TheMythos

Constant open eye CEVs, panic, anxiety

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Do you think fatigue has anything with your symptoms turning on/off?  When I'm tIred my visuals tend to be more prominent.  Driving can be stressful so taking a long drive without anxiety sounds like a good sign.

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Nah I get plenty of good sleep. These are there 24/7.

Honestly the best way to describe it is like dreaming while you're awake. Sometimes the images take on a life of their own and start acting out scenes.

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Another thing I've noticed is that theyre really subconscious manifestations. Whatever weird obsession or thought is underneath appears as imagery. 

This morning I woke up and was hallucinating a hamburger with a rat tail and I kept repeating the word ratburger in my head.

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https://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/daytime-parahypnagogia.1095174/

I found this article very interesting. While I'm not seeing overt external hallucinations like this woman I am experiencing something that resembles daytime parahypnagogia, although it all seems mental.

There's a part of me that knows this is all bullshit, but a part of me that can't control it. I'm pretty sure it was brought on by extreme stress, panic, and sleep deprivation in late 2015 but I'm not sure how to reverse it.

K.B., doc, any ideas?

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Interesting article.  My visuals are distracting but nothing like the what she has!  Man, the brain is a strange device.

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10 hours ago, TheMythos said:

https://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/daytime-parahypnagogia.1095174/

I found this article very interesting. While I'm not seeing overt external hallucinations like this woman I am experiencing something that resembles daytime parahypnagogia, although it all seems mental.

There's a part of me that knows this is all bullshit, but a part of me that can't control it. I'm pretty sure it was brought on by extreme stress, panic, and sleep deprivation in late 2015 but I'm not sure how to reverse it.

K.B., doc, any ideas?

Honestly, I'm not sure what to tell you. It sounds like you have a severe form of HPPD (I had similar symptoms as you for the first few months before they started to fade) wherein CEVs are your strongest and most disturbing symptom except they occur when you're awake, from what I gather. You have to keep in mind that though there's a general list of common HPPD symptoms almost everyone has a different experience with this condition and many of us have symptoms that seem almost unique to our own personal brain malfunction, as appears to be the case in your scenario. For example, I have severe macropsia. Though there have been a few others who've reported this symptom I've yet to come across anybody who has it as bad as I do. I literally couldn't even see my hand (it was too blurry and big) if I put it a foot in front of my face when I first got HPPD because my macropsia was so bad, and to this day my hand appears completely blurry if I put it a few inches from my face. 

It sounds like you've seen quite a few doctors and been on your fair share of meds, so I'm not exactly sure trying out more medication is the best route. Is there anything that's made your symptoms better? Perhaps a time when you felt happier throughout all this? One thing that's helped me is to constantly take inventory of my emotions, HPPD symptoms and body in general to see what makes me feel better and worse. It's taken two years but I have a long, long list of things that help and things that don't. It really makes life easier to navigate when you know what to do and what not to do, especially with regards to eating. 

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Thanks. I know you guys don't really have any answers beyond the ones you've given me. Just my OCD reassurance seeking. Some part of me says its not just HPPD, but I know that's all just anxiety and hypochondria.

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On 07/04/2017 at 11:17 PM, Sucios_numbaine said:

SSRI's have been shown to help about 50% of people with hppd but the other 50% of people who took it, it made there hppd worse. 

Not sure where you are getting those figures from.

From the anecdotes I've read on here... It's more like 1% who had even the slightest success... 9% who had neither a good or bad reaction and 90% who had a bad reaction.

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