Bugs crawling over her
Type of Spiritual Experience
Atrial fibrillation (AF or A-fib) is an abnormal heart rhythm characterised by rapid and irregular beating. Often it starts as brief periods of abnormal beating which become longer and possibly constant over time
A description of the experience
I am a female who recently turned 60 years old. Approximately four or five months ago, I began having hallucinations which seem to center on bugs. Initially, I was vividly seeing spiders of all sizes, shapes and colors either crawling on me (I could feel them.) or just crawling toward me on my bed.
After several hallucinations, the spiders moved to a certain wall in my bedroom and hovered in and out of the bedroom drapes. I would wake up, jump out of bed and run to the wall trying to see if this was real. When the hallucinations first began, I was determined to tear my bed apart and find the source of the spiders. After six weeks or so passed I was beginning to think I was insane (and so did my husband). I prayed and prayed to God to give me some kind of sign to let me know if these spiders were real or not. The next hallucination was not one of spiders, but a beautiful cluster of monarch butterflies. They too congregated on my bedroom wall. After that, I felt better.
The insects temporarily changed from spiders to butterflies, dragonflies, or bees. However, spiders have come back and last night the insect of choice was a large water beetle that was crawling on my pillow. I thought that perhaps these hallucinations are due to a certain drug I take for A-fib but my doctor has said no such reports have been filed about the drug. I think I will push the issue further since the episodes began around the same time I began taking the drug.
I'm trying to remain calm and approach this logically. I will be thinking about all of you and send you my best wishes for a complete recovery.