Sudden anxiety and depersonalisation

Om Thursday night I started feeling really paranoid, didn't have a full blown panic attack but had all of the symptoms (numbness, racing heartbeat, worrying etc) this is the first time it's ever happened to me, I went to bed and thought that it would be over in the morning. Wrong. It's now Tuesday and the feeling hasn't left me, but since then I've also been feeling detached from reality and like there is a lot of pressure in my head/vision is foggy/I just don't feel like I'm here at all. I'm not saying that it's anxiety but I'd like other people's opinion on it, I've made an appt with the doctor to get my bloods taken as if heard this could be an effect of nutritional deficiency or another health problem.

I'm 17 and been diagnosed with anorexia for 3 years, but I'm doing much better these days 

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  • Hi, I had an episode like this once. I just felt really detached yet really depressed at the same time and it literally just came on over night, I just woke up feeling weird and different. I would go to bed and think that I should feel better in the morning but I didn't and it lasted about a week, just feeling so depressed that I was almost crying all the time and couldn't get out of bed. After about a week it slowly eased off and got better. I already have anxiety and I'm not exactly the happiest person in the world but this was different. 

    At the end of the day I put it down to a hormone imbalance. The month before I had the same sort of detached feeling but extreme dizziness with it where I kept feeling like I would fall over, I went to the doctors that time and they said it was probably a hormone imbalance as it just about a week after my period. As this depressed episode happened the month after I presumed that this was also a hormone imbalance but perhaps a different imbalance! It would make sense with you too because with anorexia I know your hormones and periods can become a bit messed up. Woman can suffer very badly from their hormones, especially teens. Try and keep going the best you can and hopefully this feeling will start to slowly get better. Checking your bloods is also a good idea too. 

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