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Lately, I've been struggling with really acute anxiety. It seemed to have hit me like a ton of bricks about 3 weeks ago and is ongoing. I believe it's due to an accumulation of all that's been happening in the world, but it's not totally clear. I've been experiencing anxiety attacks more often than ever in my life; foggy brain; feeling like I'm in a dream; buzzing/shooting sensations running from the base of my spine into my legs; digestive issues; dizziness. My most alarming symptom is this lingering, almost tactile sensation that my limbs are detached in some way from the rest of my body, and feeling like I'm floating on a cloud, almost like boat legs. I suffer from Tourette syndrome and my tics have gotten worse and more pronounced since these anxiety episodes began. I'm wondering if it's a combination of the Tourette's and possibly depersonalization that's making me feel these alien sensations, but I'm not 100% sure. It's getting close to the point that I'm struggling to function in my normal waking life, but I'm plodding along as best I can. I'm just hoping that it all passes swiftly so I can reconnect with reality and return to being my normal self.


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