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I suffer from severe generalised anxiety and health anxiety. I also have been diagnosed with panic disorder, agoraphobia and mild depression. for the last month I’ve been experiencing extreme bouts of depersonalisation and derealization I feel like nothings real I don’t recognise surroundings even though I know what they are and even my own family or friends when I look at them seem like strangers but I know who they are it’s like they’re not real and it’s really scary I’m afraid I’m going crazy or dying does anyone experience this.

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It's like PTSD


You are not going crazy. This is common, and all part of an expected pattern. From which you can absolutely recovery. Listen/read all of Claire Weekes' work. I'll offer up this amazing audio first:

Don't be thrown by the title- "Spiritual enlightenment". I don't think she mentions God or spirituality even once. It's about panic/anxiety/depression and the common symptom of DP/DR (which she calls "feelings of unreality")

Other things by her are on my profile along with other resources that I think will help you:)

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Thank you for sharing, her voice is very soothing and the content itself is very helpful




Hi I don't come on here very often, but at the moment I am going through the same symtoms, I have had a really bad cold and cough, the weather and everything this time of year don't help. Unfortunately I have had to take the week of work so is giving me more time to think about it. I know ok will get though it. Later I will go awake to the shop, won't be a good feeling, but is part of me getting back into what I call the REAL WORLD I am sure you will get there, ps KEEP CALM and carry on 😉


I was talking w a lady yesterday and she said she is finally free from disabling anxiety and trauma with delusion. she said it was praying w her pastor that worked. I am glad for her. I agree w that but also needed to balance myself nutritionally. So I started taking magnesium to calm my mind down and ginseng to get rid of those sticky negative thoughts. I also am getting up there so I started taking progesterone oil which helped too. I prefer the more natural ways first then go to Dr if need be.


Yes I am exactly the same.The thing im worried about is that I dont think your average mental health CPN understands how frightening it is.Mine started about 15 years ago which led to Agrophobia OCD and long term depression.I am also disabled phsically.I have been signed off the list for everything .They have me medicated but I know for a fact that my Doctors which were taken over by NHS havent got my records in the least up to date.I dread trying to explain this lot to any of the PIP agents because you know like me it effects everything.There are others like you and me out there K


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