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Feeling disorientated, dysohoric, disconnected
I'm 21 years old, work in retail, have a great partner and support network. The last few days however I have been feeling disorientated, almost like a dysphoric sensation, tired and a weakness in my limbs. Almost as if there is a cloud in front of me. I have difficulty concentrating - and it's strange because I can still carry out daily tasks, drive and talk to people but it just feels... odd? I don't feel right. I feel almost disconnected from my surroundings and it's frightening me. I ended up in the hospital a few nights ago because I felt dizzy which I put down to hunger, but upon eating and waiting hours this feeling never went away. Along came a numbness in my left arm along with heart palpitations and more dizziness which was put down to anxiety and a bit of vertigo. Blood tests came back all fine as well and I was put on a drip with Stemitil for four hours. That night I got discharged and had the worst sleep, tossing and turning, getting up and walking around feeling jittery, racing heart, a weird tightness and jelly like sensation in my legs that I experienced in the car ride home, that night and through to the next day which has since lessened off. It was a weird feeling, like I couldn't sit still and felt very unsettled and restless. At work yesterday (night after hosp) I had to leave because I felt that disorientated it took so much to even serve a customer and I had sensations of dizziness and the same far away feeling. My family doctor described it as anxiety, a fight or flight resistance my body is putting up and perhaps release of adrenaline?  I'm at a point where I have signed up to this website desperate for some sort of clarity that this will pass and it will be okay. I understand a lot of it has been anxiety related but it's absolutely taking over me and my need to look up every symptom and monitor my body is obsessive. I've always dealt with anxious tendencies but never anything that has affected my perception of the world and ability to concentrate. My glasses don't even feel right at the moment, I'm tripping out thinking my eye sight is a cause for concern.  Even typing this is causing jitters in my stomach. I just want it to go away. I keep thinking could it be hormonal as well?? Too many thoughts ...
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You say you have anxious tendencies.  What does that refer to exactly?  I ask because anxious people have anxious thoughts, the physiological symptoms follow the thoughts.  Have you been a lot more anxious that usual lately?  Have any anxiety attacks?  Before this happened, were you feeling a lot more nervous than usual?  It's normal for anyone to feel nervous about feeling ill, especially when doctors are telling you they can't find a reason for it, but there are many illnesses that are not easy for doctors to find and it's very easy to tell someone they're anxious, give them a drug, and move on to the next patient.  So you need to give yourself a good hard look and first determine if you're that anxious to feel this bad.  If so, time to deal with it, probably by starting with a psychologist who specializes in treating anxiety.  If you don't feel you're thinking has gotten way more anxious until this happened, then you might want to seek a more thorough doctor or specialist to eliminate all the things that might cause your symptoms  (and don't go Googling them -- that route is the route to only unhappiness).  
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Thank you for your response. I have always been a very anxious person. However these usually come in random episodes or waves that last an hour or two, say an anxiety attack for instance. Randomly getting nervous to go out, or, overthinking something at work or being absolutely petrified of a phone call. Then I'm fine. Whereas I cannot think of anything that has triggered this sensation and for it to be so bad. I've never felt anything like it. Im coherent in a lot of ways still, holding a conversation or driving, but it requires an extreme amount of brain power. And still, at the same time I feel so foggy. I'm now on the fifth day with this disorientated, far away feeling accompanied by this jelly feeling in my legs and a constant dizziness, and that's why it's concerning me so much because it's been such a long period of time.
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