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Hi everyone! I've been dealing with anxiety and DP / DR for a long time. I was doing very well before corona virus popped up. First I quitted my job then I broke up with my girlfriend and BOOM! I was back where it started. One night I was dealing with weird thoughts in my mind as usual and then some weird, scary things about the concept of time came to my mind. Since then I've been feeling like I have no time perception and seconds, minutes, hours are so weird for me. I am replaying the things happen around me over and over like a boomerang in my head. It's so disturbing. However, I know I am so obsessing over it but you know how anxiety is. It makes me think like my perception is gone forever and i will never feel normal again. So guys, i want to ask you, do you think is this just an obsession? Or have you ever felt like this about time perception? And what can you recommend for a relief? Thank you!
 

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Hi fleurry, time perception can definitely be affected in DPDR and dissociation. You can search this forum, and read to a lot of stories mentioning such experiences. My experience with time perception, when I was acutely DPDRd and dissociated was that I had no timeline of the events in my life. Everything seemed to exist simultaniously in my memory, without any hierarchy, and I think that was because I could not experience the emotional aspect of my memories. There are numerous other examples of time perception distortion and confusion, I hope you will find some answers.
Best, A.
 

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It is an obsession, albeit it might be a temporary one but it still is. Once a person is feeling disassociated, they tend to adopt these obsessions with perceptual senses, simply because they are disassociated and senses are affected. The best thing I’ve learned how to do so far is to stop fighting the insanity.

I have no need for my sanity, it’s just another chain that keeps me from reality.
 
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