derealization :(

Hi guys. So basically about a year ago I was in the hospital for a week for an endoscopic surgery and when I got back from the hospital I had no responsibilities for about 5 months and I just stayed in my room on my computer for mostly all day and stayed up late doing this. I had little human interaction during that time because i wanted to be alone, and also for the past few 2 years leading up to the surgery my interaction with people was reduced significantly due to my eating disorder which made me isolate myself from people. Now when I am around people and even when i am alone in my room, I feel like I am not real and that nothing around me is real, and I am always afraid that I am dying or going to die soon from heart failure or forgetting how to breathe. Also, i cant focus in on anything and I feel like life is just passing me by so fast and I am not actually in my body because I have derealization symptoms. I was wondering is this because I have been separated from people for so long? Also, can this feeling go away?


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  • Yes, the feeling does go away!!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 I'm a witness!!! I had DR for about 5 months, after a marijuana induced panic attack and 2 weeks after that my brother being arrested, my anxiety for extremely high and DR set in. I lost 25lbs within a month, couldn't eat, was afraid to go to sleep, was afraid of the sky, going outside, driving, afraid of being around a lot of people, I was literally afraid of everything!!!! It was terrible. I started taking Magnesium and no lie, felt cured about 80% with the very first dose, Magnesium helps me tremendously. I have just about forgotten what DR even feels like. My anxiety levels I have gotten under control and it made the DR dissipate even more. It does go away. DR happens when your anxiety is just too high and your brain doesn't want to focus on reality anymore temporarily. Also watching YouTube videos from people cured from DR also helped me so much!!!! You're not alone!!! Any questions you may have, please feel free to ask me!!! You're going to be just fine!!!!

  • Thank you so much for your response again! Im still freaking out about this:( I started taking a multivitamin, omega 3, biotin, b12, valerian root, st johns wart and this other vitamin for stress about 3 weeks ago. Should I still take the magnesium?

  • What were the steps you took to get better...been havin derealization for about 2 weeks I need some advice.

  • I took Magnesium and did grounding techniques

  • What kind of magnesium?

  • Oh I just noticed I responded to you before lol I'm sorry lol well now I'm reassuring you😊

  • Try changing your diet and check for candida which made me feel the same way

  • Hi Sarah. I also went through DR about 1 year ago and am fine now. It is a very scary feeling but try to relax and let it take its course. Magnesium is excellent. Multivitamin, b/12, b complex also great. This is actually a great start. Be careful though about trying too many things at once. The valerian root is good and St. John's wort however my advice try the vitamins alone for 1 month you will see the difference. Wishing you well 🙂

  • Thank you so much for taking the time to give me advice, it means the world to me. I was wondering will the magnesium start working right away? Because the other vitamins i have been taking for almost a month and they havent really helped :/

  • Hi. Sorry for the late response. You should start feeling better with magnesium in a couple of weeks, at least that's how it happened with me . Be patient and give it time be positive and hang in there remember your in control not the monster anxiety. Curious to know how you coming along so stay in touch. Take good care. 🙂

  • I'm new to this! I'm hoping someone can help me find a solution to my derealization. I use to call it brain fog until today! I've had this for 5 years! I've gone through so many test and nothing doctor believes if she heals my gut, she heals my brain. Because of this I haven't eating gluten or dairy for 3 years. I've recently started neuro feedback . It help for a day on and off but didn't take it completely away. 2 of my siblings have it too. For me this started because I was under a lot of stress at work, home and school. I did have H pyloric but my doctor cleared it. It didn't change my fog:/ Has anyone found something that has made it better! I live with this all day every day!

  • Most defiantly! it will pass! it passed for me with the right steps in place and so will it pass for you too! Stay strong i know it sucks, but you can get through this! i have a blog that you might find useful derealizationrecovery.wordp... it covers all the things i did to heal and come back to reality i hope the information i share in there may help you and other sufferers, i will update it weekly, with more help and so forth. Stay strong!

  • Hi did you recover?

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