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In Topic: Terrifying new symptom, very scared.

15 December 2020 - 05:14 PM

It doesn't sound life threatening. It sounds like your symptoms would have to increase quite a bit to pose an immediate threat.
So, one of three things can happen. 1) It can simply go away. 2) It can stay the same and you might never have an explanation for it, but you
will adapt to it, normalize it, and get on with your life. 3) It can slowly worsen and become easier to diagnose and treat.
As meatloaf once famously said "2 out of 3 ain't bad". Worrying doesn't really contribute anything positive. Good luck.

Thank you for your response! You are definitely right. I just struggle immensely with seeing things so rationally. But I will sure try.

Good luck to you too and thanks for taking the time!

In Topic: Has anyone had a similar onset? My story

10 November 2020 - 04:39 AM

hi! i wanna start off by saying that you are okay, perfectly safe and nothing is physically wrong with you. i’ve seen some of your other posts going around and understand the fear and anxiety you’re going through. When i first got dp it was really severe and i’ve spent about a month just laying in bed being terrified of every sensation. i’d recommend you go to your doctor to get some blood work done. before my dp started, i got severe anxiety attacks out of nowhere which eventually sparked my dp. later i found out that i had a really bad vitamin d deficit which is known to spark feelings like that. B12 is also a vitamin that can really mess you up if you don’t get enough of it. this probably won’t be the source of your dp but it can really help to relieve some symptoms. taking vitamins in general is a good idea and something a lot of people benefit from. personally i take; omega 3, multivitamins, magnesium, vitamin d and c, plus 5 htp. 5 htp is known to help a lot of people with depressive emotions but ofcourse with most things its trial and error.
one thing i would also recommend is seeing a therapist. it did wonderful things for me and i think every single person on this planet can benefit from seeing a professional.
this will get better. you will find the things that work for you and learn how to cope with these feelings. this is not forever.

take care and stay safe!

In Topic: Physical numbness anyone?

10 November 2020 - 04:08 AM

Thanks for the quick response! I’ve been to the doctor and she did a certain test with a needle and a cottonbud to test the different sensations my skin feels and apparently i did better than ‘normal’ people. She was not concerned at all. I’m still very much on edge due to severe health anxiety and just the fact that it’s a very scary feeling. where i’m from i’m also not able to get mri’s or CAT-scans that easily so i’m trying to find some relief in people with the same experience. do u actually experience loss of sensation and touch or is it more like a distant, foreign feeling? and have you noticed that it becomes less apparent when you are less stressed or less disassociated? Thanks again for your response, it helps a lot!

In Topic: Feeling intense DP. Please give me some advice.

09 November 2020 - 07:18 PM

Hi Abe,

I have little to no experience with autism and especially not in correlation to depersonalization but i can only imagine how difficult it must be to discover it now. I am however very familiar with being on the verge of a mental breakdown and feeling like you’re about to burst and i advice you to let it happen if you are able. whatever it is you are feeling, let it out. scream, cry, yell whatever it is. don’t keep all that pressure inside. it will help you connect with yourself and temporarily relieve you from the tension building up inside. and if there’s someone you feel comfortable confiding in, you should definitely do so. mental illness often comes with a lot of shame and frustration and part of going towards recovery is acceptance. this is who you are and where you are at right now and that is okay. it’s horrible and frustrating and sometimes insufferable but it’s okay and it will not be forever. at the moment i’m going through a pretty bad bout of dp myself and my body feels physically numb and strange with every movement. i try to connect with myself by going for a walk, taking care of my plants, watching shows and movies i really enjoyed as a kid as a way for me to become familiar with my life before dp. it’s different for everyone and ups and downs come without warning but if you find things that help you connect and cope, over time you will learn to manage it better.

i hope this can be of help to you. stay safe.