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Hey lately I have been feeling really strange like everything is a dream and im not really feeling. I was giving busporine for my anxiety. I have had blood work down 3 times and all came back great. Ive had chest xrays and ekgs done. But im worried that something is wrong with my head like my brain is messed up. I am having trouble remembering stuff,concentrating, and I constantly feel like im going to blackout but never do. Is this all just anxiety or could it be from the busporine. Please someone help me im scared out of my mind. I know that if there were anything really hardcore going on in my head it would of showed up in the blood work. Just let me know what you think please.....
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replied October 12th, 2005
Totally Normal
Hi, I just read your post and I want you to know that what you are experiencing is totally normal. A couple of years ago I had a baby and shortly afterward I began feeling anxiety symptoms. I started having panic attacks for no reason...And on a daily basis I was feeling nervous. Worst yet, I had the symptoms you are describing. The feeling of "make believe" like you are dreaming. I could never explain it to the people around me because they didnt understand.

I finally went and saw someone for it, and it turns out that your body goes into defense mode during anxiety. It's called "depersonalization". This is very common to anxiety disorder. I started taking lexapro, a very small dosage. I was on that for a couple of years and when my insurance ran out I had to switch to citalopram (celexa). Both have worked for me. I still have anxiety and an uneasy feeling in my stomach once and a while. I have learned to accept that it's just my anxiety.

Thankfully the depersonalization went away. Best of luck to you and please know that you are not alone.
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replied October 12th, 2005
Thanks
First off lol irish people are the coolest lol. Thank you so much you really helped me. I just have to learn to except it and soon it will pass but I thought something was wrong with my brain I was like omg but thanks to you im going to try to deal with it and say its just my body doing tha defense thing. Hopefully ill be better in a few days cuz im sick of this so bad.. Thank you irishgirl
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replied October 12th, 2005
Experienced User
If your brain didn't do that, there's a good chance you'd go insane. It's actually a good thing. That dream state is totally normal and i'm pretty sure everyone gets it from time to time. We (anxiety sufferers) just focus on it and it sticks around. It goes away once you relax and let your brain heal itself. I've had that a million times. Go about your day and let it do what it does. Don't concentrate on it.
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replied October 13th, 2005
Ok
Ok so the loss of concentration and stuff is just anxiety and the out of body feeling is normal with it and the memory problem I heard is common with anxiety so that means there is nothing wrong with me just anxiety. Hey I am up write now scaring myself to death. Ok. Earlier today around 1 something pm I took my buspar and here it is 2:00 am and I took some extra strength liquid tylenol now that wont like hurt me cuz of the buspar will it im just freaking myself out. I had a headache and wanted to get rid of it. Please write back fast.
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replied October 13th, 2005
Experienced User
I've mixed much worse than those two together in my time. Tylenol barely gets rid of a headache. Try not to worry so much.
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replied March 14th, 2010
I get this aswell. I was diagnosed with anxiety a couple of weeks ago and this would have to be the worst symptoms, I'm learning to deal with the rest of them, but not this one! Does anyone get really bad headaches when they get these feelings? Please let me know.
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replied March 15th, 2010
im so glad im not the only one that feels like this i was so worried i thought the exact same thing that there was something wrong with my brain,everything seems so weird like im goin around in a daze and it freaks me out i keep thinking im going to faint,i get confused and very irratated im just so tired,im taking effexor and half inderal for anxiety and panic attacks
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replied April 19th, 2010
scary
Reading this just brings back scary memories for me. A couple years ago I was laying down watching a movie with my boyfriend and all of the sudden I felt this shock of dizziness and anxiety come over me. I had never felt that way before, so I freaked out and thought I needed to go to the hospital.. I slept on it but did not feel the same way for about the next 6 months. I felt like something happend to my brain that night that made me feel dissociated with myself. I would always look down at my hands and feel like I really wasn''t in my body, I felt I was always in a dream or in another dimension. It was the weirdest thing that no one understood. My heart would always race esp. if someone asked me if everything was ok, if someone asked me that I would freak out thinking omg why are they asking me that, do I look sick, or look like im about to die. It was all very scary, and thought that feeling would never go away. Finally after making my mom take me to tons of doctors, and after tons of blood tests and even mRI''s on my brain, one doctor prescribed me lexapro, and it did wonders! After 2 weeks of taking it, I felt like my brain clicked back on to normal.. I started finally to feel like myself. Looking back I think it was a long term sysmptom of anxiety, but it was horrible!
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replied July 17th, 2011
OMG knb0012 I almost cried when I read your post. Similar thing happened to me 10 months ago and I have not been the same since. I have become reliant on small doses of ativan to control my terror but I have a new Dr. that wants to try something for depression since I have so many side effects tht I can no longer tell them apart from actual feelings.
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replied May 12th, 2010
Wow. I''m shocked that i''m not the only person who went through this! About 2 years ago I was sitting in class one day when all of a sudden something changed in my head and everything appeared terrifying. I felt like i was going to faint and had an extremely strong urge to get the hell out of the room and be by myself. I had been very uncomfortable before but this was totally different and much more intense.

