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Hi fellow sufferers,

I was just after a few answers from the more experienced sufferers about how i am feeling really

Firtsly im not sure whether im suffering from DP or DR

Symptom 1 - Dont reconize myself when i look in the mirror
Symptom 2 - Have to keep reminding myself of who i am
Symptom 3 - Dont feel like i am here
Symptom 4 - Dont feel like a real person, or that i am real
Symptom 5 - Feel like i dont have any feelings
Symptom 6 - Feel spaced out and empty
Symptom 7 - Feel scared, sad and just feel like crying.

Even though i feel different symptoms from day to day these have been quite strong in the last couple of days or so.

Boy life is so sh*t with this mind boggling condition !

Many Thanks for the reply in advanced !

Alan
 
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Thanks for the replies guys but i too experience that "non reality" feeling so i guess im suffering from both.

Another few things i wanted to know is does any of you feel like your whole body is burning up and that you sweat alot ?
Also do you suffer with a really bad burning stomach ?

I get alot of feeling of being unwell like i have a tempreture but its totally normal when i check it.

As much info would be aprreciated.

Thanks
Alan
 
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i dont think it is either....dr/dp is not just a emotional thing...

dp=feeling detached PHYSICALLY from your body
dr=feeling detached VISUALLY from your suroundings
 
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robbie said:
i dont think it is either....dr/dp is not just a emotional thing...

dp=feeling detached PHYSICALLY from your body
dr=feeling detached VISUALLY from your suroundings
Robbie

wot do u mean ?

Do u think i am not suffering from DP or DR ?
 
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DP and/or DR seems to be unique to each person. I consider myself a flaming DP type, but am completely connected to my body, for instance.

To me DP = lack of sense of self. No connection to ME, in the psychological sense. As if my SELF has disintegrated.
 

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hi alan my name is stacey i live in the uk and iam 18 years old and ive been told i have post natal depression but i have thos feelings and i get really scared of my self and i think y am i me and y was i born and i have thos same feelings and thoughs just like you i get scared when i look in the mirror and when i think about who im i start panickin :cry:
 
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This is interesting as for as long as I've expereinced dp and also from first readings about it,I have always understood it to be not feeling I'm within my body or even have a body!

For me it is so related to my sensory perceptions and the distortion of.
When I use the term feel in dp I mean actual physical sensations of not feeling my body or not being about to actually feel objects when I touch them.

That's why I don't often question my sanity because for me dp does not seem like a psychological disorder.My dp evokes very strong emotions such as fear and anxiety.
Derealisation for me is "the world doesn't look real"it seems as if I'm seeing it whilst in a dream.Things are further away and lack depth as if it's a stage prop and not a real solid world.

All of this weirdness leads to obsessive thinking,trying over and over again to figure it out.To make sense of what appears to be an Alice in Wonderland existence or a bad acid trip.
how did I get here?how do I get out?what the fuck is this?

When I'm in the grips of dp my mind is completely absorbed and panic stricken,attempting to function whilst trying to get out of dp land.
My thoughts are like "stay cool but oh my God what's happening.... HELP,somebody help me quickly".
 

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i've experienced all of the above, the worst for me however is the feeling that i have no personality, that I just exist and my mind goes over and over in search of it, and nothing makes sense and I am petrified, unable to do anything at all

i believe there are many many many ways of experiencing this hell, we are all different
 
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i've experienced all of the above, the worst for me however is the feeling that i have no personality, that I just exist and my mind goes over and over in search of it, and nothing makes sense and I am petrified, unable to do anything at all

i believe there are many many many ways of experiencing this hell, we are all different
This is how i am feeling today, im in an absolute mess and really dont know wot to do, i feel like i am not here and empty inside.

I feel so scared, petrified and cant do anything but sit on my sofa drifting in and out of sleep, ive walked up the shop this morning and it didnt even feel like i went, i feel so strange and im so desperate to get out of this feeling but dont know how.

I just feel like crying all the time, my family are so worried about me bcoz i feel so suicidal, i cant go on like this, i cant handle this feeling
Can somebody help ???
 
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heres something that might help grab a hold of something sharp like keys and squeeze your hands tight until you feel pain
 
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sexpert, i am no expert(no pun intended) but i really think you may just have anxiety and depression...severe anxiety can give intense emotional feelings as well as depression, but dr/dp are distinct....dr is a visual "trip" literally...dp is when you dont feel connected to your body physically...like i cant feel that my hands are really there."...ect...

-Robbie
 
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robbie said:
sexpert, i am no expert(no pun intended) but i really think you may just have anxiety and depression...severe anxiety can give intense emotional feelings as well as depression, but dr/dp are distinct....dr is a visual "trip" literally...dp is when you dont feel connected to your body physically...like i cant feel that my hands are really there."...ect...

-Robbie
Yeah i do suffer with severe anxiety and depression but when i dont feel like myself and feel as if im watching myself from the outside surely this is DP. We all experience DP/DR in different ways and i use to feel like you are experiencing it in my first spell of DP/DR.

I could cope with just anxiety and depression but not the feeling of not being here and not in my own body !
 

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I always find this interesting. For me, DR and DP were, and are, totally seperate experiences. Luckily I only ever experienced DP fleetingly, in the middle of ultra-mega panics, thanks christ. My DR was fairly continuous however, for about a year, but I could 'handle' that - to a certain extent.

Some people don't make the distinction between the two though.
 
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