Don't feel real

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Hello guys

A symptom of anxiety is that you don't feel like your in your own body. And I really don't, I don't feel real. I keep doing really weird things recently, because I don't feel real I don't feel like anything will

Affect me if that makes any sense to anyone?? Like I don't feel like exercise and food will change my weight because I'm not real?! And I keep getting really really drunk, because I don't feel like the alcohol is actually going into my body!!

I know it sounds so strange , does anybody else have these feelings? I know alcohol is just making my anxiety worse but it's the only way I can cope. I know it's a vicious cycle. Anybody else have problems with alcohol?

no patronising comments please

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    Hi Jade,

    I went through periods of drinking alcohol because it made me forget about anxiety and temporarily feel normal.

    I am also used to feeling like I am not in my body or my life is real.

    It is weird and does pass occassionally.

    Are you on any medication?

    Paul.

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      Thank you for replying !

      Do you feel like you're not real all the time?? Mine doesn't come and go it's just constant. I have been prescribed citalopram, but keep putting off taking it because I'm so anxious about taking them!! Cos I've heard so many bad things about them...

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      Hi Jade,

      It comes and goes for me. I was on Citalopram in 2013 for about 18 months and after the initial 8 weeks they started working and completely removed my anxiety. Some people have bad reactions but I think people do not give it time to build up in their system.

      I hope you feel better soon.

      Paul.

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    Hi Jade, 

    If you have been perscribed Citalopram I would begin taking them. Everyone reacts differently to different meds as you will have probably read several times on this forum. My body really didnt agree with Sertraline and sent me over the edge, but I have been on citalopram for 5 days and already feel much better. 

    They can take while to kick in and you may get a few start up side effects. You will soon know if you can cope with the side effects and can always come off them if you want. I came off Sertraline after 3 days and 2 days later I felt better then started Cit, now feel much better. To the point where I am back working and seeing customers already ( I am in sales). 

    Cit is the most stable SSRI according to my GP so you may not experience any side effects at all. 

    Take care 

    tom 

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