derealization sucks ;(

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if u guys suffer from it how do you cope with not completely losing it ;( i need to know it goes away!

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    I try to ignore it, I accept it too as a symptom of my anxiety and I know that the more it scares me the worse it will get and the longer it will take to pass and yes it does pass.

    If I can accept it and just go with it then it sometimes passes in a matter of hours, if I get worked up it tends to go on for longer and I know it's very hard not to get anxious because it's a scary feeling but I know it's not harmful so that helps.

    I also distract myself as much as possible especially with things that do feel familiar at that point in time, I find that keeping busy helps and just connecting with things that I feel familar with like touching my laptop or my make up etc, it helps to keep me grounded until the feelings fade away.

    Looking after yourself is important too, take that bubble bath, eat a good meal, use relaxation techniques because stress and anxiety are causing this so if you can reduce them slightly then it will automatically help with the derealization, take care, I know how you feel.

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    Hi Tammi I understand completely. I suffer with this regularly. Have good days and very bad dark days. I constantly think I am going to lose it. How I don't il never know. I just sit and have very bad anxiety and twitch and jolt and shake, with my mind going 100 mikes a hour. Eventually I doze but then jolt awake and this just happens most of the night until I eventually fall asleep. Then I have days were everything is ok. Go and see your doctor. But sounds to me that your coping with it, though you may feel differently. Take care. Big hugs x
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    Isn't it terrible?!! How many times have we been told that we're not going crazy, that it is a part of anxiety and yet we still feel like we're going insane?!! Mine has been decent for the past few months, but has gotten really bad in the past few days. I just try to keep reminding myself that it will go away again, like always. Nice to know we're all in this together!! We can do this, ladies!
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