Deja-Vu, Flashbacks, and Anxiety. Help!
Sarah

Wolverhampton, UK

#66 Oct 16, 2012
I first posted on here back in 2009, with the exact same syptoms as everyone else.
I still suffer from these episodes, the latest lot starting a week ago and STILL going on! I really feel like I am going mad. I am hesitant to visit my GP as I am unsure how to properly explain the symptoms for him to take me seriously.
I feel worn out and ill with this episode.
TONI

Dubrovnik, Croatia

#67 Oct 26, 2012
Cheers! ;-)
TONI

Dubrovnik, Croatia

#68 Oct 26, 2012
You are not going mad Sarah, relax you be fine!
Toni

Dubrovnik, Croatia

#69 Oct 26, 2012
Dear AusieGirl, can you give me some advice how to deal with these sensations? Thanks :-)
AusieGirl

Kingswood, Australia

#70 Oct 27, 2012
Dear Toni, as I said I have not had this happen for about 3 years. But a couple of times I could feel it start to creep up on me and I just get busy with something else and totally concentrate on anything but giving in to the feeling. So far it is working.
:)
Toni

Croatia

#71 Oct 27, 2012
Thank You :-)
moonpookie

Bozeman, MT

#72 Oct 28, 2012
Achilles, I have had anxiety since the first dy as a teenager that I walked to school from staying the night with my step mother at her boyfriend's house. It was a fluttery feeling in the back of my throat, sort of like surges of adrenaline, but in a way it was a curious feeling because I didn't register the feeling as anxiety, more, that I focused on, "why is my throat doing that?!" Then, when I was 2 r 25, I was going through a new baby and losing my home to the backrent issues I and my husband collected. I hadn't realized I had fallen apart but I knew that there was a time that I spoke to a dear friend and in the visit, I blew up in such an emotional frenzy to her about things in my stressful life that I never knew that I was truly experiencing. I decided that I would go to my doctor and explain that I was anxious and wanted to feel better. He prescribed me Paxil which I thought might be helpful because my granmother experienced the issues with anxiety. I truly still didn't actually connect the idea that I was anxious. I was like, say, hopeless and unmotivated to feel hopeful so I was reclusive and felt this would help me. Then, the first night I took the first dose. Some people say that it is not possible to feel the effects of a pill like this in your system for maybe a few days or week. Let me tell you, I was feeling it. I felt great, energetic and happy to think that this pill would help me to move forward in my life rather than sit and dwell on the things that were not healing the situation. That night, my friens stopped in and she was visiting with me. I began to listen to my husband speak with me about omething and the picture of him and my environment went still. I was lost in time. Something broke and I felt like i was gong to die. I seen the lght, I felt peace and thought I felt great but really happened is that I went into an overload shock of the chemical that had gone into my system. It was too much and the energy that spawned from the dose was too much for me to take in. It was as if my body was racing in a world that my mind and muscles were not ready for and I felt so exhausted that I would fall into a limpness. I went to the er that night and when the nurse asked me questions I went into one of these shocks. My heart was falling ut! I felt like I was on the edge of death. Then I never took a second dose. Then a few months later, i thought maybe if they lower the dose, i could truly come over these anxiety spells. i blame paxil Mister achilles. There issomething about that pill and I will say that the deja vu thing is because the chemical in the doses are connecting to something in your brain that cotrols that feeling. i do not kno if they have research on it but this is the reason that i came to this site and first ever wrote in here. It was the cause of paxil and I will never take the pill again. I believed that there was a way to over come this thing with my own mind powers and I have gone through tremendous journeys to be secure where I am at now. still wake up in th nght with fears but they are manageable. I haven't had any jolting out of my sleep episodes for a few weeks now, but if you ask me, I habe no problem whatsoevr saying that all of these episodes within the range of anxiety has been increased for the worst because of paxil. Good luck my friend
AusieGirl

