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Do anyone feel like an old person with dementia?

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I've been having DPDR for over a year now. It's makes my life a living hell..
Started with the basic 'dreamlike state', blurry vision, concentrational problems, distrupted feeling of time, brainfog, no thoughts, robotpilot etc.. I still have them all, and also terrible memory. This is by far the worst symptom of mine. I started feeling like an old person who has dementia. Feeling dumb as hell sometimes, forgetting things constatly, mixing up names sometimes (not names of firends or loved ones.. YET)
Also I'm an extreme hopochonder. I'm constantly anxoius and paniced about my mental health, which makes my whole dpdr experience even worse.
Can anyone relate? Is there someone who were feeling like if they had dementia and losing their cognitive skills, but recovered?
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Thank you Samzone!
I mostly agree with what you wrote. But in last part you said that it’s just a brain fog that everyone can feel sometimes. I assure you it’s not! In my 25 years I’ve been tired before, ancoius before, stressed before, but I have never felt anything like this. Sometimes it’s so bad I’m thinking that I would easily trade my left arm for a life without dpdr, if I could.
And the sad thing is that I can not stop thinking about symptoms, it’s 24/7. Maybe its a starting OCD.
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