I just want to feel like myself again

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Ever since my anxiety and panic attacks started a few months ago, I don't feel like the same person. I was so goal-oriented, determined, thoughtful. I wrote and contemplated things and was constantly on the go. Now, every time I try to sit down and do something that requires any extra thought, I just can't think. I can't focus. I just don't feel "right".

I look at pictures of myself smiling with friends and I don't believe it's me. I can't remember feeling that happy. It's as though I'm constantly in a really bad, empty dream. Does it ever feel normal again?

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    Do you have a therapist or a counsellor or someone who is trained to help?
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    If you try and let yourself you can be your old self.  How about some cbt sessions which may help you.
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    Panic attacks alter you. Your old self is how you got to this situation. Once you get this disorder its a journey to find peace of mind again. You need to find a new self now. Cbt, therapy and a lot of love is needed. I wish there was a magic wand or evem some real answers but there isnt. You will kind of go into some kind of survival mode thing for a while where getting theough the day feels like an accomplishment. Its a strange disorder. It waxes and wanes so you will get time spans where you feel "normal". Some people do get it to go away and many kind of manage it. Its just a different way of living. 
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    Hello, it sounds like you may be experiencing depersonalisation and or derealisation, which are symptoms of anxiety, Maybe look it up and see if it fits what you are experiencing. I've been told that it's only temporary but can take a while (months) to fade and feel back to normal
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    Cbt I don't believe it works for anxiety as basically you need to do that yourself I've just booked in for it again I don't want to be around my friends or anyone ! I feel out of it all the time I feel like I can't remember what normal or happy felt like I did go to cbt before no way did it get rid of my anxiety but it did help me get back to going out having friends and feeling normal again
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