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Hey there,

i was just wondering if anyone has this perculiar symptom which i sometimes have... when my DP/DR is really bad, i seem to overfocus on my speech - think about exactly what im going to say then really make sure it all makes sense before i say it. This, invariably, leads to me tripping up on certain words which can be quite annoying!

ill be interested to see if anyone else suffers or im just alone!

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Well, not really...

When my dp/dr is at its worst, It actually seems that I can't think about what I am saying at all...When I'm talking, I sometimes wonder where the words I say come from, because it seems it's not my mind.
 

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YES.

I sound like I'm mentally retarded when I speak, slurring or stumbling over words all the time. It's infuriating having to restart a sentence from the beginning and go REALLY SLOWLY so it doesn't come out like "gltzrnerflpffffffff." :x

Some days seem to be much worse than others. I can't figure out why.
 

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Slightly different for me.

Sometimes when talking to people I become over aware of my speech and it feels like someone else is talking and I'm simply the observer or a witness of the conversation that's happening. It last between a few seconds to about half a minute before I realise what I'm doing and have to nock myself back into my ego/self. In that state everything feels so dreamlike and automatic and sometimes the fear can be quite strong.

I'm still freaked out at how many different channels (using Janine's description) of reality that our minds can perceive. I wish it would just stick to the one normal channel for good.
 

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If a converstaion lasts too long for me I lose track of it. It is as if the words are a separate entity and have a life of their own. Picture the cloud captions in cartoons of people speaking. It is as if the clouds exist apart from me in order to finish the converstaion. God knows where I come up with the words to stay in the game. I have bull shitted myself through many a converstaion. Almost always it works, but it seems to be a complete wing job.
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lemontea said:
Well, not really...

When my dp/dr is at its worst, It actually seems that I can't think about what I am saying at all...When I'm talking, I sometimes wonder where the words I say come from, because it seems it's not my mind.
Same here.
 

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Yeah, it's only since I got dp that I have to sometimes just stop and say a word two or three more times to get it to come out right. Not very often, but it is quite annoying.
 

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Yeh i have trouble expreesing myself verbally often and when understannding sppech, its like someone talks to me, ten seconds later im like what, what were you talking about , what did you say, its like im listening but not really listening.

I guess my troubles wiht communication came about from my weed experinces and then not expressing something that was on my mind at the time, when after all peoples minds are more open and on a simlair kind of wavelength. I was preety confused person before I smoked weed, and intense introspection only worsened this process.

My voice as well sounds differenet at times, sometimes I hear myself and think 'am I reaelly hearing my voice???' and sometimes I hear my voice talking but I seem detached from the voice that is talking or like im somehow observing my own mental processes as I talk.
 

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I especially avoid talking to people when I'm aware of being extra anxious because I know I'm liable to have a 'vocal tic' (when suddenly a word comes out louder and with force . So embarrassing! darson.
 
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Hola,
I noticed with my DP, there were times where I picked up a minor speech impediment due to not being able to concentrate on what the hell I was saying, causing my words to NOT come out right! NOW...this is a very bad thing for someone who also does "voiceover" work on the side!!! Sheesh.

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yeah I get that all the time. I'll be listening to someone speak and just waiting for them to pause or for the cue for me to reply and many times it's just like a jumble of words in my head, as if i didn't make the connection. many times i'll reply about something totally unrelated or i'll have some kind of play- back going on in my head echoing every single word i speak and so this of course leads to great confussion. "can you hear that?" I get a kind of out of body experience too when I'm giving a lesson (teaching) and some of you have descibed the same experience where you feel like an observer of someone else speaking with your words, but the words are only sounds and then i struggle to knock myself back into my mind..........in my case it's deffinitly a result of over analysing and probobly concentrating too intensely.
 
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