Sudden moments of disorientation and delusion, what could this mean?

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When I was younger I had these random moments, happened maybe 3 or 4 times through out my whole childhood, that overwhelmed me suddenly where I lose control of my thoughts and have some what of an our of body experience where I go deep inside my head and get confused on if I am real or not. I am now 20 years old and still have a problem with this.

I can feel when they are coming now, and sometimes I am able to stop them if I think hard on somethings else or shake my head. Recently its been happening more often and I don't know if this could be connected to my anxiety but its really frightening.

What should I do?

WHat could this mean?

Has anyone else delt with something like this?


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    Have you been to your GP?  I think you ought to.  It sounds as though you are having fits of some kind.  But, this is not for me to diagnose, you should go and see your doctor.

    Good luck!

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    Hi Tay,  sorry you're still having these frightening experiences..

    you need to talk with your Dr. as I beli he needs to do complete blood tests and especially check your thyroid levels.. Another angle is seeing a Neurologist as they possibly need to check your brain activity..  Perhapsyou are having a small type of seizure where your body is in one place but the electrical activity in your brain takes you into an hallucination..   Anyway Tay, you definitely need to seek a medical Specialist to try and short this out for you..

    Best of luck redface



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    Hi Tay!

    So very sorry to hear that you are going through that. I've had some similar experiences and for me, it has all been linked to anxiety.  I'm honestly dumbfounded at times that anxiety can do such unbeleivable things to our bodies and mind, but apparently it can.  I remember once (and this will sound crazy), that I was driving with the little ones and I had to drive over a train track.  I suddenly had this disconnected feeling that although I was driving away, that somehow I was still on the train tracks and just didn't know it.  It probably sounds so strange, I know, but it was so real at the time.  I also have panic attacks and all kinds of physical symptoms which can be terrifying!  The fact that you can sometimes stop these episodes is a great indicator that this is anxiety and nothing else.  I hope that helps? If only a little.  Hang in there. Practice belly breathing when you feel one coming on. I've heard yoga can also do magical things for anxiety.  All the best! M-

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    PS. Look up depersonalization and anxiety. It is a VERY common occurence during anxiety attacks. Good luck!
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    Blessedmum, I didn't think of panic attacks, you're right, they can be very debilitating.  They used to tell you to breath into a paper bag.  

    I had them after my husband died and after the first one, my GP told me that some people think they are having a heart attack.  I didn't think that but it wasn't a nice feeling.  I found that if I held my breath when I felt like this, it passed reasonably quickly.  I worked on the premise, that if hyperventilating had caused it, then I would withhold the 'ventilation'!


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      My deepest sympthathies and condolences on the loss of your husband, mrsmop. 

      And yes, that can be just awful and truly terrifying.  They can manifest in many different ways ofcourse and also change (which makes people even more anxious!)  If I know that's what it is, it seems to help a little, although at times they will wake me in the night which is never fun.  Here's to hoping it's a thing of the past! M-

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