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Two years ago, I'm pretty sure I came down with COVID. This was right before COVID hit the U.S., before quarantine, and schools closing. Because of this, I was never tested (hospitals weren't even doing COVID tests yet). I was sick with what I thought was the flu for about a week, but no fever or loss of taste or smell. Anyway, when I got over it, I was left with this strange sensation of feeling drunk or high. This feeling has been 24/7; it's been ongoing for a little over 2 years now. It mainly feels like I'm drunk, but it's also accompanied by panic/anxiety attacks, GI issues, feeling faint, sleeping problems (nocturnal panic attacks), and light sensitivity. I've always been a person that's been prone to anxiety/panic, but have never experienced anything this extreme before. I would say that my system mostly stays in a state of fight-or-flight, always coursing with adrenaline, even before this affliction. I've had blood work ,CT scans, an echocardiogram, and an MRI. Everything came back okay. Does anyone else experience this strange sensation, 24/7? Is this derealization? Thanks.