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I have been feeling 'spaced out' for years now on and off - it feels like I am dreaming. I have had my eyes tested and their fine...been tested for Aneamia and had Iron tablets that didn't work. Eat healthy food, drink lots of water...take vitamins. Does anyone else get this? Could it be stress...I don't feel stressed!
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It could be that you don't get sufficient blood flow to your brain. Try:
-Plenty of exercise
-Regular sleep pattern, and enough of it but not too much
-Not too much coffee
-Oil tablets (cod liver for example)
-Neurozan is expensive, but is the best I have found.
-Plenty of regular mental exercise. Do puzzles and stuff.
Good luck. (ps, none of the above is 'old wives')
Does it come in phases? I hate to sound dramatic, but it could be "petits mals" form of epilepsy. I very much hope it won't be. That is when you totally drift off for about 30 seconds at a time and you're not aware you did it until someone tells you so. Please don't panic - I hope I'm wrong and I'm certainly no medical expert. I just know someone who has this.
Press on with your doctor - keep badgering them til they help you! :-) Good luck! Sorry if I've stressed you! :-s
I am aware of feeling "unreal" some days. I do have severe sinus problems which are under control most of the time now; if there's a low level infection over a long time it can make you feel sort of light-headed, "unreal". You may feel this sort of "spaced out" feeling after a particularly heavy cold. You might not even connect the two things. You never get pains which suggest the area, just this strange feeling of not being with it, a dream-like propelling oneself around. All the other things you are doing are not going to help I'm afraid, if this is the cause. See an ENT (Ear Nose & Throat specialist. Your GP can refer you to a clinic at the hospital and that at least could be ruled in or out.
don't worry acw you haven't stressed me out! It does come in phases but I don't drift off. I am aware of it...and funnily enough when I stop thinking about it, it usually stops. Also if I have a drink of alcohol it usually disappears! (I don't drink more than once a week though) Ear, nose & throat specialist sounds like the best plan...but all doctors say its stress its so annoying
Yes bex I get it and it can be caused by stress, anxiety or depression. However in my case it's also part of a condition called Fibromyalgia & is often called 'brain fog' - a good way of describing it I reckon!!
You seem to be a physically fit person & by saying that you feel better when you have a drink or simply don't think about it suggests you're probably feeling anxious about something.
The exercise & the right amount of sleep are important, & if anything is seriously worrying you go back to your doctor & have another word with him/her. All the best, I know what a horrible feeling it is but it will pass, warm sunny days always make me feel better so lets hope we get some soon!!
ps. im no expert might be completly wrong