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Question Withdrawn and Experiencing Derealization/Trippy Feeling? - June 15th 2012, 06:02 PM

Hi, I'm a sixteen year old girl and this has been a really awful problem for a while now. I know that I am an introvert, but it's gotten so bad that I self isolate myself and when I am around people I am so withdrawn. Everyone will be talking and I'm so in my head I can hardly focus, and it's even hard for me not to talk in a muffled tone or it's like I get very tired in the conversation and it's hard to keep my eyes open. The only thing that brings me out of this state is if I'm nervous around the people, if people are making me laugh a lot, or if by chance I'm feeling more social (doesn't happen that often). I've always been shy, but lately it's this feeling of being detached from everyone and it's like I'm all alone (that's how it feels).
Also, I get in these states where I feel really relaxed and it's like I can feel all the energy in and around me. My head will get heavy, my face gets tight, I feel like I'm sinking back in my head and I'm deep in my skull, and things start to look different. If I'm with people and this happens then normally it's just this feeling that I'm high, not good high, but scary high (I'm not on drugs though). If I'm alone then the room might look more cramped or that the room I'm in is suddenly the only room is the universe and if I left it there'd be nothing, or it will get steamy, or things just don't seem real. Then I start seeing faded, hardly visible neon colored lights. Like when you stare at a bright lamp then look away, but almost everywhere. Or it's like I can see the aura of everything in my bedroom. I usually feel this mildly for most of the day, but sometimes it's so bad I've even gone into a full blown panic attack because of it. I keep thinking I'm dying, I'm so uncomfortable most of the time and it's really scary.
All of this started after the first time I smoked weed, I only got stoned twice and stopped because the second time I had a weed induced panic attack and it was really horrific (but this was months ago and it's hard me to believe that the side affects would last this long). This also gets much worse when I meditate.
Any idea's on why this could be happening? What should I do?

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Re: Withdrawn and Experiencing Derealization/Trippy Feeling? - June 23rd 2012, 01:50 AM

I'd start with making an appointment to see your regular doctor/general practitioner. Rule out any medical conditions that could be causing all of these symptoms. After that, ask for a referral to a psychological professional. It's important that you see both a medical AND a psychological professional for these symptoms, because things like auras can be explained by a number of things (migraines, seizures, or an anxiety disorder). Don't be afraid to talk to your parents about all of this! I can tell this is scary for you, and it's going to be much more difficult if you try to do all of this on your own.





   
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