disconnection zombieness

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Hi everyone I'm a bit new to this group to I'm on my 3rd week of 2omg haven't felt a lot of changes but my family has seen a few in my mood this is my 4th antidepressant so I'm hoping like heck it works.had a very rough 9months had to leave a very stressful job as i started getting anziety and couldnt leave the house then got burgled and i went into sicosis was very scary paranoid 24.7 my partner of 7 years was a utter prick and couldnt support me so i had to leave him.im just feeling rather stuck not knowing wer to start.im currently seeing a grief councler.was just wondering if anyone has felt total disconnection from them selfs and the world?feeling like each day is just passing by?this all started before I started taking cit did anyone experience this?I'll go for a walk and won't feel it I'll be driving and won't remember going places it's pretty scary.Thanks in advance for reading my story

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    Hi Muza

    I'm sorry to hear you're having such a bad time. I'm no psychiatrist but have experienced a lot of family loss and after my mum died I felt like I had cotton wool in my head and a feeling that everything was surreal, like my head wasn't connected to my body. I was in complete shock. Maybe this is what you're experiencing. It doe wear off its just your minds way of protecting itself after trauma.

    Take care

    Jane

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      Hi Jane yes that's exactly how I am feeling.I can't even feel my self it's crazy u feel like your the only one in the world.how long did it take for the disconnection to leave you?I can't remember hardly anything take in tv it's hard.it's crazy how u can still do things as it's like ur half conscious
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    I also feel that way too sometimes and it really scares me because I just want to be myself but I can't.. I know what you are going through and I really hope this medicine works for us so we can be happy and feeling good. Trauma really messes with us and I now know that getting help is the only option I hope you start to feel better soon

    Devin

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    Hi Muza

    Everything you are feeling is normal and I've felt the same .

    When I was alone I wanted to be with friends,

    When I was with friends I wanted to be alone,

    Couldn't sit still , couldn't stop thinking !!

    I was going to bed at 6pm just to stop my mind working overtime but it does get better.

    Hope you start to feel better soon x

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    Hi Muza

    Sounds like you've had such a stressful time - sorry to hear that.

    These meds, like all SSRI's work real slow.  You need to count recovery in months I'm afraid, not weeks.  There is no quick way around it.  Swapping from meds to meds in the hope of finding a quick recovery will only make matters worse as your body tries to get used to one meds, then tries to cope with withdrawal of that one, then next it'll try and cope with a new meds and so on.  People who also keep increasing their dose then reducing it also delay the recovery time a little too.  Increasing a dose doesn't bring recovery to you any quicker either, and you'll experience side effects on each increase.

    You really should stay on one meds and one dose (20mg is good) for months and months before you start feeling the benefit.  They will work for you, but you need to be persistent and patient.

    It is tough, and we so want to be well right now.  Trying to hurry recovery just adds to your anxiety, so try and be patient and let recovery come to you in its own time.  It will.

    It can take 3-4 months to feel the slightest benefit, and it can take 8-9 months to feel really good.  Some people feel it sooner and some even longer.  We're all different.

    It really is worth the wait.  

    K xx

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      Sorr, forgot to add that disconnection is quite common on these type of meds and should ease in time.  Try and remind yourself that you're recovering and these side effects will ease.

      Take care

      xxxx

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    Thanks everyone x
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