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Okay, so long story short, DP was the main thing a long time ago, somewhere along the line it turned into total stimulation.

Am I the only one living stimulated? never sleepy

Fevers

Not sleeping for days?

Fatigued so bad I can't work anymore or go to the shop?

Dilated eyes

Tremors...

Just confirming.. I have spent 3 years looking for a diagnoses, someone said recently it may actually be acute stage of ME, you don't need to read the below, just a simple, no or yes would be great.

This acute stage was backed up by an article:

"Our neurons (nerve cells) are sensing stimuli and firing when they should not. This causes amplification of sensory input. Light, noise, motion and pain are all magnified. At the beginning of their illness, many patients report feeling exhausted, yet also strangely "wired."

Cheney proposed that overly activated NMDA (glutamate) receptors cause neurons to fire at the slightest stimulation. He suggested people with ME/CFS use Klonopin, Doxepin elixir and magnesium to reduce receptor activation and indeed Klonopin is widely used in ME/CFS

Normally glutamate is balanced by the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA. It is likely that the balance between glutamate and GABA may determine the excitatory/inhibitory balance in the central nervous system and hence the ratio of 'signal' to 'noise'. It seems logical that an excess of glutamate might result in increased noise and a deficit in signal gating leading to various 'overload phenomena'.
 

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You are describing symptoms of heightened anxiety levels....For some it can stimulate too much and for others it can cause fatigue...And for some it can feel like a mixture of both fatigue and stimulus...

This is normal for anxious DP sufferers....

Its often described as a heightened sense of awareness almost (Fight or Flight Mode)

Its also too much extra adrenalin flowing that the body cant use up apparently....Stress is usually at its core...Even subtle stress can cause it for certain over sensitive individuals just like us.......

Have you got ME?... Nobody on here can answer that....You would need to see an ME specialist for that....

Just be aware that its common for anxious DP sufferers to believe they have various more sinsiter conditions...Simply because DP can be such a disturbing and strange experience in itself.....Its natural to automatically think its something either life threatening or that you are going crazy or that you have some kind of other odd disturbing condition etc etc etc..........The imagination of an anxious DP sufferer can be very convincing when it wants to be....
 

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Hmmmm, forget the ME thing, does this just sound like i live in fight or flight mode to the extreme Eddy?

Feeling stimulated / "wired" (constantly)

Not sleeping daily, went 7 days confirmed in hospital

Easily over-stimulated

Dilated pupils (got pictures)

Adrenaline rushes (pumping in my veins)

Tremors hands and legs, spasms/sore muscles (weak and shaky on my feet)

Excessive sweating & random fevers daily

Extreme fatigue

Bladder shrinkage (directly linked to how stimulated I feel)

Weight Gain - (Extreme 7+ stone in two years)
 

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Hmmmm, forget the ME thing, does this just sound like i live in fight or flight mode to the extreme Eddy?

Feeling stimulated / "wired" (constantly)

Not sleeping daily, went 7 days confirmed in hospital

Easily over-stimulated

Dilated pupils (got pictures)

Adrenaline rushes (pumping in my veins)

Tremors hands and legs, spasms/sore muscles (weak and shaky on my feet)

Excessive sweating & random fevers daily

Extreme fatigue

Bladder shrinkage (directly linked to how stimulated I feel)

Weight Gain - (Extreme 7+ stone in two years)
I cant answer that question....But what I will say is that mental ill health of any kind can cause a bundle of other physical and mental symptoms not normally associated with a specific condition....We are all different and will experience different symptoms as a result of our particular individual mental state....I can personally identify with a lot of your symptoms....But yet I have symptoms you and others will not relate too.....Simply because they are personal to me as an individual...

There are nearly 8 billion people on this planet now and I can guarantee you that not one of them thinks or feels exactly the same as any other....We will experience similar conditions just like DP but we wont experience them exactly the same as somebody else.....Every single human on planet earth is individual and slighlty different from everybody else.........
 

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I agree I wonder if anyone else comes in with "stimulated" / "Wired" issues in this thread.

Thanks for writing Eddy.

If anyone else has stimulation, love to hear about it
 

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Yeah pretty nuts.. confirmed, currently on 2 days
My record is 6 days zero sleep. Pretty brutal, isn't it? Definitely get the wired feelings with my condition, whatever condition I have, though now I'm pretty much just a zombie. Tired of dealing with doctors and hospitals and shit so I just stay in my room staring at the TV or computer screen now. I really cant do anything " in the real world" anymore.
 

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My record is 6 days zero sleep. Pretty brutal, isn't it? Definitely get the wired feelings with my condition, whatever condition I have, though now I'm pretty much just a zombie. Tired of dealing with doctors and hospitals and shit so I just stay in my room staring at the TV or computer screen now. I really cant do anything " in the real world" anymore.
So you have some wired/tired condition lets say? i'm on day 3 right now.

For me Zombie for a while today then it will kick in... whatever it is.

What's it like for you?
 

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So you have some wired/tired condition lets say? i'm on day 3 right now.

For me Zombie for a while today then it will kick in... whatever it is.

What's it like for you?
I honestly don't know anymore. I have extreme light/sound sensitivity, all 5 of my senses are messed up, pretty much everything makes me horribly anxious except constant philosophizing, I feel like there is broken glass in my brain, can't remember how I used to live, etc. when I was in school I was extremely productive, always seeing connections in things and almost manic in my enthusiasm for the subject matter, constantly reading and making notes and stuff. Outside of academics though I couldn't care less about anything and have no idea what I should be doing at any given time in the day. My brain has gotten worse and worse over the years and these days I'm mostly bedridden.
 

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Most of the things youve described do sound like they could be mental but the fevers sound concerning to me. How high are the fevers? Have you gotten testing done for these things?
 

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Most of the things youve described do sound like they could be mental but the fevers sound concerning to me. How high are the fevers? Have you gotten testing done for these things?
Yeah? like just heightened state.

My fevers don't actually have a high temperature i'm just soaking in sweat... loads of testing
 
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