I am a 20 years old and for the past 4 months have been experiencing this constant feeling that I (in my head) am disconnected from the rest of my body. It's as if my "self awareness/self perception" has been altered in an very abnormal way that leaves me feeling disconnected from my own body. I just don't feel like the normal "me" in my head and it is very saddening, discouraging, and frustrating that it doesn't go away.
I also have been experience impairment in short term memory and also it is more difficult to focus than what it used to be. I am currently in college and school work has become much more difficult with this "disconnected feeling". The feeling tends to be worse if I am tired. This has totally interfered with my daily life because I am persistently stuck with this altered mind state.
I have been to many doctor's and they have found nothing abnormal in any tests, scans, or examinations. It is extremely frustrating because the feeling I have is so strange that it makes it impossible for someone (including doctors) to fully understand unless they have experience the feeling themselves. It is so hard to express the disconnected feeling to doctor's because it is such a strange feeling which leaves me feeling like no one will be able to help me because the medical world doesn't fully understand what it is. (A lot of the doctor's I have been to just tell me it's anxiety and want to put me on meds but i'm not sure that is such a good idea anymore.)
I was on lorazepam for 2 weeks in October, and I kind of think it could be related to the disconnected feeling by screwing up my neurotransmitters or something. Does anyone know if lorazepam could cause something like this? And has anyone had any luck with getting rid of "disconnected feeling"? And if so how?
I am willing to try anything at this point to just feel back to normal. I just want to get rid of this thing
The following user gives a hug of support to amber00222: chrisqzone (03-24-2011)
I just saw your post and was wondering if you're still having this disconnected feeling, and if not, how did it go away? Do you know what the cause is? What I've been feeling is exactly as you described. It's not a feeling you can ignore.
Hello, I hope you are doing well and have found answers. For the past three months I've been feeling the exact same way, and the worst part is trying to explain it to someone. I have had everything you described plus a bunch of other odd neuro symptoms. I feel disconnected from my body and from the world around me, and it seems as though everything in my vision is dimmer than it used to be. I don't feel certain sensations to their fullest, like being tired or feeling cold. My sense of taste and smell seem dulled too and I feel like I don't care for anything, though I really want to care. I feel like my body is just empty. I've had all sorts of testing, which has come back normal so far, and I'm really frustrated to know end. I just want my old life back and I sound like someone on drugs, but I don't do them at all. I'm really scared Ill be like this for the rest of my life. Thank you for sharing your experience, I feel a little better knowing I'm not alone.
s its very strange and unheard of I dunno how it occured and why this happened it slowly started 3.5yrs ago when i was put on clonazepam started with dizzy spells,stopped takng it last yr nothing improved kept going back to drs n hospital nothing was resolved was then put on zyprexa as it was assumed to be all in my head as i assumed nothing improved symptoms started Oct 10th this started with eyesight going surreal then started feeling disconnected from myself and surroundings around me not just emotionally but as a whole,tingling on top centre of head continously and sense of perception n reality continously getting worse, feels as though i have no connection as a whole,when I touch and feel things it doesn't seem to register as a sense with brain,have ringing/buzzing inside ears from time to time,strangest part I've lost circulating thought, loss of feelings,emotions its a mystery to the drs ive been to so far If you could maybe help or know someone who could that would be great,ive tried alternative practioner routes shaman,distant healing as well.seems the more my scalp tingles the more permanantly out of touch Any answers???