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Hey everyone! About a week ago I was driving down the freeway when I felt like things werent real. I pulled over called my parents and had them grab me, i felt like I was almost having an anxiety attack. I went to the doctor and they prescribed me a small dosage of xanax which i have been trying not to take unless I feel super anxious. Lately I feel as if Im just going through the motions, as if Im in a dream. Im looking at my hands type this right now and they dont feel like my own. I can barely eat, Im even anxious about that it does not feel real. I'm in college right now and it is difficult to concentrate, or memorize anything and sit in a classroom for more than an hour. Im taking steps to see a therapist... I feel like Im going crazy, but I keep telling myself I cant be crazy if I just wrote a research paper haha. How do I make myself feel better? This is really scaring me and I want to be like I was before :(
 

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hey, i totally get what you mean how you are looking at your hands typing and they dont feel like your own. That happens to me all the time, and when i hear my voice it doesnt feel like im really talking, it doesnt feel like my voice. Sometimes I dont even feel like im alive, I think what if I died and this is all just a hallucination or a dream, cause it really feels like it. I think seeing a therapist can really benefit from what ive heard, im taking steps to see one for myself as well. It's important to talk to someone you trust who can understand what we're going through. It's also important to just take a second to remind yourself this is treatable with professional help, and youre not going crazy. I mean if you were you wouldnt be on this site realizing you have a problem haha.
 

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I went through all this, it goes away in time or you'll just forget about it.

Just focus on your life don't put anything on hold because of anxiety, there was a trick that I learned and it kept my dp under the radar, it was to tell my self that I have "anxiety" it made me feel less frightened but when I labelled it as "depersonalisation" it got me scared a lot more than it should have.

Things will change, from the 1-6 months phase I was constantly tortured by existential thoughts and being a human in general, now I look back and laugh, you will too.

In the end we all die, why would you want to waste your life being scared of yourself, true? add a meaning to your life by religion and your personal beliefs and watch the best come your way.
 
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