Sorry I don't know much about this site, but i'm starting to get desperate as I can't figure out what is wrong with me.
For the past week, I have been experiencing the strangest symptoms and they haven't gone away at all, and i'm worried that i might be stuck like this forever. Please let me know if you know what it could be, or anything at all, for that matter. I've researched and found that it could be lyme, but i live in the south and its winter, and i haven't noticed any bites. I don't think its derealization, because i am experiencing things at a more vivid level, sensory wise.
Symptoms include but are not limited to:
- Loopyness/ feeling high/drunk
- Feeling very "off", and just stupid at times, to be blunt
- Constantly in a "dream-like" state
- Hypersensitivity to sound, touch, light, smell, taste (all more vivid)
- Everything feels as if it is in slow motion
- Brain fog/ confusion/ longer processing time/ feeling "slow"
- Simple tasks take a lot more effort
6 days ago, all of these symptoms started happening, and they haven't gone away at all. The night it started, i had a headache, which happens kind of often, and about an hour after taking my regular headache relief medicine (which contains aspirin, acetaminophen, and caffeine) i started to notice that i was feeling loopy, almost like I was high. I thought it was just the caffeine at first but after a bit i realized something was off, as i felt like i was in a dream- like state. The next day, i woke up and found that my loopyness had not gone away, and that i was still feeling very bizarre. I had to go to work and i was very scared, because I didn't feel like i was capable of waiting tables. When i arrived to work, i was sure everyone could tell how weird i was acting, because I felt like I was just being plain stupid at times. I kept getting confused by things my coworkers were saying/joking about, I was spilling things, and just being more clumsy than usual. Most of my coworkers said i seemed normal, other than me laughing more than usual. They were joking that i was high, but I haven't smoked or drank in years. The day went by extremely slow, since everything felt like it was going in slow motion, and i kept getting worried thinking my customers had been waiting forever for everything. My sense of time was very off, as 1 minute felt like 3 minutes. I usually can tell sense of time decently since i've worked with food service for a while now, so its been strange that i haven't been able to perceive time as accurately i usually do. Things that made me nervous before, like taking out a big tray of drinks and spilling it, made me like 5x more scared now, probably because i knew how clumsy i was being. Things seemed a lot heavier than usual as well, and tasks were more overwhelming suddenly. I can usually take 3 plates out to a table no problem, but now it was harder and i was worried that i would drop it.
Sorry for the long description.
Anyways, the whole day i was worried more than usual, but i didn't actually mess up, because i was paying more attention to what i was doing. The next day i was sure that i would feel normal again, but when i woke up, i felt the exact same. Its been 6 days now that i've felt like i'm in this dream like state, and this past week has felt like its lasted 3 weeks or more. I thought that maybe i was just getting sick at first, but i haven't had any "normal" sick symptoms, like ones that usually accompany a cold or a flu.
One morning i was really worried that something was wrong with me, and i broke down, thinking that i would be stuck like this forever. At first i didn't really mind being in this dream like state, but its not fun anymore, and I just want to feel normal again. Small things take so much more effort - even just to type this it took a lot more effort than it usually would. I went to the doctor two days ago and got my blood taken, the doctor didn't give me any useful information whatsoever, it was almost like she didn't believe me/ didn't think i was experiencing anything abnormal. Now i'm just waiting to hear if anything is abnormal in my blood.
I'm not usually an anxious person either. Anyone who knows me says that i'm very "chill", so I find it less likely to be anxiety related, although i know its still possible.
Please let me know if you know anything at all, as i feel like i'm just losing it.