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I've been feeling detached recently and been told it's depersonalisation. I feel my life is a dream or my head goes fuzzy or feel I can't cope. Sometimes I question like why am I here existence questions seemingly this is common too.

I'm going through two houses moves so I've been stressed. I had a bipolar episode a few years ago so always worry about that again but been told what I suffer at the moment is depersonalisation and anxiety.

A few days back I had a panic attack with a racing heart and I worked it would stop sometimes I feel trapped or in a bubble. It's a hard symptom to understand as it happens when my anxiety levels are low.

Can anyone releate to this?
 

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Hi Phil10!
Yes, detachment is a main symptom of depersonalization and derealization.
Dp is detachment from yourself while dr is detachment from your environment.
It's possible to only have one of them.
I posted this video in another topic today where a guy covered almost every symptom of dp/dr.

Dp/dr is very common after panic attacks, some people only get mild dp/dr and others get severe dp/dr. If it started recently after a stressful event or after your panic attack, you'll probably be ok if you just try to calm down and try not worry about your dp/dr or your bipolar episode. It can go away rather quickly or it can take a while even though you're anxiety is low.

Hopefully you wont end up being a long term sufferer! :)
 

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Hi Phil10!
Yes, detachment is a main symptom of depersonalization and derealization.
Dp is detachment from yourself while dr is detachment from your environment.
It's possible to only have one of them.
I posted this video in another topic today where a guy covered almost every symptom of dp/dr.
Dp/dr is very common after panic attacks, some people only get mild dp/dr and others get severe dp/dr. If it started recently after a stressful event or after your panic attack, you'll probably be ok if you just try to calm down and try not worry about your dp/dr or your bipolar episode. It can go away rather quickly or it can take a while even though you're anxiety is low.
Hopefully you wont end up being a long term sufferer! :)
Yes I've had it on and off for years but I feel spaced out, tired and strange all day is this normal for DP?
 

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Yes I've had it on and off for years but I feel spaced out, tired and strange all day is this normal for DP?
Yes, feeling spaced out and strange is normal for dp.

I've also heard of people feeling tired. I think it's because mental illness in general can be pretty exhausting. And since dp/dr is usually triggered by anxiety and stress it's not strange at all you're feeling tired.

In my case I wasn't even able to feel tired for the first 5 years or so, so I'm not sure how common it is.
 
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