a professional.



posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 10:22 PM
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reply to post by Se7enex
 


Have you been diagnosed with anxiety attacks?
Do you talk while this is going on?
If you talk, does it feel like someone else is doing the talking for you?



posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 10:22 PM
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I don't believe they are seizures...It said people with Atypical seizures have low intelligence and my IQ is 140 which is above average in America... It feels more of a spiritual type of thing but I could just be making assumptions. I just don't know.


reply to post by Neo_Serf
 


It's definitely odd but I feel like it isn't a completely bad experience. It feels enlightening even though for a second I'm non-existent.


reply to post by Elieser
 


Typically the episodes are so short I don't have enough time to get out words. I'm not really sure I'd be able to if I tried. Usually when someone starts talking to me I snap out of it but not always. I've self-diagnosed myself with Anxiety, mainly social. I'm scheduled for a psyche report Oct. 13 I think so hopefully I can figure all of this out.
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posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 10:23 PM
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You're not dreaming, you're just dimensioning!




posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 10:24 PM
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I'd go see a doctor.



posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 10:26 PM
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Originally posted by Se7enex
reply to post by CynicalDrivel
 


I don't believe they are seizures...It said peopel with Atypical seizures have low intelligence and my IQ is 140 which is above average in America... It feels more of a spiritual type of thing but I could just be making assumptions. I just don't know.


Well no assumptions + knowing you dont know is the best starting place when examining the world. I might caution you though, in no way is a high intelligence a barrier against mental dysfunction...in many cases it serves as the opposite.

Since you dont know, go speak to someone who might, or has a better idea than you do right now.
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posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 10:27 PM
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Originally posted by Se7enex
reply to post by CynicalDrivel
 


I don't believe they are seizures...It said peopel with Atypical seizures have low intelligence and my IQ is 140 which is above average in America... It feels more of a spiritual type of thing but I could just be making assumptions. I just don't know.

Q. Is epilepsy a sign of reduced intelligence? A. Epilepsy is not an indicator of intelligence. Epilepsy affects people of average intelligence as well as those above and below average. Some people with mental retardation may have epilepsy, but most people with epilepsy are not mentally retarded.
here

What Seizures can do is damage the brain.



posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 10:32 PM
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Originally posted by Se7enex

Typically the episodes are so short I don't have enough time to get out words. I'm not really sure I'd be able to if I tried. Usually when someone starts talking to me I snap out of it but not always,
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That actually reminds me of an old friend. I have not seen him in years, so I don't know what it turned to be for him. He was getting it checked out by doctors, getting tested for things such as epilepsy.

He was a very smart guy. But he would have these "episodes" where just suddenly he would sort of... blank out and he would stare off into space. Usually he would be breathing hard as it happened. The few times I saw him do it, it only lasted a few seconds and when I would ask him if he was okay, he would snap out of it.

But he would have no recollection of it happening though, unlike you. He just knew what people told him and it worried him.

I really wish I could tell you what it turned out to be for him, but I lost touch. Not sure where he is now.

Like everyone else, I would encourage you to maybe go see a neurologist. Just because you have a high IQ does not mean it can't be some form of epilepsy. But, even if it is not that, I think you should talk to a doctor.

If they can't find anything, then come back and contemplate it being something spiritual, like you said you feel it might be.

Just rule out health issues, just to be safe, okay?

Also, epilepsy affects people of all intelligence levels.
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posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 10:32 PM
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Originally posted by WhoDat09
I'd go see a doctor.

dont go see a doctor, its not my opinion but they would just say your not normal and need drugs
our brains operate in a fairly extreme way, like running the whole world on a small computer. obviously sometimes your going to find it a bit hard
i understand exactly what you mean, i get like this sometimes
our minds are only perceiving things through senses.
i dont really know how youd explain something like this
but i think were probably just not as brainwashed as other people



posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 10:33 PM
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Oh and to people claiming enlightenment as grounds to dismiss this potentially very serious symptom, please go get your own head examined as well. This girl might be very sick (hopefully not, but potentially.) To encourage or reinforce her feelings of dissociation is not only aggressive, it is wrong, dangerous and potentially very harmful.

Its literally akin to saying to a heroin addict "hey maaan, its not youre addiction thats wrong, maaan, its, uuhh, society! now rig up and forget about the consequences!"



posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 10:34 PM
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I'm seeing into other dimensions?



reply to post by Neo_Serf
 


(Psyche Report October 13th.)

reply to post by CynicalDrivel
 


Definitely not what I want to believe it is but it makes sense. I get Deja-vu a lot which is one of the symptoms.

reply to post by Neo_Serf
 


Are you SERIOUSLY comparing drug addiction to my issue?


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posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 10:36 PM
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Originally posted by UniverSoul

Originally posted by WhoDat09
I'd go see a doctor.

dont go see a doctor, its not my opinion but they would just say your not normal and need drugs


That is horrible advice. I am not a fan of how quick doctors are to prescribe drugs but to tell some one not to go see one, when there very well might be a health issue, is just....dumb. Not to say you are. But the suggestion is.

If the OP was complaining of a broken leg, would you encourage them not to go because a doctor would say that a broken leg is not normal and want to treat it?

Sometimes people do need medicine. The OP should go see a doctor and rule out any health issues. If they do not want to take meds, no one is going to force them.

But they should go get it checked out to make sure it is not something dangerous to their health.

If they can find something wrong that is treatable, awesome. If not, then I still say come back and we can consider other explanations.

That is my humble opinion anyway.


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posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 10:37 PM
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well then youre smart enough to not need the advice of this random collection of internet strangers. You know what to do.



posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 10:37 PM
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At least you are not freaking out about it and going to the ER like some of us that thought we were dying.

Going to the doctor is your best, good luck.



posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 10:38 PM
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This happens to me as well from time to time. It's hard to explain the experience to others without sounding a little crazy but I think you did it quite well.



posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 10:39 PM
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reply to post by gimme_some_truth
 


It definitely feels like it's more than just a "problem". It feels bigger than that. But I don't know.

reply to post by Dark Ghost
 


Thanks... It's definitely difficult to put into words!


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Personally I'd rather resolve it myself without the pills.. If I took a pill for every "problem" I had I'd have an entire drawer full of them.


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posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 10:41 PM
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Originally posted by Se7enex
reply to post by gimme_some_truth
 


It definitely feels like it's more than just a "problem". It feels bigger than that. But I don't know.


I understand, and I do not mean to belittle you at all or suggest that it is only a mere little problem.

I just, well, If it is something wrong health wise... I don't know. I just think maybe talk to a doctor about it. If they don't know the answer, than maybe it is something bigger.

And also, believe me. I understand the want to not resolve it with pills. I think doctors are too quick to just throw meds down your throat. But at the same time, if there is a medical explanation.... I don't know... I mean, you don't have to take any pills that a doctor gives you.


Just be safe, okay?
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posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 10:44 PM
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Listen we all get that the system is sub optimal, but seriously. This intelligent woman wrote the OP in the hopes of getting the push she needed to do what she already knew that needed to be done. (i say this because obviously she knows she needs a doc, but that prospect is of course terrifying and perhaps she needed a little 3rd party reinforcement to do the right thing, like we all do sometimes.)

Then you come along and basically say to the potential cancer victim (analogy is extreme for effect) that the whole system is a sham (which for the most part it is) and therefor she shouldnt even *see* a specialist for treatment. In essence your advice is that she should self treat, and self medicate.

SHES NOT A DOCTOR, DUDE! her or I, or YOU for sure are not able to make that call! What youre throwing out there across the depths of anonymity actually effects a human on the other end, ya know?

Please man, try to be a little more responsible.



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