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Carguy86
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   Posted 5/20/2009 12:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been on Healing Well for my Ulcerative Colitis and noticed the Anxiety forum...I like :)
 
  First off I will say having this forum has been help to much success, from help mentally and emotionally in my life I am truely thankful.
 
    I have been having a weird sensation for the past few years, where I have a "dream state" or where fictional characters from what I believe are dreams interrupt my thought process, and my thoughts in general. I am not sure what triggers it, but I get these throughout the day and it scares me as where it will take away my thought process sometimes and or overpower my mind temporarely. Some of the same dreams or thoughts will last for days on end, repeating themselves whenever I have these sensations.
    I searched with no luck, and to be noted I do have generalized anxiety as I was diagnosed with it 3 months ago. I brought this up with my doctor and she had no clue as to what this could be. I started on Lexapro and had 2 seizures as a side affect one month after being on it, so currently I have been on Lexapro for the past 5 weeks. Any help of what this could be or anyone who has had to chime in would be much appreciated, thanks in advance!!
 
Tyler A.
 
-22 y.o. male...Colitis since 18(2005)

stkitt
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   Posted 5/20/2009 5:28 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning

I am wondering if you could be experiencing an atypical Depersonalization disorder.

Depersonalization — a feeling of unreality or of being "outside" your body — can be a syndrome or a symptom of another mental disorder. It's often associated with anxiety and depression.
 
Perhaps you could ask your physician about the possiblility of having some form of depersonalization?
Please remember I am not a professional.  :-)
 
Thanks and good luck,
Kitt
 

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Carguy86
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   Posted 5/21/2009 12:14 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Kitt, much thank you for the reply! I was wondering if that is what I had, but it seems that what I was describing wasn't on the list of common signs of depersoninalization. Now I just need to find ways of how to concur and get over it, as the effexor does not show signs of helping it. If anyone has had this and has methods of how to overcome it, any help would be so appreciated cool

-Tyler


stkitt
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   Posted 5/21/2009 4:07 AM (GMT -7)   

Tyler,

I know we have had other members with depersonalization and hopefully they will be along shortly.

Take care
Kitt


Carguy86
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   Posted 5/23/2009 12:30 AM (GMT -7)   

*Crosses fingers* haha. I did some searching and ran into Panic-Anxiety.com, and was curious if anyone has tryed the "Linden Method" good or bad, wanted to see if anyone had an oppinion on it. Thanks!

 

Tyler


Hibee
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   Posted 5/23/2009 4:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tyler
 
Welcome to the anxiety forum nice to meet you,  Sorry to hear about the problems you are having at the moment.   I have GAD and can relate to having the same kind of symptoms as you described in your post I often get a feeling of unreality and suffer with bad paranoia because of this I also have bad nightmares every night and wake up and still feel as if I am in the dream.  These feelings can be a symptom of GAD & Depression but as Kitt mentioned can also be the symptoms of other mental health issues, do you have a pdoc? as they will have a better understanding of mental health than your family doctor.  I have got some therapy coming up soon hopefully (on waiting list) and I will be bringing my symptoms to the attention of my pdoc to try and work something out.  I hope that you can get an answer soon and please keep posting here as we are here to support you and give advise were we can.
 
Take care & my thoughts are with you,  you are not alone.
 
Ben

Carguy86
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   Posted 5/24/2009 1:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Ben,
 
I wanted to thank you for the reply as it puts a positive feeling towards this(ironic eh) to know that there are other people experiencing some of the same issues. I am looking into getting a referral this week for a pdoc currently from my primary family doctor, and start going down that direction. Once again, thanks for your reply Ben and wanted to wish you speedy resolution to your symptoms and overcoming this crap that interrupts our lives.
 
-Tyler

Hibee
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   Posted 5/24/2009 2:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tyler
 
Not a problem if i can be off help just let me know your right it does help to know there are other people having the same issues this is why I think this is such a great forum as you can come and talk to people who can relate to what you are going through.   It can be a bit scary going to see a pdoc for the first time as you are not sure what to expect but they are the people who have the knowledge to best deal with mental health issues so im glad to hear you have been looking into a referral from your family doctor.   When you goto see him/her be truthful and tell them every thing that is going on with you then they will be able to help you more,  When i went for the first couple of times i held stuff back as i did not want him to think i was crazy but which i had been truthful from the start.    Keep posting and let us know how you get on you are family now and we are always here for you if you need to vent or looking for support.
 
Take Care
 
Ben
 

Post Edited (unhappy32) : 5/24/2009 3:05:10 AM (GMT-6)


roger47
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   Posted 5/28/2009 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Tyler,
I've actually tried the Linden Method. I could see where it could help some people, but I don't think it was for me. The basic concept is simple, distract yourself and don't ever think about your anxiety again. Stop going to doctors, stop taking meds and stop researching your condition or symptoms online. Sounds great, but very difficult to implement. the course provides some better guidence though and they do have people availble for you to talk to when you need them. The Linden Method isn't a rip-off, but a lot of the information they provide is a little too simplistic to justify the price. Then again, sometimes it's those simple answers that work best. Good luck and remember, you have a great support group right here.

percycat
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   Posted 5/28/2009 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Tyler,

Here's a link to a much older thread that includes some members' experiences with the Linden Method:
 

I've not read through the thread, but maybe you'll find something of use in it. Good luck to you!

percycat

 


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Aries8
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   Posted 5/28/2009 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay, I think the Linden Method sounds stupid and I don't even see how it could help. If it's worked for others, God bless them. I wouldn't wish these anxiety disorders on anyone. But that method doesn't make sense to me at all. I do think anything is worth a try but remember to wean yourselves off of your meds before going completely off of them.

Tyler, I wanted to say "hi" and welcome! I have spent time in a foggy feeling and experienced depersonalization. But I haven't had to go through thoughts being interrupted by strange characters. Do you hear voices that aren't there?

It all sounds scarey but you will find the answer. Try to pursue what Kitt suggested. Maybe that's the answer. Take care, Tyler and let us know how you're doing! Carol
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
 
60 mg. Prozac, Ativan as needed.
 
"The part can never be well unless the whole is well." Plato


Grizzly pooh
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   Posted 5/28/2009 5:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tyler I've had moments of being 'out of my body' too. ..including at the moment I gave birth to my 2nd child...I watched myself doing it and yes I had bad anxiety/PND at that time.
Good luck, it is scary but as you can see we seem to survive these grossly uncomfortable moments.

Carguy86
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   Posted 6/6/2009 12:46 AM (GMT -7)   

Well.....I was going to post a reply Wednesday morning when.......I was on the phone with my mother about to meet up with her for lunch, and as she described to the parimedics and firefighters I went silent on the phone and became not responsive to her on the phone. The firemen got into the house via the kitchen window and I was found sitting on the couch watching ESPN in a shirt and briefs....Oops. Lexapro just did this to me a few months ago and Effexor was said to not have the same side effects, well not true. I brought up my dream state of minds to the neurologist today when going over all my tests and everything looks perfectly normal. Thank you Lord :). I just want to thank everyone again for your time to reply, as it gives me a positive feeling to know that I am not the only one out here like this, and having these feelings. It truely does scare you when you first have them as many do not understand the feeling or how they leave you unless you have them.

-Tyler


stkitt
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   Posted 6/7/2009 6:49 AM (GMT -7)   

Tyler,

You are so welcome and please know we are always here to support and to listen.  I am sorry you had such a scare but I am glad that you were talking to your Mother and she knew to call 911 for you.

Keep talking to us if it helps you.

Take care,
Kitt


 

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