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So lets not bore you with the backstory cause its really long and just me trying to understand what was happening to me. The main thing here is that I wanted to see if anyone on here had the same problem as me and can give me some really needed advice on how to help myself with this. So I feel like I m looking at my body from a different place. Let me explain, my body is on planet Earth surrounded by objects and people, in time and space. But my mind is on some other place, it feels like my mind and my soul are not connected to my body and are just looking at it from some other place. I dont find myself being present in reality, in a place, lost the conception of time, just living in my head, living in an other place watching my body go through life in the real world while I m somewhere else. Its really annoying as I dont feel anything basically, I m not living life the normal way, i get really tired, really quick and if I do anything that demands some form of thinking it gets really really hard to breathe. This has affected my life very much to an extreme point and I dont know how to make it stop. I came close to getting in touch with my body a couple months back and I felt something just eating me out from the inside, the feeling was the most terrible feeling I ever felt, anything that happened hurt me, it was like something eating out my soul from the inside. So my body quickly returned to this state of mind since I didnt wanted to feel like that. Its really hard for me to go through life at this point, I cant explain to anyone as to how Im feeling since they dont understand me. My parents are bashing me about how my grades have fallen in school but dont understand that this problem is the cause for it. Went to numerous of doctors,some licensed other perform like some weird stuff I cant quite explain, nothing helped. Thats why Im reaching out to you guys, if somebody has experienced anything like this and has some tips on how to overcome it let me know please. Any help is welcomed, Im in desperate need of it.
 

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Well, you just described depersonalization and derealization. I think we all have these symptoms because they are the core of this disorder. So yes, I also experience that daily but maybe not as intense as you. When I first got this it was much worse but then the intensity went down a lot so now it's not that frightening anymore. Time made it much better and I hope it does that for you also. Your mind is trying to cope with reality by dissociating from it, so you don't feel connected. You are scared to feel real. Logically you probably don't want to dissociate but emotionally you do. I think acceptance is the key to recovery and it has helped me feel much better and connected. Resisting it makes it worse. Try getting in touch with your feelings because without them how are we supposed to FEEL real? :) I hope this helps a little bit. Good luck my friend.
 

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yes i agree... it have to happen in small steps... just breathing and trying to get little bit more touch with yourself... even little and then some point you just see that everything is suddenly much more better.. just needing be more strong and not letting these lies win...its very easy get distracted by this shit what your mind is creating..
 

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Its just that I ve been having this for a year and a half. I feel like that I m completely in my thoughts all the time. I lost the smallest touch with reality and material stuff ariund me. I m just living inside my head and in my thoughts, just thinking all the time since my brain won t let me in to the reality. I thought that my brain would eventually just resort back to being normal itself, I dont even know how I became like this and have been trying and trying to go back to my normal self but without luck. I m fucking 16, and am sick and tired of people telling me that nothing is happening with me. I can t seem to reenter the normal world again and its really scaring me...
 

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Ever since I was little my grades have been terrible because I'm not in touch with reality.
And my grades still suffer, because an hour feels like a week to me and a week feels like a minute. I get exactly how you feel.
This effects everything, more than people know.
I'm 16 too, I know the struggle.
I was just born this way, and upon growing up it's only gotten worse (which I had thought was impossible till now).

My advice: Get a therapist. Talking someone's ear off about it kinda helps even if half the time you don't even know what you're saying because you're on auto-pilot.Get out the house don't stay cooped up,get lots of sleep (sleep deprivation makes it REAL bad), Don't drink caffeine(even worse), and make sure you eat.

For me, getting a new pet was a huge help.
Dedicating myself to something that's real and breathing and relying on me to take care of it everyday.
Though my apathy gets in the way of me really feeling and comprehending that love for my dog, it somehow makes me feel less hopeless.
 

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I know what you mean dude, I'm having some school issues too as I just don't care I don't feel anything I'm completely out of it 24/7.

And yes it feels like my soul is out my body

I notice there's a lot of like young people on here...hmmm does dp and dr effect younger people more often than older? Hmmm

Trying to explain to people who never felt this is impossible they either think you're nuts or they ignore you completely...
 
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