Hello. First let me say I can't believe I have finally found a forum and an actually name to our supposed "disorder". I have never thought of MD as anything bad or a mental disorder in any way. I always thought I was unique and had the special ability to tap into my brain in ways that most people can't. Much like discovering you have an inmate ability to enter an alternate vivid reality like a skilled psychic or meditation specialist! 😄 I do think we utilize a part of our brain that most keep turned off. I felt alone because I could not talk to anyone about this cause, well, it's embarrassing and people would just think I was crazy. I have been doing this since I was about 8, and I am 52 years old. I go through periods on and off, so I don't do this daily, but 2020 has really bounced me into wanting to slip into my fantasy world very frequently now. So...here is my question. I have searched the forums for anyone who experiences the physical symptoms from this like I do and can not find anything. So once again, I feel I am the only one experiencing this. Side note...these physical symptoms just started happening about a year ago, and when I engage in my fantasy daydream world I am hit with uncomfortable physical sensations. ( my scenarios are always fun, and not negative in anyway) My face feels hot and flushed, my arms feel flushed, sometimes my chest will get tight, my mouth gets dry,and I get "uncomfortable"physical sensations I dont like.And the worst effects usually come a day or so after I have "indulged" to much in fantasy land. I call this my " coming back down" effect and it leaves me feeling crappy for days afterward. I will also have insomnia the same night I do this. The only thing I can think of that's happening is a flooding of dopamine or serotonin throughout the body in overloads. I now get a little scared when this happens cause I don't want to give myself a stroke or heart attack by engaging in something that brings me so much fun and enjoyment. I am a very healthy person in general with no health problems, but completely baffled at the negative way it is starting to impact my body physically. Does anyone else experience this? Can someone shed some light on this? There is no written evidence I have found on the internet about it. Thanks for listening!
I often get physical sensations especially when I am daydreaming something upsetting. Heart racing and shaking especially if I have made myself panicky. I have no idea why I daydream myself into such a state by physical sensations combine with an emotion are quite common.