Autoimmune Disease Acts Like Demonic Possession
Susannah Cahalan started feeling a bit off. Numbness on one side of the body, losing sleep, crying hysterically one minute and laughing the next. She went to get MRIs but they showed nothing. Things were getting a bit more strange.
Her boyfriend told her how at one point while they were watching a show together she started grinding her teeth, moaning, and biting her tongue until she finally passed out. He took her to the hospital and they found out it was a seizure. Her first of many. Things got worse.
She stopped eating, became paranoid and delusional, had more seizures in which blood would spurt out of her mouth. She was hospitalized (one nurse recalls that in the middle of the night while she was getting blood, Susannah sat up straigh and slapped her). Numerous tests were done and the doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong.
That is until Dr. Souhel Najjar came into the picture. He asked her to draw a clock. When she showed him what she had drawn he knew exactly what was wrong with her. All the numbers were written on the right side of the clock face, and no numbers were on the left side.
She had anti-NMDAR encephalitis. The receptors in the frontal lobe, responsible for cognitive reasoning, and the limbic system, or the emotional center of the brain, are under assault by the immune system. In other words, her body was attacking her brain. Nearly 90% of people that suffer from this go undiagnosed and it is more common in women.
Oh, and she wrote a book about it called
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
The guy in Hannibal had this disease
Fruit Loop Infused Vodka
How To Make:
Sort your Fruit Loops each by color. Add each color to it’s own bottle with a lid. Pour in the vodka so the bottle is full. Make sure to shake them well every day for a 5-7 days. You will notice them shrivel and lose all of their color, that is when the infused vodka is ready.
Pour the contents of each bottle into a large pitcher and rinse each bottle out. Strain the liquid back into the bottle using a funnel lined with a coffee filter. Do each bottle like that.
You can now make drinks or take shots with your Fruit Loops infused vodka! Enjoy!
Spanish artist Eva Senín Pernas helps us plan our costumes with these 14 lip makeup designs for Halloween.
i thought this was gonna be super hard but it only took ten minutes… i guess next time I should probably draw the dots in actual lines rather then just polka dotting my face to my hearts content but this is so spiffy, lets all avoid reality and sigh dramatically and look off into the distance and be Lichtenstein comic cuties forever
Is it Halloween yet?
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