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Hallucination? What Happened to My Friend?

Asked by GrumpyGram (822points) June 2nd, 2010

A good friend of mine, 66, who is very straight, old-fashioned and not taken to flights of fantasy At All, told me she was sitting on the couch and her head felt like it was encased in cotton. Then she felt she was on the ceiling looking down at herself and saw the top of her head!! She does not drink a drop but she does take a Lot of heart meds.
Has this happened to you? She said years ago it happened a few times when she was in bed.

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jazmina88's avatar

yes, I have had out of body experiences…..

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

This sounds like something she should discuss with her doctor.

GrumpyGram's avatar

@TheOnlyNeffie I wonder if a doctor would say, “hmmm. That’s interesting. Let’s look in those ears….ah-hah, uh-huh…well, I dunno; let me know if it happens again!”

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Well it could be an indication of a serious issue. It could also be that she is experiencing an intermittent side effect from one or more of her medications. Sometimes things that we perceive to be supernatural or metaphysical can actually be a manifestation of medical problems.

GrumpyGram's avatar

@TheOnlyNeffie That’s what I tend to think. I won’t suggest it to her, though; she’s very sensitive to any remarks I make regarding the pills they keep piling up on her that are Not helping.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Ahhh. Well @GrumpyGram then maybe you should just keep your eyes peeled for anything else that might be alarming. I can respect you protecting your friend’s pride a bit, but who would complain if they found out that something was truly wrong in the long run… and they had a dear from secretly watching out for them? :) Best of luck to your friend, I hope everything turns out to be a-ok.

GrumpyGram's avatar

@TheOnlyNeffie Her doctor is looking out for her. I can’t; she lives in another state. I don’t think there’s a cure for out of body experiences. Either you have them or you don’t. She is going in soon for some catherization or something since they found, “significant plaque” in her carotid artery . And she is and has always been quite the exercise fanatic.

faye's avatar

I experienced that when I was in labor. I’ve always thought it was just my mind tricking me so I could get away from the pain for awhile.

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