Welcome to Healing Well. *BIG HUGS*
Derealization is not fun at all. I can't stand it. I'll be driving down the road sometimes and the trees around me will start to feel fake and I will feel almonst like I'm not on the road anymore yet I am. I don't know how to explain it.
My sister's coworker has a 10 year old son that had a panic attack the other day at school. He was sent to the child psychiatrist and he simply said, "I'm was having a panic attack, I'm not having it anymore. I just had to pinch myself til it hurt to see if I was still real. Now I'm bleeding and I need a bandaid."
Amazing how young this can affect children. I remember my derealization starting at 12 years old and I thought I was actually insane. But years later I found out the title to it and am amazed at how many ppl are affected by it.
I am on Lexapro... I've tried Zoloft... and I'm going to a psychiatrist tomorrow to talk about
benzos like klonopin (I was on ativan but my stupid doc took it away cuz I'm preggo without weaning but I still have some left til the appt)
I'm going to ask about
a different anti-depressant or something because I'm not sure if it (the Lexapro) really helps. If I don't take a benzo like ativan or klonopin I'm severely anxious and panicky most of the time.
When I am more panicky my slight OCD seems to kick in too... where I have to check door likes five times to be convinced a door IS INDEED locked or I hit the lock button on my truck til it honks five times and then I'm finally convinced it's secure... weird little things like that but then when my panic is down my OCD also seems to go away.
So you're not alone by any means *BIG HUGS*
Welcome to the Healing Well family.
"Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars."
DX: Panic Disorder, Depression, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder), Chronic Migraines
RX: Lorazepam (1 MG a day), Lexapro (20 MG a day), Tylonel for the TMJ and Migraines