Hello everyone. I’m Zach!
I’m having a really tough time. I feel crazy. I’ve had dp/dr symptoms before on several occasions. They have passed before so that is hope I’m clinging too. I can’t help but feel this time is different though. Maybe it’s because I’m 28 and feel like I should have outgrown this by now. I’ve been dealing with anxiety, depression, and then dp/dr since I was 15-16.
-my body and others body’s seem completely foreign to me
-find myself counting my fingers and toes to make sure they’re all there
-trouble focusing or connecting with others because everyone seems alien to me
-I can’t leave my house. I’m crippled by this fear and distraction.
-I’m not eating, Im not taking care of my hygiene, I can barely leave my room.
-I can’t relax for more than an hour-three a week it seems.
-I’m tired all the time and experience nausea cause of the stress.
I was on sertraline for almost 13 years, which did help me. I would have to increase the dose ever several years because my symptoms would return. I maxed out the dosage and now I’ve tapered off the sertraline and am needing something else to treat my condition.
Can anyone relate to my symptoms specifically?
Any advice or tips?
Im very easy to talk to and would love to chat. Thank you for reading this.