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I'm back on this forum after 3 years to try and seek out new people who are experiencing the same problem.

Here is my story...

I have had a spaced-out drunken feeling for 3 1/2 years (24/7). It has never let up, not for a second. It started one day at work while looking at my computer screen, out of the blue. I got up suddenly and looked at my co-worker and said " I'm gonna pass out". I didn't pass out. But I went home, hoping that it would go away soon. After days, weeks and months, it never went away. Not for a single second during the past 3 1/2 years.

The only thing I had done different when it all started was that I has started to do some cardio exercise (hadn't exercised in years!). The night before, I had overdone myself and got a nose bleed. Then I started to feel a little lightheaded and went to bed. The next day, just as I was researching why I felt lightheaded after exercising, BAM! Huge fainting spell. That's how it started.

Despite my overwhelming fear of doctors (and death), I have had blood tests, EEGs, EKGs for the first time in my life, but they found nothing. The only referral I have left from my family doctor is for the ENT. Which I have put off for almost 2 years because I'm so sure that he won't be able to help me. I'm so discouraged.

Every doctor I have seen looks at me weird when I tell them that I have been like this for this long 24/7. They think I'm exaggerating when I tell them I feel this way from the minute I wake up to the minute I fall asleep. It has not let up for a single second. It's like my eyes aren't in sync with my brain. Like as if I've had a few glasses of wine. Even after I tell them that I feel that way 24/7, they still end up asking me, "Does it happen often?" or "When was your last episode?". It's ALL THE TIME! They just don't know what the heck I'm talking about.

I have learned to live with it. Doesn't affect me in my decision-making abilities, etc. But whenever I go in big stores with florescent lighting, it becomes almost unbearable. When I'm tired, it's also pretty bad.

The only thing left to try is Lexapro or Paxil, which scares the daylights out of me. I tell myself, if it's anxiety, wouldn't it have gone away once in a while? I mean, there are times when I don't have a care in the world, no stress. Yet, the feeling is still there. I don't know.

I really hope someone can relate. Just knowing that I'm not alone is giving me the strength to try and tackle this problem once and for all.

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