Kingswood, Australia

#73 Oct 28, 2012
You're welcome. All the best.
:)
lov2sing

Franklin, TN

#74 Dec 8, 2012
Geez I read a comment on here and thought "Wow! Finally, someone who really feels what I feel. Then I realized I had written it about 3 years ago. Oh well. It was kinda weird because we had sooo much in common. So, Yes I'm still going through all this BUT... I've been to a neurologist and even though they couldn't find anything in a CAT scan (Think that is what it was- and they rarely find anything) She thinks my depersonalization is part of a simple partial seizure disorder...Google it) I am on med. for it. But not enough for it to really knock itout.) It does lessen it but when my dp/dr and the seizure stuff mixes...I feel so outta control. When the radio or tv is up loud I think the tv voice is my voicein my head...Ya know your voice you hear when you think???? It scares me to no end and I'm sure I have completely lost it. I have to take a klonipin and call my best friend who has been through all this. I ususally come back to earth in a half hour. But I'm scared..What if I get like this and I can't lie down or get help...that raises my anxiety level and makes me scared to face the world.
Ian uk

Leamington Spa, UK

#75 Dec 10, 2012
Hi 8 weeks ago I started getting strange sensations of feeling sick, flushes , got a bit panicky and then I would start getting into de ja vu situations , after it was continuous all day I went to hospital where I was passed ok, but basically monitor it.
I slept for 12 hours and thought it has gone but suddenly this past Friday they came back, all day Friday, once on sat and a few on Sunday and so far none today , they are very worrying and I'm worried Incase it's a warning sign for something big is about to happen to me,
I feel stupid in explaining how I'm feeling because its sounds strange explaining it!!
I'm thinking perhaps stress and overworked etc
I'm always on the go in and out of work and try not too waste time sleeping , 5 hours is my normal pattern because I have trouble sleeping aswell , I would love to be able to sleep 8-9 hours flat out each night but I can't
Any help will be great fully appreciated

“Stupidity Leak”

Since: Sep 11

Woodsboro

#76 Dec 12, 2012
Ian uk wrote:
Hi 8 weeks ago I started getting strange sensations of feeling sick, flushes , got a bit panicky and then I would start getting into de ja vu situations , after it was continuous all day I went to hospital where I was passed ok, but basically monitor it.
I slept for 12 hours and thought it has gone but suddenly this past Friday they came back, all day Friday, once on sat and a few on Sunday and so far none today , they are very worrying and I'm worried Incase it's a warning sign for something big is about to happen to me,
I feel stupid in explaining how I'm feeling because its sounds strange explaining it!!
I'm thinking perhaps stress and overworked etc
I'm always on the go in and out of work and try not too waste time sleeping , 5 hours is my normal pattern because I have trouble sleeping aswell , I would love to be able to sleep 8-9 hours flat out each night but I can't
Any help will be great fully appreciated
I have been having this for about 8 years now and I try to monitor it based on food I eat or if I hafe an ear ache etc and I cannot figure it out. Medication makes absolutely no difference. It is so random. Usually something does happen and my friend's mother is a Psychic and she is convinced I am too. However, the premonition is always very vague so I really don't think that is it. Are you a guy or a girl? For girls I read it could be partly hormonal.
Dan

Twinsburg, OH

#77 Dec 20, 2012
I had to drive 200 miles last month in 1 day, so started having my regular "lose control" attacks on highway. Anyway I was stressed, got home and decided to start taking 5HTP. I bought new bottle 100mg - took it the next day, 2-3 hrs later I noticed that everything that is happening to me now has already happened - but when - zap! and I cant catch the moment - cant remember - there was no panic just a feeling like "this all has been already lived". Panic kicked in like 40 seconds later to the point where i was throwing up and shaking like on electric chair. I took clonopin 0.5 gm and the thing subsided in like 30 minutes, but the "deja vu" remained for like next 3-4 days, not intense but on/off kind of, and of course the fear of this shit comming back. I never did any drugs, never drank much, 36 yo a bit overweight, but under too much stress at work. My testimony here though is this - be careful with 5HTP as this shit is sometimes so potent (depending on the brand) that it really may screw u up
Ian uk

