Tips for dealing with feeling unreal

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Hi! I keep on having problems with feeling unreal and not myself. I take anti anxiety pills, it helps to a degree, but there are moments when I get really sucked into this bubble and then it is really difficult to appear and act normal. Once it is already happening, what do you do to feel normal again?

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    Have you been diagnosed yet?
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    Sleep and rest, which appreciate might not be easy if your working. also changing time you take tablet may help
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      Hi! Thanks for reply. I am resting and doc told me to take the pill as needed with no specific times. This feeling of unreality really comes out of nowhere. I read somewhere you can pinch yourself but that doesn't help much...

       

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      Its a very distressing symptom for sure - a totally harmless one I may add, but as a sufferer myself I know how it can take over everything - its terrible. The best advice is keep occupied, try to not fixate on it and accept its really harmless. Very difficult to do I know, its a horrible thing to deal with
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      I had accupuncture for my back pain, and the accupuncture always put to accupuncture needles between my thumb and first finger. this spot is known to be related to anxiety relief.

      I wont say it was a cure but it had some benefit, even if small and calming

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      Ahhhh that spot also gets rid of headaches when you rub it too Jimmy so it makes sense that it relieves anxiety.

      Syl...the symptoms you describe are the product of a tire,overworked,anxious mind and very common with anxiety. I just finished reading "At last a life" by Paul David for the forth time and it's become like my bible. It explains every aspect of anxiety and why you feel the way you do,,,,It explains every symptom and why that's happening and tells you how to deal with it. It's a fabulous book.

       

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      Thanks all for your answers! I will definitely start with accupressure in the spot Jimmy describes. I know I am very anxious person in general, but what is weird is that i took some time off and i have very few responsibilities at the moment so I thought my symptoms would disappear. Gill, I will definitely check out the book you mention. I do understand my depression but my anxiety doesn't make sense to me at all (at least not in certain situations). Maybe understanding it will help me gain more control over it. Thanks!
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