What happened to me, quickly without boring the shit out of you.
Last August (2014) I was on a 30 mile bike ride, heat index was 108 and 27 miles in I lost all momentum, stopped, and was so dizzy I could not even sit up. So I lay there on the side of the road until my g/f picked me up. Since that time I've been going through 24/7 vertigo and weakness. Had MRIs, spinal taps, a bunch of esoteric tests involving vision and hearing and tons of bloodwork. For all that, no doctor was able to diagnose me with anything definitive.
So it's been a long road. My last visit to neurologist I described that after a year of trying to find things that could help me (with no help from medical professionals) I feel disconnected from everything and it makes it hard to focus on my job and home related chores and whatnot. My anxiety has been pretty high as well, aeven when I wake up(!) nd getting to sleep is a major battle. The only things that make me feel half-way normal are eating nothing but fresh fruits and vegetables, juicing (with lemons and other fruits not steroids lol), avoiding salt and MSG and zofran for nausea.
He suggested that I am going through depersonalization resulting from fatigue related to whatever this is that causes my vertigo and weakness. Going to the store is scary as hell for me, which it never bothered me before. And even when I do go out, the best way I can describe it is that I am looking though a "fisheye lens" to the world.
Found this video of a dude who has had similar symptoms for TWO years and here he talks about depersonalization and yes, I'm googling my ass off trying to find out what depersonalization actually is.
Have you experienced this and if so, what happened (or is happening) to you?