Need to know if anyone else has exp. this. Have "drugged" feeling

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by lovecraft, Dec 10, 2002.

  1. lovecraft

    lovecraft New Member

    I have not really been diagnosed with anything despite seeing a number of specialists. When I'm sick, my main problem is feeling a little like I'm in the early stages of a marijuana or alcohol "high", although I haven't smoked or drank in years (never was addicted either). Nor am I on any other drugs. Things just feel kind of off. After about 24 hours, it's gone, completely. It happens about 3 or 4 times a week. Is this strange or what? I don't really suffer from any physical pain. However, I am very fatigued while sick. I can't think clearly and I'm anti-social and irritable. MRIs, other tests negative. If anyone has experienced this I'd like to know their story. Thanks.
  2. lovecraft

    lovecraft New Member

    I have not really been diagnosed with anything despite seeing a number of specialists. When I'm sick, my main problem is feeling a little like I'm in the early stages of a marijuana or alcohol "high", although I haven't smoked or drank in years (never was addicted either). Nor am I on any other drugs. Things just feel kind of off. After about 24 hours, it's gone, completely. It happens about 3 or 4 times a week. Is this strange or what? I don't really suffer from any physical pain. However, I am very fatigued while sick. I can't think clearly and I'm anti-social and irritable. MRIs, other tests negative. If anyone has experienced this I'd like to know their story. Thanks.
  3. marcus1243

    marcus1243 New Member

    Went through a phase quite early in the illness where several times a week, I would feel just 'out of it' like, totally brain-fogged and glassy-eyed. Not nauseous and dizzy exactly but 'doped' or something. It was like I was in a dream. I very, very rarely get it now. I was MRI'd like you, and nada. The downside is that the pain came later.
    I'm not sure even now what it was, but I suspect it was altered blood chemistry to the brain. I always felt better after resting and eating. The only thing I can predict with any certainty is that this phenomenon -- like many others --will pass.
    Best wishes to you,
    marcus
  4. Vette

    Vette New Member

    Lovecraft, I too have the "drugged" feeling often. Feels like a bad pot high (from the oldie days), like I am in the room alone but I can see the people around me, very spacey feeling and sometimes extremely scarry to me though I've had it for sometime. My MRI's do not come back normal but with mild hydrocephalus and mild brain atrophy without explanation though it has not gotten worse over the past two years (5 scans). Have a few head traumas (no black outs) but all are over 21yrs. old. As with your other responder I too did not have physical pain except lower back which I thought was due to lifting people for so many years in Nursing, the pain came about two years after toxic mold exposure and was preceeded by routine migraines. The mental feelings and lack of concentration are the hardest part for me. Having alot of nausea this week but never vomit. Good Luck !!
    Vette
  5. pam_d

    pam_d New Member

    Hi, Lovecraft, welcome! I'm going to quote from the one-pg. document of symptoms I take when I visit any new doctor: "Frequently feel like I am in a drugged or floating state, when I've taken nothing". Does that sound like what you are talking about? I get this, too, not constantly but sometimes. And I'm not on any prescription meds. I think it's just part of the weird package of symptoms for many of us. All my MRIs, spinal taps, other tests negative, too. This is a strange illness! I can tell you, also, that when I began with FM, I had no pain---only weird, neurological symptoms like you describe, also tingling, muscle twitching, etc. The pain came later---and still isn't always my worst problem. These strange sensations are for me what's so frustrating about this! You are not alone---

    Hugs,
    Pam
  6. Rain122865

    Rain122865 New Member

    In the begining I would kind of feel like I was in a waking dream state? I felt detatched from the things around me. I think this is what led me to my panic attacks and agoraphobia. Thankfully this does not really happen anymore and the worst of the panic attacks are gone and the agoraphobia is completely gone. Unfortunately after this sensation went away I started having the pain too.
    Rain
  7. Wreckless

    Wreckless New Member

    Yep, all the time. I get a slight numbness to my face, and lose concentration, it is just like having a slight marijuana high. I figured it was prolly a symptom, nice to know others have that also.
    Rudy
  8. BREN75656

    BREN75656 New Member

    think this is called brain fogg have it and feel so out of step with evryone else...sometimes a stop sign that has always been in the same place forever. seems like it just doesnt' belong;
    i am very antisocial since..becoming aflicted with this..would just rather be alone than try and explain how i feel or why i can't do something this day ...that i did the other day..
    i understand.
    brenda
  9. allhart

    allhart New Member

    i hate it i feel more drugged when i have no meds in me then when i do,
  10. tlc

    tlc New Member

    I describe it a feeling like a walking zombie. Can't focus on anything but what is strait ahead! Takes a while to process info in my brain, seem to be in slow motion and the rest of the world is on fast forward!

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