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How's everyone doing?

Just wanted to make sure how you guys are handling today? If theres anything i can do to help with your anxiety let me know :)

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Hey

How is you Dp/dr? I'm still struggling with that of course.

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Its not as intense as it use to be. However everything about life feels fake. Sometimes i dont even know why im still here.

How about you? How are you handling yours?

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I'm just trying to find a better psychiatrist so I can get on some medications. I've come to the conclusion that if I want to fully beat this hell I am going to need some meds. I have been battling this hell for 6 months. Month 1,2,3 were beyond horrific and month 4,5, and 6 I can function better but life still makes no sense. And I'm tired. I'm tired of this crap. So yeah I am praying that the new psychiatrist I see next week gives me some sort of hope

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Im glad you're trying to better yourself. You're right sometimes we cant do everything on our own. I hope your psychiatrist is better.

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Chala555, sometimes life IS fake. you might be an advanced, soul. Critical thinker, good imagination, bullshit meter advanced! What IF, you were seeing the situation right ?

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It's so good to be a part of this community. I had a sudden anxiety attack earlier. Quick and fast. I had to pause for a bit, thank God my husband was around. Held his hand tight and just did a few deep breaths, slowly. It helped. Thanks Chala555 for caring:) how are you doing today?

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Glad to know that you feel safe here. Im sorry to hear that. Im glad you have someone to help you out. Honestly thats the best kind of help you can ask for.

& im a little depressed today due to what i feel but I'll get over it

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Sorry for being ignorant, but what's a dp/dr? And i hope you feel better today. I will pray for you.

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Depersonaliztion/derealization is where you feel that your life, surroundings, including yourself dont exist. Some people get this some time in their life. But when its constant thinking and feeling turns into a disorder. Its very hard to get out of that mindstate. when you "come back to reality" you feel really strange. Like "oh crap ive been here all this time. But it doesnt feel like it." It just makes you feel that nothing exists and has no meaning. Its the scariest thing in the world. Never battled with such mental pain in my life.

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do you know of anything that helps with this

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Honestly im still trying to cope with it. What helps is going outside and getting fresh air

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Oh my O.O that really sounds hard Chala555. I can't imagine how terrible this must be for you. Our mind really is a complicated thing. And yet so powerful! Powerful enough to affect us mentally one way or the other. We struggle, but let's just don't lose hope. I will pray for you. I hope i hope it gets better in time.hugs

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Thank you very much for your support

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Yes. It's a terrible feeling. And it feels so misunderstood by mental health professionals. I go in and out of it now. I've had many episodes in my life. They usually last about 4-5 months. I just keep going in life and it gradually disappears. This time it came with so much anxiety. Agitation sleeplessness couldn't eat. Always a feeling in the pit of my stomach. It's been 8 months for me. a lot of the dp/dr has gone. Just lingering anxiety about being anxious. Makes me feel hopeless.

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lucky you have an understanding husband. :( I don't

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I'm doing great 😊

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I been having anxiety for over 2 months it's like a panic attack anxiety everyday all day long it never quits I'm on geodon, zoloft and ativan I would think with all the meds I wouldn't have anxiety that bad or at all in that matter it sucks. I'm afraid don't want to do anything don't want to leave the house I'm emotional I shake non stop which turns into worrying if this will ever pass. Don't know what to do.

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Hi Afraidmale, I agree, after 2 months I would think the meds would have calmed down your anxiety enough to have you go on with your life. The fact that you are shaking and emotional as well as not wanting to leave your house means the drugs are not working. Whether it's because they are not the right ones/one for you or the dosage needs to be adjusted. It would be best for you to see your doctor in order to get an evaluation as to where you go from here. Therapy is usually done in conjunction with medication, he may advise that. Keep us updated. Stay strong...

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I had this too for a couple of months it was really bad. I would go back to your doctor and see if he can review your meds.

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afraidmale, for me there was usually a thought or belief that is triggering it. I spent 11 months, everyday, every night either shaking, frozen, or "on the pot" with the runs, because of a family problem I COULD NOT, change.

I felt I would die if I could not get my family back. SO it was that underlying thought, that was always playing in the back ground of my mind. Never "on" my mind. I found a therapist who helped me get OK with whatever was going to happen. She taught me to Accept what was happening. It was a long process , I'm better. see if you can find a belief or thought that might be at the bottom of this. :)

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I'm ok changed to Paxil cr 2 weeks ago not sure if it's working. And I'm already having sexual side affects that aren't fun grrr. Thinking about stopping husband isn't happy bc of it but he understands. Anyone heard of TMS is a neuro pulses that get sent to your brain. It's suppose to help with anxiety and depression. I'm 7 months postpartum and there is a clinical trail for TMS AND postpartum thinking about doing it, but in order to do it I have to come off all ssris

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Hi Aliciar. I haven't heard of this treatment. It might be worth starting a new post so that other people see it. You might get more replies. Paxil can take up to 8 weeks to take effect. But if you are thinking of doing the trial you may want to talk to your doctor. Wishing you well!!

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