You have described EXACTLY how I feel!
I have been a long term panic attack sufferer.. just over 10 years in fact. about 8 weeks ago I had a turn while driving.. I went dizzy and had to shake my head and pull over.
Since that day I have felt spaced out.. a kind of numb feeling like nothing is real.. almost like reality is drifting away!
I also suffer headaches.. migraine type sometimes.. lately if I drink I will get a very bad headache!
Like you say, this haziness is VERY frustrating.. and worrying. I can get on with my day but at night (when relaxing) I will get feelings of being very scared because I don't know what's going on.. I'm worried it will get worse!
Im still trying different things to get over it.. eye exam tomorrow then back to the doctors. I'm 31 and apart from perhaps loosing a couple of stone I think I'm pretty fit.. blood pressure, heart and lung capacity test all fine, About 10 weeks ago I lost 1 stone in 5 weeks.. I thought perhaps this might be the reason, loosing to much to quick?
Panic attacks were bad enough but I dealt with those... this is something else as its 24/7 :'(
Maybe some of the reasons below could be the cause?
Sinus related.. blocked or something
Some of the things above can be caused by stress.. muscle tension at the back of the neck (so I have been told).
If anyone has any ideas or has had the same symptoms please let us know of what it could be and if you have overcome it.
Just letting you know that i have the EXACT same feeling. I have been feeling lightheaded, spaced out and "out of this world feeling" for over 3 months now. I haven't been able to go back to work because of this. Its like a cloud has come over my normal self and has not gone away. Im 26 year old male and was a binge alcohol drinker. I would drink every weekend at bars with my mates (this went on every weekend for 4 years). I also wonder if this has anything to do with how im feeling. The feeling just happened to me when i was driving home last Xmas eve from a cafe... It has not gone away since...
Since i have been feeling unwell i have also had indigestion problems including heartburn which i am taking medication for. I have been dealing with anxiety also due to this lightheadedness, out of this world feeling and i have lost alot of weight too.
Please email me so we can discuss these symptoms. It seems that you are suffering from very similar things as myself. I have been to doctors and specialists who cannot find an answer as of yet and its making me more anxious. Have had an MRI done and it was normal.
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I too have had this feeling of unreality, kind of like being buzzed all of the time. First thing to know is that this feeling only exists because of anxiety, which may seem soo harmful but it really isn't. The good news is that when you get rid of your anxiety, the spaced out feeling will go away. I recomend drinking plenty of water, sleeping more and excercising.
I totally forgot about posting this here, just saw it again. Anyway, I went and got every test in the book and ended up being "fine." I turned to alcohol for a while. It helped with the feeling at the time but toward the end the hangovers would last up to two days. I felt more like I was tripping than being hungover. Anyway, like posted above, I finally found out about the derealization thing. Because it all started a few weeks after a month long drinking and drug binge in Europe, I decided that's probably what caused it. Apparently just a little pot can trigger this in people.
Well, I decided to finally go see a shrink and asked for Klonopin(a lot of people with this condition seem to do well with it.) I've been on it for 5 weeks and while I can't say I'm even close to being cured, and I've accepted I probably never will be, I feel quite a bit better. I still feel the anxiety, but really have no real panic attacks like I was having. I force myself to say "f*** it" and just live life. Besides trying something like Klonopin, that's all I can suggest.
Also, I've gotten the "I'm going crazy" thoughts quite a bit since this started almost 9 months and still do. You just have to tell yourself you're not and move on. If you were going crazy you wouldn't realize it, just tell yourself that. I find the more I distract myself, the better I feel. During any kind of social interaction I totally forget about anything being "wrong" with me. The less you think about it, the better off you'll be.
Even when I sit I am dizzy
Sometimes it is better if you just go out with someone (because I cant drive like this) and forget about it and a lot of the time it usually works for me
If anyone here found an answer or cure to our problems please post it and if I ever do i will do the same
in any case, i just wanted to share that i too had a sensation of feeling buzzed for several weeks (about a month) afther the first two attacks.
the only thing that helped me get through it was prayer. Seriously.
i just kept my mind occupied with work and other stuff and just prayed a lot - felt perfectly fine after a few weeks.
I just had another "mini" attack and have a slight buzzed sensation again - been doing a lot of reading and it seems like potassium rich foods and apple cider vinegar might help. That and prayer!
As much as it sucks, I'm somewhat relieved that I'm not the only one going through this -
Take care and God bless.
i dont know if this is cuz i still have not had time for the alcohol out of my system but i hope this gose away i can help but feel like i am going crazy
I don't believe that anxiety stems from your head but from an undiagnosed problem in the body.