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So I started feeling like everything was fake when I was 16 was very stressed and kind of psychotic I took some depression meds that made me feel robotic so I stopped taking them it took me a long time to cope with these feelings but I eventually got over it. Now I’m 24 and the feelings have returned i feel like they are worse now because I feel like nothing is real and I don’t know where I am although I do know where I am If that makes any sense my vision is a bit disturbed too idk how to describe it but it’s weird like I’m not able to see things fully I also felt extremely numb physically I had to bite my hand to feel them I couldn’t feel my body it’s like I lost sensation it’s a scary feeling I also feel like I’m gonna go insane or like I’m gonna forget who I am and who people are or where I’m at. How do I cope with these feelings it’s honestly really scary and I don’t want it to happen again.
 

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So I started feeling like everything was fake when I was 16 was very stressed and kind of psychotic I took some depression meds that made me feel robotic so I stopped taking them it took me a long time to cope with these feelings but I eventually got over it. Now I'm 24 and the feelings have returned i feel like they are worse now because I feel like nothing is real and I don't know where I am although I do know where I am If that makes any sense my vision is a bit disturbed too idk how to describe it but it's weird like I'm not able to see things fully I also felt extremely numb physically I had to bite my hand to feel them I couldn't feel my body it's like I lost sensation it's a scary feeling I also feel like I'm gonna go insane or like I'm gonna forget who I am and who people are or where I'm at. How do I cope with these feelings it's honestly really scary and I don't want it to happen again.
Welcome to the forums.

We have a couple of great sub-forums you can check out.


Since depersonalization can vary between those afflicted, there is a wide variety of coping mechanisms and resources that people have used to get over their feelings of unreality. There are a few objectively positive things that you can do, however. Getting the appropriate amount of sleep, eating from a healthier diet, and getting exercise are great ways to reduce stress and anxiety. Likewise, finding those you can socialize with is another way that you can help get over this hurdle, although I know it may not be easy for many people to do this.

I also feel like I'm gonna go insane or like I'm gonna forget who I am and who people are or where I'm at.
While I don't have depersonalization anymore, I'm still dealing with brain fog.

Sometimes my mind will slip and I'll forget something incredibly basic. Other times, I have fears that I'll forget something as simple as the alphabet. But I'll tell you after about six months of fearing that my memory was slipping, my memory really hasn't changed at all. I had brain scans done and they found nothing abnormal. From my perspective, I think the overabundance of fear and anxiety tends to bog down the memory. Our thoughts move at a mile a minute and that causes the energy we use for normal thoughts to become lack-luster.

I'm still trying to find ways to get my memory back to its former glory, but try not to be scared of this. Many, many people experience brain fog when they're going through depersonalization. It's actually a pretty common symptom whenever people discuss their feelings of unreality. I promise you, you're not going insane!
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