After that first ''attack'' I assumed life would go back to normal but it didn''t. The next day the same thing happened. And the day after that. Pretty soon I was having several panic attacks every day. And even when i wasn''t terrified I felt light headed and weak constantly. I was always afraid I was going to faint but I never did. I also experienced the ''out of body'' feeling a lot. I thought I was going crazy.

After a while I started getting this feeling on the sides of my head like ants were crawling through my brain. It made me think i was going to have a stroke. I eventually asked my doctor about it and he said it was tension in my neck that was squeezing my nerves.

This situation continued for 3 months. Eventually things gradually started to improve. And I mean very gradually. I never got treated for the anxiety. I just dealt with it as best I could. And slowly it went away on its own. I don''t know if that was the most intelligent way to deal with it. Its just what i did.

Try not to panic. I know how frustrating and unbearable it can be. But its a phase you are going through. Get whatever help you think you need. Its not permanent. You can definitely get better.
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replied May 17th, 2010
i really thought i was the only pperson who felt liike this .. like somedays i wouldnt feel the same i would look in the mirror and it felt like something would take over me .. i wasnt happy .. i would look at the people aroud me and i would freak out like if i didnt belong there and i just felt soo out of my mind .. i would try to explain it to my mom she would listen but of course she wouldnt kno how it felt ... i soonn nlater had to just deal with it and now im doing awesome :] i finall dont let it take over me at ALL ... im so happy and feelin back to myself .. i went to my doctor and i told him my sypmtoms and he said thats its all in my mind .. he would say that the mind is very strong if u let it take over. and that helped me so much .. sometimes thought my heart starts racin i dont like taking meds NEVER WOULD I .. so im naturally healing myself . i drink kava kava its HELPED so much its incredible
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replied June 2nd, 2010
One more sufferer
So after googling "feeling strange" it came up with this thread of answers. Amazing really, how many people experience the same thing. I have had this bizarre feeling of "im here but im not really here" for years, some days are much worse than others and im always tired regardless of how much sleep i get. Of course, i have been to my doctors many times with symptoms of persistent headaches, upset stomach, spells of dizziness, racing heart, poor concentration, memory loss and all those other wonderful things associated with anxiety. I am now taking up Hypnotherapy as a profession and its made the symptoms much worse, but Hypnosis works wonders for stress and anxiety so i would like to urge you all to give up the pills and try Hypnotherapy. The mind is a wonderful and extermely powerful tool that when utilized correctly can improve your life in so many ways and you can do this through Hypnotherapy.
I have just booked my first session with a Hypnotherapist and i am very excited about the prospect of living a life where i feel "normal" Smile
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replied June 13th, 2010
im actually feeling all this today and its freaking me out! i hope it will just pass i do have anxiety and also worry alot about things
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replied June 13th, 2010
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To those of you who are suffering so many individual symptoms, I would sinserely suggest you see a specialist who is qualified to decide if it is just anxiety or something more involve. When I have a panic attack, I get short of breath, I have heart palipitaions, feel tense, and unable to control my feelings of doom. Their are so many medical reasons any of you could be suffering from these disorders, anything from hypothyroidism, to BPD. You really should seek the advice from a professional. Stress eventually cause physical symptoms, anxiety, depression, perhaps ulcers. Because all of you may be feeling the same kinds of anxiety, please dont assume you are all suffering from the same thing. My very best advice is to see your doctor and have him refer you to a specialist that deals with anxiety. Sometimes we may require medications to relieve our symptoms. Please seek medical help. I am worried about all of you. As someone diagnosed with BPD 5 years ago my symptoms started with anxiety which sent me to the ER because I felt like i was having a heart attack, I was having heart palipitations, they showed up on the ekg, but the blood work was not vinictative of a heary attack. After a wide series of blood tests I was also diagnosed with hypothyroidism. You may all feel like you ahve the same thing buy we are all physicologically different. Anxiety is brought on by stress, sometimes we need to find out what is causing this stress. Thats why my best advice is to seek medical help.
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replied July 13th, 2010
anxiety fix
