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Alice In Wonderland Syndrome
No good data: This is not quite rare, but also not common. It is more often reported in children but can occur at any age. It is not a mental illness, but a physical perceptual distortion and is usually not part of a dangerous condition. It may be associated w/ migraines or tle and a neurologist might help. Try not to worry about 'craziness' - it is not that. Wish i could offer #s, but i can't. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very rare: This syndrome, where objects or the person's own body appear larger or smaller than normal, is very rare. Some sources say only about 300 adults & children in the us have this. Another source said 9% of teens had transient experiences of micropsia. It can be a migraine equivalent, & can also appear in conditions like seizures, CNS infections, brain tumors, drug use, macular degeneration, etc. ...Read more
Too complicated: This is too complicated of a topic to discuss in this forum. You should discuss this with your child's pediatrician who can give better advice with more information and your specific concerns. This is a link that provides a comprehensive overview of AIWS: http://www.aliceinwonderlandsyndrome.net/ I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is alice in wonderland syndrome (visual distortions before falling asleep) usually considered an atypical migraine or tle? Or is the cause unknown?
Could development of temporal lobe epilepsy and dyslexia be related? Is there a relationship between alice in wonderland syndrome and tle?
Kundalini: The kundalini syndrome has been reported in people with near-death experiences or with some types of yoga & meditation. The main sx is a feeling of energy or heat at the spine. It can also include severe headaches, sense of energy or heat in the hands, ecstasy, body tremor or vibration, sense of heat or cold moving through the body, sensing inner lights as well as other tactile experiences. ...Read more