Lib (libram) wrote in thequestionclub,

I feel weird again.

When I was younger I used to have this weird feeling like I would sometimes be watching myself from outside my body. I'd be talking to someone and all of a sudden I wouldn't be consciously controlling my part of the conversation - "me" would continue as normal, but "I" would have this creepy shock of watching myself function. It's like my brain would float out of my head for a bit, but not at all in a daydreaming manner.

Another weird state that came with that kind of thing was that sometimes I'd be sitting quietly not doing anything, and suddenly I would feel like my right and left sides of my body switch places. I literally feel like my body is all screwed up and my right hand is on my left side and vice versa. This feeling would go on for about five minutes till I could consciously shake it off.

A few years ago I started taking Prozac for chronic depression. Those feelings pretty much went away. [NOTE: I do not, nor have I ever taken any drugs aside from Prozac.]

Now they're back again. I'm not sure whether to attribute it to forgetting to take my pills every so often, or stress, or just another "bout" of whatever this thing is. I've been told it's a form of dissociation, but every time I try looking dissociation up I get info about MPD, which doesn't describe my symptoms above at all.

Is what I described familiar to anyone at all? I've been trying to understand what it is for years, and why it happens seemingly randomly. Is there a branch of dissociation that deals only with the self and the body? Please help me out here...

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