Welcome to the Mood Disorders Forum. Questions in this forum are being answered by Peter Forster, MD and topics covered are anxiety, bipolar, depression, panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder and stress.
I feel disconnected from everything, literally everything. I feel like my surroundings are a complete haze, and if you take away my senses I feel like I have no inner self. Nothing feels real, everything feels fake and plastic, I only exist, but I do not live, I do not enjoy things except in a distant way. I feel lightheaded most of the time to varying degrees, sometimes it feels like my blood sugar is low when it really isn't. I get surges in my stomach like I"m falling along with increased lightheaded disconnected sensations. I live in a dream every day. I don't really have anxiety, but I avoid everything because of the terrifying way I feel. I will have a few weeks where it's better, then a few weeks where it's very bad, for no rhyme or reason. My situation or surroundings don't really effect it, I can be in public and be doing good or bad, or I can be relaxing at home and be good or very bad, it makes no sense at all. I was never sexually abused or any of that kinda stuff. It started about 7 years ago but got alot worse 3 years ago and has been chronic every since.
That sounds like depersonalization or derealization, it can be a symptom of depression or OCD. I feel like this quite often. I feel it most when I isolate myself for days or weeks and less when I am forced to be around people.
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