i am going through huge amounts of anxiety causing events (if events can cause it - whatever!) and my short term fix is accupressure. i have found a very good practicioner and when i leave after an hour i can barely stand up for feeling relaxed. sometimes i get a headache the next day from the release of stress chems into brain but its worth it...
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replied September 5th, 2010
I used to get that out-of-body feeling. I remember the first few times I was filled with panic and thought I would faint. I still do sometimes but I learnt how to deal with it. You basically just have to ignore it and focus on something else, like start a conversation with someone and really focus on the conversation. Once you stop thinking about it you come back to reality and the feeling then goes away. It's that simple: think of something else. Once you realise you can 'switch it off' you no longer feel the sense of panic when it comes, and it wilI happen less often.
I think it's usually the result of fatigue or stress. It seems very common I think it is quite normal for the brain to have a little malfunction now and then, it's certanly not something you should be taking drugs for. If you go to the doctor they will most likley miss-diagnose it because it is very hard to explain to someone who has not experienced it. All it really is, is your brain telling you to slow down and get a proper nights sleep. Private healthcare as in the American system will always lean towards medication because there is money to be made. Avoid taking drugs that are not necessary. You don't want to end up in a situation where you need to take prescription drugs just to feel normal. Remeber the next time it happens just RELAX that's the secret!
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replied February 23rd, 2011
hey guys so umm im dealing with exactly the same thing and no one believes or understands me and it is soo frustrating.. i have just started year 11 and have bolk homework but i cannot focus because i just dont feel like me... like im not aware of my senses... this happened before when i had lack of sleep but now its been four days and i have a human biology test friday and i cannot focus! is there something i can take to make this thing go away?
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replied February 23rd, 2011
feel dodgey anxiety worry
i am a 21 year old male i have been diagnosed with anxiety 2 weeks ago.. i have always worried most of my life and a bad stress head lol .. any way i love to go out have a drink at weekend meet people etc etc. i litrally woke up about 3 week ago and my head waz numb and i got paranoid worried and a pannic attact came over came that i know sort of how too deal with panic attacts over came that but it felt like my head is damaged if thats what you want to call it and i was a mess with paranoia Worry ! and all that. days later it never went got wrose didnt want to speek to people asking my self constanty if i will get better walkin around didnt have a clue what to do with my self. i went to the doctors and told him everything i am feeling and he told me a waz realy bad with anxiety and stress and depression.. put me on antidepressants i have been on them to weeks think im kinda used to them now my head was in bits thinkin i was going to go crazy or lose controle of my mind . now from these tabs i just feel spaced out but the numbness as gone kind of .. but still worried about my head ? is this realy anxiety ?? and is these tabolots ment to make you feel like this ?on the internet constantly looking all this up i just dont feel me out of body experinces i feel zonked out and am worried about medication will it help me soon have any 1 of you been though this feeling at all ?? feeling dodgy cant be arsed to do anythink and thinkin sendin your self crazyyy ?? i hate it so much .. many thanks reply if possible please
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replied July 13th, 2011
hey peeps so i just started feeling all these things as well and it scared the heck outta me cuz its only been like two weeks now...im scared mostly because i have four kids and a husband who always works. I dont have full blown panic attacks w/the hyperventilation or anything but i do get like anxious and feel so uneasy...like i cant concentrate is the worst feeling of all and i try and explain it to my family members but noone really understands. A doc i went to see says it may have been trigered by a ton of stress just to relax and she says there are diff types of anti-anxiety meds i can take but im a mother of four children and dont want anything that will keep me tired or asleep or worse get addciting but im worried that it will never go away ...any suggestions on the best home rememdy to deal with this crap ..thanks soo much really worried that i will never be myself again.. Sad
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replied July 15th, 2011
I usually feel whenever I work hard or take pressure on my mind. I could feel sleepy. My Shoulder muscles are also be feel pain and I go to sleep. One thing more is that if I sleep at night for 12 hours even for more than that I found that I can't complete my sleep. This is the main problem which i m facing.
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