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Hallucinations Can Be Good Fun!

Old 03-05-08, 09:36 AM
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Hallucinations Can Be Good Fun!

Recently my entire family was assaulted by an evil contagion which we have discovered is not the flu, but a close relative. It's been kicking our asses for last 2 weeks, and I am the last victim in the house. The fever I have had which has run between 102 and 104.3 finally broke some this morning and I am coherent - to a point. I'm calling it Captain Trips as an homage to the Master, Stephen King.

I was given high power antibiotics, a narcotic cough syrup and some yummy Vicodin to help with body aches. That, in combination with other daily meds I take, and the continous high fever, have led me to some recent discoveries:

1. I can actually see the magnetic fields of the earth rising from the earth, through my floor and into my bedroom.

2. Between around 12:00 and 12:45 a.m. an army of blue scorpions patrols the hallways of my house.

3. The neighbor's cat sits in my window and watches me through the curtain waiting until I sleep so it can come in and bite off my toes. Unfortunately, the neighbor does not have a cat, nor are there any cats in my neighborhood.

4. The mailman is a demon from hell and is trying to kill me by poisoning my magazines.

Now that the fever has broken for now, I am hoping that things will return to normal.

By the way, big tip here, if you are running high fever and full of narcotics, do not send emails to anyone. I am getting emails back from friends who think I have lost my sanity. This also includes an email I attempted to forward to the White House suggesting the observance of a national Chocolate Milk day.

Please tell me some of you wonderful Other Talkers have experience something similar in this type of situation. I'd love to hear about them.

The only good thing that has been constant these past few weeks are family support and the support of the two great guys I work for who, without them, I could easily lose my purpose. I'm lucky that way.

Let's here it for Vicodin people! To Vicodin!

By the way, Barry Manilow is the antichrist.

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Old 03-05-08, 09:46 AM
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I have had hallucinations many times before, but they have always been of the illegal variety.
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Old 03-05-08, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Lady Deviant
This also includes an email I attempted to forward to the White House suggesting the observance of a national Chocolate Milk day.
Wait a minute... what bullshit is this? There is no chocolate milk day? If ever there's a day that needs celebrating, it's chocolate milk.
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Old 03-05-08, 09:55 AM
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I'm fully behind your White House lobbying efforts.

Nope, never had any major hallucinations on account of legit meds.

Drugs are another matter. I vaguely remember painting eyeballs on my fingernails, and spending a weekend in a park overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, communing with the whales.

By the way, you're kidding yourself if you think the cats are only plotting to bite off your toes. It's much worse.
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Old 03-05-08, 11:09 AM
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I get sick only once a year. Can't explain why only once a year, but it's true. And it always follows the same pattern: I get achy, have a slight fever, then once that breaks I get congested for about two weeks. That's that. I'm good for another year.

Sometimes I like how I feel during the initial stages of my yearly sickness. While my body aches and its generally uncomfortable to do much of anything, the fever provides a fun "tingly" sensation and I usually get a little silly (if you were around me during the silly time you'd laugh your ass off).

My yearly illness started this past weekend. Saturday's going along and I realize that I'm not really enjoying things, and for some reason my teeth are chattering. Then I could have sworn Houston Rockets center Yao Ming came over and had me search for things on Google for him. There's not much more I can put my finger on during the next 48 hours that'll make any sense, but I'm told that my fever was over 103 degrees when I became coherent again. I can only imagine how high it had gotten before it broke. Fevers, you see, are actually beneficial, as it's a sign that your body is fighting an infection. Well my body was unleashing holy hell on whatever violated it. Oh well, what's a few million brain cells?

So now I basically feel fine except for the congestion, and I SOUND sick. When I was at my worst I sounded fine. At least that's what Yao told me.
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Old 03-05-08, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Lady Deviant
1. I can actually see the magnetic fields of the earth rising from the earth, through my floor and into my bedroom.

2. Between around 12:00 and 12:45 a.m. an army of blue scorpions patrols the hallways of my house.

3. The neighbor's cat sits in my window and watches me through the curtain waiting until I sleep so it can come in and bite off my toes. Unfortunately, the neighbor does not have a cat, nor are there any cats in my neighborhood.

4. The mailman is a demon from hell and is trying to kill me by poisoning my magazines.
Admit it, you just lifted these from various Kudama posts.
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Old 03-05-08, 11:45 AM
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I read the thread title as "Holocausts Can Be Good Fun!" at a quick glance.

I thought...wow, this should be an entertaining thread.
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Old 03-05-08, 12:26 PM
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I for one want to see these emails you wrote while freaking out.
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Jesus, sure you weren't on datura?
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Old 03-05-08, 12:39 PM
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Perhaps they accidentally gave you some of this?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenkem
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That last moon eclipse that happened recently, I don't remember what happened but I found myself sitting on the roof watching the eclipsing moon. Then I lost my memory again. The next morning I woke up at home on my bed completely naked. Scary.
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Originally Posted by Lady Deviant
By the way, big tip here, if you are running high fever and full of narcotics, do not send emails to anyone. I am getting emails back from friends who think I have lost my sanity.
Originally Posted by Lady Deviant
By the way, Barry Manilow is the antichrist.
Looks like your sanity is just fine
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Old 03-06-08, 09:16 AM
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I once had some strange effects of getting off a SRI med too fast.

Strange dreams, odd physical sensations, and synesthesia.

The cat walked on me, and the pressure of her feet was chiming sounds. I farted a really pretty warped checkerboard pattern.
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