RS
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March 24th, 2015 at 4:01:39 PM permalink
So a few days ago I was at work, dealing. Nothing happened earlier that was memorable or out of the ordinary. Anyway, I'm on a dead table (no one playing), and I notice one of those weird eye-fuzzies floating around. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9I2JJTfaw0 ) You know, the things that show up when you just wake up, or you stand up too quickly, or you push on your eyes for a little while and open 'em. Yeah, that.

Anyway, I think nothing of it. And a few minutes later, everything is getting really distorted looking. Like tunnel vision. Then my vision starts to look like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgbYd1wDsJs but not all over, just in patches. Like straight ahead there'd be a square that'd look like that, then another one that's up and to the left, another up to the right, and another down and to the right. Now I'm starting to get a little worried. Worst part is, I still got another 25 minutes or so before I go on break. Uh Oh.

A few minutes pass and all of a sudden I'm in this weird almost out-of-this-world state, like I'm on acid, shrooms, or super duper baked out of my mind. Like if someone's talking to me, I hear them talking but I'm not registering what they're saying. And now I'm thinking what the f*ck is going on? I'm in no position to be on a table right now dealing. Of course, I should'a asked a floor person or a dealer standing floor (dual-rate I guess you call them) to tap me off the table so I can go to the bathroom or get some water or something. But in whatever mental state I was in.....it was like I couldn't form a sentence or talk to someone. Feels like I'm trapped in my mind -- like I'm paralyzed and want to say "Help me!!!" but I can't say anything. [I wasn't paralyzed, though.] Oh yeah, I also got really hot and started to sweat a good amount [not like dripping wet, though].

Finally it's break time and I'm still feeling all f*cked up. Ten or fifteen minutes later, everything is back to normal.....and it's like nothing ever happened.

I haven't been feeling stressed out, depressed or sad, nothing like that. Haven't done any drugs for a few years now. I hadn't drank any alcohol before my shift or taken any medication or nothing. Wasn't sleep deprived either. Just totally, out of the random, not explainable.



So now here's the weird part. A few years ago (2 or maybe 3?) when I was in college, a very similar thing happened to me. I was watching The Walking Dead on Netflix in my dorm room one night and all of a sudden I start to feel really hot. Had a little water, but that didn't help. A few moments later, I get sick to my stomach and I head toward the bathroom. Throw up in the toilet a good amount....and all of a sudden I go into this weird crazy state (like the one described above) where it feels like I'm on acid/shrooms, I go into some mental trip state thing and all hell breaks loose. I don't remember the specifics, but, probably 30-45 minutes later, everything winds down and I'm back to my normal self and everything is A OK.



So yeah, that's my "trip report".
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AxelWolf
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March 24th, 2015 at 4:09:39 PM permalink
Quote: RS

So a few days ago I was at work, dealing. Nothing happened earlier that was memorable or out of the ordinary. Anyway, I'm on a dead table (no one playing), and I notice one of those weird eye-fuzzies floating around. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9I2JJTfaw0 ) You know, the things that show up when you just wake up, or you stand up too quickly, or you push on your eyes for a little while and open 'em. Yeah, that.

Anyway, I think nothing of it. And a few minutes later, everything is getting really distorted looking. Like tunnel vision. Then my vision starts to look like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgbYd1wDsJs but not all over, just in patches. Like straight ahead there'd be a square that'd look like that, then another one that's up and to the left, another up to the right, and another down and to the right. Now I'm starting to get a little worried. Worst part is, I still got another 25 minutes or so before I go on break. Uh Oh.

A few minutes pass and all of a sudden I'm in this weird almost out-of-this-world state, like I'm on acid, shrooms, or super duper baked out of my mind. Like if someone's talking to me, I hear them talking but I'm not registering what they're saying. And now I'm thinking what the f*ck is going on? I'm in no position to be on a table right now dealing. Of course, I should'a asked a floor person or a dealer standing floor (dual-rate I guess you call them) to tap me off the table so I can go to the bathroom or get some water or something. But in whatever mental state I was in.....it was like I couldn't form a sentence or talk to someone. Feels like I'm trapped in my mind -- like I'm paralyzed and want to say "Help me!!!" but I can't say anything. [I wasn't paralyzed, though.] Oh yeah, I also got really hot and started to sweat a good amount [not like dripping wet, though].

