Originally Posted by karilann
I have since found out that its a disconnect somewhere in the brainstem that gets confused as to whether something is visual or auditory.
I do have problems there.
Also, it can be caused from withdrawl from certain anti-depressants. Withdrawl can screw up the signals in the same way.
Its really not that creepy...just weird. It doesn't go on all day long, just for a little while I will hear this light swishing sound that goes along with my eye movement. It happened most during the death of my mom so I think the stress triggered it.
I too have had this for a very long time when I was in cold turkey withdrawal from effexor. Interesting post I found on this subject here you may want to give it a read.
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After I originally read this story, I couldn’t stop thinking about how this proves that our reality is nothing but electrical inputs, and how we trust our brains to interpret them correctly. It is our brain that will decide what is essential and what is not. But, what if our brain does not interpret them in the way that represents what is really “out there”. What does that do to our sense of “reality”. So, is the world around you really like what you think it is, or is your brain wrong? I guess we will never know. But what can be learned from the above incredible story, is what you think you perceive may not be “really” reality
After reading it I thought finally some information to vindicate what people withdrawing from antidepressants actually experience. I did not get any help when I talked to my doctor about this issue.
I have read many post from people withdrawing from serotonin enhancing drugs that speak of this. One other thing I think may be related is an extreme sensitivity to noise of any kind .... can't any noise for example in the summer on the hottest days having to drive with the car windows up so I do not have to hear the sound of tires from the other cars ya no air conditioning either
Both these issues seem to be related to serotonin yet these are the first 2 references I have seen from a scientific person that says it makes some sense. It has since passed for me but it is still good to know. Thanks for your post. I am now going to have to look up these two brain areas. I wonder what else I can learn. I still have memory problems and other symptoms that come and go. Before I quit taking effexor I was being investigated for ms turns out I did not have it but did have something in the white matter of my brain.