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As title, basically, for the last 3/4 years i've gone high and wide for a doctor to diagnose me,

Finally I found an answer but as with all cases this is very specific, I'll list some symptoms

DP/DR

Not sleeping for days

Tremors (Shakes)

Dilated Eyes

Feeling Stimulated

I knew it was adrenaline but 24 hour tests catecholamines never picked this up. Nor did the thousands in other tests, including a tilt table....

What did then?

A TILT TABLE Test WITH Catecholamines done twice with 45 minutes rest in-between.

Catecholamines

"Catecholamines are hormones made by your adrenal glands, which are located on top of your kidneys. Examples include dopamine; norepinephrine; and epinephrine (this used to be called adrenalin or adrenaline)"

So basically mine showed my adrenaline was far over the range, for this i will be on Clonidine (it's not an endocrinology issue however).

For me lowering adrenaline and curing my depression might be the road to recovery. Just putting this information here, as it's rare but some might feel the level of stimulation I am talking about, this did not happen at the same time as DP, more of a result of, but seems key to my recovery.

Any questions and I'll be happy to answer but i'm not talking about fight or flight and anxiety, more stimulation..
 

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Have you had a sleep study done? I'm just saying maybe its a sleep issue keeping your adrenaline high all day

I've also been feeling the same though I sleep 8 hours, I wake up extremely tired and then after an hour or two I'm basically uncomfortably amped up all day, even when I lie down in bed I feel like I'm going to explode

I can't tell if it's psychological or physiological but I do have symptoms of anxiety such as heavy chest feeling, head pressure, sometimes feel like I'm struggling to breathe, slight disorientation
 

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Have you had a sleep study done? I'm just saying maybe its a sleep issue keeping your adrenaline high all day

I've also been feeling the same though I sleep 8 hours, I wake up extremely tired and then after an hour or two I'm basically uncomfortably amped up all day, even when I lie down in bed I feel like I'm going to explode

I can't tell if it's psychological or physiological but I do have symptoms of anxiety such as heavy chest feeling, head pressure, sometimes feel like I'm struggling to breathe, slight disorientation
No I have had everything but, the reason I don't need one is i can stay up 5 days and not be sleepy, was observed in Hospital and they were pretty shocked. No Micro Sleep, nothing.. so to send me in for that study would just say "patient was awake" lol.

I went to St Marys at £3,000 so I'm confident and with all my other work (seen Endo, P Docs, MRI, CT, Urology, Neurology and many things inbetween) I'm confident in what I have has nothing to do with sleep, rather adrenaline stopping from sleep.

I am amped up x100, get asked in Bars am i on E's and stuff, not nice.

I dunno about you tbh... but mine isn't coming from being anxious about anything, i'm just WIRED...
 

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Did you take psych drugs over the past few years?
Yes, here goes..

No change:

Lithium (Highest dose), Melatonin, Depakote, Quetiapine (50 to 800mg,), Lamotrigine (couldn't tolerate), Olanzapine 20mg, Buspirone /Promethazine/Buspirone/ Diphenhydramine (makes my heart jump) Mirtazapine (worked with Olanzapine first time), Zopliclones (15mg), Zoloft.

More Wired/Stimulated:

Elvanse, Backlofen, Phuesdephridrine (Sodafed), Coffee

Sometimes lower stimulation for a few hours;

Xanax, Clonzepam

(225mg), Propranolol 80mg for shakes,

Current Meds:

Escitalopram

Clonidine
 
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