As of late i've been feeling exceptionally light headed.
I've also found that i have the ability to stare at something and not be bored. In general i'm having problems thinking and the world from my eyes seems like a dream. I also have problems thinking when im around groups of people, the more people the worse it gets. Its like my brain cant calculate all of the stimulation, kind of like a slow computer. I also have problems remembering short term things, like names or what answer i put down for a test.
Anyhow, this thinking thing is seriously impacting my life and my lacrosse career is in jeopardy if i cant think while im on the field and react to whats going on.
A diagnosis or a suggestion would be appreciated.
I've chalked it up to being caused by the amount i spent staring at a computer screen in the past, but i dunno.
No, but don't worry those sensations are normal reactions to something going on. I need to know first if you're experiencing any physical symptoms. By the way, the dream like state you mention is technically called depersonalization/derealization. Look them up.
That's mental, I mean anything like flu-like symptoms minus a termperature, swollen throat, tight muscles or anything going on? Try to think of times when you're not feeling mental symptoms and try to pinpoint any physical ones you notice. Just so you know, this sounds like a typical glucose imbalance problem but in your case I can estimate it should be easy to fix.
Pretty poor diet, and with a family history of diabetes it could be part of not the main problem here. I strongly recommend eating a healthy diet with whole grains and no junk food at all, that will give you a good indication of how much your diet is effecting you within about two weeks or so. Cut out everything bad, eating only fruits occasionally, and no more than two servings of them a day. Carbs should be a little lower and slightly higher protein, but you can adjust that as you like because if this is your problem it sounds like a fairly easy case to correct.
Good meats, nothing processed and no deli meats, eggs, whole grain bread (read labels, must say 100%!), brown rice, whole grain pasta, stuff like that and plenty of vegetables, though mainly things like green beans, broccoli, green leaf lettuce (make salads), brussels sprouts and so forth. Avoid corn and any root vegetable (potatoes, beets, carrots, etc.). For cereal grains you can try whole grain oats, quinoa and other such things. For fruits, apples, pears and such are best, try to avoid citrus, but lemon juice is good to drink, only fresh though. Juices should be avoided or at least cut with equal amounts of water and with no added sugar if you want it. No coffee, no tea unless completely free of caffeine (caffeine free does not mean no caffeine), no soda, no candy, no fried foods and such. Basically just eat healthy and stick with it. Never, ever go off of it for about two weeks and see what happens. If you feel worse within two weeks, it means you have a sugar problem, but you may also feel better.
It sounds like youre a teenager, or at least a very young adult. A change of diet sounds like exactly what you need. Less processed food, more whole foods. Adding b vitamins and probiotics to your diet and easing out the sugar should help with the brain fog. Lots of water too.
I don't think it's your diet that is causing this. I am also suffering from what you seem to be (I also have headaches, muscle cramps, extreme tiredness).
My diet is relatively healthy, I do have a bit of junk food every now and again, but I am getting everything I need from what I eat.
But for some reason I'm not able to think like I used to. For example, if someone told me eight months ago that I needed to remind them of something that night, I would easily - now I cant remember what I, or anyone, have just said. It is very had to describe, but it like I know the words I have just said, but for some reason the words cant come out of my mouth - like the signal from my brain to my mouth isn't working, or something is literately changing how I just saw (and spoke) in that moment.
I also have moments when my thinking slows down, and it seems like my thinking is in some slow-motion movie scene - I'm not sure if it's because of all the people around me, like you have described, but it definitely slows.
Do you think that what I have can be the same as you? If so, what could help with this?
PS. I'm in college at the moment and trying to learn how to drive but I my thinking affects my learning a lot.