Post Edited By Moderator (Howlyncat) : 3/27/2007 4:02:28 PM (GMT-6)
I am Kitt..............
Let me see if I can help on this topic:
When someone is really anxious, they may describe it as feeling kind of like they are stoned, like they are in some sort of drugged up haze, even though no drugs are involved. Nothing that is said to the person really sinks in, they have poor concentration, their heart races, and they sweat.
This is called derealization... it is a symptom of anxiety and it sucks... However completely normal... All the other symptoms described are also anxiety.
My daughter has panic attacks on rare occasion and her speech was affected, as well as he face felt numb. I thought stroke..........Dr. said panic attack.
There is also a diaganosis named Depersonalization Disorder. If your not sure what is happening to you please see your physician and discuss the episodes with him/her. Here is link to site that answers some of the questions brought up here. http://www.dpselfhelp.com/
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Post Edited (stkitt) : 5/29/2007 10:39:47 AM (GMT-6)
theresa lots to read on depersonalisation and derealisation on the net, valium should stop long running periods of it
deja vue is related and fairly common for anxiety sufferers
a separate condition called light headedness can cause similar problems
it sometimes helps to squeeze something sharp in your hand such as your keys and concentrate on the pain, this can break the spell for a while