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Have you experienced either macropsia or micropsia before?
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So this is basically how micropsia feels.

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Macropsia is the opposite, where the room feels endlessly large and your body feels small.

I have had both, and both simultaneously as well. Especially when I've got fever, but otherwise as well, on bad days. It's been a while since last though.

If you've had it before, how often do you have it and how does it feel when you've got it?
 

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A friend of mine, who experiences a bit of dp, says he sometimes feels the size of a tiny baby when he's sleeping in bed. I don't know if that's considered macropsia?
 

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A friend of mine, who experiences a bit of dp, says he sometimes feels the size of a tiny baby when he's sleeping in bed. I don't know if that's considered macropsia?
If it's related to the size of his body, then yeah, that would count!
 

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haven't had to read the DSM5 since I did research paper but pretty sure it's in HPPD's and not DP's. HPPD often has DP as a symptom, I also see a fair few here explain HPPD thinking it's just DP/DR.

yep just googled it:

DSM-5 Criteria HPPD

All of the criteria must be met for a diagnosis.

  • The reexperiencing, following cessation of use of a hallucinogen, of one or more of the perceptual symptoms that were experienced while intoxicated with the hallucinogen (e.g., geometric hallucinations, false perceptions of movement in the peripheral visual fields, flashes of color, intensified colors, trails of images of moving objects, positive afterimages, halos around objects, macropsia, and micropsia)
  • The symptoms in Criterion A cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
  • The symptoms are not due to a general medical condition (e.g., anatomical lesions and infections of the brain, and visual epilepsies) and are not better accounted for by another mental disorder (e.g., delirium, dementia, and Schizophrenia) or hypnopompic hallucinations.
 

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Cool! I didn't know it had a name. So I had micropsia a few times. It wasn't too unpleasant or frightening, but it was weird. I was lying in bed and the ceiling looked like it was so close it was touching my face. It felt like being in a coffin. And it lasted just few seconds.
 
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