Finally it's break time and I'm still feeling all f*cked up. Ten or fifteen minutes later, everything is back to normal.....and it's like nothing ever happened.

I haven't been feeling stressed out, depressed or sad, nothing like that. Haven't done any drugs for a few years now. I hadn't drank any alcohol before my shift or taken any medication or nothing. Wasn't sleep deprived either. Just totally, out of the random, not explainable.



So now here's the weird part. A few years ago (2 or maybe 3?) when I was in college, a very similar thing happened to me. I was watching The Walking Dead on Netflix in my dorm room one night and all of a sudden I start to feel really hot. Had a little water, but that didn't help. A few moments later, I get sick to my stomach and I head toward the bathroom. Throw up in the toilet a good amount....and all of a sudden I go into this weird crazy state (like the one described above) where it feels like I'm on acid/shrooms, I go into some mental trip state thing and all hell breaks loose. I don't remember the specifics, but, probably 30-45 minutes later, everything winds down and I'm back to my normal self and everything is A OK.



So yeah, that's my "trip report".

As long as you don't start carrying around golden monkeys everything is probably fine, other than that brain tumor.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
rdw4potus
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March 24th, 2015 at 4:21:17 PM permalink
What you're describing is almost exactly what migraine headaches feel like to me. No pain, but tunnel vision, inability to concentrate/comprehend, hearing doesn't really register, and (probably because of the tunnel vision and motion) nausea. But, 2 advil and 30 minutes later I'm 100% better.
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March 24th, 2015 at 4:54:56 PM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

What you're describing is almost exactly what migraine headaches feel like to me.



Didn't read but a few sentences before I was thinking the same thing.

See a neurologist. Seriously. Some people, like rdw and occasionally me, get inconvenienced by them. Just a spot of weirdness and then it passes. Others, like typical me, get them to the point that I'd kill myself if only I had the capacity to operate even a butter knife. I'm talking pain the likes of which you cannot comprehend and that I cannot describe. Pain that has caused me to create an entirely new scale and have to ask the ER nurse which scale to use. I say this as someone who bangs a dislocated shoulder back in place and keeps on playing.

Since you're a working man, in charge of items of high value, and, I assume, commute to work, you should have something available to address this. At the very least, it'll educate yourself and hopefully allow you to understand and avoid triggers. The ones you've had sound like mere inconveniences. Get one like I've had and it'll change your life.
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March 24th, 2015 at 5:38:26 PM permalink
I believe what you are describing is called an aura. People will get them before you get a migraine Or a seizure.

Some people who have seizures have service dogs. Those dogs are trained to sense the aura and make you alert that the seizure is about to happen so that you can get into a seated or laying position to keep from other injuries.
djatc
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March 24th, 2015 at 6:30:33 PM permalink
my professional medical opinion says to donate all your money to a worthy cause (such as myself) and live as a monk.
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aceofspades
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March 24th, 2015 at 6:44:31 PM permalink
WOW
Made me think of this


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tringlomane
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March 24th, 2015 at 8:38:37 PM permalink
Ugh not the TR I wanted to hear. :( As others have said, seeing a doctor world be a good idea.
EvenBob
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March 24th, 2015 at 8:42:46 PM permalink
Sounds like a mini stroke or blood sugar to me.
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NokTang
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March 24th, 2015 at 9:37:08 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Sounds like a mini stroke or blood sugar to me.



Mini stroke for sure. Had a few myself. Finally a not so mini occurred. They don't do much for you at the hospital, just a CAT scan and give you baby aspirin, check your blood, tell you to eat healthy foods. It it's a tumor, the CAT scan will show it I guess. Best wishes for a continued healthy life. These things don't always happen again, so the Doctors told me.

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