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I feel like I'm in a dream

sheilacj1

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Anyone else feel this?? It's like I'm here but not really. Scares me so bad.
 

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I know what you are talking about. Read about derealization and depersonalazation to see if it matches what your feeling.
 

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I know what you are talking about. Read about derealization and depersonalazation to see if it matches what your feeling.
I have read about this....it's me definitely. Do you have this? I had it years ago and it lasted for months. Trying to head it off this time....any suggestions? thanks!
 

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I've experienced DP/DR off and on for many years, since my anxiety attacks began about 15 years ago. They were frequent at that time, but quite rare now. Treat the anxiety and the symptoms will also be much less frequent / intense.
 

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I've experienced DP/DR off and on for many years, since my anxiety attacks began about 15 years ago. They were frequent at that time, but quite rare now. Treat the anxiety and the symptoms will also be much less frequent / intense.
thanks for the reply.
 

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I used to be always like that. Then it just stopped and I never had it again. Why did it stop? I stopped fearing it. Thus removing the danger that my mind was sensing. Once the mind saw no danger the problem stopped. Which is anxiety and all its symptoms summed up. They are dangers the mind is seeing because we are telling the mind the danger is there. Even though in reality there is no real danger.
 

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I used to be always like that. Then it just stopped and I never had it again. Why did it stop? I stopped fearing it. Thus removing the danger that my mind was sensing. Once the mind saw no danger the problem stopped. Which is anxiety and all its symptoms summed up. They are dangers the mind is seeing because we are telling the mind the danger is there. Even though in reality there is no real danger.
It makes total sense. Do you know any techniques to do during a panic attack?
 

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I always suggest having something on you. In your pocket. Be it a small pebble or anything similar. Use that as your distraction. The weight of it. The shape of it. The whole feel of it. Only you have to know that you have it. You can even do it up. Paint on it. Make it special to you. The whole idea is to take your mind off yourself. We focus inwardly and we panic more. I could suggest all the breathing exercises out there. They simply don't work for everybody. By using any object, pebble or otherwise, you are focusing now on that pebble. Once you stop thinking about yourself, everything should calm down. I say a pebble because you can even take a pebble to work with you. Just something you can hold. Others might not agree with this method. They might think it is crazy. Distraction from our thoughts is what we need. How do we do that outside the house? Have to come up with some of our own ideas. In the house we can use music. We can use books. Even those adult colouring books. Can't exactly do all of that if we are outdoors. I used to have 2 of those Chinese steele balls with the chimes inside of them. Worked for me when outside the house. Along with my MP3 player.
 

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I have read about this....it's me definitely. Do you have this? I had it years ago and it lasted for months. Trying to head it off this time....any suggestions? thanks!
I have dealt with it before. One of my first major panic attacks was waking up in college after just going to sleep and having that happen all the way 30 miles home. It was terrible. Since then i have had a few experiences, sometimes if i have travelled and am in a unfamiliar place when i wake up it happens. It's similar to the waking up and not realizing where you are feeling.
 

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I have dealt with it before. One of my first major panic attacks was waking up in college after just going to sleep and having that happen all the way 30 miles home. It was terrible. Since then i have had a few experiences, sometimes if i have travelled and am in a unfamiliar place when i wake up it happens. It's similar to the waking up and not realizing where you are feeling.
yes! Exactly! Thank you for saying that.
 

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Yes, I feel this way sometimes. I try my best to focus on something to do or someone to talk to. If this happens late at night, I will write in my journal or read a book. Hope this helps.
 
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