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Originally posted by InFriNiTee
Here is a really good link to look at from WEB MD:
WEB MD Hypoglycemia
From the sound of it, I would guess you are having hypoglycemic episodes. Read the link above, and if any of it applies to you-go get tested.
Have someone drive you to the doctor when you experience the symptoms. Hardcore physical activity and drugs or alcohol are known to induce hypoglycemia. If you notice the symptoms when drinking especially or doing hard physical activity, I would look into the possibility of low blood sugar. You will surely need a doctor's help with it if that's what you have..
Originally posted by strafgod
Ive dealt with what you described in your OP for years (absence seizures). I not only space out the A.S. give me vivid day dreams. Once when I was younger I was convinced I was out riding my bike then I snapped back and realized I was siting in class lol. I dont always daydream with an A.S., sometimes its just blank spaces in time which wrecked havoc on my grades in school.
To citizenalpha, with the way school went for me id suggest home schooling your daughter that way she can learn at her own pace. It can become stressful trying to keep up with the class with these Micro seizures.
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I've never experienced a daydream like the one you describe . I have no headaches either. Wouldn't seizures cause headaches if frequent?
Originally posted by broahes
I'm having trouble finding information on an experience I have had in the past, and still experience from time to time. I'm rather positive that I'm not the only one, but I just can't seem to find a term for it to better identify so I can research more.
First, this use to happen much more frequently when I was younger, but I still get it from time to time. I will add here that I did experiment with drugs when I was younger.. you name it, and I've done it.. BUT, this occurred before ever experimenting with drugs as well, and has happened with years of not using any mind altering substances as well.
The best way I can describe it is "spacing out". I will all of the sudden, for lack of a better term, 'snap back'. I'm not sure how long I am not identifying with my thoughts or experience, but the snapping back tells me there is at least some amount of time where I am just staring off at something, but not really realize that I am doing it. When I first snap back, my first thought process goes through questions such as, what is this? where am I? what am I? I can only imagine it is what we would remember when first being born if we were able to hold that memory and recall it. Where everything is new. I can look at my hand, for example and move it, but not be aware that I am moving it. I'm not really confused.. It's more like it doesn't matter. A disconnection I guess.
During the 'waking up', I realize everything slowly, so I guess it's not really snapping back. I rather enjoy this experience, and even as a child, I think I enjoyed it then too. I certainly wasn't scared of it. I find myself now, trying to recreate the experience, but that never works, and it can only come when I am not aware that it is coming if that makes sense.
I believe this is the experience that has brought about my interest in metaphysics over the past several years, but I never connected it to my interest until now.
This may be something very common, I'm just looking for any input as to a term that I could research.
Thank you all in advance for your input.
What drugs did you do? How long ago. and how old are you now?