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   Posted 12/11/2006 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Now, I hesitate to call these actual hallucinations because, having spent 18 months on Tramadol and Dihydrocodeine, I've had real hallucinations lots!
But... when I'm manic I get odd stuff in the edge of my vision, like things moving, dark shapes, things crawling around, it's quite creepy.
Does anyone else get this?

Sorry for posting so much, I'm so manic!

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   Posted 12/11/2006 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Nicola! Post away, that's what we're here for right? You said you are seeing a Neurologist on Thursday, yes? You need to mention this to him also. How often do you get these Manic Hallucinations? How long do they last? Hang in there!
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   Posted 12/11/2006 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello Nicola,

I am BP but I also suffer with Anxiety - are you anxious , worried/sressed or paranoid about anything at the moment as when I am like that I see things like you discribe and have been told by a professional that it is quite a normal thing to happen when we are stressed.

Hope that's put your mind at rest - be well

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   Posted 12/11/2006 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi. I too have the same thing sometimes not always not sure why though when i see my pysch doc on wed i am going to explain clearly to him my prob. Yes it is very disturbing and i want it to go away sometimes it lasts for an hour sometimes longer and i have racy mind at that, i try to do breathing excerscies which sometimes helps to maybe try is out let me know how u do ok Djonma

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   Posted 12/12/2006 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, I get movements out of the corners of my eyes.  It's most easily compared to a shadow or something that quickly sped by.  I doubt there is really much you can do.  Just don't move your head every time it happens to look or others may think something is seriously wrong.  This phenomena is pretty common, especially at night.  Just wondering if you also have any problems with false motion directly in your field of view.  This morning, I was walking out of a dark park towards street lights and the trees seemed to move as if the wind was blowing.  Well of course I stopped and checked, there was no wind.  Alittle odd, but my vision is not spectacular and my own movement contributed to the illusion.
If you become paranoid or anxious when manic, these slight movements will probably compound noticeably.  I wouldn't worry unless you see something completely ridiculous.
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