I am so happy I found this site today.
DOES ANYONE ELSE SMELL SOMETHING STRANGE WHEN THEY HAVE THESE DEJA VU EPISODES?
My husband kept telling me to see a doctor but I thought a doc would think I was nuts if I walked in there and said I was having Deja Vu and smelling something weird.
I have been having these episodes too but have not been able to describe them.
I also thought I was just remembering a dream from the previous night. Usually this would start after having a restless night sleep with disturbing dreams.
It then starts with a weird feeling in my stomach and then the strong sense of Deja Vu then dizziness and that sense that I am out of myself. And sometimes I can hear someone yelling in my left ear. The episodes that are really strong are coupled with that smell. I can't explain what kind of a smell it is but I remember thinking the first time it happened that it is a familiar smell but I can't pin point what it is exactly.
I was told that I had a seizure about 2 years ago but I was a heavy drinker and thought it was just a withdrawal from alcohol. Now when I have these what I call "smell episodes" sometimes I am really scared and think I am having a stroke.
When I had my alcohol withdrawal seizure the person I was with said I kept asking him if he smelled that weird smell and then after that my eyes rolled back in my head and I started to turn blue. He gave me mouth to mouth and I came out of it.
I have never had anything like that again but about once a month now I have this Deja Vu thing. It happens off and on all day and then the next day it is like nothing ever happened.
My husband thought maybe it was because of menapause ( I am 48) and it was a hormone imbalance so I made an appt with the doc.
I went to the doctor today for an EEG. I told the technician that it might sound weird but the only way I could describe it is to say it is like Deja Vu but a scary Deja Vu and a sick feeling in my stomach accompanied by dizziness and hot flash and pulse racing. She made me feel so much better when she said I am not the only one that experiences this and that it is related to seizures. She said my EEG looked normal though.....so now what?
I will keep checking back to this discussion.
thanks for sharing everyone. Now I don't feel like such a nut.