What's your diet like? Do you eat much sugar? (especially soft drinks etc.)
Have you ever been on a prolonged course of antibiotics?
Do you have any digestive complaints?
I have a lot of these symptoms and they originate two places for me:
1) From anxiety.
- Muscle tension in the neck (often subconscious) restricts oxygen flow to the brain and causes you to feel dizzy and spaced out.
- Fatigue prohibits normal brain function causing it to run on backup, thus causing feelings of dizziness/unreality
- During times of anxiety the area of the brain that interprets the world (the prefrontal cortex) is tuned down to allow for the older, reptilian part of the brain to run the show (this is so the fight/flight response occurs without too much thought).
- Our attention to it and concern with it amplifies the symptom
2) From nutrition/gut problems
- The brain requires excellent nutrition and energy in order to function properly. Are you getting enough omega-3 in your diet? Are you getting enough b-vitamins? Are you eating quality energy foods? Are you getting the vitamins and minerals your body needs to function?
- Something called 'leaky gut' or 'intestinal permeability' can result in toxins, including neurotoxins, being leaked into the bloodstream through the gut wall - thus prohibiting normal brain function
- An incorrect balance of you intestinal flora (often a result of antibiotics) can result in a steady stream of toxins, specifically neurotoxins, being released into the system.
As Hippocrates, the godfather of modern medicine, states: All disease begins in the gut. While its probably not ALL disease, you will go far looking after the little critters in your belly. A big strain on those little critters is (you guessed it) stress and anxiety.
If you think digestive issues may be an issue for you, it might be worth talking to a naturopathic practitioner.