IS THIS REALLY DEPERSONLIZATION

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bhorvat
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   Posted 9/2/2017 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone. Im back again...
since i last posted about dp i have finally got a job and started working again about 20 hours a week, its not alot but its a start and i actually started to enjoy it and was liking going to work... i was at 25 mg of zoloft and i still had dp and aniexty but it was controllable... i was getting on with life. I took 2 pills of 50 mg of zoloft and woke up soooo dissconected and depersonlized and anxious and about a week ago i had a really bad panic attack because i felt strong depersonlization coming on, now im back in this state and im wondering if this is normal? I thought i was on the road to recovery but now im back in my depressed state crying and giving up on life.

Im starting to wonder, is this really depersonlization?
my symptoms are..
not feeling real
everything looks fake
family looks like strangers
something as simple as the english language seems so complex to me and weird when i think about it
humans seem weird
im questioning EVERYTHING!!!!!!!

i feel so crazy again. im giving up! why did i finally get a little better but now im back to this
sorry for the rant....

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 9/2/2017 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome!

Sorry to hear of your trouble. :/

I am at a concert tonight...so my response is a short one...but I will post more later...

Please see our Resources at the top of the main forum page here for great material to work with for relief.

Post with us anytime. We understand, care and support is key!

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"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

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kellyinCali
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   Posted 9/2/2017 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I am not a doctor but what you describe does indeed sound like DP/DR. Have you made a new appointment w/ the P-doc yet? Hope you feel better soon! Don't give up!!!

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 9/3/2017 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
B,

Hi, sorry...was out late last night.

Okay, so if I am reading your post correctly...you jumped from 25 mg of your Zoloft to 100?

This rapid increase could be the cause for how you are feeling.

So I too am interested in if you see a P-doc, and when your next appointment is! I think you need some guidance in how to proceed.

For now, do see our Resources for links specifically for D/P D/R.

Wishing you the help that you need...keep us updated so we can keep you in support!
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"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT

bhorvat
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   Posted 9/3/2017 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I have seen my doctor but he doesnt know what depersonlization is. And i cannot find a mental health doctor where i live because the waiting lists are longer than a year.

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 9/3/2017 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I would go ahead and get on that waiting list for the psychiatrist...it is worth the wait!

In the meantime, ask your GP about reducing your Zoloft dosage...

...and get going with the coping skills from our Resources...they will help with daily practice!

From what you have written...it sounds to me like you just increased too fast...

...and going back to a smaller dose, plus adding coping skills will help you to feel better.smile

Keep us updated, so we can keep you encouraged!

S.C.
Moderator:Anxiety/Panic

"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT

Anxious Scientist
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   Posted 9/5/2017 11:09 AM (GMT -6)   
This is definitely DP/DR. I personally did not feel DP/DR when I was starting up on Zoloft. I felt DP/DR with anxiety and when coming off Zoloft and benzodiazepines.

Just make sure to communicate to your doctor everything that is going on. Since I don't have experience with this coming onto Zoloft, I can't speak to whether or not this is a passing side effect or not.
Diagnosed With: Bipolar Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder
Treatment: Lithium Carbonate ER (450 mg), Sertraline (100 mg)
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