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Potatoes cause hallucinations



Type of Spiritual Experience


Number of hallucinations: 1


The post comes from a website that helps people with odd problems this post was on the section  http://www.wisegeek.org/what-are-hypnagogic-hallucinations.htm

The solanine occurs in the leaves not the plant, as such the list of foods she lists is not really relevant, only sprouted potatoes, and not sweet potatoes because they do not belong to this family.

It may be a pesticide or something she hasn't realised has been sprayed on the plant and mercury in the fish, or a sensitivity to a normal food caused by vaccines.


A description of the experience

anon113714 - Post 29

 I've had these hallucinations since I was 23. I've seen the large spiders, black cats, Darth Vader, machine guns pointing down at me from the ceiling, the ceiling falling down, and so many times men standing there, little girls, etc.

 I would scream out, fly out of bed or turn the light on and they'd go away instantly. It was always l hour after I went to sleep. I couldn't figure it out because it wasn't every single night.

 I'm 52 now and have discovered that the foods I eat can make all the difference. The nightshade vegetables and sweet potatoes are especially bad.

 This summer I wasn't having hardly any problems. And then this week I had a night where it was a few times, and the next night five times every half hour. That had never happened. I realized it was because I'd eaten salmon and sweet potatoes.

Nightshades have alkaloid solanine in them and one internet site said it can have a drug-like effect.

 Nightshades can even include cayenne pepper, paprika and pimentos, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and potatoes. When I watch what I eat they disappear. I do tend to be sensitive to chemicals like MSG as well. If you're sensitive to chemicals it might be worth a try to experiment with keeping a journal and what you eat and see if that helps. Food allergies can be the cause of a lot of things.

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