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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:02 am    Post subject: I feel really weird, like I'm not really here. What's wrong Reply with quote

...with me? it's a strange feeling, like I'm looking through a camera instead of with my own eyes. I feel physically strange, too. My limbs feel almost nonexistent and numb. It's like I'm underwater or something.

I had a terrible morning getting DS to preschool and practically had to drag him out of the car. He pinched me very hard on my upper arm where I'm very sensitive because I bumped his head on the car door when I was pulling him and that's when the weird feeling started. I have been crying and thinking about killingmyself in a hot car again but won't really do it.

Not sure how I managed to drive to work in this condition but I did. I even fastened my seatbelt. yaay for me. And it's not the usual thing because I'm not making typos and being sloppy with my grammar like I do when I'm off my Effexor. I feel like I have a helmet on.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would venture to guess that what's happening is something called de-personalization, maybe with de-realization too. The first one means feeling like you're not real yourself, the second is feeling the world around you is not real.

It's a defensive mechanism when you're having an awful time and finding it hard to cope. Some people find it a little scary, but it goes away eventually.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's anxiety. You are on the verge of a panic attack if you have them. It's one of the symptoms of it. Although you may not panic from it, I used to. What you are feeling is called depersonalization. It's part of the fight or flight syndrome. That feeling that you feel right now would be very helpful if somebody were to attack you. Really. But that's not gonna happen. Do you have a Xanax? Or can you get one from somebody there? Just take a half or a quarter of it. That's what helped me. Or anything like that. If those herbal teas help you, try that.

It's from all that adrenaline in your system. The more you think about the bad sh** the more adrenaline gets dumped in. Once the adrenaline stops, that feeling will go away. In an actual crisis you would have it but you wouldn't notice it because you'd be thinking about the impending disaster and trying to fix it. Now, nothings going on like that so you notice it and focus on it.

I know you're religious, so if the chapel is still there I'd honestly suggest that you go in there and ask St Dymphnia for help. For real, I would. The quietness and smell of a church is always calming. And they can't yell at you for being in there instead of at your desk!

Also, if nothing else helps and you keep feeling it and can't get a Xanax or anything then a shot of vodka should do the trick. Really. Just one shot, not enough to even feel. It sort of chills everything out in the brain. You can't smell vodka either so don't worry.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OliveOilMom wrote:

I know you're religious, so if the chapel is still there I'd honestly suggest that you go in there and ask St Dymphnia for help. For real, I would. The quietness and smell of a church is always calming. And they can't yell at you for being in there instead of at your desk!


I talked to her on my way to work. She and I are quite close. Wink . I felt really calm after a while, but still disconnected. Everything is muffled.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mindsigh wrote:
OliveOilMom wrote:

I know you're religious, so if the chapel is still there I'd honestly suggest that you go in there and ask St Dymphnia for help. For real, I would. The quietness and smell of a church is always calming. And they can't yell at you for being in there instead of at your desk!


I talked to her on my way to work. She and I are quite close. Wink . I felt really calm after a while, but still disconnected. Everything is muffled.


That's from anxiety. Can your doctor give you some Xanax? If now, I know a Dr on 1st Ave N that will.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThetaIn3D wrote:
I would venture to guess that what's happening is something called de-personalization, maybe with de-realization too. The first one means feeling like you're not real yourself, the second is feeling the world around you is not real.

It's a defensive mechanism when you're having an awful time and finding it hard to cope. Some people find it a little scary, but it goes away eventually.


i'm going with this too
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:06 pm    Post subject: Re: I feel really weird, like I'm not really here. What's w Reply with quote

Mindsigh wrote:
...with me? it's a strange feeling, like I'm looking through a camera instead of with my own eyes. I feel physically strange, too. My limbs feel almost nonexistent and numb. It's like I'm underwater or something.

I had a terrible morning getting DS to preschool and practically had to drag him out of the car. He pinched me very hard on my upper arm where I'm very sensitive because I bumped his head on the car door when I was pulling him and that's when the weird feeling started. I have been crying and thinking about killingmyself in a hot car again but won't really do it.

Not sure how I managed to drive to work in this condition but I did. I even fastened my seatbelt. yaay for me. And it's not the usual thing because I'm not making typos and being sloppy with my grammar like I do when I'm off my Effexor. I feel like I have a helmet on.

That's how I felt on Buddhism! It's a good thing.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OliveOilMom wrote:
Mindsigh wrote:
OliveOilMom wrote:

I know you're religious, so if the chapel is still there I'd honestly suggest that you go in there and ask St Dymphnia for help. For real, I would. The quietness and smell of a church is always calming. And they can't yell at you for being in there instead of at your desk!


I talked to her on my way to work. She and I are quite close. Wink . I felt really calm after a while, but still disconnected. Everything is muffled.


That's from anxiety. Can your doctor give you some Xanax? If now, I know a Dr on 1st Ave N that will.


I agree. I finally caved in and got a prescription, and it really helps snap you back into normal mode. In noisy environments, it helps me turn the assault on my ears back to general noise I can cope with. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThetaIn3D wrote:
I would venture to guess that what's happening is something called de-personalization, maybe with de-realization too. The first one means feeling like you're not real yourself, the second is feeling the world around you is not real.

It's a defensive mechanism when you're having an awful time and finding it hard to cope. Some people find it a little scary, but it goes away eventually.


So that's what it is. I've been calling it detachment all this time.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The truth is you aren't really there, none of us are. The ego is an illusion that the brain generates. Detachment allows one to perceive things closer to how they really are, before the filters of perception kick in.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd go with depersonalization too. It's a horrible feeling. I've had it for the past few days now and I think I'm finally starting to shake it off. For me it comes on because of stress and strong emotions.
I hope you're feeling better.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

former_hermit wrote:
ThetaIn3D wrote:
I would venture to guess that what's happening is something called de-personalization, maybe with de-realization too. The first one means feeling like you're not real yourself, the second is feeling the world around you is not real.

It's a defensive mechanism when you're having an awful time and finding it hard to cope. Some people find it a little scary, but it goes away eventually.


So that's what it is. I've been calling it detachment all this time.


Your term is still accurate too, that's essentially what it is. I just learned the psychiatric term for it a little while ago (so now I'm an expert naturally Laughing )

I think it all does revolve around anxiety, in truth; just thought it might help to know that it's not dangerous and it won't stay that way. Anxiety is the cause, and depersonalization is what the anxiety does, and it's that effect that feels so weird, if I'm understanding it right. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThetaIn3D wrote:
I would venture to guess that what's happening is something called de-personalization, maybe with de-realization too. The first one means feeling like you're not real yourself, the second is feeling the world around you is not real.

It's a defensive mechanism when you're having an awful time and finding it hard to cope. Some people find it a little scary, but it goes away eventually.

I'm going with this,I've had it happen before,it was like feeling that I was barely connected to my body,not anxiety,I was on meds for that.It went away after I went back on anti-depressants.When I looked at someone it was like they were way off,like there was a veil between me and them.Mine lasted for months.I tried Xanax before,it made it worse.I was already on Ativan so I think mine was more related to a severe depressive episode.
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