UK

#78 Dec 20, 2012
Session_Whine wrote:
<quoted text>I have been having this for about 8 years now and I try to monitor it based on food I eat or if I hafe an ear ache etc and I cannot figure it out. Medication makes absolutely no difference. It is so random. Usually something does happen and my friend's mother is a Psychic and she is convinced I am too. However, the premonition is always very vague so I really don't think that is it. Are you a guy or a girl? For girls I read it could be partly hormonal.
I'm a male 37 slightly over weight but quite fit etc , drink once a week
Do like my food but I'm very active, play footy three times a week , dog walks gym etc
Been ok this week, just the thought of panic keeps coming on me incase they come back
Ian uk

Clacton-on-sea, UK

#79 Jan 5, 2013
Are you doing too much and got a lot going on because I only get them when I have little sleep, am overworked/stressed etc and especially if I've got a few different things all happening together and then my brain goes into overdrive,
I take some tramadol , sleep for 12 hrs+ and rest up and they go away for a while!!!
That's my way of dealing with it!!
I also suffer with bad sciatica in my lower back and I'm wondering if this sends signals to my brain and starts them? If you have any back problems let me know
emilydancer985

Broomall, PA

#80 Jan 20, 2013
hey after reading all of these posts I have felt much better about myself! Now I know I'm not the only one experiencing these weird flashback episodes. It happens at any time! it's just recently started happening again to me. the last time it happened was July! it's the strangest feeling ever. it started last Thursday night at my dance class. I was doing my warm ups and then all of a sudden I felt like I had somehow been in that exact moment in a dream that I don't even remember having. as this is happening I feel like I'm going to throw up but I never do. it will happen to me for about a week or so. the episodes themselves on last up to about 1 minute! sometimes I feel like I'm going to pass out and my face gets really flushed. however as I am going through the week that I have it, I don't feel like doing anything and I feel sort of, I guess, alone and I don't even feel like hanging out with friends or anything, it's so weird, it's like I feel that nothing makes me happy. I feel completely strange! I can't even describe it! anyway as its happening I am still aware of what is going on around me but its like I'm in another world at the same time! and I still talk to everyone regularly but in the inside I feel completely out of it.......it's as if I'm not even alive for a minute or two! what is going on!?!???!?!?
emilydancer985

Broomall, PA

#81 Jan 20, 2013
just to add on, I also get them during the middle of the night and my mouth starts to sale ate as if I'm going to throw up and my stomach starts bubbling! and yesterday one of the episodes is what woke me up in the morning!
emilydancer985

Broomall, PA

#82 Jan 20, 2013
sry I mean salivate in the last post! not sale ate!
ashley

Syracuse, NY

#83 Feb 20, 2013
i have these episodes when i get like a flasback but i cant explain it. i start to feel like i have to go to te bathroom. i start to sweat and i dont feel like myself. i have ask the doctor but they didnt know what it was or how it happens
emily

Los Angeles, CA

#84 Mar 18, 2013
Hey there, my dad says he gets this all the time and it really concerns me BC he won't go to a Dr. He describes it just like these posts but where the de ja vu is of his childhood or just a bunch of scrambled thoughts that he can't really make out or remember when the episodes are over. He got one so bad that when he was driving he had to pull over. He said he felt like he was losing himself. That he could almost feel himself leaving his body then he snapped out of it. He gets nausea as well. I'm relieved to hear so many similar posts. Any idea what it could be? Pls help
Jordan

Saint Louis, MO

#85 Mar 28, 2013
If you suffer from strong feelings of deja vu (among other symptoms) you must likely have temporal lobe epilepsy (simple partial and complex partial seizures). Call your doctor. Now. They told me I had panic attacks for 8 years before I finally met with a neurologist.

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