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I am really starting to come out of DP now and I am starting to feel more like me, but I feel really nervous, and have lost my confidence, I feel anxious and have clammy hands. Is this normal, I haven't feel normal for so long, now that I do I am nervous....??

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Did you sleep well last night? Any ideas what you are nervous about? Are you nervous about your physical symptoms? Can you call your doctor and go in for a check-up?
 

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No I didn't sleep well last night. I was nervous about coming into work, cos I feel quite a bit like me, but not quite, so I am nervous about being here at work, and nervous of myself (a little bit).

DP is definitely going, but I still seem to be focussing inwards on myself.

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Mipmunk - if it's of any consolation, I felt exactly the same after my DR faded away. I've no idea why...but I guess that the DR/DP numbs your emotions to such an extent that when it goes away, 'normal' anxiety returns...with possible thoughts about what has just happened to you, and fears for it returning...that sort of stuff. Just a guess, but it happened to me as well. Like the DR, it faded with time.
 

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Maybe like Martin says it will fade. Why don't you try to focus on your work and give this a couple of days.

Distract yourself from thinking about yourself, if you can, by creating another intellectual "puzzle" instead of your present state of mind. Another trick is to hold something small in your hand and focus on that item -- how it feels to the touch, you know, like "worry beads" (I guess the name says it all). Even a paper clip will do.

Another thing to do is to pick up a good mystery somewhere and start reading it. Agatha Christie, perhaps? Lots of good stuff is around. Or think about writing your own mystery story and occupy your mind with that.

The thing I'm getting at is that you want to have several possible things to occupy your mind -- all of them CONCRETE, not just vague ideas. When you hold something in your hand and turn it over and over and feel it, you can focus on that. When you think about writing a story, you can invent characters in your mind and memorize things that you can later write down. Broad outlines of the story first, broad strokes of the characters, and maybe the scene.

If you don't have an arsenal of tricks with which to focus your attention, you are bound to -- as we all are -- to focus on your mind, your body, and your feelings. Put all that on hold and they will take care of themselves. Please forgive if this post is full of typos. I'm about tuckered in at this point and have to sleep.

I hope you have a good day, Mippy!
 

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well this afternoon was better than this morning. Bad anxiety this morning, then it started to lift a bit. Don't feel too bad this evening, not 100% but passable. I am hoping that tomorrow I will feel better still. My DP is on its last legs, I am just waiting for that rainbow. If I feel like this tomorrow morning, then I can get through work, I just want to feel better and better now.

Here's hoping...

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Night night, I am off to sleep, I am exhausted. It is very tiring trying to fight and deal with mental problems, isn't it....
 
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