Weird dizziness and feeling detached for many weeks?? 17 and female

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Ok so I have some of the weirdest symptoms but was really hoping that somebody would be able to suggest something or how to stop it or even just to know that someone out there is like me would be very helpful! I have had this horrible 'spaced out' feeling like i am just really really far away from everything or like i'm watching the world on a TV. By the sounds of it this symptom is called derealisation and generally coms from high levels of stress/anxiety or smoking marajuana(which i have not). I do tend to get anxious at times but i don't think this is whats causing it becuase I am generally a pretty happy calm person. On a few of the days it has felt like I am literally in a dream and that im missing out on life even though i'm there and can act completly normally. The first time this started was the day after a party and I had had quite alot of alcohol which was my first time.This lasted about 5 days and then went away for about 2 months, but has come back again and this time lasting about 6 weeks and still here now!!! I wasnt drinking before it happened the second time though but it really is driving me insane. The symptoms change around but most the time I am also extremely dizzy-mostly when standing or sitting or my hands and face go slightly numb and i feel like i'm not really controlling my own body or words. Alot of the time I feel like the ground is moving up and down like a wave or tilting. Also the back of my neck sometimes aches quite badly but that could be due to lots of dancing or posture. 

Can anybody help please? I dont want this to take over my life as I am such a busy person. sad

Might be useful to say also that I do alot of exercise, eat healthy, not on any meds, but have suffered from quite bad hot flushing in my cheeks for about a year (sometimes when I am anxious)-could be unrelated. I'm a 17 year old girl.

 

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    I must add that this is alot worse than I made it out to be and it really is bothering me alot as I cry myself to sleep alot of nights now and am constantly worried about falling over or passing out because of my dizziness or just saying something stupid to someone becuase I dont feel myself anymore. 

     

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      Just pm'd you ,didn't read you were female sorry ,could be hormonal and nothing else due to your age .Go have word with your Dr .if not done so ,see if they can make sense to it why it's with you .
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    I agree with Marlene. At your age,  it could definitely be hormonal. The first step is to see a doctor and have blood work done. Anxiety, even intermittent, can also cause a lot of dizziness and disassociation. Panic attacks can leave you exhausted and light headed. Avoid drinking any alcohol or using any drugs not directly prescribed for you, even supplements, until you see your doc. Good luck and hang in there. Keep us posted on how you are doing. 
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      hey thanks Mary! i have been to the doctors a few times and they seem to have no idea at all what it could be. I've had blood test which have all come back normal and ears/eyes/balance all checked which was fine. I haven't had a panic attack before becuase I dont think my anxiety is really that bad but yes I can understand that that could be why it's happening. I am going to a person to check out my neck just in case that is the problem and also a neurologist but not for quite a few weeks which is slightly annoying. 
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    Hi there it could be hormonal or it could be a few things happening along side the hormones - see a doctor ask for bloods , balance test ( hall pike) just in case is BPPV - balance issue can be many things! Eliminate a few things so you have a base line! Big thing is your hormones could and do send you spare and you sound like an intelligent young girl! See your Gp that you can trust and will listen to you - write down the key words and history of your symptoms  ( I always walk out forgetting stuff that I should of said).  And keep us informed we are a great community - global community who have done and dusted it all! 
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      Donna, I too have suspected hormonal imbalance. I'm 50. I get hot flashes and very few periods anymore. I think when I'm feeling the heat is when I feel the weirdness but not always.

      Next stop, obgyn. Next week a neurologist. I wish a solution for all sufferers.

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      Hey Donna, I have been to the GP a few times and they seem to have no idea what it could be and I have had bloodtests, ear/eyes/balance tests that were all normal. I have been taking multi vitamins for a few weeks but just stopped becuase they werent helping with anything.Ughh just want this to stop  Thanks for the help smile
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    MRI? Balance test can range and some don't do what they should - seek a balnce specialist ( vertigo / vestibular ) to double check ! It was my physio that pushed my doctor to seek a specialist - it wasn't the doctor ! My physio was experienced in vertigo in my district! Lucky me! 
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      Ok i'll try get an appointment there but it could be a while as I am going on holiday a few times in the next few weeks. Not sure if it's really worth getting an MRI though because won't it just be alot of money? and probably won't come out with any strange results just like everything else has 
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    Hi you dont say where you are but if you are paying you must be USA perhaps.  I have had dizziness now for three years, I have strange head pain in the back of my head, my ears feel full and strange pins and needles on top of my head.  Ive not had the derealisation, but I have felt a bit aggraphobic.  I was diagnosed with silent migraine and they think mine is hormonal.  Im a very hot a lot of the time too with hot flushes. I had an MRI to rule out a brain tumour or anything serious and blood tests but all OK.  With the silent migraine there isnt much you can do but anxiety makes it much worse.  Ive also had panic attacks at the beginning when I didnt know what it was.  Stress makes it all much much worse.  You do need to follow this up just to make sure nothing going on.  Alcohol will make it much worse.  There is medication you can get to try to prevent the migraine but Ive not found anything without severe side effects so I dont take anything.  Relaxing and chilling if possible is best.  Also google SCM as it can be caused by this muscle.  Try not to worry it wont be anything serious and the neurologist will prob get to the bottom of it.  These symptoms although weird, are very common and we all have them on this site.  Get better soon. 
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      Hey thanks Paula, sorry to hear you are feeling so bad too! I'm from New Zealand and my mother will most likely be paying-didn't make that clear. I will check out SCM and write a list of a few more things that it could be to bring to the doctor. I don't get headaches that often and no problems with ears so I think I could rule out the migraine. Trying not to worry and it is the holidays for me atm so no extra stress luckily 

       

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    NZ has a good medical system - doctors orders it you should get for free! Chill out , make that list ! Go the Aussies this morning if you global people were watchingsmile 
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    So the disconnected spacey feeling has been almost completely constant since the 27th of August now just varying in intensity -it is driving me insane. I am just beginning to accept it now and not let it bother me as much but sometime i physically feel like i can't do things or i am looking really out of it when in reality I'm probably not. Had an MRI scan on monday and everything is fine there so am having a heart scan in Jan sometime. Does anyone know if these feelings could be related to a heart condition? I do have an irregular heart beat and have heart flutters sometimes. Also I went to another party last night and had a bit to drink but the feelings have not intensified any more than usual although I actually felt slightly more 'alive' and in the world this morning strangely.
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