This is fight or flight mode...Your body is in hyper alert...But Your mind has become numb to the anxiety....Has anyone experienced inability to relax? Physically? I feel like my body is so tense no matter what I do. Breathing techniques don't help. When I'm exhaling my body still is extremely tense. While I experience no anxiety whatsoever. (or maybe dp just disabled me to feel it)
On the contrary laying down and resting and extra sleep is essential for recovery...Simply because our bodies and especially our minds need extra breaks from the constant bombardment of intrusive anxiety fuelled thinking.....If you are trying to push yourself harder towards recovery you are in fact adding extra pressure and stress to yourself...yes this is me as well. the only time i feel slightly relaxed is when i'm laying down, which i know i'm not supposed to do too much if i wanna get better.
Really..................................................And I seriously doubt you even have dp eddy studying your posts
If you have bouts of low mood vitamin D is very helpful....The main source is from natural sunshine....I find natural bright sunshine amazing for my mood...Winter months here in ireland are dark, grey and long....It is the sole cause of my S A D and low mood...Im a different human on sunny days...Chalk and cheese...I never ever thought a "tiny" vitamin could actually help me but honestly it has 100% improved my extreme restlessness. I am severely depressed etc and I do still think I have brain problem but please try Vitamin B1.
For the life of me I was not expecting it to work but I can honestly say my restlessness has been better since starting Vitamin B1. I do still get attacks of restlessness but nowhere near as long and as severe as before I started Vitamin B1. It hasn't helped my other problems but honestly please try it.
You get Vitamin B1 from a clean healthy diet such as vegetables, fish etc but I personally take "Berocca" I stumbled upon the effects a deficiency in B1 has on the nervous system by a doctor on YouTube and gave it a try. My pulse rate has been dramatically better too, but I can't sit here and lie and say it has cured or made my DP/DR better as it has not.
I will be researching into other vitamins & Minerals and will report back.
If you are the type of person who normally cant sit still for too long theres underlying anxiety in your life and its been there for a while...Usually from a young age....The problem we have is that we have grown up in a tense state and its been the norm for us for a very long time...It all makes sense. However, I don't have any obviously stressful situations in my life. But my body is tense all the time. Sometimes I just don't pay attention to it. There's like a wall between my mind and body. Seems like I can't resolve any issues cause I just can't get to them/be aware of them. What to do in that case?
This is a nice form of distraction.......Perhaps, when trying to relax, dont focus on relaxing. Focus on the thing in the here and now. If u take the focus away from relaxing and being anxious to just simply observing your breath or sounds around you in a meditative state, it may help. Not saying itll take the problem away but for a time, you may forget about relaxing and actually relax without thinking about it.
You can absolutely learn to sit with yourself over time...I dont mean literally sitting alone staring at 4 walls in silence trying to force your self to obtain Intergalactic Omnipresent Oneness LOL....Im actually talking about having YOU time (with music or meditation or art or a good book etc etc) Basically doing somethign that captivates you and distracts you and loosens you up and at the same time helps ease your mind of worry and everyday STRESS...I don't know one person who can sit with themselves. Most people run from themselves. Unless you're experiences enlightenment.
And most people feel lonely.
I don't know, I don't wanna label myself as a person with dp/dr anymore. I just call in being human.