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#1 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:52 AM

I feel disassociated from my hands.

I can feel my hands but my arms feel like they're missing.

Very odd.

#2 *melrose*

Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:19 AM

Very odd I say  wacko.gif

#3 protart roflcoptor

Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:22 AM

Did you find out the cause of your vertigo you posted about a few weeks ago?

#4 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:23 AM

Put down the wine biggrin.gif

#5 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:24 AM

ED Dr thought it was most likely an incident of very low blood pressure brought on by the stench of prawns.

I haven't had it since, so I can't say.

My brain has always been a bit weird, though.  I went through bouts of depression/anxiety in highschool which would convince me that the world was pixellated and i was living in a video game, which was why I felt like I was floating, not walking.

Kind of like when you're at the edge of the ocean, and when the water races away, your feel like you're flying backwards?

#6 le_auteur

Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:28 AM

This is one of my migraine symptoms. First is this disassociation thing you describe (very weird sensation), then blurry vision, then the headache.

#7 *melrose*

Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:31 AM

You need to see a doctor OP.

#8 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:34 AM

what for?

I'm not currently experiencing depressed or anxious thoughts.  
These aren't my migraine symptoms.

It just struck me as intellectually odd that my hands felt like they were seperated from my body.  shrug.gif

It's only when I'm at the computer - pretty sure just an effect of sitting too long in one position.

#9 JKTMum

Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:37 AM

Have a friend who has similar problems, she has recently been diagnosed with MS. You need to get checked out thoroughly to discount anything serious.

#10 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:43 AM

Wander back to your GP and ask for a referral to a Neurologist.

Its probably nothing, but what you've described sounds similar to the earliest MS symptoms experienced by a couple of my closest friends. The 'missing' hands is also right on target.

Better to eliminate that as a potential cause, rather than letting it go untreated.

#11 protart roflcoptor

Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:47 AM

The symptoms you are describing seem to fall outside the parameters of what would be considered normal.

I would be having a thorough neurological work up.

#12 niggles

Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:54 AM

I was really interested to read that you suffer from migraines because that was my first thought.

My mother is a chronic migraine sufferer so I've seen every symptom under the sun through my life. I don't suffer from migraines typically but I do, very occasionally, get one particular type of headache which is unlike any other kind of headache. My mother, the migraine expert, thinks it is a type of migraine she calls a 'confusion headache.'

In my case the ways it presents includes - a feeling that every other noise is 'moving faster and louder' than the pace of noise in my head, feeling as though my hands are much much bigger and heavier than the rest of my body, feeling like my body is floating up into the air when I lay down while my head is stuck to the pillow. It's not necessarily a painful headache, but it is a dizzying one that makes it very difficult to do anything but lie down and close my eyes and concentrate on breathing.

Might be worth seeing someone who specialises in migraines - you probably already see one? - and talking to them about these symptoms too.

#13 Puggle

Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

Echoing PPs, it is a migraine symptom for me and it also sounds like a friend's experience with Multiple Sclerosis.

I'd be off to GP for a referral to a Neurologist and I'd tell them about the teenage experiences too. All pieces in the puzzle.

Edited by Puggle, 27 January 2013 - 10:58 AM.

#14 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:58 AM

Whenever I've had a migraine, it has *always* been a tension migraine caused by my hypermobility - I have lousy posture if I'm not constantly thinking about it.  couple of neurofen and lying/sleeping flat on my back for a few hours pretty much fixes it up.

I don't envy people who get unexplained migraines in the slightest!

#15 niggles

Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:03 AM

Then that would make even more sense if you get this sitting at the computer for an extended period of time. The posture might be bringing it on but you might not be recognising it as migraine because you've never had reason to think it is.

#16 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:07 AM


don't migraines happen in your head?


#17 niggles

Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:43 AM

I think a feeling of having no arms qualifies as something happening in your head.

#18 cheekymonkeysmum

Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:38 AM

Op i get that feeling as well It's the oddest feeling.

For me it sometimes means I am getting a migraine sometimes I don't know maybe my blood pressure or sometimes if I have low blood sugar (I don't have diabetes but if I haven't eaten in a while I feel funny).

I have had numerous MRI and catt scans and have never found anything .

The mystery of the human body who knows.

#19 fizzy19

Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:51 AM

make sure when you're sitting at the computer that your hands are inline or lower than your elbows. If your hands are too high it could hurt your forearms.

#20 strawberrycakes

Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:32 AM

I think it would be wise to go to the Dr personally.  I good friend of mine experiences the same feelings & mentioned it to her Dr when she went for a completley unrelated issue.  She is now in the process of having testings done for epilepsy, MS & strokes sad.gif

#21 Therese

Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:37 AM

I also think it is worth seeing your Dr and having a full check up.

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