Feeling Trapped Inside Myself.

So lately, I've been feeling almost trapped inside my own body. I know that probably sounds really strange, but sometimes I feel 'slow' with my movements and it's like my arms and legs lose feeling in them. But if I concentrate on that body part and try to move it, the feeling is back again. I really have no idea what it is that makes me feel like this. I'm just your average 19 year old girl. I'm in college, I have friends, a boyfriend, great parents. It's just like.. I have to concentrate in order to function normally.

My thinking is fine, however. Like, I can sit and think and my body just goes numb. Then when I come back into reality, I have feeling again. It's really hard to even explain it.

This has been going on for almost six months now. It's not really stopping me from interacting with people, or living my daily life. It just feels strange, like I'm living in a daze.

I have had my theories about what's going on. I've always been a spiritual person and I've always tried to tap into my sixth sense. I've tried lucid dreaming, or having an out of body experience, but it's never really worked for me. But that's almost what this feels like. Like my soul is trying to escape from my body. I haven't told anyone about this, mainly beause I don't know how to describe it without sounding crazy. It doesn't frighten me, it's just frusterating sometimes.

Can anyone relate or help me solve this puzzle?
MissKady MissKady
18-21, F
1 Response Dec 11, 2012

I have had moments like this, but nothing on any kind of consistent level. I used to lucid dream. It was amazing, but I can't do it any more. As a child for a week I was paralysed and no on knew what happened to me. All kinds of crazy stuff can happen. Just go with it. Also, wouldn't hurt to get a checkup from the Dr.

I've tried it many different times, but I always fall asleep before I get to try, haha. & Thanks for the advice! I was thinking of making a doctors appointment next week, actually.