i started feeling like this right about when summer started the first days were the scariest i felt like i was living in a dream i felt like a lot of things around me weren't real i felt like if i was on some sort of drug. i really hate this feeling i don't know if its because of Anxiety or what i know i have Anxiety because i bite my nails alot they are pretty short but i don't know if that could be it or maybe stress. Now i feel like im not me i feel out of it like im not in my body or something its really hard to explain i don't know if i got used to the feeling or it changed sometimes when i walk somewhere and get there i ask my self like "Wasn't i just sitting down" or "Wasn't i just over there" also i dream more Often i know we dream all the time but now its like everyday i always remember them i went to the doctor and they gave me medicine for depression and anxiety iv bin taking it for about a week now i haven't seen any results but the doctor said to wait. Also if i talk after wards i don't know if i did say what i said i really dont know how else to explain this feeling but if anybody knows anything please helppppppp i feel like i am going crazy.
Try not to worry. I know how difficult and scary it can be but trying not to get more anxious and tense will help. I have suffered with this when I was alot younger and it scared the life out of me at the time. I have fiqured out years later that it was linked to stress and depression. Treat the stress and depression and things will fall into place. I really feel for you because I know how traumatic it can feel. Try your hardest everyday to stop yourself from worrying and getting lost in your thoughts as this will lead to a more balanced sleep (with less REM sleep) and increased feelings of more 'normality'. I have just noticed the date on your initial post so presume you are well into your course of antidepressants. How are you feeling now? If you happen to get back on this site, please let me know how you are.
hey D thanks for the Reply, Thats wat some people have bin telling me that it could be the stress and depression.
right now i think i feel a little better i really dont know if im getting better or just getting used to it, but its like a 24/7 feeling, Just sumtimes is worse and sometimes it isnt. i have dreams alllll the time and sumtimes like my head feels weird like clouded idk its hard to explainn. i have anxiety forsure tho because of my nails and also my palms get real sweaty at times...
Sounds like the classic symptoms of overbreathing due to anxiety. I lived with this for years until I learned how to breath correctly. I found an ebook that really made a lot of sense to me and explained the reason for the disconnected feeling (overbreathing). Hope and Help for Hyperventilation Syndrome is the title.
i had written a lengthy explanation on your situation but it is being reviewed by the site. I had referenced some helpful resources for you and that might have thrown a red flag for the admins. Sorry. Im definitely not here to make money on stuff I am truly an anxiety sufferer just like you. And went through exactly what you are describing and it is totally terrifying and we need more education on this. Not sure if you are male or female but this is what is causing your out of body feelings...
Unrelenting emotional stress (work, relationship, finances...)
Adrenal Fatigue (research this!!!!)
Thryoid and Hormonal Imbalance (esp.if you are female)
Try ETF Emotional Freedom technique is an awesome technique to calm the mind and unblock negative emotional energy..very powerful..i use it myself and it is amazing.
See a doctor who is more inline with "wellness and holistic" approaches.
it's a completely normal symptom of anxiety that passes on it's own over time it's called derealization or depersonalization google it as scary as it is you just have to know vthat it passes over time best of luck to you
Wow makes me feel better knowing im not the only one going through this or that has gone through this. it is pretty scary/trippy thoughh when it first happend to me it felt like i was living in a dream world. now i feel like im in a buzz like when you drink,hard to explain
As the doctor thinks that this is due toanxities you need to do is thorough check-up and after the result comes consult the senior physician so that you are satisfied with doctors report..if you are not satisfied with doctors in your city you can move to some other city to get it right way
YOURE OKAY. I know exactly what you're going through as Im going through it too. Yes, it's really scary if you don't know what is going on. It started happening to me during this summer. I've always felt and been weird my entire life and I'm in awe that its coming together. I felt out of body too. Except mine was REALLY intense. I felt like I was walking BETWEEN TWO WORLDS. I didn't know who I was. (Shedding of the EGO as we are not are stories here on Earth or the characters that we play here). The worst happend for 2 months. I couldnt be around anyone or hang out like I used to cuz I felt like I was in a dream world, beautiful but weird. I can tell you more if this sounds like what is happening, and WHY. Dont see a doctor. They don't know. They want to solve everything with a pill. Trust me I know its scary, lonesome, and weird. but ur okay I promise. If im okay I swear your okay.
I have a question: you are very interesting. I have this feeling like things are more intense around me and sometimes I feel other people's feelings. It seems that way; like I'm picking up on way more than I normally do. Sometimes I think it's not really me in my body. Like I'm seeing the world through different eyes.
I had a weird experience this morning. I woke up at 4am needing the toilet. I went to the toilet and while I was in the bathroom I began to feel really strange.
My whole body felt weird, when I looked in the mirror and touched my face it didn;t feel right.
I washed my hands and they didn't feel like mine.
I thought that maybe I had died or was dying and when I went back into the bedroom I expected to see my body still in bed.
It has really scared me and I feel scared about going to bed tonight.
reading all of this and all i can say is that i have felt the exact same for the past 7 months and its freaking the hell out of me. the description of feeling between two worlds and losing touch with reality or at least the way i used to see reality. sometimes it feels like its getting worse and worse and one day ill wake up and not where or who i am. have u started to feel better?
To make a long story short the past 4 years have been very intense, I travelled for 6 months came back home for 5 months and back to work, I then left again on a 15th month world travel and came back home to work again, 5 months later I moved to for work and the past year was alot of added responsibility and stress from the job and living in a country where I was not enjoying it.. I have also always partied alot and specifically over the past 2-3 years, and during the past 12 months. I was combining alot of partying, with alot of drugs & alchohol, with alot of stress, lesser sleep and loneliness.. Needless to say it has not been an easy time...
Then there was the moment, I was sitting on the bus and it almost felt like I got an electric shock to the brain; like a HD was crashing.... Since that moment I felt like i was drifting between 2 realities, the one I knew and the one I feel like I am in now... A loss of reality, feels like in a sort of matrix. I can act and function perfectly, work, etc but something feels different; like the things I am looking at are not real and I feel like I am caught in a dream..
I got a head scan, went to numerous doctors and everything and everyone says I am ok and it will pass, they said my alpha waves were very high and this could be the reason as to why I was feeling like this and that leads us to where we are now, trying to find out what is wrong or what I can do to help it?
Did u have any success.?? I have been feeling like all the above for the past 1month 24/7. Reading this makes things feel a little better, as i honestly felt like i was going insane. My first attack was so horrific i felt like i was out of my body and stoned out of my head. I havn't touched any Pot for years, but that's the best way i can describe. It just came on very suddenly, nothing triggered it, i don't suffer depression,anxiety, but it sure us going 2 kick that off if it doesn't go away. I don't no what to do.
I am still feeling weird on a regular basis but not as bad as the first time. I went to A & E and the drs but all they have said is that I am suffering from stress and I have high blood pressure.
They don't seem very concerned but when you are having feelings of not being yourself it is very scary.
The out of body feeling for me I have had a few times in my life.
It is scary but now I know exactly what it is. For me it is anxiety and depression together.
The feeling will come and go, and when depression is really bad it just stays. Don't be concerned it will go away when your depression lifts. For me I require meds. I am 45 years old and have be had this feeling 3 times in my life and have recognized it. If u can, go to your GP and explain. You are not crazy.many many people have this. It is better to speak up and get the help you need. There is no shame in that . The earlier the better chance u have of a quick recovery.
im going through the possibility of redundancy at the moment and am having the permanent feeling of being as high as a kite without doing drugs, dizzy,flu like symptoms..worrying about the smallest thing..its making me scared..but i suppose it must be stress ..musnt it or am i really going crazy???