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Does anyone else get overwhelmed by their symptoms to the point they feel like their about to lose their mind, like its a sensation in brain that at any second you are gonna go hysterical or just lose it. And then the feeling goes away? just to come back later? This happens to me a few times a day its exhausting :////
 

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I’ve absolutely experienced this a few times. Although it’s not so much that my symptoms get so intense that I feel like I’m going insane. Usually it’s my thoughts which triggers it all. And I guess it’s not weird at all to get an overwhelming sensation when literally all you think about is how weird everything feels. I’ve definitely felt too like I’m on the verge of losing control of myself, but usually that indicates that I’m having a panic attack, and the feeling goes away after I’ve calmed down. Is your dpdr triggered by anxiety?
 

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I've absolutely experienced this a few times. Although it's not so much that my symptoms get so intense that I feel like I'm going insane. Usually it's my thoughts which triggers it all. And I guess it's not weird at all to get an overwhelming sensation when literally all you think about is how weird everything feels. I've definitely felt too like I'm on the verge of losing control of myself, but usually that indicates that I'm having a panic attack, and the feeling goes away after I've calmed down. Is your dpdr triggered by anxiety?
yes it is, I have Anxiety and OCD which triggered this and this is my third time experiencing DPDR in the last 15 years. But this time I have this new symptom and its just exhausting I believe it is severe panic and anxiety that's what I'm feeling I do agree with you on that.
 

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Ohh okay I understand! I’ve got anxiety too + some OCD, and in my experience that’s usually what triggers these “attacks” (at least for me). If it’s the thoughts that lead you into these weird sensations then there’s probably a bunch of methods to try to accept and handle the thoughts. I guess I’ve gotten used to these sensations and thoughts which helps me cope, but there’s a lot of tricks that has helped me. Although I’m assuming you might already know a lot of them since you’ve been dealing with anxiety for so long? Most of them are from my psychologist and books I’ve read about anxiety. I totally understand that it’s exhausting dealing with this, having racing thoughts 24/7 is the worst, especially feeling like you’re losing your mind any second as well. I’m not 100% recovered yet so there’s no major tips I can give, but just know you’re not alone nor going crazy, you’ll be okay!
 
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