To add some more descriptions, I feel very trembly, like something is crawling or buzzing within my skin, and it's very easy for me to get zoned out, especially on electronic devices. I feel constantly too tired and too awake,a weird in between state. It's like I'm dreaming almost or falling asleep with my eyes open. It's so, so scary.
Oh, and as embarrassing as this is, I've felt arousal and numbness in my genitals that is unwarranted, as well as symptoms of a bladder infection without any infection
Hi there and welcome. You certainly have a lot going on! I'm sorry that and hope that these things can be resolved. A really important question-- are you under a doctors care? Are you working with a psychiatrist now? Do you take any medications?
There's even more than I mentioned. I have seen several doctors. I have access to my university's health center which really helps. I did see a psychiatrist there, but since I was extremely sensitive to side effects of the medication, we stopped meeting and I stopped taking the medication. I've only been seeing a psychologist since most of these newer symptoms have been occurring.
Okay, I'm really glad you have medical/counseling services. That's very important. I would reconnect with your psychiatrist and again, go over your list of symptoms. They are extensive and I think working/looking for another medication may be necessary (of course that is between you and your doctor). The psychologist is really great and definitely keep that up. Now, often a psychologist and psychiatrist will work together for a person to get the best outcome. Are your 'people' talking? Ask them to consult one another. I think that is helpful so everyone is on the same page with the end goal of you functioning better and feeling better. Also, if you are self medicating or partying with recreational drugs, I would not do this at this time (as a mom, I'll say or EVER . . . ha ha)--- just because you don't want to exacerbate symptoms.
Can you get back in touch with our psychiatrist?
I'm thinking that I will, or at least have her recommend a psych outside of my schools health center. They have a huge inflow of students seeking mental health help, so they can't always offer the same level of help as a private practice. Thanks for your concern! I have not touched recreational drugs or alcohol since this incident. The thought of feeling worse than I do completely turns me off them
I think that sounds like a great plan. I believe you are on your way-- and I'm glad for that. Let us know when you have your next appointment and how the discussion goes with regards to finding an outside psychiatrist to discuss possible medication for you. good luck!