depersonailsation/derealisation existential thinking very scary.

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Constantly feel like life isn't really here... In daydream... also get thoughts about my reality not being real Aswell and the feeling is enough to make you sic with fear... It's like life was never real!!! It's such scary reality and way to have to live!!!!!!! Anyone heard of this?? Why o why do I belive ruses terrible thoughts the fear I get is other worldly...

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    Take a step back my friend.  I know exactly how you feel.  But part of the healing process is to stop thinking so much about it.  I know it's hard.  But try to focus on other things and go about your life.  Force yourself to go out and walk or do something to clear your head.  You are almost there.  You're finishing up week 3 and as you know many people start to feel better week 4.  Do what you can to think happy thoughts or about your safe place.  I'm here for you if you need anything.  Even if it's just to vent.  I am barely on my 11th day of meds but do everything I can to help myself including working out, walking, eating right, drinking plenty of water and keeping myself busy.  It's not easy but what other choice do I have?  

    Hang in there.  Sometimes life throws puts these bumps in the road.  But we can over come them.  

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      It's existential thinking the thoughts are intrusive and hard to just forget about when in derealisation.... ino what you mean we have to just accept it rather than fight it as horrble as it feels that's what I'm trying to do.
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    Hey there Mark, it does get overwhelming, the depersonalization and derealization feelings have to be worse than the physical symptoms of anxiety. The first time I had them was back in the 1970's, yes a long time ago and before there was much information about them. I totally thought I was going insane and nobody understood when I tried to tell them how it felt. It is such a feeling of isolation and you're filled with fear all the time. I'm still here and reasonably sane, although it has taken its toll on my life. I completely understand how you feel Mark, but I believe you will get better. It takes time and that's not easy to hear when these symptoms torture you on a daily basis. Hang in there my friend, you will get through this.

    Brian

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    It's my worst symptom too mark but we have to try to push through keep going I'm alone right and I hate it but I keep telling myself YOU ARE OKAY I mean we got through it yesterday smile we will today until it goes away I hope u feel better soon
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      Hey tammi you noticed how we don't get many responses to the dr/dp questions it's because not as many people have got to thst level I have like do stored thoughts about life in just have weird memory like thoughts that keep floating into my thought process but ive heard all this can happen when we have dp/Dr because it's a chemical inbalance
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      Yeah that's true I guess we are one of the lucky ones lol I was taking a shoes earlier and I started to freak out I thought my mind was drifting away and things were moving slowly I hate it so much
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