Weird in public places

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I have a question, do any of y'all feel really weird like light headed, almost like your gonna pass out in a public place?

Like say your walking through Walmart and you just feel like everything looks weird and you feel kinda off..... but once you get in your car to leave your so much better?!? Man, it's the worst.... Idk if that's what derealization is?


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  • Yes happened to me today. It actually happens a lot . Kinda sucks since I have health anxiety .

  • Yes I have health anxiety as well.. so I always assume it's my blood pressure or something but once I'm back at home or in my car.. that feeling goes away! 😫

  • Oooo yes always I just have a drink to try and stop me panicking and walk out x

  • Yes! I never stay anywhere very long lol

  • Yes I was just thinking the same. I go through this constantly. Like when I go to the grocery store, out in public places. Lol. Man last night it was bad. I went to my daughters basketball game and the feeling you're explainin was there big time. I even felt like I had an upset stomach. Sometimes I wonder if it's the lighting too that makes that depersonalization feeling come about but I get to feeling like I'm in a dream while I'm there. But yes I know exactly what you mean. And yes soon as I made it home after leaving the game, actually even soon as I got in my car to head home it like the feeling started leaving. I felt alot better once I got home.

  • Ah! I'm glad I'm not alone. Lol

    I think your right about the lighting thing.... it's weird like even in. Church.. where I'm supposed to be paying attention lol... I can't because everything feels like it's not real! And I get so light headed weird feeling! Man this sucks lol

  • Yes me too. Even when I go to church and it makes it even worse because I'm like this is where I thought I can get my mind of of this and focus on why I'm in church but I get worked up even more and mind goes all over the place and I start feeling like I'm in a dream, getting dizzy feeling or off balanced plus the lighting too makes it worse. Im just so glad to know that there are others that knows what this is. And oh yes my biggest fear is passing out and death. But yes every time I'm out and I start feeling this way I feel like I may pass out I get even more panicy and it's like I got to hurry up and get from here and get home. It's so crazy because all before this got this bad I never had a problem with being in public, going shopping, sitting in church, etc.

  • Omg yes 😳 My feelings exactly. Wow I'm so glad I have someone to relate to. That's probably like one of my hardest things to deal with... I can't even hardly take my kids places 😫

  • Yes trust me I understand. But now I've gotten better at acceptin what I feel like when I go out to places. So it's so wierd now that how I feel that way but I make it through with no problems even though I feAR and think I'm going to pass out. Some days I go and I feel ok and some days the feeling and symptoms come but I get through it a little bit better and my kids being with me it helps me to get through it better. But I still have my moments and go through this.

  • I have the same but also around people I no it gets worst. Besides my wife and kids lol ? So wierd around them in my home I'm ok but. Like friends family I'm screwed up

  • I had it yesterday really bad and I was by myself. I took a klonopin and that symptom went away. I think it's a stress thing.....for me anyways. Like if my stress gets high I feel real dizzy etc? I had been dealing with my two kids yesterday plus trying to straighten up my whole house. I wish this stuff would just go away. I'm tired of it! Hope you find some answers πŸ™‚

  • What can it be because I won't ever go to a hp I'm too scard. But this is destroying my life so bad

  • Hi sunshine. I know the feeling all too well. I was diagnosed with agarophobia.

  • Really? Does that come along with anxiety?

  • Oh i feel that most times i do not know why...i actually passed out once

  • 😱 that is one of my worst fears is to pass out! I'm sorry you had to go through that!

  • All good, it was in school thank god i wasnt in the streets i would have died most likely someone would do something to me and thats my worse fear. Once i passed out in the street but i was with my mum

  • Sunshine 002,

    I'm hearing you , I'm exactly the same . Feels like the floor is moving and everything closing in, really light headed and feels like I'm about to pass out . Many times I can't go into our little supermarket as I sit in the ute and just can't get out as I know what will happen . Hate supermarkets . Even at outdoor markets the crowd gives me head spins . Glad I'm not the only one with this , just wish it would stop βœ‹

  • Ugh I'm the same. I pray 2017 brings better days for all of us

  • So do I πŸ‘πŸ˜€

  • I have social anxiety, depression, PTSD and panic attacks. If you don't like crowds then you hate people like I do I'm fine around just a couple of people but lots of em at one time around me I can't stand it.. it's called social anxiety

  • Yep that's me πŸ˜‘ Ugh.

    Thank you. Yeah If I'm around one or two people and I know them I'm okay But if I don't know them i get all anxious

  • Yes, it is anxiety. I get it badly. In public.

  • Dizziness, lightheaded, jelly legs, coordination issues, slowed thinking, just to name a few. It's funny that a few of you mentioned symptoms worsening in church. Because of this I haven't gone in months. Truly sickened from this garbage.

  • Iv been going threw that since few years. It's so bad now. I don't do a lot of things I use to do. Also when I see people like my friends or family members. I get a bad adrenaline rush feels like I'm gonna pass out can't concentrate it's a nightmare

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