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Is it just me or do mirrors feel different? As if they are unfamiliar or just different... plus why tf do mirrors move?? It may just be me or my dpdr but everytime i move and look in the mirror its sooo unfamiliar i get surprised...
 

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Is it just me or do mirrors feel different? As if they are unfamiliar or just different... plus why tf do mirrors move?? It may just be me or my dpdr but everytime i move and look in the mirror its sooo unfamiliar i get surprised...
Are you taking any medication? I had something when I was taking some antipsychotics where some perfectly normal movements felt surprising. Like if i saw my shadow move from the corner of my eye it was attracting my attention as if there had been some animal moving there or something, whereas normally I think my mind would take into account the fact that my body was moving and would cancel the surprisingness if the perception. But it felt just like a visual effect. Nothing important.
 

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Are you taking any medication? I had something when I was taking some antipsychotics where some perfectly normal movements felt surprising. Like if i saw my shadow move from the corner of my eye it was attracting my attention as if there had been some animal moving there or something, whereas normally I think my mind would take into account the fact that my body was moving and would cancel the surprisingness if the perception. But it felt just like a visual effect. Nothing important.
Well im about to take Medication.
 

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I mean I don't know a whole lot about dpdr myself (even though I have it lol), but if it makes you feel any better I can certainly relate. I always feel like it's not me looking back, and I can barely recognise myself. Essentially I know it's me, but it just doesn't look right. And say I look in the mirror at the end of the day I'll kinda scare myself.. like I'll be thinking "have I seriously gone a whole day looking like that, I don't remember looking like that" (that may just be insecurities speaking though lol). The point is you are certainly not alone, and I think it's quite a common feeling with dpdr. Best wishes 🙂
 
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