Is this still derealization?

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Hi, I was just wondering if anyone has ever felt scared or weirded out by normal things, like I would avoid the most random things or if I want to touch my legs it's like I'm uncomfortable or something's holding me back from doing it. It's weird it's like this underlying fear that I have it doesn't even make sense. I don't know if it's from so much obsessing over my weird sensations from depersonalization/derealization. Like I'm to the point where I overanalyze everything including my own thoughts and feelings, it's weird. Could this be depersonalization/hyperawareness?

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    Hi, I never heard  of dp/dr till I started posting on this forum. I suffered from anxiety, and panic attacks on and off for years. I saw some other post on this, and I had a light bulb moment. I would have panic attacks that I could not come out of.I am wondering now if the panic attacks would send me into this dp/dr. I have went from a panic attack to this I think,that would last up to a year. I felt like I was walking around in a fog. I was quite useless,and could not leave the house,or even think. I couldn't sleep,eat, or do anything. I felt so scared and thought I was losing my mine. I have been on medication for many years now, and haven't had an attack, thank god. Have you seen your family doc about this. You should,and hopefully get to feeling better. Do you have anxiety, and panic attacks also?

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      Hi Kimberly! Yes I've seeked help and currently on therapy, they think it's just plain anxiety. I don't take medications for anything but lately I've been feeling like I'm one step away from insanity, like I just have so much weird sensations that I don't even know what's going on with me anymore. It's like I'm stuck Iike this forever. I've had days where I would feel anxiety free but cretain days it's just bad. I wouldn't say I've had panic attacks to the point that I'm hyperventilating but when my anxiety shoots out the roof my heart races and id feel sick in the stomach, I guess mild anxiety attacks but it's more in the head. I hope you get better soon though!

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      It is definitly anxiety, and it's definitly in our heads,but powerless to stop it. Meds have saved my life,and I thank god for them. It is like losing your mind.  Therapy for me, would not have helped. I'm not sure it's working for you. Meds do work. Good luck!!

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    It sounds like your brain is checking with yourself whether any decision you make needs permission or judging if it's 'right' or dangerous (fight or flight mode heightened due to your anxiety).

    I think I had this once.

    I've suffered from the anxiety all my life I was very shy and introvert was scared of lots of things and parts of this are still here.

    I'm doing OK with the one to one socialising but in groups I don't do so well.

    U used to and still do check with myself responses to people's comments and if it sounds OK I'll respond albeit tentatively. If it doesn't I won't respond. It's very black or white with me.

    I'm too hard on myself.

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      Hi Phil! It's good to hear that you're doing better with anxiety! And yes I've been overthinking so much that's probably why I'm like this, hopefully it goes away soon. I've looking so much into schizophrenia and I start thinking I have it. Like my brain automatically becomes obsessive with every weird thought/sensation that I have and it sets me into panic...Oh anxiety and one of its spells ): But I know we'll all get through this!

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