Feeling spaced out and constantly tired dizziness and irritation

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I've been feeling like this for the past 4/5 months now and I'm starting to loose hope I'm so worried that something is seriously wrong with me. It's hard

To describe how I'm feeling as a lot of people don't understand. It's like I can't focus on anything my mind is just constantly spaced out it's like a high/drunk sort of feeling which makes me feel dizzy and abit nauseous. I'm suffering with really bad tiredness with it I just want to sleep all the time I'm not interested in anything or motivated I just feel trapped in this little glass bubble wanting someone to smash it I want to wake up one day and feel normal. I'm also suffering from waking in the night from hot and cold sweats my blood pressure is fine but my pulse is abit too fast which I have been put on propanalol. I just can't focus and this feeling of being out of it is affecting my every day life and I would do anything for this to go. I'm so scared to go for scans and tests incase I have a really bad under lying health issue but everyone keeps telling me that it is related to mental health and that I will get better. I give birth to my LO 10 months ago now and I was told that birth can trigger many mental health issues and I've recently started taking sertraline 50mg for my depression and anxiety... someone please help me I feel like I'm never going to be myself again I just need this fog to clear and I just want to be able to wake up and live normally without struggling.

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    I've been experiencing the same weird head feeling also for about 5 months and been on citalopram(Celexa) for over 3 months almost 4 I think and have seem very minimum success I mean the anxiety part has been better but that particular symptom hasn't changed I have an appt today cause two days ago I saw one pupil being bigger than the other which obviously caused total panic and I see my physciatrist Friday to hopefully get sorted out.

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      It's horrible I just feel like I'm living detached from everything else and my head is just out of it and spaced out I'd give anything to feel myself. Let me know how you get on smile

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      My first appt went ok, she was more concerned with pupils than I was hoping she was but she did say the Celexa(citalopram) could be the cause of this burnt sucks having on eye not totally focused all the time which honestly could be causeing my weird head feeling I'm getting sent to an eye specialist and they will call me tmw to let me know when that is, hopefully I'll have more news when that appt comes but i also have a physciatrist appt on Friday but for now I have to come off my Celexa so this will be fun lol

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    Please get your Vitamin D levels checked. I went through every single feeling you described. I went to the hospital and everything came back fine. I then followed up with my PCP and he checked my Vitamin D levels (which the hospital didnt) and they were extremely low. Vitamin D has plays a huge role in our mental health. I've been taking supplements for a month now and have MAJOR improvements. I no longer feel like I am dying, or detached from reality. My doctor said it could take 3-6 months to feel back to normal but it helps me so much to know that I am not crazy and those feeling i felt were actual due to a deficiany! You can even look up vitamin d and anxiety and see how many people it has helped. Best of luck!

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      Isn't it awful! Ok thank you I found this really helpful like I've had so many answers from people mostly being about depersonalisation or like eyesight problems and I'm Definitely going to get my vit D levels checked. I have had a normal blood test to check everything and it was fine I'm not too sure if they checked my vitamin D I just hate feeling like this it's dreadful and It's really starting to interfere with my every day life

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      I know it was interferring with my life too. I couldnt take it anymore, I couldnt sleep at night because when I closed my eyes I would see things and my mind would start going CRAZY! One day I didnt even want to lift my arm to grab my fork to eat. Other days I felt like I was watching myself like I was there but I wasnt really there. My vision was blurry and I always felt like my head was full of pressure. I had burning/tingling sensations in my body. Sometimes my hands started to cramp up. I thought for sure I was dying. This is why after I found the answer to all of my problems, I had to come on here and tell someone about it. When tests come back "normal" doctors love to tell people its just anxiety, calm down, youll be fine, or take this anti-depression pill. I am so thankful I didnt go that route. It will get better, I promise!!

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      The thing that worries me the most is my heart it constantly is beating rapidly I don't know if it's because of the anxiety and the way I'm feeling or if something is wrong with my heart I'm such a worrier my anxiety always gets the better of me. to be honest I guess I'm going to have to push myself to go and get some tests done even though I'm scared fingers crossed it's something minor that can be treated

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      I would have the worst chest pains! My heart felt like it was beating so fast..thats what brought me to the ER. After ekg's and chest x rays were normal I knew there had to be something more then just anxiety. Dont get me wrong, Im still someone that worries constantly, BUT I no longer have the physical pain or detachment from reality. It doesnt hurt to take Vitamin D and see if it will help you at all if you're not quite up for taking a trip to the doctor. But maybe try and get yourself to give a doctor a call to make an appointment, worse thing that can happen is they find something wrong and you can work on fixing it! Best thing is you're fine or its just something minor like a deficiency. Try and take it easy. 

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      Hi Annie. I was getting stressed with work and school and life...I got very stomach sick then cold sick then stomach sick again. When that happens to me I know my anxiety is taking s turn for the worse I was losing energy by the min once I decided to take time off work, soon i could barely take a few steps without stoping for the day . So then I decided to go back on meds . Doctor finally took my blood Panal 2 weeks ago and emailed me the next day saying i was low in vitamin d. I quickly ran out and got the gummy kinds from sprouts. (I got gummies cuz my body is sensitive and I’m always nauseous. ) but I don’t think they worked so my friend got me some vitamin d from her doctors office and I’m gonna try it but I haven’t eaten very much so I’m scared to take vitamins till I eat more. 
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      I know what you mean I worry about taking vitamins as well. I’ve jush had my Vitamin D checked but I took multivitamins a few days before now I’m worried nothing will show up cos I had vitamin D lol. Hoping it went out my system by then so they can find the cause of why I’m feeling the way I am. Thankyou for telling me how you felt, I feel the same things such horrible feelings sad I hope you feel better v soon x
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      Hi. Yes it has. I think overtime you get used to the feeling and as you accept it and stop getting stressed about it, it starts to lift. And then the vitamin D also helps with all this. So you should probably get a blood test. The vitamin D tablets have definitely helped. But first you need to stop getting depressed about the feeling? 
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      Hi lauryn 

      please don’t worry! I was stressed out so much too and I still have it now but I don’t notice it anymore and the stress has gone. First, you need to stop panicking and tell yourself that anything that harms your body means there is a problem in your physical body and system OR that there is a problem in your phsycological area. Get a blood test and ask them to look at your vitamin d levels. Meanwhile, reflect Deeply on absolutely ANYTHING that could have been stressing you out or making you depressed before this feeling. Even the most mild thing can cause this feeling. You probably feel alone but you are NOT!!! Just make sure you get on with your daily life, stay hydrated, keep excersising and don’t stop working. If you stay stressed about this feeling, it will keep getting worse and never go away. Bye!

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      Hi. I’m really sorry but unfortunately I haven’t felt better yet. The vitamin d isn’t really helping. It is just making me less tired but this spaced out feeling hasn’t gone yet sad

      however, the longer it lasts, the more I get used to it and most times I don’t even notice that it is there. Also, looking at patient sites and seeing comments about it lasting a long time in ppl doesn’t make it better. It will only make you more anxious and stressed out. Good luck smile

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      Get your blood tested for all hormones. I gotta get my testerone checked when I looked up the symptoms of it it matched mine perfectly, I’m getting my thyroid hormones and a full vitamin test 
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      hi, i've noticed this post is around three years old. in the original post i have word for word the same symptoms, can i please get an update as to if you have any success in feeling better? thank you

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      i was told i have major depression even ptsd and dissociation even got put on sertaline but nothing has helped its been 4 months!

      and all my tests came back fine even with my heart def going to ask about my vitamin d levels ( im 18)

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