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I feel like I'm not fully alive, I have a strange feeling around my eyes which feels like tiredness but I have it constantly. I can concentrate on things and go about my daily basis like I always have, but I can lose concentration easily If I stare at something and could stare at a wall for hours on end. I can bring myself out of it but does just not feel right. I used to be able to recall memories with ease to and think about things that happened in my past but now it takes a little more effort.I know everything around me is real, I trust my eyes but it simply does not feel real. This must sound really strange but I have been this way for around 2 years now, It has not gotten any worse but sadly it has not went away like I hoped….Eventually I got used to them and was able to go about my usual day like I always had its just that strange feeling of knowing whats going on around you but not feeling like your actually there.
Self-reports emphasise the strange and disturbing quality of the depersonalisation experience: some patients report feeling ‘like a robot’, ‘different from everyone else’ and ‘separate from myself’ (this last should be understood metaphorically rather than taken to imply autoscopic experience). Others describe feeling ‘half-asleep’ or ‘as if my head is full of cotton wool’, with associated difficulties in concentration. External reality may also be strangely altered: it may appear somehow artificial – as if ‘painted, not natural’, or ‘two-dimensional’ or ‘as if everyone is acting out a role on a stage, and I’m just a spectator’. Even though the world does not necessarily look unreal, it is nevertheless experienced as ‘less interesting and less alive than formerly’
Welcome Tanith and Giles had posted a similar thread recently so it might be of use to you. How often do you eat and if so what kind of food? Fruit, veg fish or junk food?? What did your doctor say about the reasons for you fainting?/http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=13772.0
I never really got a reason as to why I fainted my first blood test showed that I was low on the vitamin b12 but tests taken at a later date showed that my vitamin b12 count was back to normal.btw RD if it is depersonalisation disorder what would be the best treatments to help me. I haven't told a doctor or any professionals about this yet as I would sound like a crazy person saying I don't feel alive.