Suddenly Feeling High For No Reason

  • tautomer

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    Jun 03, 2012 5:19 AM GMT
    Yes I know this is "something you should ask your doctor", I'm aware of that. I still want the opinions of others.

    Just now something rather strange (but not totally unfamilar to me) occurred. I began (and mostly still do) to feel high. The best way I can describe it is the physical feelings one gets when the smoke pot (which I have not done for a year). It's a physical sensation of pleasure, mixed with a sense of hightened emotional response with out any emotional feeling to go with it.

    What started it was I was reading something on the forums here. In particular I came across a thread about men going bald. Going bald is a very strong fear of mine, but that's a discussion for another time. Reading it, my mind played through several scenarios in my mind and I felt this mixed feeling of fear, and (non-sexual) arousal. The reason for this is the emotional connection I have to the idea presented in the thread. I then reached this strange point where thought left me, and I stopped reading the thread. Yet, the aroused state remained and it began to morph on itself. The emotional association I had with what I was reading was gone and I was in a neutral emotional state. Slowly the feeling crept up on my over the course of a few minutes. Much like the come up gets when you do smoke pot and are high. The feeling peaked and persisted for about 15 minutes, and through it I can say that I did enjoy it. I was pleasurable. Albeit confusing. Mostly because there was no reason for it to occur. Slowly the feeling faded up to where I am now. I can still feel it, but it's weak. This is not the first time I have felt something similar or parallel to this. However it occurred under different (and non-ideal life) circumstances.

    So really; what the hell? This is decidedly not normal. I do feel this is related to the emotions I experience. In the sense that I believe I fit the clinical definition of depression and anxiety. I also see lights daily. Little pinpoints that appear and vanish (they are quite bright and of various colors). I also have olfactory hallucinations (smell things that aren't there) that happen now and again. When I was 18 I was checked via EEG and MRI for both of those latter two and both were normal. I simply suspect that my neurochemistry is just really off-kilter, but ok.

    So, yeah, any thoughts or ideas on this? I know I *should* see a doctor, but I don't have time and this is not dire. It's also likely to lead to a dead end just like it did when I was 18.
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    Jun 03, 2012 5:55 AM GMT
    Here in San Francisco, it's called a "contact high".

    It can also be endorphins.

    It can also just be that you're loving life?
  • metta

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    Jun 03, 2012 6:21 AM GMT
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mania

    Sounds like it might be a manic episode. From what I have been told, people that are bipolar go through states where they are super happy and super depressed. The state of happiness is manic. It does not necessarily mean that you are bipolar.
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    Jun 03, 2012 6:42 AM GMT
    Did you do something earlier in the day? Sometimes I can feel a delayed rush a while after I've exercised. It sounds like an endorphin rush or something similar. Do you have the opposite feeling where you crash and feel very low?
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    Jun 03, 2012 6:49 AM GMT

    I want to feel high now but i cant!?icon_sad.gif

    what can i dooo....?!icon_idea.gif
  • tautomer

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    Jun 03, 2012 7:54 AM GMT
    There have really been no external circumstances, even over the past few days that could have triggered this. I've been sitting on my bum in my room all day just playing diablo 3 with my buddy, and reading various things online.

    I have reasoned that I might be bipolar. The problem is though I am 1. far too self-controlled in my actions and 2. the "cycles" don't seem to be apparent with me, and if anything can change over the course of days, not months like is seen in the clinical version of it. As such, I do not believe that fits me.

    I get opposite feelings where I am very far down. However that is emotional. What I have experienced here was nearly purely physical/sensory. No emotional component to it to speak of what so ever.
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    Jun 03, 2012 1:37 PM GMT

    "I get opposite feelings where I am very far down. However that is emotional. What I have experienced here was nearly purely physical/sensory. No emotional component to it to speak of what so ever."

    Investigate synesthaesia in all its various forms. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 03, 2012 5:45 PM GMT
    Could be hormonal too. If you haven't already, have your thyroid, testosterone and other levels checked. It would be a good idea to check them more than once to see if they're staying consistent.
  • mikey_101

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    Jun 06, 2012 11:45 AM GMT
    Kundalini rising?
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    Jun 06, 2012 1:09 PM GMT
    tautomer4314 saidThere have really been no external circumstances, even over the past few days that could have triggered this. I've been sitting on my bum in my room all day just playing diablo 3 with my buddy, and reading various things online.

    I have reasoned that I might be bipolar. The problem is though I am 1. far too self-controlled in my actions and 2. the "cycles" don't seem to be apparent with me, and if anything can change over the course of days, not months like is seen in the clinical version of it. As such, I do not believe that fits me.

    I get opposite feelings where I am very far down. However that is emotional. What I have experienced here was nearly purely physical/sensory. No emotional component to it to speak of what so ever.


    You might be an ultra rapid cycling bipolar.

    I know you said you don't have time to see a doctor, but if you've got time to play Diablo III, you've got time to have a neurologist check out your ole factory hallucinations! What if you've had a TIA or have a small brain tumor? Is Diablo so good that it's worth putting yourself through Hell?
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    Jun 06, 2012 1:30 PM GMT
    Is it followed by the munchies?
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    Jun 06, 2012 1:41 PM GMT
    Trollileo saidLately I've been the same. I haven't had anything to drink in roughly three weeks, and I constantly feel intoxicated at night.


    You should visit me then. icon_wink.gif