Hi everyone. I hope you’re all doing well today.
I’ve been experiencing DP/DR for over 30 years, however, each time it rears its ugly head I feel as scared as the first time. I think that it’s as a result of anxiety and panic attacks, as it often seems to follow these.
I’ve had a pretty stressful 18 months whereby I’ve developed autoimmune diseases and have gone from being extremely active, to hardly being able to walk some days. I know that covid has caused a lot of stress for many people and I have also had 3 family members with the virus, so it’s obviously been a very anxious time.
At the moment I have an ear infection accompanied by tinnitus, so it’s not helping my fogginess. I really do feel that I should be used to my DP episodes after all this time, but I’m still always scared that I’m going crazy. I’m a biologist and have studied psychology, so I know a little about how our brains work, but logic goes out the window when I’m feeling like I am right now. Can anyone else relate to this?