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I See Things That Are Not Real Or There When I Wake Up Sometimes?


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#16 gfmolly

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 06:49 PM

That has happened to me and I have never linked it to gluten, but it was certainly during more stressful times of my life. I've seen spiders and bats. I'm not even scared of those things! Although the spiders have been pretty big! Interesting!! A also have not had one of those dreams since I have been gluten-free!
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Posted 07 February 2009 - 09:08 PM

My mom had this happen to her and it was a medication she was taking for glacoma. She saw spiders. The Dr. took her off and she didn't see them again.

I have seen odd forms and asked my opthomologist about it he said it could be the floters in my eyes everyone has them and we don't notice them in the daylight but sometimes can see them if we close our eyes. They can be quite scary.
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seziures summer of 1979 lasted 10 years had maybe a dozen in that time Dr.s never could find what was causing them blamed it on lack of sleep and maybe nutrasweet
rheumatoid arthritis May 1980
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fibromyalgia May 1980
insomnia since the 80's
diarrhea 1995-2000 blamed on arthritis meds
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depression, anemia, constipation, tooth discoloration, tremors in hands, tingling and numbness in feet and hands, fatigue, high blood pressure due to arthritus meds, flushing in face, severe muscle pain and thinking I was going crazy thanks to Dr.'s attitudes.

After diognoses my mother tells me I have an aunt and a cousin with Celiac. Mother tested negative but thinks she is intolerant to wheat and is changing her diet.
Suspect all three of my children have it as well but still trying to convince them to go get tested.

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#18 RiceGuy

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 06:40 AM

I've had instances where I'd see something in my dream that looked different than everything else in the dream, and would remain in view while the dream scenes changed. The image would eventually become clearer, as I focused on it, trying to figure it out. After a while I'd wake up, and the rest of the image would become clear. Turns out, my eyes were opening while I slept!

I had another thing happen once, just after I bought my first house. I woke up one day and started talking to my parents about the big bubble I found in the dry wall. I went all over the house looking for it, I'm still looking for it 10 years later! :D I guess I dreamed it. It was just so realistic.

You may want to look into what are called "Orbs". Many people see them, and are sometimes captured on video, which suggests they're not a figment of imagination.
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:36 AM

well.......there aren't always rational answers for things. ;)



My reply... respectfully.... Or I should say I agree with Voltaire.

"The human brain is a complex organ with the wonderful power of enabling man to find reasons for continuing to believe whatever it is that he wants to believe."
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#20 I hate gluten!

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 02:52 PM

has anyone had their vitamin levels checked. I know b12 can mess with your brain when low. Just a thought
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Posted 11 February 2009 - 03:52 PM

It sounds like you are having hypnogogic hallucinations associated with sleep paralysis (which can be associated with narcolepsy). Many people think that narcolepsy is just excessive daytime sleepiness or sudden sleep attacks but it can present itself in different ways. I have had many spider hallucinations. It is when your sleep architecture is skewed. Not sure what all is involved but neurotransmitters & autoimmune have been suggested. The hallucinations happen because your body is paralyzed during sleep so that you don't act out dreams. When you wake up, the paralysis should be gone, but if you wake up in the wrong sleep stage you may have a brief awake but still paralyzed moment where you hallucinate objects. It is scary, but more acceptable when you understand what is going on. I would research those topics.
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#22 Zella CE

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 03:50 AM

I'm now 47, gluten-free for three years, and they still sometimes happen, so I'm not sure it's gluten-related, entirely. I still "see" things in my room - sometimes quite spooky, looking like spirits or ghosts. I PRAY them away and they vanish instantly.


You better not be joking, Miss DingoGirl!! :) I see "things" too...

I have a black entity that appears before certain things happen. It floats around my room and then after the thing happens, it goes away.
I've had other things appear... but I don't wanna go into any further detail because I sound like I'm nutso! But yea, another option for these spider-like manifestations could be something vision related..

I get floaters that resemble nats and spiderwebs. They are very active in the morning and then when my protein intake isn't high enough. Are your vitamin levels where they should be?

I think people can also conjure up the things they may have phobias of. So, if the phobia isn't addressed, there may be subsequent issues where the brain manufacturers the crux of the phobia.

All just different ideas.. Or and my personal favorite:

"Is there ANY chance that your house may be haunted?" - The guy at Ace Hardware asked me this, in relation to a malfunctioning fan lamp question :D
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Posted 27 February 2009 - 05:32 PM

It sounds to me like hypnogogic or hypnopompic hallucinations (as was mentioned up-thread). I've had them for years. I see animials, insects, or people when I wake up. Since I've had some practice I usually can control my reaction enough to avoid screaming. Although both my wife and my younger borther (from my childhood days of sharing a room) could tell you some stories that don't make me seem so cool. I don't know if a connection to Celiac. But I am newly diagnosed and am really learning about Celiac now. For me I have learned to accept them as a part of my life and to focus on the fact that they are not really bad, just interesting.
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#24 cmom

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 07:42 PM

I often wake up hearing music that isn't there. Have done this for many years. :)
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Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:36 PM

Google "Sleep Paralysis". Click on Wikipedia's explanation. I think you will find it very interesting and helpful. :)
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#26 Frixyy

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 06:31 PM

I was seeing spiders right after i wake up.this thing was happening to me for years.
Last month i started to havestrange hallucination, every time i was seeing some man,watching me while sleeping.
Every time was the same face,and it was slowly dissapearing.I dont recognize it
It was so fcking scary,i hate it.I used some church oil,and its gone now.
Im 24,im not religious,i dont use drugs.okay sometimes i drink lol
kiddin.im not alcoholic

dude,pls contact me .
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Posted 12 June 2009 - 06:37 PM

I mean UnhappyCoeliac ,add me.

and others who have similar stories :)
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#28 Birdie_Is_Tiny

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 06:20 PM

I often wake up hearing music that isn't there. Have done this for many years. :)



Me too! I once walked around my house putting my ears to all the radios, stereos, and the tv because I was certain I could hear Madonna. Nothing was actually on it creeped me out! Also, why Madonna? lol
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Posted 18 July 2009 - 07:37 PM

ok, that is SO weird. I do the EXACT same thing! I do think it is worse when I get into gluten, but who knows. It's always when I'm waking up and its always a spider! If I'm on my back I see spider webs falling on me from the ceiling. I always flip the blankets up over my head to keep them from landing on me. :ph34r: It feels so real doesn't it? It used to happen all the time to me. And they do just fade away, not just disappear.
I haven't had one happen in awhile, but when it does happen its the weirdest thing. It's not like I'm dreaming about spiders or anything. I always thought it was just that I was opening my eyes while I was still asleep. Odd that its always spiders and/or webs though.
Anyway, I'm sorry I don't have an answer but I just thought I'd let you know it happens to me too.


Add me to the list. Mine are always spiders and/or webs. I haven't had one in a while so maybe they were related to gluten. I always thought it was part of my other sleep habits, like talking in my sleep and not remembering later or getting up, walking across the room and turning off the alarm and not remembering later.
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#30 msmini14

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 08:03 AM

When I was younger I used to see people in the night and even talk to them. I was dreaming though, but it seemed so real. I havent ever seen any bugs thank god since I am so scared of them lol.
The spider issue has happened to my mom several times, she would wake up screaming and say she had seen a huge spider on the celing or wall. She has not been tested for celiac and probably never will but this has happened to her.
I hope it gets better for you, I wouldnt be able to handle something like that lol.
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