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Is this the same as derealisation?

Summerman

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Hi everyone,
Basically i constantly feel as though there is a thin pain of glass between me and the world but other than that every thing looks normal etc i even passed eye tests like this. Ive read into derealisation and with this things can chamge shape etc but that doesn't happen for me fortunately everything looks as it should but with a pain of glass between me and the world. Is this still derealisation? Thankyou
 

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Hi and welcome Summerman. It sounds like it could be an anxiety symptom where the anxiety makes you feel severely "out of sorts, not yourself". It really doesn't matter if it's labeled derealisation as it should improve if you can get your anxiety lowered somehow. It's good that you had your eyes checked as it eliminates a potential problem and points the causation more towards an anxiety symptom.
 

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I have the feeling of kind of being in dream. I can talk to people rationally, but feel like it's not real.
 

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My symptoms all started at the same time the feeling of constant daydream but not like zoning out day dream more like a constant 24hour feeling of numbness and no interest whatsoever along with this invisible pain of glass and a bit of brain fog but had no idea it was anxiety and depression i thought i had a tumour or something, so i didn't even realise at the start that these were all different symptoms as they all started at the same time so i was trying to explain it to the doctor differently all the time to explain the same thing.
 

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Just anxiety related. Used to get it years. The second I stopped fearing it, it went away. Just like that. That can take time. At first we have no idea what is going on. So it can frighten you. You will fear it. once you see that nothing bad actually happens to you as a result of it, the fear of it will grow weaker and it won't be as bad. Then one day you will simply stop fearing it and it will vanish.
 
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