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Posted: 22 March 2013 05:30 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I have been up now for twenty eight hours and I have been hearing voices for about the past two hours or so. (I don’t think I have slept in total more than sixteen hours since Sunday.) Some of the words I am hearing are very clear and even make sense, e.g., “okay, let’s go now,” and at other times it’s just some mumbo-jumbo.

It has happened to me before and I always find it interesting thinking that some people can be tricked into believing that the experience is more than just an illusion. I don’t know what it would feel like to go through a visual hallucination, but I doubt it would fool me either. I know it hasn’t worked on my uncle who went through a NDE and “saw things.” Similarly to my audio hallucinations, he said that what he saw felt real, but the emphasis should be on the “felt” as opposed to the “real.”

Anyway, I am not sure what I am writting or even why I am writing at this point, but I am too tired to be able to do anything else and I need to stake awake for at least another eight hours. Maybe I’ll let the person speaking in my head post the next comment.  grin

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Posted: 22 March 2013 06:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Why are you staying awake for that long question

At any rate don’t drive, or do anything dangerous.

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Posted: 22 March 2013 06:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Working. And I will have to drive once I am done, but Benjamin (the voice talking to me) says he’ll keep an eye on me.

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Posted: 22 March 2013 07:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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George - 22 March 2013 06:53 AM

Working. And I will have to drive once I am done, but Benjamin (the voice talking to me) says he’ll keep an eye on me.

I agree with MA: do not drive. Take a cab. I had a ‘one second sleep’ in the car. Luckily it was a road with a curbstone, so my car was pushed back to the road. Without curbstone I might have been killed. Really dangerous.

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Posted: 22 March 2013 08:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I got into an accident in a cab last week and it almost happened again this week. I think those guys are more tired than me. (Although most of them are just cretins.) I actually feel much better now and even Ben seems to be gone.

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Posted: 22 March 2013 08:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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George - 22 March 2013 08:22 AM

I got into an accident in a cab last week and it almost happened again this week.

Oh well… what should I say?

George - 22 March 2013 08:22 AM

I think those guys are more tired than me. (Although most of them are just cretins.) I actually feel much better now and even Ben seems to be gone.

Maybe he fell asleep… BTW, is he Jewish? If he starts talking about his brother Joseph, and their stay in Egypt during the Pharaohs, let us know…

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Posted: 22 March 2013 10:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Wow, just saw this George and I hope you’re home by now or soon to be. I remember you posting about your insomnia earlier but this is potentially life threatening. Sounds like you need a serious sleep aid, administered by a doc of course!


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Posted: 22 March 2013 11:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Hallucinations vary depending on the conditions. There are some hallucinations that just overlay on reality and there are others that replace reality. Before the new laws came into being about 20 years ago residents often worked shifts lasting at times more than 36 hours during which they might get no sleep at all under very stressful life or death conditions. On one such occasion I was up for 40 hours straight on an ICU rotation before I had my patients “tucked in” and was able to leave. When i got home my wife was making dinner and I decided to lay down on the couch for a few minutes until dinner was ready. Thats the last I remember. My wife came into the living room to see me sitting on the couch staring into space. She says she tried to get me to lay down but I started yelling that I was running a code and needed to draw a blood gas at which point i shoved her out of the way so I could get to my imaginary patient. She eventually got me to lay down and go to sleep which i did for about 14 hours but that visual hallucination was apparently pretty real at the time.

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Posted: 22 March 2013 06:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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George - 22 March 2013 06:53 AM

Working. And I will have to drive once I am done, but Benjamin (the voice talking to me) says he’ll keep an eye on me.

Please, give us your route and the time you plan to start.  I don’t want to be anywhere near those areas.

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Posted: 23 March 2013 05:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I ended up taking the train, Lois. I was going to drive but when I started up the car I knew I couldn’t do it.

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Posted: 23 March 2013 08:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Good decision, George. Sweet dreams.

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Posted: 24 March 2013 07:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Yipes when I started reading this thread I was going to toss in something cutzie like: It’s All In Your Head,

but, then the threat of driving popped up and trouble with that is that the traffic and road are outside your head and solid as hell.


Driving tired is dang scary - I’ve done it too often to not feel ashamed about it - but I do try real hard to force myself to pull over and take a power nap over the steering wheel (easier to do on rural roads that in those big cities), then a short walk around the car and off I go, with a pat on my back for heeding my better instincts rather than the time-clock.

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Posted: 24 March 2013 12:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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George - 23 March 2013 05:41 AM

I ended up taking the train, Lois. I was going to drive but when I started up the car I knew I couldn’t do it.

Glad to hear it.  You are unusual, though.  Too many people in that condition convince themselves that they can drive better than ever.

Lois

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Posted: 24 March 2013 12:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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That would have been like trying to convince myself I can fly. I really couldn’t do it. The interesting thing is I didn’t fall asleep on the train, although I have no recollection of the ride whatsoever. I only remember the sound of my phone alarm bringing me “back to reality.”

But here I go again. Got only two hours of sleep last night and won’t probably get much more tonight. Two more weeks of this madness. (Sorry for turning this forum into my personal blog.)

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Posted: 24 March 2013 02:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Take care, George. Apart from the problems with driving, long term sleep deprivation is bad for your health.

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Posted: 24 March 2013 10:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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George - 24 March 2013 12:53 PM

That would have been like trying to convince myself I can fly. I really couldn’t do it. The interesting thing is I didn’t fall asleep on the train, although I have no recollection of the ride whatsoever. I only remember the sound of my phone alarm bringing me “back to reality.”

But here I go again. Got only two hours of sleep last night and won’t probably get much more tonight. Two more weeks of this madness. (Sorry for turning this forum into my personal blog.)

I only wonder why you’re doing this? Is any job worth risking your health and safety? I don’t know if you have a wife and kids but if you do you’re putting them in danger, too.

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