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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.
 

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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.
Assuming you did have covid, it sounds like you're suffering from "long covid." This is definitely treatable, but you're gonna have to go the alternative route because mainstream medicine most likely won't have any solutions for you. One doctor who has talked a lot about this is Dr. Mark Gordon. Here's a link to where he lays out the science of "long covid" and it's neurological impact on the brain: https://tbihelpnow.org/the-science. Of course there are a number of doctors around the U.S. who practice functional medicine, so you'd probably be fine seeing someone else too. Just make sure they have experience treating long covid. I myself have suspicions that my current bout of DP/DR is a result of catching covid in January.
 

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Assuming you did have covid, it sounds like you're suffering from "long covid." This is definitely treatable, but you're gonna have to go the alternative route because mainstream medicine most likely won't have any solutions for you. One doctor who has talked a lot about this is Dr. Mark Gordon. Here's a link to where he lays out the science of "long covid" and it's neurological impact on the brain: https://tbihelpnow.org/the-science. Of course there are a number of doctors around the U.S. who practice functional medicine, so you'd probably be fine seeing someone else too. Just make sure they have experience treating long covid. I myself have suspicions that my current bout of DP/DR is a result of catching covid in January.
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Assuming you did have covid, it sounds like you're suffering from "long covid." This is definitely treatable, but you're gonna have to go the alternative route because mainstream medicine most likely won't have any solutions for you. One doctor who has talked a lot about this is Dr. Mark Gordon. Here's a link to where he lays out the science of "long covid" and it's neurological impact on the brain: https://tbihelpnow.org/the-science. Of course there are a number of doctors around the U.S. who practice functional medicine, so you'd probably be fine seeing someone else too. Just make sure they have experience treating long covid. I myself have suspicions that my current bout of DP/DR is a result of catching covid in January.
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