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Posted 8/25/15
Alright so I've had my fair share of the freaky, share yours?


I'll tell you a couple to break the ice. 8 foot long nano spider/crab wasn't real but i couldn't get rid of for 2 months, An extra cat that i don't have that is always in my house when I'm asleep, seeing hieroglyphs in anything that is chaotic (like carpet) when super stressed or tired, starring into my eyes in a dim lit room and my skin slowly disappears. Apparently the last one is pretty common.
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My friend took a legal high and hallucinated a can of coke growing arms, legs and big teeth and he was running around the street hiding behind cars going "IT'S GOING TO GET ME!!" Crying hysterically. He kept freaking out and said we were talking about him behind his back and that we were going to steal his teeth. He didn't sleep for 2 days and we ended up giving him sleeping pills and he recovered quite well. So scary though! He ran away one night and we had to go find him, he was head first in a dust bin shouting at a bag of crisps.
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One of my experiences made it seem like bright colors 'popped' and duller colors were 2D. At the edges of my vision, everything had a roundness that made me feel warm. People looked like 80s comic book characters and color contrasts were very mesmerizing. I could have sworn that I was able to count every single leaf on a tree at a glance.
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Posted 8/25/15
I'm immune to hallucinations, or at least heavily resistant to them. I've never hallucinated before.
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Posted 8/25/15
Brb. Give me a second to go get the drugs...

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Posted 8/25/15
As an intern psychologist I feel I should add a quick point. Hallucinations are usually chemically or physiologically induced (brain malfunctioning) so you may not get as many juicy stories in this thread. Delusions on the other hand, are a lot more interesting as they can be grandiose ideas or fears from an irrational sense of paranoia that don't require high cognitive impairment!

Even in my year and a half in the field, I've only come across one boring anonymous story of hallucinations: I met a young 15 year old client male who could see his girlfriend attacking him at night so he had convinced her when she slept over to tie her hands and wrists. Naturally this belief needed intervention, he's been diagnosed now with BP1 featuring two psychotic episodes on average a year and is undergoing treatment under lithium. He's a good guy at heart and he's doing a lot better!

Delusions on the other hand are in abundance... "T.V news reporter is talking to me!" "Something is coming for me to plant a chip in my brain and it might be you!" Often weed will bring out the juiciest of these stories! Horrifying ones too unfortunately.

Why are Delusions more common than Hallucinations are spawned from a psychotic episode (drug induced or cognitive impairment), but a delusion is just a symptom suggesting psychosis! Don't be fooled though, both are equally real for the client's mind and equally unbelievable from the observers mind!
Posted 8/25/15
If I'm extremely tired, I sometimes see things out of the corner of my eyes, its just a symptom of going for days without enough sleep, and that your brain is tired.
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Posted 8/26/15
Just sitting here drinking my tea with the Dormouse....
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Not sure if this counts, but when I was like, 10, I had a fever dream, except I was half awake.
As you can imagine, it was weird af.

What had happened was: I was in bed, and it was about 2 am or so on a weekday. I had the biggest headache ever, and was feeling nauseous. Luckily some of my logic was still working at that point, so I concluded I was sick. I wanted to get out of my bed and tell my mother that I was sick, but I was too lazy. I ended up just laying there with my eyes open and head throbbing for what felt like half an hour. Now here's where it got weird. I then realized I didn't have to get up, because the ninjas would tell my mom for me. There was a yellow one, a blue one, a red one, and a purple one. Surely at least one of them would tell her. I ended up staying there until about 7, when my mom came to wake me up and found out I was sick.

I still remember being vaguely disappointed in the ninjas. XD
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Posted 8/26/15 , edited 8/26/15

one2counter wrote:



By that definition my experiences have definitely been hallucinations.

I have an issue with blood sugar to my brain so I had a small handful of hallucinations when I was more symptomatic. Most of them occur on the verge of falling asleep. I got hit by a car in my living room while on the couch. One minute I'm watching TV and feeling drowsy, the next I'm a passenger of a car about crash into a house. I wasn't asleep at the time, and I definitely didn't fall asleep after that. I flew off that couch so fuckin' fast. It's the one I remember more than any other.

I would also see or perceive things in my vision that weren't there at the time after rechecking. It was kinda freaky on the rare chances it did happen.

From my experience, hallucinations lasted a matter of seconds, if even that.
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Posted 8/26/15
I once took sleeping pills and then tripped balls.

I thought people were coming through the walls and was okay with that.

I don't take any kind of sleeping medication anymore.
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