I’m new here, first time poster
I’ve struggled with this constant feeling of being spaced out, out of focus floating sort of feeling that I know some of you are familiar with, for a long time i struggled to describe to people, doctors especially the symptoms and the way I feel and It’s been hell.
I’ve always had suspicions that it’s related to my ears and pressure (Eustachian tube dysfunction) and I know that ears regulate balance and are a big cause of dizziness, but honesty this spaced out feeling isn’t really classical dizziness as sufferers will be aware. It could be a coincidence but this feeling always seems to coincide with my ears feeing blocked/ like I need to equalise pressure (yawning, closed nose and blow method etc) but I never seem to be able to to achieve clarity. Leads me to believe maybe it has another cause.
I also had this condition last year from April to December and the symptoms are the same, spaced out feeling that seems to gradually get more debilitating over the weeks and months. It came to a head in about September last year where I had a bit of a breakdown and a whole host of other symptoms began, twitching and feeling weak and fatigued. Very odd time, dr google made me panic and that’s when the anxiety became obvious. I went to CBT Councilling for health anxiety and tbh I think I eventually convinced myself that I wasn’t dying and around the start of 2018 it dissipated and I felt normal and healthy once more, sadly it came back though and Im living with it day to day.
I’m currently taking 50mg Sertraline, 10 days in, so far no change in spaceyness.
Can anyone give advice or share some experience. Is this just anxiety, I mean I do worry about my health quite a lot but only because this started again, don’t know why it just starts out of the blue, or does anxiety work like that?