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Unlike many of you here, I don't have severe DP/DR all the time.

However one symptom I have noticed, which I was wondering if anyone else experiences, is a sense that you've lost your place in time, and, sometimes, space.

This usually happens to me when my mind's unoccupied. I'll start thinking about everything and nothing in particular, and all of a sudden, the moment I'm in will bear no relation to that time of day or that place.

I could, of course, tell you what day it was, what time it was and where I was, but things will "feel" different. It won't feel like it's the evening or the morning, the place I'm in won't feel like it should.

I'm sure this isn't, however, particularly dangerous. I know a few people who seem to have absolutely no sense of time or place whatsoever - they just don't seem particularly concerned about it.
 

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when i was being screened by the Mt. Sinai ppl, this was the only dp related question i answered no to. "do you ever find yourself in a place and don't remember how you got there? or do you find yourself losing time?". uh, thank God I don't have that one, but yes, i often feel like things/places just don't feel the same. I know someone who often didn't remember how he got to places, i guess that's what you'd call severe dp/dr?

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when i was being screened by the Mt. Sinai ppl, this was the only dp related question i answered no to. "do you ever find yourself in a place and don't remember how you got there? or do you find yourself losing time?". uh, thank God I don't have that one, but yes, i often feel like things/places just don't feel the same. I know someone who often didn't remember how he got to places, i guess that's what you'd call severe dp/dr?
It sounds like that person might have had some amnesia accompanying DP.

Myself, I've never forgotten how I've got somewhere or forgotten what time or day it is, I just seem to "feel" as if I'm not in that space of time or that place.

For intance, I'll be thinking quietly to myself, suddenly look at the current place I'm in and just feel as though my present state is in some way not properly "connected" to the hours or days previous.

I've had this kind of feeling on and off for nearly 3 months now, and it's generaly got better, so I hope that's enough to disqualify the possiblity that I'll become schizophrenic.
 
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I think about time and space constantly. It doesn't freak me out though. I mean honestly people. It's TIME... let's not be ridiculous here. It's a little hand and a big hand that move around a circular object. It's not a mad, rabies infected, killer horse coming to kick your face in or anything like that. There is absolutely no reason to be afraid of time... or space. We float around in space. We're on a planet. It's NOT scary. It's how it is, how it's always been. So seriously, go worry about something valuable instead of something ridiculous.
 
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