Experience Description

I went to my doctor's office to obtain treatment for a bad chest cold. He determined that I had bronchial pneumonia and gave me a penicillin injection. He requested that I wait at least fifteen minutes in his office waiting area before going home just in case I had any kind of reaction to the penicillin. I did so, and within a few minutes, I felt light-headed and sensed a blackness closing in on my field of vision. I called for a nurse for help. The doctor and a nurse ran out, got hold of me by each arm and started to guide me back into his office. I collapsed and they eased me unconscious onto the floor. He immediately gave me a shot of adrenalin to counteract the effect of the penicillin.

While I was unconscious on the floor, I sensed that I was floating above my body and over toward a corner of the room. I watched as the doctor and nurse administered the adrenalin and I heard them talking about the event that had just happened. I had no extended experience, just the sensation of floating, watching what was happening in the room, and listening to them speak. As soon as the adrenalin took effect, I sensed that I was suddenly back in my body and talking to the doctor and nurse again. They notified my husband to come in since he was waiting for me in the car. He waited with me for about thirty minutes until I was able to stand and walk out of the clinic.

Background Information:

Gender: Female

Date NDE Occurred: October 1967

NDE Elements:

At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes IllnessAllergic reaction Life threatening event, but not clinical death Allergic reaction to penicillin injection.

The experience included: Out of body experience

Did you feel separated from your body? Yes

At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? Unconscious.

Did time seem to speed up or slow down? No

Did your hearing differ in any way from normal? Just what was going on in the doctor's examining room.

Did you pass into or through a tunnel? No

Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No

Did you see an unearthly light? No

Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? No

Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? No

Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control

Did scenes from the future come to you? No

Did you come to a border or point of no return? No There was no decision involved - I just seemed to automatically return to my body as soon as the adrenalin caused my heart to begin beating normally again.

God, Spiritual and Religion:

What was your religion prior to your experience? Conservative/fundamentalist

What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist

Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No

After the NDE:

Was the experience difficult to express in words? Yes I felt that no one would believe me.

Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? No Nothing psychic or unusual, just a reassurance that the Lord loves me and is with me every day of my life.

Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? The worst part was the actual allergic reaction. There was no best part - it was just something that happened.

Have you ever shared this experience with others? Yes Only with my husband. I feel that he would believe me if anyone would.

At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No

Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? I've always wondered what would have happened next if I hadn't returned to my body.