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Well I'm back again. The funny thing is I had totally forgotten I had even posted here before until I tried to create an account.

My first occurrence with dr/dp happened in June 2016. My psychiatrist upped by dosage of Zoloft to 200mg and I have been fine ever since. Then last week, I just lost it.

The feelings of being detached from reality hit me hard. I managed to distract myself last weekend with kids and house projects but ever since Monday I cannot seem to talk myself down.

Today was extremely rough. I kept questioning reality....was my whole life a delusion I just thought up? What if I am really in a mental insinuation and this is all fake? The scariest part is I felt like I almost believed these thoughts which left me in tears and a full blown panic attack for around 2 hours.

Finally calmed down but I'm in that continuous tense, somewhat traumatized from early, mode. See the psychiatrist tomorrow and start therapy on the 11th.

Part of me knows this is dr/dp, then part of me wonders if this is the start of something more serious? Feeling discouraged, stressed, angry, sad.....
 

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You didnt stop or alter your zoloft dosage by any chance did you?

Or have you been under any stress lately...Like even light stress that ordinarily would seem trivial........

You can be sure what you are experiencing is DP...You have the classic thought process "doubt"...And also you have the classic "this is something worse" thinking patterns..

DP is the condition that constantly tries to tell us it is something more sinister....You are experiencing the hyper anxious thinking associated with DP...

You will be ok in time....Just please reduce the stress in all areas of your life and take things very easy for the time being...
 

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To hear that is so reassuring. I find after each episode I have, I tend to obsess about the symptoms, thus fueling the anxiety, thus causing the dp. It is an ironic situation.

No, no adjustments to the Zoloft at all. I have been on it since I was 20 and I'm 30 now. Maybe time to switch medications or add something to the mix.
 

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To hear that is so reassuring. I find after each episode I have, I tend to obsess about the symptoms, thus fueling the anxiety, thus causing the dp. It is an ironic situation.

No, no adjustments to the Zoloft at all. I have been on it since I was 20 and I'm 30 now. Maybe time to switch medications or add something to the mix.
You are describing the DP merry go round...We get anxious which leads to fear, The fear leads to panic, The panic leads to DP...............Then the DP leads to more anxiety....Its a very vicious circle...And we usually dont know where to jump off.....

Maybe just maybe you need a slight Zoloft dose increase for the time being...I would discuss it with my doctor for sure...Just remember it will take a few weeks to start seeing an improvement with anti depressants...So dont expect miracles overnight with it...I rarely suggest this too but a small dose of Xanax might help you get over the bump in the meantime...BUT....Be very careful with any Benzo....They are a short term band aid ONLY.........
 
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