Need Advice on how to get through this, it's scaring me.

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Hi everyone,

I'm a regular user to this forum mostly as I suffer from Derealization & Depersonalziation badly and have done for 9 months....

This past few days has been really bad and I would not describe it as DP/DR but a new symptom and I really need advice on what the hell it is and how to deal with it.... I feel like I'm actually going crazy...

I feel like I've completely lost it, like I'm on Autopilot. I'm doing everything a normal person should but it's like an act.

It's like I've lost who I am, like my instinct is running my body and brain and it's not my own actions ? It's really not nice. I can't think, I keep feeing like I'm about to crack up any second... It's really worrying me, it's so bad as its so hard to put into words how I feel... I honestly feel like my brain is damaged or something, and well yeah basically feel like I'm cracking up.... I look out the window then realise I'm actually looking out the window not somewhere else, as it feels like I'm imagining it but I'm not. I keep feeing faint and it's like I'm on the verge of a panick attack but it never happens.

Im currently on holiday, and in a really relaxing place with my girlfriend and not anxious about being away from home or anything like that.

Please someone help me with this I'm really struggling and when I get back home I'm going to my GP again. I'm not on any medication as he said DP/DR should go when I learn to relax ?!

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    Alex, I've just remembered something that may very well help you.

    I am currently tapering off valium, under the supervision of a wonderful psychiatrist.

    He's got me down from 100mg a day to 12mg a day, in six months.

    Anyway, a couple of weeks ago we were talking about derealisation and depersonalisation (can't remember why since fortunately I don't suffer with this.)

    And said that the best treatment for this malady is a small dose of an atypical anti-psychotic, just for a few weeks.

    I think it would be worth asking your doctor for a psychiatric referral, so that you can be assessed for this medication.

    Hope this helps you - and others on the site.

    Much love, Tess xxx

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