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I'm going through a really tough time right now. I know I have posted this before, but I just want to get your opinions on what this could be. I feel like I forget who I am. I know my name and all my background info, but I feel like I don't know the person that is Shane. I have constant anxiety and depression, and I sometimes feel like I'm going to lose control, but I never do. I dont know if this is anxiety based or what... I feel like things around me are becoming unfamiliar. I mean, I know that this is real, but I think I make myself believe its not. Please offer me some insight. Thanks.
 

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it is anxiety.......HONESTLEY...........so is the obssessive thoughts..........it is all ANXIETY....you need to focus away from it....don't just keep looking at it.....you are shane.....you just don't feel like you use to right now.......we can all relate to that.......some of us have reached the point of not knowing what normality feels like......you will get better shane...so days will be better than others.....everyone has good and bad days just with anxiety they are heightened
 

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does this sound like dp to you all? or is it just from the anxiety and depression? the only symptom i have is the loss of my sense of self. can this turn into dp?
 

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to me dp is a loss of self .the intensity of this varies and so the level of fear which accompanies it varies. sometimes it is accompanied by dr( in my case acid colours and visuals to varying degrees), anxiety, depression. in my case it's the dp that i can't handle
 
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at my worst dp moments ill totally feel like im dreaming, ill walk around my house feeling things making sure they are really there.
 

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shane dp is a symptom caused from the anxiety and depression.....it is very rare for anyone to just have dp....it is nearly always brought on from something else.....THE LOSS OF SELF IS DP......depersonalisation.....loss of person......stop obssessing about what is wrong with you and needing names for it believe me knowing the names doesn't help it go away
 

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ok. that makes me feel a little better. i know that the dp must be coming from anxiety/depression, because i never experienced it before. its really hard to stop obsessing about it.
 

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shane unfortunately the obssessing itself is part of it as well....if it don't get you one way it will another :( i glad you are a bit more reassured though :)
 

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i'm always wondering who am i also. it's like i don't have a personality and who to be. i'm always wondering how i like the things i do and stuff, it's weird. i don't like thinking about it.
 

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I just feel like crap. I don't know who I am really. I do, but I feel like the old me is gone. What is wrong with me? Depression?
 
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Depersonalization is eating away at your character, you have become so obsessed with Depersonalization that you have fallen into its hole, at this point you realize your in the hole with depersonalization next to you, and your soul, your personality, whatever you wanna call it is waiting for you on the other side, it will not come to you, you have to take a plan of action to find it yourself. Sometimes people are stuck in the hole foreverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: and sometimes they find a way out, away from the demon and back to their spirit :D
 

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Shane, I know you are frightened and it is hard to understand what is happening to us when in the world of dp/dr. What you describe is part of what it feels like to be in depersonalization. It is easier said than done to just stop obsessing. I do not believe you are obsessing, I believe you are just plain scared. It is very difficult not to think of something that is making us feel ill. Many times in my life I have heard people say oh just do not think about it and it will go away. Well that is not how I see it. Please know that you will be okay, I know it feels like you are losing who you are but you will not. This is the minds way of going away for a bit to try and get some peace. The mind is powerful it will protect you, I think dp/dr even though it feels awful is the brains way of going away for a bit to try and hold things together. We all believe different things and that is okay, we all have things that help us feel better, finding something that interests you and keeps your mind focused is very helpful in dealing with this illness. It may not make it go away but keeping your mind busy with different things truly helps. I hope you feel better soon. You will be okay, we all understand the fear, don't expect to much from yourself, do your best and gradually the less attention the dp/dr recieves the easier it can be. It may not cure it but it helps you to keep on going and not give up.

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i think if you have a healthy diet, good sleep patterns, supplements, excercise everyday, low anxiety, positive attitude will get rid of DP/DR thats how i see it. The sooner you act upon it, once you get DP the sooner you will recover. Sure its hard work but in the end it will be so worth it
 
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