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   Posted 10/2/2008 12:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone ever feel like there out of thier body? like your dreming? you just don't feel real of even alive? i was wondering if anyone felt like that because i do. I get these crazy thoughts like if im dead. I hate the feeling.... cry   i just don't want to be alone in this... yet i wish this never existed.... anxiety is a terrible thing to go through... I feel like im going crazy confused . I just wanted to post this really quick before i went to bed and put my daughter to sleep becuase shes getting fusy right now. hope to hear replys in the morning. I just want to thank everyone that has helped me on previous posts I try to thank everyone individually but its hard to keep up..

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   Posted 10/2/2008 5:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Out of body experience is something that can happen with anxiety disorder. Has this happened for you in the past? Have you seen a Pdoc about this issue sweetie?
I often have dreams that feel so real that when I wake up I feel extremely distressed. You are not alone in feeling this way. Can you please give us some more information (if you feel comfortable) so we may help you better. Hang in there, we are here to care and support
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   Posted 10/2/2008 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been having trouble with "blanking out", well that's what I call it. I think it's a form of dissociation. I feel detached and can barely remember anything when this happens. It's definitely stress related, I remember going to my see my lawyer the first time and everything was fine till he mentioned his fees. I still have no idea what he said about his fees but the document he sent me looked fine so I signed it. It happen quiet a lot these days.

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   Posted 10/2/2008 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   


What you describe sound like Depersonalization disorder. This disorder is characterized by a sudden sense of being outside yourself, observing your actions from a distance as though watching a movie. It may be accompanied by a perceived distortion of the size and shape of your body or of other people and objects around you. Time may seem to slow down, and the world may seem unreal. Symptoms may last only a few moments or may wax and wane over many years.

Symptoms common to all types of dissociative disorders include:

  • Memory loss (amnesia) of certain time periods, events and people
  • Mental health problems, including depression and anxiety
  • A sense of being detached from yourself (depersonalization)
  • A perception of the people and things around you as distorted and unreal (derealization)
  • A blurred sense of identity

Psychotherapy is the primary treatment for dissociative disorders.

Your therapist may recommend using hypnosis, which is sometimes referred to as hypnotherapy or hypnotic suggestion, as part of your treatment for a dissociative disorder. Reference: Mayo Clinic on Mental Health

Please remember I am not a professional so do see your physician to seek treatment for this problem you describe.  I know you can receive help and remember we are all here to support you.

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   Posted 10/18/2008 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I know exactly what you mean Ive had that sometimes but it only lasts a few seconds but it is very scary and makes me panic. I also noticed if I think of certain things i can trigger it like voluntarily if i start to think of like the past when i was little and all these things come to mind and then im like who am I and where am I and i cant believe im married now and this is my husband and then thats when i panic and my heart beats fast and i have to get up and quickly think of something else. I hate it I feel like i will never be able to do anything like a big change in life because ill panic later.

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   Posted 10/18/2008 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   


Hi there! Welcome to HW, sometimes it's really scary when this happens, as Kitt wisely pointed out, this is depersonalisation and it can last for a short period of time, or for a few hours (in severe cases). I sometimes feel as though I am looking down on myself thinking "this is my life??"..creepy. Have you been married long? Sometimes big changes can bring about high anxiety. And marriage is certainly stressful!

Please feel welcome to start a thread of your own introducing yourself. We would love to get to know you. How long have you been having these attacks?


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   Posted 10/19/2008 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeh i get feeling too, I hate depersonilastion it usually happens to me wen im going thru a bit of depression.


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   Posted 10/19/2008 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Badfish,

good to hear from you. How are you going?


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   Posted 10/19/2008 11:10 PM (GMT -6)   
That happens to me sometimes. I remember when I didn't know I had a lot of anxiety I often though something was wrong with my eyes. I thought they were the reason I was having these problems. Honestly I used to be scared then I realized nothing bad can happen. It'll go away after you relax. Just ask yourself why are you afraid for. I mean nothing around you is changing everything is the same. It's just your body that's becoming tense. You know why your body is tense, so why should you be afraid.
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