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Intrepid Penguin

Member Since: 12th May 2002
Total posts: 5635
Posted:Hi folks

Just a quick post from me, im planning to disapear for a few weeks. The reason being, that i have got quite a buildup of white noise in my head at the moment. Its due to an overload of verbal/written stimulation. I've had this happen to me before, and it's very distressing. I am unable to cope with language in any form. So i resort to depriving myself of it, as much as is possible.... No tv, no books, no fone calls. In a sense i lock everything away for a few weeks, until i can walk past a billboard without feeling nauseous.

Has anyone else felt this? I can only describe how it feels: When someone is talking to me, it feels like i am in a crowd, and everyone is facing me and yelling at me, but in another language, that i just cant understand. I can grasp the meaning, but none of the words.

When i am reading, its nausea. The words swim and the letters get mixed up and move on their own accord.

Music without words is fine, but anything in english is like im on a ship and im very very seasick...

And behind it all, is the sound of static in my head. Similar to the noise on your tv when there is no signal??

would be curious to know if anyone else has ever suffered from this. And apologies to everyone, i will be gone for two weeks minimum, while i get this out of my system. Apologies if this post makes no sense, i tried very hard to make it, at the moment, i get halfway through a sentance then lose all the words i was about to say. so its taken me nearly an hour to post this.

Much love, see you all soon, and will be reading up on this post when i get back

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Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2002
Total posts: 2996
Posted:^as above^

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Location: Australia
Member Since: 10th May 2002
Total posts: 340
Posted:I'm sorry to hear this darlin!!!
I'll be sending you my love and lots of happy vibes!!!!!
Get well babe.

I've had something similar but for me it was more of an overload of cognitive thought and my head felt like it was gonna explode. Lotsa meditation does the trick nicely.

If you dont go within, you go without.

step 1. Throw your self at the ground.
step 2. Miss.

Location: The Phire Kru
Member Since: 19th Aug 2002
Total posts: 786
Posted:Hey!! You'd better come back real soon cause I'll miss you like crazy!!!

If you need anyone for anything, call Rozi she's a lot closer!!!!lol

Take care my little princess!!


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Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:I get something like this occasionally, but no-where near as bad as it sounds like it is for you.

I get it when things pop up in my life that just seem to complicate it, and everything goes into shutdown - I can't seem to get my point across to people, and find it really hard to understand what the hell is going on.
I end up sitting at home doing nothing for a while, trying to get myself back into a routine I know about.

I hope everything sorts itself out soon, here, have another

But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.


Location: la-la land
Member Since: 15th Feb 2002
Total posts: 2419
Posted:Flynt - we had only just met - I shall wish you a good journey to the no white noise place - I may try to find solace in a smaller version as I know what you mean too..

Any way have a good one and see you when you get back..

Best wishes for quite..

I need spel chech...

[ 08 October 2002, 01:33: Message edited by: Stix ]

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Location: Over There
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hope the noise stops soon so you can hurry back to HoP.

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Location: the arms of the Ganja Goddess
Member Since: 17th May 2002
Total posts: 1551
Posted:ditto to bender. Hmmmm.... See when that happens to me, i have a conversation wif it and then i ask it to leave.

Kurobei, I think you missed this factor quote: originally posted by Flynt No tv, no books, no fone calls.

You. Its whats for dinner!

As time passes, you realise all the mistakes you amde and the ones you wish you never did make.

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Location: London
Member Since: 13th Dec 2000
Total posts: 2211
Posted:Hey Flynt

I had very similar syptoms during my Leaving Cert exams of all things. Felt like a knife was stabbing into my head, extremely light sensitive, amplified noise etc. At the time I thought it was migraine brought on by exam stress.

Pain was so bad I went to the doctor who told me that it was a virus. I had to down the books, take some pills that had me conked out for nearly a week. I had to come off the drugs for the exam s wear a baseball and sunglasses during.

Only thing to do is rest and NO computers. Get well soon and look forward to seeing you back on line

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Intrepid Penguin

Member Since: 12th May 2002
Total posts: 5635
Posted:thankyou everyone for your comments.

i was hoping someone else experienced this so i could have some hints on a more hasty recovery?

Kat, that sounds very intense! hope you passed your exams. I dont think mine is a virus, possibly just a byproduct of stress? as i have had it before, lead up to a nervouse breakdown four years ago. Cross fingers i can unwind now, as apposed to ending up a snivelling mess again.

xoxoxo to all, love you, hope to be back on permanently soon.

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Location: Melbourne, Australia, Earth, M...
Member Since: 7th Mar 2002
Total posts: 433
Posted:Hiya Flyntomaster™!
Hope you're feeling ok!!? Sounds like maybe you need to have a good ol' fashion relax!

- my ear's are still all buggered from the flu, so it sounds weird to me when i talk (kind of vibrates my brain or something ) - We should hang out!!! I don't wanna talk, and you don't wanna listen!

anyway, Be well. -telekenetic hug-

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i was riding through melbourne on a midget giraffe, things were peachy.

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:heya flyntimus and falloutius, join us for the meditation and massage workshops at earthdance this weekend, cus it could really help make this thread redundant like a third nipple.

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