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Hello all, I want to get straight to the point of my post. Today in the morning as i was getting ready, I had a wave of anxiety hit me and caused me to have terrible panic attack. My problem with dpdr is right now, I don’t even feel real. I know I am but i just feel numb. I am aware of everything i’m doing and i know i’m a human being but yet i feel as if i’m not human and just some animation or robot programed to live. I do all the things i need to do to get by in my days but i don’t feel in my body at all. i’m just living in my head at this point. I’m scared of this. I just want to feel real again and be happy. If anyone has any advice I would really appreciate it.
 

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It sounds like you have gotten DP quite recently, so it's normal to get a reaction like this. For the anxiety I can only recommend meditation, which if done correctly is HUGELY comforting. All of these scary feelings you are feeling are also common, and can be extremely disturbing, so you just have to try and accept them, no matter how scary that may seem. Now, when I say accept them I don't mean actually BELIEVING you are not real, just accept the feeling, but, and this is important, you must keep your mind in the real world. Meaning that whilst you feel like a robot you are gonna have to listen to your mind that is telling you you have responsibilities. Now the things I have just mentioned are not long term cures, I am just giving you ways to cope in the present. This is all you have to do now. So just take a deep breath, you WILL learn to cope with it, and someday, to cure it.
 

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thank you for taking the time to read this and replying. I’ve been slowly learning to accept these feelings and keep going throughout my days normally. While I still get these scary feelings, I do my best to not let it bother me and I think with a bit more acceptance and motivation I’ll be able to recover. Thanks again ☺
 

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Best thing or the only thing to do, is to not care it’s the only knowable cure and panic attacks sucks but the key is to also not fear the panic attacks bc then they will just appear
 

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OP I had the same exact symptoms when I went through it. Just remember this, no matter how bad things may seem or how low you are things do eventually get better. I recovered from DP. Personally took me about a 6-10 months to start feeling more like me and a year I was about 80% then another year I was just like the old me. the mind is a powerful thing.
 

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Hey venus, don’t worry about being cured. Technically you already are cured, because you are still you. Whatever you feel like at any point in time is just yourself existing, and floating along. Smile, because that’s all you really have to do.
 
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