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I'm having a hard time knowing the actual difference in whether I really am confused or is it just being overwhelmed. Anytime I get new information bright to my attention or even something simple happening that's new and not in my usual routine I get to where I feel off or a bit dumb because I can't quite understand things anymore. I said for the longest that I get confused but I know what everything is I know who people are and why things are happening. I just find my self not understanding what's happening.I was completely thrown through a loop this week. My entire routine is off every other day I'm not sleeping or in doing to much. Everyday something new has happened out of my routine and I know why it's happening, I know where I'm at, who I'm with I just almost don't understand. I find myself feeling completely lost mentally where before I just felt in a daze now I'm in a daze and lost. Is there a difference between being overwhelmed and confused?? Is there a specific reason I feel more frustrated and in a sense feel dumb about what's happening around me. I met my family members new baby and even that had me lost. I held the baby and just looked in disbelief like I knew they were having a baby but to see the baby was very strange to me like it didn't make sense. Could something more serious be wrong or is this a state of being overwhelmed?
 

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Hey,

Don't worry, it sounds like your depersonalization is getting the best of you. These are all normal symptoms and will go away when your anxiety goes down, it takes time.

Don't worry, really, you'll be ok.
 

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I think I understand what you are saying Kay. If it's any consolation the feeling lost and confused about what is going on is common in DP recovery. Again, you just have to allow yourself to feel lost rather than try wrangle yourself out of it which will not work.

Your smarts and mental acuity will return as you improve. This is not serious. Of course it's distressing. But it's not serious like brain damage or anything. Just dp

Remember to not worry and allow your brain to rest to begin recovery. You are absolutely fine
 

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Thank you I know I freak out to much I'm a hypochondriac so any odd feeling physically or mentally scares me.

It's very frustating.i know deep down it'll get better but the physical feelings seem to be getting worse.with them getting worse i freak out snf think what if I havr a brain tumour or what if i have ms or any other disease that I'm not aware of I went to the doctors a few months ago but I'm scared that maybe they didn't catch what I have and I'm just worsening.
 

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It's okay. It must be frightening to have different symptoms daily.

Everyone with dpdr at some point thinks maybe it is this or that and hopes it is not some kind of cancer, but it never is anyway.

Dpdr is a horrible hardcore mental trial it is not just a bit of anxiety and it can be difficult to believe it is harmless. But it is.

I promise you you will figure things out slowly and you will also give up worrying. I thought i was truly going to die and so said goodbye to everything that mattered, and gave in to the disorder. Once I gave in and stopped caring whether i lived or died, i made full recovery, took a year though.

It's unfair and complicated. To recover you really need to know what you're doing and have faith in the process.

You gotta start relaxing now, let your brain run as slow as possible, it's what it needs.

And stop that smoking :)
 
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