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02/01/2010 02:11 PM

Does anyone else see shadows?

carmen33
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Over the past couple of weeks, I've been seeing shadows, most of the time just catching them out of the corner of my eye, some are just a blur of someone going by, other times it's a bug crawling, I look to smack the bug and he isn't there. I check outside and there is no one there, beginning to feel paranoid, haven't felt like this or seen shadows like this since I was drinking and drugging several years back.
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02/01/2010 02:19 PM
YorkieLove
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I've seen them before when I was manic. The only true mania I've ever had and it was med induced.

I saw shadow people flying across windows, usually from the corners of my eyes.


02/01/2010 03:08 PM
carmen33
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Thanks Yorkie, if it is a med induced thing, I am wondering which one? I take a new depression medication and have just added lorazepam, for helping me sleep, I've taken the lorazepam before as a mental med..something to help keep me from killing a brother and blowing up the planet.

I just hate feeling paranoid, the people are more passing by, than flying..like you would see out a apt window as people walk by, I live in SC, so bugs are a accepted part of the world here.. I keep reminding myself, to not be paranoid, but it's hard sometimes, thought that I was seeing things once before, like being followed, turned out it was true, one of my ex boyfriends were whacked out on speed and was tailing me.

Will have to talk with the doctor about this, see if maybe it is a med thing, hate to change up the mix, but will if I have too.


02/01/2010 03:18 PM
YorkieLove
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An antidepressant and maybe even a stimulant can cause it. In my case I was given both. It was before I was diagnosed.

02/01/2010 03:43 PM
Lrose35
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I catch a shadow every now and then out of the corner of my eye. I dont seem to be having any other symptoms though. I just think my house is haunted. LOL

02/01/2010 04:06 PM
DinoDarius
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I see shadows sometimes too. It's just out the corner of my eye though...

02/01/2010 04:31 PM
bipolarnotcrazy
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I see shadows, mostly when manic and slightly paranoid though.

02/01/2010 04:57 PM
Flash
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all the time even people ..

02/01/2010 05:17 PM
TexasYankee
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I see shadows out of the corner of my eyes too. And the "bug" thing too. It makes me crazy. Not paranoid, just annoyed. Here I thought it was just me. I have astigmatism though so that may be part of it too. Not sure. It hasn't been bad enough to warrant talking to my doc about yet.

02/01/2010 05:29 PM
cptblack
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I've seen shadows for years, going back at least 10. When I was in the Domicillary at Leavenworth V.A. I'd see full figures in broad daylight when I 'scanned the courtyard' while coming out a door. I'd scan back because something registered as wrong and they would be gone. I wrote it off to the giant Veteran's cemetary there.

Lately it was rat or mouse sized ones darting around corners in my house. But now that my mouse traps have gotten a few mice I wonder.

PS: My 2nd son who is perfectly 'normal' has seen them too. We saw the same ones at the same time more than once. His wife and him have seen them together too.

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