This happened to me last night.
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- Very strange. Your description reminds me of the descriptions of occasional semi-consciousness mentioned recently in an NYtimes article discussing ambien and brain damaged patients. One of the patients discussed had a couple hours of lucidity whenever he was given ambien, and then would slip away again into a semi-conscious state. He'd have no memory of these times... (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/04/magazine/can-ambien-wake-minimally-conscious.html?hp)Dec 3, 2011
- That's really a freaky experience. Best part is you were able to remember it, describe it like what was happening to you and write it in a blog!Dec 4, 2011
- wowDec 4, 2011
- re. that article, I can't help but comment on a tangential point: the (sadly very common) refusal to pull the plug on vegetative patients. It keeps the patient in misery and diverts scarce medical resources away from others who might actually benefit from it. I think it signals a profound inability to accept the inevitability of death. I hate that the reporter decided to vilify the doctors when they were clearly trying to do the right thing.Dec 5, 2011
- Over the last few years I've devoted considerable effort to trying to incorporate the neuroscientific model of self into my subjective view of self; this might have made it slightly easier for me to retrospectively piece together and make sense of my memories of the event.Dec 5, 2011