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Hallucinations

Hallucinations

I have always "seen things",lately the things I've seen are as if I'm living in a horror film. I'll see blood splatter everywhere in my shower or on my doors. I commonly see "bugs". The other day it even looked as if one of my feet was "that of a corpses" and as though it was decaying. I regularly see people that others do not
I am curious what most everyone else has hallucinations of. I've got a few friends who see "bugs" as well, or just "flashes of light", but what is the strangest… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

In October when I was in the EEG Long Term Monitoring, I had what the doctors dubbed as a hallucination because the EEG did not detect anything. I could see and hear first a helicopter outside my window and then a series of large airplanes flying by based on the red lights on the frame of the planes (low for a an airliner unless it was flying in to Logan Airport -- which was not in anywhere near Brigham and Women's Hospital and planes flying into or even flying up out of the airport would not be visible on my side of the hospital). I mentioned it to the nurse when she came in, and though I should not be able to hear it (because the heating vent over near the window was making too much nose to be able to hear it) and she did not hear or see anything, she had me press the event button so that the techs would look at that part of the EEG recording. And then she shut the blinds so that I could no longer see the, and I could eventually fall asleep. I have others over the years at various times and have had very real dreams and nightmares. And, after reading the book of Kurt's experience when in EEG Long Term Monitoring and the neurologist said that he was suffering from hysteria because no EEG activity was displayed, and then the psychiatrist that he was sent as a result told him that he was not suffering from hysteria and that he had Epilepsy (The psychiatrist explained the key indicators of hysteria--which he had none of them. And he explained that because of his role, he had a background (not to the level of a neurologist but above the level of a typical doctor from the rotations through the hospital while earning the white jacket of an MD) that he had displayed symptoms of Epilepsy. More importantly, either the psychiatrist or when he saw his regular, it was pointed out to him that regardless of the fact that the EEG did not detect a change one could in fact be having a seizure -- no device is 100% accurate. Thus, I wonder if what was labeled as hallucinations, because the EEG did not detect anything might have actually been a partial seizures. I have had partial seizures that allowed me to hear the conversation of a co-worker on a pay phone at the far side of a cafeteria full of co-workers when I was working in a warehouse and other partial seizures that had me seeing things that others in the room were not seeing. Doctors, like every other human being, are not perfect in their analysis, thus some hallucinations are really hallucinations but others can possibly be partial seizures.

posted 6 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Funny enough my neuro got the hospitals psychologist to give me a call today. Will make proper contact in new year. Great living in Australia with Medicare covering everything.

posted 6 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Always hallucinate with migraines that lead to trips to ICU. Full blown colour vivid mostly people walking around in surfaces that I am looking at, but have had 2 Picacho run out of my bath tub and into a wall repeatedly. Last time was brushing teeth and mirror was full of people walking around. Had to get wife to stand behind me till I finished and could go to my safe place and wait for the seizure. Woke up 2 days later, tubes being removed again.

posted 6 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I’ve had delusions where my dog has looked like a demon and I see cats and a little old lady quite often when I’m going to have seizures The cats and the old lady are hallucinations there’s nothing there when they appear. I almost appreciate the old lady and her cats she kind of lets me know when I’m going to have bad seizures.

posted 6 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I had that after Gabapentin. I get them even if I close my eyes but it happens based on charting them only a certain part of the month so looking into trigger but its always evil, death or destruction for me. It reminded me of the 1981 Movie "An American Werewolf in London". For me I'm glad its not all the time or I don't think I'd be here.

posted 6 months ago
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