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Does anyone feel like they are in a dream like nothing's real and things seem different and causes you to panic ?

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Yes I do all the time, I go in and out of it all the time and I don't know what to do

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Like you know where you are but things seem strange. Then I panic I'm going to die 

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Yes I've felt like that all too often, I'm surprised others are feeling this aswell, its scary 

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I have it 24/7. it gets worse the more stressed out i get.

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It's called derealisation/depersonalisation. I've had it for years on and off but it's been more frequent this time around I started medication and therapy. Grounding and breathing techniques will help bring you back for this, let it pass it's actually one of the main symptoms of a panic attack. Keeping yourself busy definitely helps

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Thank you,  grounding and breathing techniques work for me.

Take care

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Zobro, before I came onto this site, I use to think I was the only one

feeling this way.   I had heard of depersonalization but for some reason

thought it was "multiple personalities".  I knew I didn't have that.  I am

so glad it was explained in this community.   I wish you well...

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I've been to the deep end and back with this crap used to only get it if I was really tired but I've had it all the time since September. Started medication and therapy it started to go down was telling my therapist I had a real fear of going crazy.. She said well ok let's try go crazy! Nothing happens further than that it's your anxiety and panic. I've felt fine lately hardly thought about it at all and guess what, I read this forum and I have derealisation right now up at about 80% and that's because I'm focused on it. Let it pass you really have to try and accept it and it will go. I'm about to go play some Xbox to focus my mind on something else lol. You will be fine ❤️

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And people may disagree with me on this but after months of trying to get through it alone and hating the thought of medication I finally gave in and done it. It doesn't make me weak minded, if someone breaks their leg I don't suppose they would just take the cast off and start walking straight away? I feel that I'm being kind to myself doing this let the medication do the work that I've been trying to do for months alone! 

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Does it make you feel stressed because you feel like you can't explain it and then your heart sinks and you stress and panic about it because you think no one understands and you can be in your own house but everything seems to look a bit different?

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Yes it's made me feel all types of way, scared hopeless and nervous panicy, you name it.. People do sometimes seem unfamiliar to me or things I'm doing I stop and think am I really doing this like is this really happening? The thing you have to remind yourself is what's the worst that has come out of it, while it may be an uncomfortable feeling sometimes yes it's not going to hurt you and panic always passes.. I really have found in these last 8 months or however long of living with this you really can't focus all your attention on it too much or it will just continue.. Anxiety can eventually just become a cycle.. Anxious-derealisation-panic-calm-anxious and it begins again. Do things you enjoy and what make you happy :) this derealisation isn't bad for you. Uncomfortable and scary sometimes yes but bad for you no. ❤️

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