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Hello, i am feeling very spacey, unreal and not there at the moment, im convinced im dying but my doctor has carried out blood tests etc and says im fine but cant believe it.
What could this be?
What could this be?
Can you help?
It is hard
but I will try to give you some insight into what might be going on
Thankyou, my doctor has said anxiety
can you elaborate about your feeling spacey and unreal
what do you actually feel and when do you feel this way?
I just feel like im sitting on the sofa now but i dont feel like im here. Like the world looks strange. Im convinced im going to die. I feel this 24/7 and its been about 8 weeks
may I know your age and gender
and any other medical history
like high blood pressure
Yes im 26 and femalw
No problems in the past, no high blood pressure and no diabetes
Please explain to me what happened when you first experience this
Well its been on and off since i was 13 i used to think i was going blind. This time around seems worse tho. I was just sitting at work and felt a bit funny then it just never went away and got worse and worse. Now i dont feel on the planet
what were you doing, what was the situation like,
Not really it just came out of the blue
If you don't mind, I would like to point out something to you
Yes of course
You are now feeling that you are going to die, but you have had this experience since the age of 13
if that were to happen, don't you think it would have happened in these last 13 years
Its worse now tho and feels like its definitely going to happen
So, now I would like you to get that particular thought out of your mind
I can understand what you are saying
I understand what you are going through as well
What do you think it is?
What type of doctor did you see for this problem?
My gp at the doctors surgery
I will answer your question
I need more information
Ok what do you need?
Can you tell me anything more about yourself
and the type of thoughts you get
what kind of education you have
and what is the nature of your work
how you get along with friends and family members
Well im from newcastle in england. I have a university degree in business management and work for an insurance company which i love. Im on the sick at the minute tho through this problem. My mam died when i was 19 but ive got a big family, loads of friends and a lovely boyfriend. My main fear at the minute is dying
Well, I will tell you this, You are not going to die
not right now
Really how do you know?
everyone will die of old age,
Yeh thats what i want i dont want to die yet
I know that because, the problem you are having is of thought process and particular areas of brain related
So what is it i have?
I would like you to answer my other questions as well
about your beliefs and fears
I believe in god and that my mam is watching over me. I fear being alone and death
Anything else you can tell me about your thoughts
what type of thoughts crop up in your mind randomly?
Not really at the minute all im thinking about is that im going to die
I dont know really nothing out of the ordinary
Do you think i have a brain tumour?
Your particular type of anxiety has a name
it is called death anxiety
I do not think you have any brain tumour
So it is anxiety i have?
Could i possibly be serious?
Yes, it is a real thing
what is this spaciness?
anxiety is not something that is just unreal
spaciness and feeling disconnected with the world and feeling unreal are all abnormalities of the brain function
So what is causing that? The anxiety?
The anxiety itself is due to abnormal brain activity
so these are all interconnected
the human brain is incomprehensibly complex
So could it be something serious?
I don't think so
your symptoms do not suggest anything sinister
I just feel like im going to die any second
however, I would still like to rule out some functional disturbances
My doctor checked behind my eyes, would that have picked up any problems?
I completely understand what you are feeling my dear
I assure you, you are not going to die from this
What are functional disturbances?
Functional disturbances are the ones that arise because of some neurochemical imbalances
these are not due to any tumour or structural abnormality
How do you check for these?
that is why they are called functional disturbances
We check if there are any structural abnormalities
if there are none, then the defacto assumption is, functional disturbances
along with an EEG to see if the electrical activity of the brain is normal or not
1. Please consult a neurologist
2. Stop worrying about this too much
You will be alright with proper medicines
Thanks for consulting me
bye for now
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