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I question how I see everything

Lately I have been questioning everything. When I look around a room I question if how I’m seeing the objects in the room is “normal” I constantly worry that I’m going through some kind of health issue and it’s preventing me from seeing things the way they should be seen. Has anyone ever experienced this? It’s been putting me into a real panicked state. Literally from the moment I wake up and open my eyes and glance around the room I question if how I see things is “normal” or if it’s distorted looking I can’t tell. Is there something wrong with me? I am constantly worried I’m having a stroke or something 😩 It’s terrifying. I get so many physical symptoms from anxiety I constantly am checking in and feel scared it’s a heart problem or stroke terrifying.

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yes as we speak, not sure if its meds or anxiety itself

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It almost looks like my surroundings look far away and not real or something. Is that how you feel?

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yes i cant explain it, almost cartoon like or something, and sometimes like slow motion, again i cant explain it right or like im looking at a movie, especially when im driving, but then goes away when i ignore it which sometimes its tough.

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Yes that’s how I feel too. It’s almost like everything just looks like a picture not like actual objects or something and idk how to interact with any of the physical stuff I see. I sit in bed all day usually cause I always have bad anxiety shmptoms

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even yesterday i was looking at my hand like it wasnt my own,, its just new symptomns pretty much i get everyday, some last longer then others.

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I can relate. I’m really sorry that’s happening. Do you think this is “Derealization/Depersonalization” we are going through? I also experience a lot of confusion and forgetfulness and not very good sleep. Do you go through any of this as well?

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i call it "i dont feel real " my sis goes through it to and i just go with the motions i say my brain is just adjusting or rewiring. sleep comes and goes, last night was up every few hours but night before slept 9 hours and my memory omg it is horrible.

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But when will these symptoms ever stop? :( and when will the memory come back regular? It’s so scary to go through I don’t wanna love the rest of my life this way I’m sure you don’t either

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mine come and go, are you taking anything ?

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No I’m not on any medication. I was put on Zoloft about 2 months ago and was only on it 4 days my body totally rejected it I felt insane so dr took me off of it. I don’t wanna go on medication ever again because of it. I’m still suffering lingering affects from it and it’s been 2 months and other friends I have that have been on the drug and gone off said they didn’t feel themselves for like 3 or more months after they went off of it. Unreal :( I’m so sick of it. I am really scared of the confusion I get

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I was on paxil then zoloft years ago and worked wonders. then was off meds ten years did everything natural you name it and this time hit me hard (maybe cause the woman change is near ) anyway i fought tooth and nail cause i did not want to be put back on meds but it was constant anxiety 24/7 for weeks and i just went with it, was on zoloft three days omg horrible, then was on celexa two months, even worse now on 10mg of prozac for a month and so far its ok, but still have my days.

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I hear you with all of that. Seems like you’ve been on a lot of different medications. I want to try and fix my anxiety naturally if I can manage to I really don’t ever want to put pills in my body again it’s so frightening the ailments the pills alone cause. I already go through so much :( I get so my physical symptoms and always worry its a stroke or heart attack it’s terrifying guess thats health anxiety for you. It’s always changing. I feel like I sleep through the nights thinking I’ll wake up feeling better but that day never comes. Everyone says I just really need to catch up on my sleep still

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tell me about it, the physical symptomns are horrible and i always say if i didnt have them i would be fine. Same here on waking up and feeling normal but when i dont it just brings it all back again and I just push myself to get up which is hard and get in the shower to get ready for work.. then i'm here spaced out most of the day and have no clue how I get any of my work done lol.

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Exactly omg it’s never ending!!! I wish there was a way we didn’t have to go through all of this. Other people always say “Just stop worrying” or “just distract yourself the symptoms will go away” it’s not that simple. Literally I feel like I drag myself through the waking hours of the day it’s so tough. I just wanna enjoy life again the only time I feel peace is when I’m sleeping (until I’m woken up usually)

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oh dont you just love when they say "dont think about it" like really i just love sitting here stewing over what is going on in my brain.. or when I get the ol "snap out of it" makes me so mad.

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Me too omg. It’s miserable because they don’t get it....If we could “just stop” we wouldn’t go through this everyday. Have you found any ways of coping that help you at all with physical symptoms or with the Derealization?

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I just go with it and say if im gonna drop I drop its just so exhausting.

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That’s true. Quite Scary though. Everyone tells me to just rest my mind and I’ll be fine but half the time

If I’m too relaxed I worry I’ll

Lose my mind or stop thinking (cause bad memory/Confusion)

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yesssssss when my mind is at rest i freak out cause i've been worrying for so long and i feel its not working omg we cant win lol

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We go through the same thing. That is so weird but comforting in a strange way too lol I feel like I’m endlessly looking online to see if other people’s symptoms match up to mine it’s scary really. I was relaxed watch YouTube earlier then looked around for a min and got into a huge panic thinking my mind wasn’t working right and thinking I was in the middle of a health crisis of some kind lol

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haa i know what you mean cause it seams we all have the same exact symptomns and it does help ease a little even if im still in my head at times and still worrying

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Definitely. It’s so scary at times. How are you feeling right now? I feel like I keep getting forgetful lol it’s so annoying cause my brain like pauses

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im working and million things going through my head then like you say it pauses, and half the time when i get up to walk i feel like im floating.

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Yup that’s exactly how I feel too. I always try to think maybe I need more rest and then that will help but I’m not sure. Do you think we need more rest to make these feelings lesser or go away completely?

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not sure, like i say I got 9 hours night before and felt like a zombie, but then i think maybe thats my normal and cause its been so long i dont know how to act or think if that makes sense.

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