Can life seem TOO real ?

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I've experienced depersonalization/derealization in which sometimes your surroundings seem fake and dream like but I get these moments through out the day or sometimes last the whole day in which like seems "TOO REAL" for me id say. Or like everything seems too real and is too much for me to process idk how to explain but then I get nauseous and scared. It's hard to explain but it's scary it's like everything's too real for me and idk I feel more at peace when I'm actually dreaming at night . Anyone experience any moments like those ?

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    Try not to get caught up in life's drama just try to focus on your small world not the big one so much.Nature does it for me birds ,trees ect.

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    I wish life would seem abit more real for me, I've been stuck with derealization these past 10 months like seeing the world looking through a camera lense.

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      I was stuck for the last past 6 months too I'm still in and out of it but when I feel like I'm out of it , I feel like the world is too much for me too handle now in how it looks . And eventually jump right back in derealization

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      I can't get my head around it me apparently it is the body's response to protecting us or something sometimes a get the odd flash of realness back like my brain is clammering for a time when I seen things normal.

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    Yes.I struggle with it.It's horrible. I keep telling myself I'm normal but it's like you feel wierd and everything has a meaning. Ie I have to keep saying Be mindful I get paranoid at worse and start sweating and feel disgusting. I have G.A.D but am functioning and at work as on meds to help.I do hope you find peace and help.I know what it feels like.God Bless you and keep you safe 💖

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      Gosh yes. Compared to how I used to be.Yes.I'm not sure if we are allowed to mention what meds we take? But it's always there.I battle with it.I've got an inner voice saying am I normal? I worry about me worrying and feel anxious about cracking up again. I was in a terrible way.I have faith and Jesus will help me.And you too!?

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    Yea my dad always says 1 day at a time , also praying has helped me.This world just seems to be too much sometimes.Makes me want to live on the side of a mountain sometimes where life is slow. Good Luck.
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    Yes the last couple months I have experienced this, I got depersonalization 2 years ago and every time I go to the doctors or psychiatrist they keep saying it's a phase and I'll grow out of it soon, but it's super annoying!

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    Yes, I think I know what you mean. Everything feels too intense, everything feels threatening. It's like my brain is processing every possible threat, or that it's on high alert so as to take in as much stimuli as possible. Right now, I miss the fake, dreamlike feeling. It's as though the anxiety just scans my mind, looking for any weakness, anything that bothers me or that I worry about, and then it blasts my thoughts with possible negative outcomes regarding that concern.

    I guess that's the thing with anxiety. Your alarm chemicals are pumping, and they make you take in too much information. That can be useful if you're in an actually dangerous situation, but draining when it's just your mind playing tricks on you, making you hyper-aware of everything.

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      I wonder why so many people suffer anxiety. It's like a negative inner voice trying to make you doubt every thought. My medication helps and have had cbt therapy in past and my faith has helped me get better but no one knows what it is like unless you experience it.I just wish I hadn't been so ill when my Dad and cat died last year.So sad

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      Very sorry to hear about your loss, and unfortunately we aren't always in the best place when tragedy strikes. I don't know why so many people suffer anxiety. My family doctor estimates about 1 in 3 patients take some kind of medication for it. I know it runs in my family at least back to my grandmother, but I would bet much further back. It is indeed a pernicious voice of self-doubt, always trying to make the worst of everything. What would be the opposite of anxiety? What if there was a positive inner voice that encouraged us? I almost find it hard to imagine that, something that would spring to mind unbeckoned to tell us how things could work out for the best. The medication I tried for anxiety (bupropion) made it far worse, so I stopped that, but I do see a Jungian therapist, which helps. I'm working on my faith and learning how to pray. The past two months have given me a great deal of insight as to what it's like to have anxiety. I never gave others enough credit for dealing with it, not until I really had it myself.

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