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   Posted 7/22/2010 9:56 AM (GMT -7)   
im feeling so weird all the time can someone help me? i have constant feelings that nothing is real and its very scarey. i hate being by myself. when my boyfriend leaves for work or other things i go into panic very badly.. sometimes bcuz the feelings are horrifying. i was never like this i used to b very outgoing and up to doing whatever.i always wanted to travel the world and now i cant even walk down the street by myself. how do i get rid of this ?

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   Posted 7/22/2010 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Mari

First off welcome to HW nice to meet you.  Sounds to me like you are experiencing high amounts of anxiety at the moment and that can cause all sorts of symptoms.  In the past I have had feelings that things are not real and i put that down to paranoia which I get bad at times.  What I would suggest is that you go and see your doctor and have a chat with them about what is happing in your life right know and they will be able to give you some advice.   There are things which can help with anxiety such as medication or talk therapies such as CBT which works very well in geting you to deal with symptoms of anxiety I hope this has been of help to you,  and remember take care of you we are here to support you.


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   Posted 7/22/2010 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello mari,

I agree with Ben that you should seek out the care of a Doctor to help you through this rough time. We are always here to support you but I suspect you need a professional right now and feeling this bad I hope you will call 911 should you need to.

I am going to post a number for you:
National Suicide Hotline
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

This is a combined network of the Amerian Association of Suicidology, the National Hopeline Network, CONTACT USA, and many other organizations. Calls are automatically routed to the nearest crisis center to the phone from which the call for help is placed.



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   Posted 7/22/2010 9:11 PM (GMT -7)   
It sounds like de-realization. When I was a young teenager, I had horrible de-realization problems combined with panic attacks and anxiety. The doctor at the time gave me Zoloft, and it didn't help a darn bit. I thought I was dying. It took me five years to find the right medication (Lorazepam). The only reason it took so long is because I became pretty reclusive. When I had a nervous breakdown that left me in bed for a few months (in 2006), my girlfriend forced me to go to the doctor's and get some help or she'd go on vacation without me. So I went, got my meds, mostly better.

Medications won't cure it all though. Physical health is important, concentrating on different things. I remember when I'd have horrible de-realization, and I'd think I'm in a dream, or that people "don't exhist", or that the whole solar system is just a dust particle on some kind of other object, I'd lay down in my bed and read a book... and it'd calm me down a bit. Also listening to spiritual music helps.

I know the whole feeling of de-realization and panic attacks and severe anxiety. When I stayed in bed for a few months, I pissed in cups because I was too scared to leave my room. It was a horrible time. I missed out a lot.

Post Edited (AKindOfMagic) : 7/22/2010 10:14:24 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 7/22/2010 9:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I understand how you're feeling because this has just started happening to me as well. Feeling off, weird, and out of touch with reality can be known as something called depersonalization. I've been experiencing it alot lately, and at first I was really scared and it was causing panic attacks, so I've been doing some research about it. First of all, one of the best things for you to do is remain calm and try not to worry or think about it. Depersonalization can be brought on by anxiety, so the more anxious you feel about it, the worst it could get. It feels extremely scary and can be quite frightening, but it's actually harmless. If you are having trouble dealing with it, you may want to consider seeing a therapist who specializes in anxiety and/or depression like I have, to discuss some options for you, but remember, the feeling will eventually go away and you'll be fine.

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   Posted 7/27/2010 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank u guys so much for ur comments. Knowing that im not alone in this makes me feel a little better. I just cnt seem to get a grip on this and its making my life miserable. Today I tried to get my nails done nd as I was waiting my heart was pounding nd my mind was racing I had to get out of there asap I feel like such an idiot for letting this get to me.

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   Posted 7/31/2010 5:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello, I am wondering if you are seeing a doctor yet and are you trying any meds yet? It doesn't sound as you are , but wanted to be sure. I have been having issues with Seroquel causing somewhat this symptom and have had to back down on my dosage. I also take Ativan for anxiety though. Please don't believe yourself to be an "idiot". This has been way tougher than I ever had imagined and wish I would have talked to a therapist much sooner.

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