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I definitely had more "typical" DP symptoms when this first started like weird vision/feelings of unreality but now I don't even know .. I mainly suffer from brain fog/blank mind/cognitive issues. I don't feel anxious, I exercise, mediate, try to do as many relaxation exercises as possible... to no avail. It affects me regardless of mood or stress level. I could be with friends, laughing and smiling, and I still have this disturbing awareness of my mind not being quite right.

Sometimes I think I am normal or that I'm just depressed, but then I'll do something and be reminded that my thought process is not right. I have so many random hobbies that I'll force myself to do but nothing distracts me fully. Or the more I try to participate in some engaging activity that requires me to think a lot, the more apparent it becomes - obviously. People say "just don't think about it" - I'm not thinking about anything, the problem is my damn thinking.

Is this a neurological problem? Should I try taking medication? I'm worried about meds making it worse but I will eventually kill myself if this seems to continue indefinitely .. Sorry for the rant, I just feel so misunderstood and crazy these days.
 

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I have your exact symptoms. Things done really feel like a dream or like I'm floating outside my body or anything. Just mainly the cognitive problems and feel like my consciousness has faded and that I'm running on auto pilot all the time. I'm searching for answers too and considering trying new meds. I'll let you know if I find anything helpful
 

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I have your exact symptoms. Things done really feel like a dream or like I'm floating outside my body or anything. Just mainly the cognitive problems and feel like my consciousness has faded and that I'm running on auto pilot all the time. I'm searching for answers too and considering trying new meds. I'll let you know if I find anything helpful
Feel free to message me, I know how much of a struggle it is :( I really hope we find something that helps soon.

Yes please do let me know! I'll do the same.
 

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That’s a depression problem. Those are all symptoms of depression and an antidepressant will fix that. I had ALL symptoms of this hell and anxiety/panic/depresión came with this hell. For months I walked around with what felt like a brain full on cotton/fog/in a bubble that needed to be popped until I started Effexor and Xanax.
 

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That's a depression problem. Those are all symptoms of depression and an antidepressant will fix that. I had ALL symptoms of this hell and anxiety/panic/depresión came with this hell. For months I walked around with what felt like a brain full on cotton/fog/in a bubble that needed to be popped until I started Effexor and Xanax.
I don't understand how it's depression :( I don't feel sad, just mentally blank. The only thing that I find depressing is feeling like this. I guess it's a bit of a chicken or egg problem .. I just know feeling weird came before wanting to end my life.
 

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I don't understand how it's depression :( I don't feel sad, just mentally blank. The only thing that I find depressing is feeling like this. I guess it's a bit of a chicken or egg problem .. I just know feeling weird came before wanting to end my life.
And that's exactly what I used to tell myself. but in reality we are obsessing over this Dp/dr hell that makes us have these weird feelings and is linked to depression. I didn't know what depression felt like until i got this crap
 

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I would try medication and give it a few weeks to kick in. I’m struggling right now too. I’m on a week an a half of paxil and my moods a little better but still have dpdr. Hopefully in the next couple weeks that will go to, trying to stay hopefully. Paxil had saved me in the past so I’m hoping it will do the same this time
 
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