I have been dealing with some strange thoughts and feelings that I am no longer sure are just anxiety. I was even diagnosed at the hospital as having 'complex anxiety disorder' with OCD tendencies? What does that even mean? Sounds like they couldn't come up with a proper diagnosis. And that is how it has been with the many psychiatrists/counselors/etc. that I have seen.
Although I certainly experience my fair share of textbook anxiety, there are some other things that accompany it that are confusing and surreal.
for instance, I have intense deja vu at least 10 times a day, and often times I feel out of it, experencing memories of dreams or past experiences (no significant experiences, just random memories or dreams) and they seem to overcome my regular thinking and thoughts of what is going on right now. It is difficult to explain, but the best way I could describe it is as if they are these moments of zoning out and having deja vu or these random memories.
Also, I have this strange over powering urge to jump whenever I am near any sort of height. I used to pass it off as anxiety, but usually it doesn't even cause anxiety anymore. It's more of a matter of fact now. And it becomes so overwhelming that I can feel myself doing it almost. It's as if there is some visceral urge in me to want to do so. I feel like my subconscious is trying to destroy me.
Now, I am experiencing a lot of existential anxiety about the nature existence, and bla bla bla, but the strange ways that it manifests itself does not seem to make things much clearer for me.
When I have these urges to commit suicide, I wonder if I am even meant to live. I don't want to die, but it has become such a huge part of my life, these thoughts and fears, that sometimes it seems like a logical thing to do.
I also often associate that with some sort of climactic end to my life, or that it would be a form of enlightenment. I don't actually believe that, but it is all part of the complex cyclical way of thinking that my brain goes into when in these situations. And it isn't always situational. sometimes i'll even be sitting on the couch and start feeling like I want to jump.
It has certainly become an obsession, and was a large part of the reason I went to the hospital a few months ago in the first place. I have been experiencing this for a bout a year now, so please no comments saying that I need 'to seek help'. I've sought after help, and have received close to none.
Sometimes I feel depressed too. But I can feel the chemicals in my brain working, where everything will feel hopeless and overwhelming for no reason, then slowly i'll start to forget and sort of go back to normal.
I definitely can also tell my nerves are shot from the years that I have struggled with anxiety. I get numb, light headed, etc. And every day is a struggle.
Everything seems unreal most of the time. And I feel sometimes that every minute reality will just crumble around me, like this is all the matrix.
I used to fear that this is some sort of psychosis, or that I am going into some sort of schizophrenia. But I am extremely aware, introspective, and often times hypersensitive to everything within me, and around me. the hypersensitivity doesn't help when I go on medications either, I end up becomg overwhelmed by the side effects and have to quit.
If anyone could give any advice as to what's going on, or ideas, it'd be appreciated.
I am incredibly overwhelmed, and despite my lust for life, and stubborness, I don't know if I could live like this forever.