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What Causes Deja Vu
Déjà vu: French for 'already seen' is the sensation of having seen something/person/place before even though you know you haven't. Theories as to the cause abound [see following site for some: http://science. Howstuffworks. Com/science-vs-myth/extrasensory-perceptions/deja-vu. Htm] but no one knows for sure. ...Read more
Déjà vu is a feeling that a current event or experience has been experienced previously. It is thought to be an aberration of memory in which the "time stamp" of an event becomes mis-assigned to make it seem as if the event occurred previously. Almost everyone has experienced rare déjà vu events. When frequent it is rarely associated ...Read more
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Can a pineal gland cyst cause seizures? I have deja vu more often than normal and cyst is only thing on MRI.
The cyst does not cause your seizures which seem of complex partial character. Looked at your meds, and am perplexed why you are not taking an anti-epileptic drug, which is very much needed to control your spells.
Do you have a neurologist? Leave the cyst alone, currently and concentrate on stopping the spells. ...Read more
Deja vu: Deja vu is the sense that something which is actually unfamiliar, is familiar -- or has been experienced before. Most people have had such experiences occasionally, but in more frequent occurrence it can be associated with temporal lobe epilepsy. In them, it can happen just before a seizure. But, this experience does not have to mean any abnormal condition at all. ...Read more
Deja vu: Deja vu is the sense that something which is actually unfamiliar, is familiar -- or has been experienced before. Most people have had such experiences occasionally, but in more frequent occurrence it can be associated with temporal lob epilepsy. In them, it can happen just before a seizure. But, this experience does not have to mean any abnormal condition at all. ...Read more
"Already Seen": Déjà vu is a feeling that a current event or experience has been experienced previously. It is thought to be an aberration of memory in which the "time stamp" of an event becomes mis-assigned to make it seem as if the event occurred previously. Almost everyone has experienced rare déjà vu events. When frequent it is rarely associated with temporal lobe epilepsy. ...Read more
Double perception: When you're meeting someone new, you focus on them. But your subconscious is still perceiving the rest of the world. During your introduction at some point, your focus becomes less defined, and you begin to consciously perceive the rest of the world the way you normally would, but since there are memories of those perceptions recently laid down in your subconscious mind, they seem familiar. ...Read more
It Seems when I get Anxious I feel Deja vu. This goes away when I'm tired How do I get the Deja vu to stop all the time?
Anxiety interferes with the retrieval of memories. One of the hypotheses about what causes deja vu is that we cannot recall a memory that initially familiarized us with something we are now seeing, i.e. having seen a photo of an art object and not remembering seeing the photo but getting a sense of deja vu when you see it in a museum.
If you have very frequent sensations of deja vu you may be having seizures of the temporal lobe, not uncommon after head trauma for example. See your doctor if this is a persistent problem. ...Read more
Is it possible for someone who has lost their personal identity and past memories, to get overwhelming deja vu experiences?
Yes, it's possible: Depending on the cause of the memory loss, these could be dissociative flashbacks. That means the memories are still there somewhere but a defense mechanism called dissociation is keeping them from waking memory. If the problem is not physical, a psychologist who specializes in this would be helpful in assisting you in answering this and maybe regaining some of your identity. ...Read more
With simple partial seziures is deja vu common? And how long does it last? Because mine has lasted a couple weeks everyday.
Partial seizures: Tend to last 4-6 minutes at most. (there are some exceptions) Deja Vu, Jamais Vu and other psychic epileptic events border on the complex partial, simple partial continuum based on the presence of clouding of consciousness and electrical spread beyond 4 layered allocortex to 6 layered heteromodal association cortex. Deja Vu which is pervasive and refractory to combinations of meds may require VNS ...Read more
I have suffered with anxiety for years. Recently, I have been getting deja vu several times per day. Is this anxiety related?
Should I be concerned over having deja vu for over 4 hours followed by confusion and forgetfulness?
Confusion: Forgetfulness and long-lasting deja vu needs to be evaluated by your doctor. There may be a medical condition or a psychological cause. After that you can get appropriate treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Hello I've been experiencing really bad deja vu I'm blacking out and going really dizzy I'm also loosing the sense of real life?
Deja Vu: Is a common symptom of complex partial epilepsy. You need an EEG and a neurological work up. Usually very easy to treat. Need to find the underlying cause (vascular malformation, mesial temporal sclerosis etc) The sooner you start medication the easier it will be to treat. No driving, unsupervised swimming or tub baths until you have this under control with medication. ...Read more
Hello there I'm experiencing a lot of depersonilisation and derealisation and deja vu 24/7 I'm experiencing seizures as well and I really need help?
Please go as soon as possible to the nearest Emergency facility. You are likely to be admitted to the hospital.
Do not delay! ...Read more
Feeling frequent deja vu. I've had maybe 3 panic attack with in the past couple months that has left me a bit anxious and was wondering if it's that?
Dejan vue: Deja Vuelta can be a confusing and sometimes frightening experience. We're still having trouble explaining and categorizing it with a particular set of medical conditions. Sometimes not knowing the reason increases anxiety. Deja vue isn't dangerous but having anxiety without proper help can be. It's a viscous cycle for anyone to attempt to control on their own. See your counselor. ...Read more
Hello I'm currently experiencing really bad deja vu 24/7 as well as seizures where I space out I'm also experiencing a lot of derealisation need help?
See doctor to rule out seizure disorder and check your medications if you are already on some for that
If medical issue is ruled out then look for psychiatric help. You may need psychotherapy in addition to
medical management to help with health fears and
to cope with psychological consequences of illness. ...Read more
I keep getting this feeling like I'm going to pass out. How do I prevent it? This has been going on for about 2-3 years; I see something, it triggers something in my mind so I have something kind of like deja vu, but I'm 100% positive I've never seen that
Hello.: Hello. These are interesting symptoms. I know that you said that you have googled it to try to determine the cause. Have you been evaluated for it? Your symptoms are complex and unusual. They really can't be adequately assessed through an email format. It sounds like it is not exclusively occurring while asleep, when falling asleep or when waking from sleep. (?) I suggest a comprehesive neurological evaluation if one has not already been done. If symptoms occur just prior to falling asleep or as you are waking up, a polysomnogram (sleep study) would be a valuable diagnostic tool. If these are negative, then a psychiatric evaluation might prove helpful. Take care. ...Read more
Iusually have deja vu before a seizure but some time no seizure. Is the deja vu the seizure its self?
When I'm using piracetam+lecithin for cognitive enhancement sometimes I experience deja vu. What does it mean, and is there a reason to be afraid?
No, don't be afraid.: They have used piracetam-lecithin for memory enhancement but I never heard of deja vu as a side-effect. Perhaps the deja vu are reminders of past memory that were triggered by the combination. If the deja vu interferes with your daily functioning I suggest you stop the drugs and see if this goes away. ...Read more
It is important to consider if you feeling of deja vu is related to seizures or not. It may not be related. Ways to help figure this out are to talk about how well your seizure medicines have been working to prevent seizures and to get an EEG.
Hope that helps, and hope you are feeling better soon. ...Read more
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