Please help! Feel unreal/ in a dream/ not there

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About 6 months ago feeling unreal started, i was with my mates playing football suddenly i felt really wierd, i was really dizzy and thought i was going to faint and i felt isolated, i couldn't concentrate on what my friends where saying or what i was doing, as if i was going crazy. For the next few days i felt normal but after about 2 weeks i woke up and felt as if i was in a dream or not there which really freaked me out (for  the next few weeks i only felt this at night). Then from about 4 months i had panic attacks and had breathing problems and pains in my chest and throat and i recovered from the panic attacks about 3 weeks ago. Now i feel squeezing in my chest and throat and it comes with some breathing problems this comes and goes during the day and it lasts for a  few minutes. But feeling unreal, in a dream or not there is my big problem. It lasts with me from the moment i wake up till i sleep and i feel it's getting worse and worse everyday. Now i have exams and i can't concentrate on my studies because of this feeling, yesterday i had an exam and it constantly kept bothering me. I can't take it anymore and i feel that my life is getting stolen by me and i'm just standing here watching. Can u please tell me what to do or how to treat this? (i'm 15)

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    Ive been the same for over 2 weeks now & i know how scary that feeling of everything seeming unreal can sad

    As your doctor done any blood tests? If not would be a good idea to get you doctor to run some tests! smile

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    the exams that you areabout to do may be one of many stresses causing the anxiety.at teenage years I would avoid illicit drug use especially cannabis as this has a link to worsen anxiety and could lead to a panic attack as has happened to me - an otherwise very healthy 32 year old man. The crazy feelings are called psychosis and in my case I felt like I wasnt a person but a collection of atoms in space and so is everything else it was very distressing but it felt great ro be back in rral world as the high levels of cannabis left my blood.I now know it can comw back if i dont reduce my stress levels. If you suffer a panic attack where you feel as if you are dying try to remember that you really are not its down to andrenaline levels putting major strain on your body you need to control your breathing. Read as much as possible on panic attacks so that if they happen you will be in more stronger control. Try to mix with people as this interaction helps when you feel ^unreal^.
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    Hi Hazem, what u have experienced is a panic attack as well as depersonalzation, it is scary but it is ur minds way of zoning out to deal with anxiety. Most peoples anxiety or should I say panic attack is out of the blue. If u read what u wrote u can see where each incident triggered more anxiety until u came to depersonalization which is so common, the Dr. couldn't find anything physically wrong with u because there isn't it is strictly stress and the first event began creating ur awarness that u were under stress but u didn't know it until the day the first wierd feelings came upon u when u were with ur mates.Now u are fixated on the way things look I remember it well. You are also fixated on all ur symptoms convinced something is wrong with u. But there isn't it is now anxiety that consumes all ur being . U are scanning every symptom now in ur body that u were never aware of before because u were in an overload situation before but as soon as that wierd first feelings hit u, it was so scarry and u were already anxious maybe not aware of it but u were but it has all now manifested into full blown anxiety like the rest of us woke up to one day and it changed our lives forever. U can get over this right away if u go to the Dr. and be honest with him as to what u are feeling and how scared u are so he can give u something to break the cycle as soon as possible so it is not ingrained in ur brain and becomes a lifelong battle.You can get over this with some medication, and possibly some counseling. Good Luck
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      I did go to 2 different doctors and told them everything and how i feel and they told me it's weird because i'm alright. Also sometimes i feel something going up my throat and it's really scary and it's affecting my studying as i just came back from an IGCSE exam. Thanx anyways!

       

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      I feel Unreal/in a dream or a as if i'm not there, sometimes this feeling makes me really dizzy and i feel regular squeezing in my chest and throat and sometimes i feel something going up my throat which is really scary, sometimes i feel heavy headed and it's really uncomfortable, scary and depressing. And every day this depersonalization seems to be getting worse and worse and i'm really scared cause i can't stand it any more and i don't enjoy things i like to do like i did before i started feeling this and i forgot how a real person feels or enjoys his life.
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    Hi hazem I was 14 when my anxiety and panic attacks started so I know exactly how awful it is I was going through some stressful times and I didn't know it at the time but I was smoking weed I stopped it all together I'm on medication now antidepressants and I get depersonalisation still but my medication isn't working . I think that you should go back to your doctors tell them honestly how it's effecting your life and if they still don't listen maybe change doctors . in the meantime be around family and friends try to keep active and be in the sunshine this will help your mental health too all the best for you good luck 💐
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    Hi Hazem The feeling in ur throat is called globeous syndrom and it is only caused by anxiety sometimes peoples feel like something is in their throat other times it feels like choking and other times feels like u something is just their it has many sensations. YOU ARE ALRIGHT.the problem as with all anxiety it kicks in and scares u sooo bad that U escalate the symptoms but it doesnt seem possible, but every feeling u get becomes a new symptom. The depersonalization iis just because u are terrified right now and the mind clicls into deper. for a rest so to speak I know it is terrifying but u need to get to the Dr. for some med. to be able to calm u nervous system down so that will go away.
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    Yo hazem. If you see this message, I've been feeling the same this past week and hoping you can tell me how u recovered. Thanks you. Hope we all feel better.

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