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I have been diagnosed with anxiety only. I have never been to a psychiatrist just my primary doctors. I have been prescribed zanex, zoloft, and buspar which i currently take. I have always thought I had more then just anxiety because of how intense my panic attacks are and how none of the medications ever work completely for me. Every morning i wake up and the first thing i do is always hope its going to be a "good" day and i wasn't ganna freak out. Most days i feel like complete shit and i just want to be home all the time. Being home and sleeing is the only thing that i feel comfortable. Little things like driving and goin to the store or even out to eat i can barely do anymore. All of the symptoms i have read about on here and google and stuff is exactly what i feel but i have also took those little dumb quizzes for other menal illnesses and i always score a high score on all of them but i dont hear voices or see things that are not really there. So i know im not completely insane. Lately everything has taken a turn and become completely terrifying every day to even go to work is the last thing i want to do. I had to leave early today because i was freaking out. I feel like my hands are not mine and when i talk i feel like im listening to myself instead of being normal like i used to and having normal conversations. I hate talking to people i hate going out. I just feel like i am completely crazy and im ganna become psychotic and be sent to the mental institution for the rest of my life. AM I GOING CRAZY? can someone tell me whats wrong with my please i can't handle this struggle to do anything anymore. I just dont know if i can deal with it all i do is cry and want to be by myself. Any advice before i go nuts and completely ruin any hope for being normal again..?

oh and i have no idea how to use this website todays my first day so bear with me.
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try to distract yourself as much as possible, try to think about things/memories from your dp-free life, look at old photos, continue with the hobbies that you had etc.
Not sure about the bolded portions, as rumination could feed the anxiety. Best to stay in the present - have a list of tasks/projects and work on them.

Make a list of things you want to accomplish, and just work on them. Your anxiety is triggered by something - the more you focus on that something, the more depersonalized you'll feel.
very true, but I do understand how hard it is to do normal tasks when you feel unreal and DP'd.
While it's hard to do certain tasks, plenty are manageable. In fact part of taking responsibility for one's improvement and (hopefully) recovery is testing (and stretching) the limits of what one is able to do.
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