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snakelover
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   Posted 12/25/2007 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I was just wondering if anyone else with anxiety problems ever feels like somehow they're like disconnected from reality? it's hard to describe but that seems to be one of my greatest fears along with just general health anxiety. Also do other people just feel totally different from when they didn't have anxiety because i'm not sure if i actually feel different or if i'm just freaking out.

pacots
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   Posted 12/25/2007 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   
There is a special name for what you are feeling, & I have anxiety & also get it where I feel I am not really here or something it is hard to describe, but it is part of anxiety. Marta

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   Posted 12/26/2007 5:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome
Some call it Dissociative Anxiety but there is many names for it and YES I think that many ppl have either felt this way at least once during their anxiety and Panic............

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wen4003
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   Posted 12/26/2007 6:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I was thinking the same thing Lyn. 
 
Snakelover, I have actually gone thru this - I have disassociated from reality a few times, it's weird and kind of a scary feeling.  It's almost like I'm out of my own body looking down at myself and watching what I'm doing.  But when you come out of it you realize what's happened and can try to control it next time you feel like you're freaking out.  Just try to stay in the moment  and think about what's going on right now - try to find something to distract you from what's causing the anxiety.  A hobby, TV, movie, whatever works best for you.
 
Be sure to let us know how you do, we will be here to help you.
 
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snakelover
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   Posted 12/26/2007 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks guys, just reading your posts has already calmed me down a lot

wen4003
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   Posted 12/26/2007 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so glad to hear that Snakelover.  Just remember to try to stay in the moment and keep yourself distracted as much as possible when you feel like your getting overwhelmed.
 
Don't forget to stay with us and keep us posted on how you are doing.
 
Wen

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stkitt
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   Posted 12/26/2007 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   

snakelover

Hello, this is Kitt and Welcome to Healing Well and the A & P forum.  It is great to have you with us and I hope you have the chance to meet many of our warm and caring members.

I have not experienced the dissociative symptoms but here is a bit of info for you.

The patterns of dissociative disorders usually develop as a reaction to trauma and function to keep difficult memories at bay.

The symptoms may include:

  • Memory loss (amnesia) of certain time periods, events and people
  • Mental health problems, including depression and anxiety
  • A sense of being detached from yourself (depersonalization)
  • A perception of the people and things around you as distorted andunreal (derealization)
  • A blurred sense of identity

I do not know if you have a therapist but it is a thought.  Please keep posting as we are here for you and more than willing to listen and support.

Gentle Hugs

Kitt

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