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Date: 06/08/13 03:07 PM

14 Responses to 31 Strange Medical Conditions

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8012 posts
    June 8, 2013 at 3:11 pm
    Link: 31 Strange Medical Conditions - Ever heard of burning mouth syndrome? How about exploding head syndrome? I thought the flu was bad.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13515 posts
    June 8, 2013 at 3:47 pm
    I have seen galloping dog rot a lot

    and Gromittus - ugly folk, who look like Gromit (from wallace and gromit) left too close to a fire
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    JacobTrue13 Male 18-29
    260 posts
    June 8, 2013 at 3:51 pm
    My mother has Burning Mouth Syndrome.
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    CreamK Male 40-49
    1423 posts
    June 8, 2013 at 5:33 pm
    I got mild exploding head and alice in wonderland. I sometimes wake up to a really really loud bang, it`s not an explosion but closer to loud banging of a door. and no, there are no doors banged shut.

    Alice happens at extreme psychological pressure like interogations.. It starts with weird inflating feeling of my own head, it`s the first thing to change size, it can ballon up to fill the room. Then the persons in the room can have 4m radius heads and tiny doll bodies.. The worst one was when i was quitting valium, the condition went on/off for days. If i can keep my focus away from that feeling it starts to recede but if i start to think about it starts to get worse and i even start to slur my words.

    Fortunately both of those are very rare, i get alice maybe once a year and exploding head comes and goes, it`s not very often when i have it, maybe 3 times a month in tight intervals. I do have a tendency to a migraine and i can`t be around bright lights at the peripheral
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    CreamK Male 40-49
    1423 posts
    June 8, 2013 at 5:44 pm
    The Alice is something that most of my friends and my family don`t know about. Apparently, the episode does not show signs out side, apart from lack of concentration. I can hear people talking, i understand it all and can answer coherently. The whole thing lasts maybe 20 minutes, with the actual "illusion" maybe 5 to 10 minutes. The "helium head" goes away in hours ( i got nice nicknames for the different stages, makes it easier to know what stage i`m on.

    Its` also something i can probably onset by myself, i get the inflated head feeling but never got any further: it`s not at all nice feeling, i feel very vulnerable and seek solitude and silence. In other words, it`s a trip but it ain`t the good kind.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    June 8, 2013 at 6:53 pm
    I had phantosmia (smells that aren`t there) years ago. The odors always seemed intensely familiar, but I could never identify them. Finally I passed out cold during a session and was subsequently diagnosed with epilepsy, possibly due to brain damage caused during pituitary surgery in my 20s. Medication has kept it from happening ever since.
    I get very occasional - thank goodness - exploding head, waking to a loud bell like that of an old fashioned phone. The memory of the clamour is so clear that I`ll sit upright, waiting for the next ring so I can figure out where it came from. There never is one.
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3677 posts
    June 8, 2013 at 11:43 pm
    my personal favorite is (and has always been) witzelzucht, which is when the patient makes bad jokes and horrendous puns at which only they are intently amused. it is caused by a frontal lobe lesion but oftentimes is chalked up to a goofy personality.
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
    2690 posts
    June 9, 2013 at 1:05 am
    Well, chalk me up for two. Exploding head syndrome, often wakes me up. Usually it is an auditory hallucination of the phone or doorbell, or burglar door chimes.
    And that phantosomia, there`s been time I was certain I must have a brain tumor, or something like that.
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
    2690 posts
    June 9, 2013 at 1:06 am
    Well, also, I`ve heard my name spoken, quite loudly, when I`ve been alone. Just a time or two in many years, but what? Maybe it was God, I dunno.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7704 posts
    June 9, 2013 at 4:06 am
    The is too irritating to watch. You`re not funny, just show the list.
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    Tupinambis Male 18-29
    568 posts
    June 9, 2013 at 9:52 am
    Drawman`s got it right. Why make a video of a list of things?
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    Jade_Phoenix Female 18-29
    407 posts
    June 9, 2013 at 12:23 pm
    It makes me kind of happy that I`m not the only one suffering from exploding head syndrome. I recently underwent a sleep study to determine why I can`t stay asleep. No results just yet, but knowing that having auditory hallucinations are more common than I thought makes me feel closer to a the solution for my insomnia.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    June 9, 2013 at 7:29 pm
    Geez, we`re a really fekked-up bunch here, huh? 8-D
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    fancythat Male 30-39
    1951 posts
    June 9, 2013 at 7:43 pm
    As soon as I see this idiot start spewing his wares, I pause, write this little diatribe, then move on.

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