31 Strange Medical Conditions

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 4 years ago in Weird

Ever heard of burning mouth syndrome? How about exploding head syndrome? I thought the flu was bad.
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Male 1,949
As soon as I see this idiot start spewing his wares, I pause, write this little diatribe, then move on.
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Female 6,381
Geez, we`re a really fekked-up bunch here, huh? 8-D
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Female 407
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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Male 567
Drawman`s got it right. Why make a video of a list of things?
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Male 7,774
The is too irritating to watch. You`re not funny, just show the list.
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Female 2,691
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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Female 2,691
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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Female 4,084
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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Female 6,381
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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Male 1,421
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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Male 1,421
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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Male 260
My mother has Burning Mouth Syndrome.
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Male 13,630
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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Female 8,043
Link: 31 Strange Medical Conditions [Rate Link] - Ever heard of burning mouth syndrome? How about exploding head syndrome? I thought the flu was bad.
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