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Re: Autoerotic asphixiation vs other ways of passing out

I faint from heat occasionally (luckily, where I live now it rarely gets hot enough for that to happen!). The main thing I get is a feeling of distance - sound (including my own voice) is muffled as if far away, and vision dims/grays. It can happen gradually (by which I mean over a period of 15 seconds or so) or very quickly (maybe less than a second). Then basically my POV switches to the time I wake up (usually only a few seconds, never as much as a minute) and I feel disoriented for a while. I've also had the same feeling without it leading to fainting, if someone did something to cool me down. I do feel disoriented while I recover from that, too.

I also had a weird reaction to a certain antibiotic a few years ago. It started and ended quite gradually. I couldn't sleep so I was reading. The print on the page started having sort of a purple shadow or afterimage, which seemed somehow sparkly. Then the air started having the same effect. I got up and felt very much distanced from myself, almost as if I weren't in my body, and very panicky - at least partly because I didn't know what was happening. I couldn't tell if I was awake or asleep, and said so aloud, and my husband got scared and wanted to take me to the hospital (I didn't want to go, and talked him out of it). I had the idea that I might actually be dead. I continued to feel distanced and scared until it wore off a few hours later. I had NO IDEA what caused it, so I started looking up side effects of various medication I was taking, and discovered it was a rare side effect of Bactrim or Septrin.

Captcha: nest amaxing - no, Mycroft, I'm not going to describe my next amazing medical problem.

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