From my own personal experience and reading, the dreamy or spaced out feelings are our mind's way of protecting us from overload, and means that our bodies are reacting the way they are supposed to to keep us safe.
I know that I would certainly be feeling more anxiety than normal, even at a "fun" place like Carnival. Remember, Excitement and anxiety are twin brothers and are sometimes very hard to tell apart! I sometimes feel that spaciness just from watching a really exciting movie!
And you know what? You're doing great and you will be fine! And yes, seeing a therapist is a good idea. Not because there is anything wrong with you, but because they are experts who have dedicated their lives to helping us understand ourselves, and that is certainly a good thing... we never hesitate to take our cars to a mechanic, especially if the car needs a tune up, and there's certainly no reason why we shouldn't treat ourselves to a tune up every now and then either!
Post Edited (babblin5) : 2/23/2009 10:19:41 PM (GMT-7)