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Carol3792
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   Posted 10/4/2011 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel empty.. I constantly feel like i am dreaming. I feel so hopeless. I have gad, depression, and anxiety. I feel like i am never going to get better or that i wont even know what feeling better feels like.I just want to get better and i feel like i am so alone in feeling like this.I also just developed the fear that i am going to snap and go crazy.Everytime i leave my house the feeling of being unreal gets worse. The days i think i am starting to feel better make me think that because i feel better i am actually insane because insane people dont know that they are insane. My concept of time sucks. Things that happened an hour ago feel like they happened five hours ago. I have dreams every night and i always remember every detail, that also freaks me out. I don't know what to do. I am in therapy and i take medicine.

CourtneyL
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   Posted 10/4/2011 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I can understand what you mean by nothing feeling real.  I get that too.  Sometimes it only lasts for hours but sometimes it lasts for days.  It feels like a veil has been lifted from the world and I'm seeing everything clearly for the first time--but it really freaks me out.  The only way I can make it go away is to go to sleep.  My anti-anxiety meds don't work when I feel Like that.
 
I know what it feels like to feel hopeless.  Like no matter how hard you try nothing is ever going to change.  But I've been taking my medicine and going to therapy for a few years now and it's finally starting to work.  They diagonosed me bipolar after the anti-depressants made me become manic, so I had to start all over on new medicine.  And it took a little over a year for the meds to finally start working, but now that they've kicked in, they have really helped.
 
I don't know how long you have been going to therapy or taking medicine, but give it time.  If you stick to it, it really does start to help.  Although you may feel like there is no other way, don't give up.  It can get better and you don't have to feel like this for the rest of your life. 

getting by
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   Posted 10/4/2011 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Carol,

Welcome to the depression forum. I am glad that you have joined us. I see you posted in A/P too. I am glad you did, it is a great forum. You will get a lot of help there and here.

It sounds like you suffer from a lot of anxiety. What type of meds do you take? I take xanax for anxiety and pristiq and abilify for depression. I think the feeling of loss of reality could either be anxiety or a disassociative disorder. But if your doctor doesn't mention the latter, than it is most likely anxiety. And no you aren't crazy, or you wouldn't even worry about it at all.

Like Courtney said, keep at it. Don't give up.

Take care, keep posting...

Hugs, Karen
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Carol3792
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   Posted 10/8/2011 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I take zoloft, seroquel xr, and klonopin. I am just so scared that i have already lost my mind and that i don't realizr it. I am scared of going to an insane asylum. I feel so hopeless. I don't think it will ever stop. I've been dealing with it for 2 months. I'm running out of patience.

getting by
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   Posted 10/8/2011 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you see a counselor? This is something that you should be talking to a therapist or counselor about. Do you feel the need to go to a hospital? Maybe you need some time inside to get back on track. What makes you think you might be insane? It really sounds like anxiety. I hope that you talk to somebody about it so you can ease your mind. A professional is in order here.

I hope that you find some patience with this. Try to think out of the box with some perspective.

Best wishes,

Hugs, Karen
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