Yesterday, for a 4 hour period, I could not focus or think coherently. I would start to something, but notice that the iguana I was talking to* could not be real, therefore must be a dream. Then I would question if the email I was typing was real! This is while I am at my desk, supposedly wide awake and working.
(*) When I say “iguana I was talking to”, that is just one example. The reality was hundreds of things like this, almost like free association, including animals, thoughts, weird connections, memories, thought connections, it is really hard to describe. Yes, even as this was happening, I knew that iguanas don’t talk. (We have pet iguanas, which is why the iguana was there) I dont think I was talking with the iguana, but just remembering that I was just talking with the iguana.
Everything was in my brain like déjà-vu. This was for both the untrue things and the real things. For instance my phone rang and the system told me who was calling. While I could not remember the caller, the experience felt like déjà-vu. I was deciding not to answer. It turns out that caller was my manager. Another call came in and while it still felt like déjà-vu I took the call and handled it without a problem. During the phone call, I was working to force out the weird, obviously untrue memories, out of my head so I could remain focused on the subject.
I went for a hike to clear my head, spent 40 minutes going up and down hills, breathing hard, yet I was still dealing with reality competing with the obviously dream like memories.
This has happened 3 times in the last 6 months.
What am I dealing with here? A name would be a real nice thing!