Depersonalization..... do you also experience this after a panic attack?

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ivorycharm
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   Posted 8/24/2009 6:46 PM (GMT -7)   
During my first full blown panic attack I had Depersonalization Disorder as well. At first I don't know what it is but after researching my "dreamlike state" symptoms I figured out what it is called.

I even bought a DVD of the movie "Numb" (Matthew Perry) to check DP as portrayed in a movie.

Anybody who has experienced it too?

P-Fit
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   Posted 8/25/2009 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I suffered some extensive childhood abuse and dissociate when I feel threatened or really upset/fearful. My therapist is working on this with me.
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stkitt
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   Posted 8/25/2009 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   

Hello,

I do not have this problem but we have had other members post about it.

I am sure you will have others that have the same experience posting in your thread.

I wish you peace,

Kitt


 

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lavvvona
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   Posted 9/12/2009 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Where everything feels like you're in a dreamy state? I get this every time I have a panic attack, yeah.

StrongEnough
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   Posted 9/16/2009 6:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I get this even sometimes when I havent had a panic attack in a while. Sometimes just thinking about the anxiety and whats going on with me makes me like this, dreamy or like im looking at the situation but not in it.... it's very scary and just leads to more panic and anxiety. I think its because we are so deep in our thoughts trying to analize how we are feeling or what we are thinking that we are not paying attention to whats going on around us and feel like we arent part of it. I've also read that when they happen during or after a panic attack it is bc we are breathing short shallow breaths which gives your brain to much o2 which causes the 'dreamy' fealing. (I feel both the dreamyness/unrealness, and the depersonalization seperately or together)...it sux, but your not alone. :)

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   Posted 9/16/2009 6:59 AM (GMT -7)   
panick atacks, and anxiety attacks are real.....i have had my share...even 911 calls,
going to hospitals......they can only bring you down with ativan, I.V....its a terrible thing to go through....i have tried to bring myself down by myself..it didn't work...
to the hospital......vickie, panheadvic, 3 cats and a multipoo...i pray no one gets them as bad as i do......you are trapped in a hole and can't get out without (help)....
so i pray for anyone with these terrible attacks...

stkitt
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   Posted 9/16/2009 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
While there are no mediations specifically approved to treat depersonalization disorder, a number of medications generally used to treat depression and anxiety may help. Some examples that have been shown to relieve symptoms include fluoxetine (Prozac), clomipramine (Anafranil) and clonazepam (Klonopin). 
I do not feel that a 911 call and Ativan are the only ways to deal with depersoalization. I would really suggest you discuss this problem with your physician as there are treatments and therapy avaiable to help with this disorder.
 
I wish you peace,
Kitt
 

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