Disassociation

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tune
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   Posted 8/21/2017 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey all,

Hope everyone is okay. I, on the other hand, am not doing as okay for the last few days.

Has anyone ever had extreme disassociation? It's hard to explain, but I feel as if any moment my "soul" is going to slip from my body. I literally have never felt this way before, I've only had a few times where I have felt "disconnected" but never EVER this intense. I mean, I almost feel like I am losing my mind. I have been having health issues with no answers for the last month, almost 2 now. I am uncertain if I should go to the ER at this point. I just feel at any moment I am going to literally die. It's like a panic attack but I am super fatigued and tired so the racing heart isn't exactly there. I just do not feel like myself at all, I feel like I am not even connected yet I can do everything normal relatively.

This is a very scary feeling. I wish I could just sleep all this away. I am getting more and more uneasy.

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 8/21/2017 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Tune,

Sorry you are not feeling well.sad Physical symptoms and panic are miserable.

You mentioned in a previous post about migraines. The closest I have felt to dissociation is with a migraine prodome.

If you agree it could be this...maybe taking your migraine med for relief could help?

Or if not...do you have a benzo? This could shut down the panic if you believe this to be the main issue.

Either way, practicing coping skills such as in the 'Stress Relieving Exercises' link from our Resources will also help! Stary with the Progressive Muscle Relaxation and meditation exercises.
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alohaknown
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   Posted 8/21/2017 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Tune,

I know exactly how you feel as I have gone through this during my early stages of an anxiety/panic attack I had two years ago. It slowly faded away after awhile but because your nerves are so sensitized you tend to notice every single thing, including your own being. This disassociation/depersonalization your feeling will eventually fade as your mind takes focus on other things. I know right now it feels scary and feels as if it will never go away and you'll be in what I could describe my feelings at the time as "Watching my own movie but it feels like Im outside my own body." Just know that I've been there before and was able to power through it, you WILL eventually pass through this. Lastly, look up "Hope and help for your nerves" by Dr. Claire Weekes. Trust me when I say this book has helped me in ways i cant explain. I'm rather young and thinking about sitting down trying to read something to help can seem rather daunting when I can just google something, but trust me, this book will help explain with a lot that youre going through.

Are you currently on any medication regime?
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.5mg Xanax - To be taken as needed

Still drinking Caffeine
Only drinking Non-Alcoholic beer

tune
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   Posted 8/21/2017 7:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey SC and AK,

SC, yeah I'm not a hundred percent sure if it's migraines or anxiety. I feel as if it is both. I unfortunately do not have migraine meds to relieve me. I was prescribed an antidepressant but have been reluctant to really try it. I guess I should give it a go but I'm gonna call my neurologist tomorrow to tell the my new symptoms. I also do not have benzos though my bf offered me some I rejected it. I'm terrible about medicines and trying to use them. Another fear lol what a surprise. At this point though I need to do something. Thank you for your advice I am definitely trying.

AK,

I hope you are well. I am glad you commented. I've seen your other posts and have wanted to say hello. As for my feelings of not being "here" it's been incredibly prominent these last few days. I'm 24 so I'm relatively young as well. I will look into those. I'm not on any medicines though I'm sure I need to be. I took lexapro and it ended up giving me a panic attack which only led to more issues. ): ugh. I'm going to try and visit a prescribing therapist soon. I think it will be a good start.

My mother called me and helped me relax. She has a good knack of knowing when I'm down even being 500 miles away (she went to watch the eclipse!) and it helped tremendously. (: thanks everyone so far. Just listening and giving advice helps so much.
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Ox123
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   Posted 8/22/2017 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey tune, sounds like Im in an extremely similar situation as you. Ive experienced dissassociation, and have now been bad for 3 weeks. Do you always feel this way or does it come in waves? Im finding that mine is worst between 9am-2pm. Then fades at night.

tune
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   Posted 8/22/2017 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Ox,

Mostly I feel this late afternoon time, it gets a bit better when I leave work and go home. I am able to feel like I am not putting on a "face". I work in apartments so it is extremely hard to seem "fine" when you aren't at all.
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