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Paralyzing Fear

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I am completely paralyzed by fear lately. I am afraid of everything. Everything I see or hear scares me. I am constantly in fight or flight mode and can feel adrenaline coursing through my body. I feel like I am in a closet looking through a peephole watching a murderer walk closer and closer, and just knowing he's going to open the door and kill me. This is pure, primal fear. Xanax alleviates it for a short time but then it comes right back. It is the most terrifying and debilitating feeling I can imagine. Obviously when I feel like this my dpdr intensifies greatly, leading to a feeling like I'm going crazy which makes me feel even more afraid. I just finished tapering off of effexor, could this be why? Everything in me just wants to run to the hospital but I know they can't help me. It is so disheartening to know there's nowhere you can go for help. Have any of you dealt with this feeling? I have tried meditation but it scares me, exercise scares me, talking to other people scared me. I look at my dog whom I love so much and I'm just filled with fear. I can't live like this. To be honest I would do anything to make it stop. Please help.
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I know everything of this shit

last weekend I had 3 days of the worst anxiety and panic in my entire life so far . I didnt take ativan even though I probably should have

funnily enough me not taking anything and enduring these 3 days have improved my mental health dramatically . my dp is better , my anxiety is better , everything is better . I am only waiting for tuesday to talk with my doc again because right now I am afraid to have a serious illness (which was the cause of my panic for 3 days)

what you should do is to try thinking rationally and calm yourself down with LOGIC ...even if this is hard . also talk with your physician and ask him if you can work out (you most likely can work out) and if you can then start doing light exercises etc.

also eat these foods they help :

- macadamia nuts

- bananas

- cashews

- salmon
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So Ativan made your dp worse you think? My anxiety started with a antidepressant switch. Bad reaction to it. I see my dr tomorrow and shockingly I'm too scared to because my nerves are that bad
are you asking me ? if yes :

I took half an ativan 2 years ago or so when I had a panic episode thinking I am going crazy and the ativan calmed me down for 3-4 days and THEN ....boom .....worst months of my life . I had horrible obsessions and anxiety .

but I think taking ativan was unavoidable that day . like I said last week I should also have taken it because I was in an emergency state for 3 whole days but I refused to take it and endured it with willpower which dramatically improved my dp and mental health in general for some odd reason . I have the feeling that when you endure panic and anxiety etc. naturally that your brain raises good hormones or something
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