For the past year since I got my first bout of Deja vu after a very stressful situation with an ex friend of mine, my anxiety has been through the roof. I did the exact wrong thing and typed in “Deja vu?” Into google and what came up? “You May have something up with your brain” as I delved in further, I found out I could have a brain tumor or epilepsy from the temporal lobe. I get Deja vu very often. Not full blown but I do get a lot of “huh that feels very familiar. Hasn’t that happened before?” Sometimes every day and sometimes it’ll go away for a little while but then comeback.
My friends and family have been telling me that it’s just my anxiety. But if it was my anxiety then it would happen when I am stressed out. Sometimes it just happens randomly! Like I’ll be watching something online and I will watch it just fine. But when I’m thinking about it later or rewatching it I get “huh...haven’t I seen this before? But like before I had watched it before?”
My therapist says that it is just my anxiety giving me derealization and that I need to go meditate or something when it happens.
Whenever I get it I get an over whelming fear of “oh god this is it I’m gonna get an epileptic seizure and die” or “this is it. I have a brain tumor” and it’s terrifying.
People have told me that they get Deja vu often as well, but it’s still scary.
Can anyone relate to this? Or tell me if the Deja vu I am feeling is really just derealization?