Posted 7/7/2017 12:13 AM (GMT -6)
I would like to start of by saying I do have generalized anxiety disorder, and no doubt think that my anxiety may have elevated some of the symptoms I'm going to describe below at times. However, after the sudden onset of the symptoms below, I'm not sure if they can all be explained by anxiety.
For the past few weeks I have been having a strange feeling in my head: it feels dull, as if someone is pressing against it with their hand. As a result, I have noticed a sharp decline in my cognition to the point where it is almost impossible to read a book or say something without jumbling words up or forgetting the correct word/event that I want to use/talk about. This is very depressing for me as I used to love to read and have discussions, but no longer partake in said discussions due to these symptoms.
Alongside this dullness, I have had a lack of bodily sensations as well. When I go for a long run,for instance, I don't feel thirsty at all despite having not drunk any water prior to the run. I have to remind myself to drink regularly or else I wouldn't feel a need to drink much at all. My mouth never seems to get parched even when I don't drink. Lack of hunger is also present as well. I guess the best way to describe everything would be to say that normal body sensations such as hunger and thirst have become completely muted in my body.
Finally , my stools don't seem to be coming out normal either; they look very soft, like sorbet ice cream and hardly ever come out in one piece (sorry for the details; I just thought it would be best to put everything out there.). My stools used to be normal before all of the dull feeling in my head arrived.
So based on the history I provided and the symptoms, what do you guys think? Is this more than just anxiety, or is my brain really messing with me? What are some next steps that I should take?
Thank you very much for checking this out!