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    DP/DR worst its ever been

    I've been in a bad patch lately with anxiety, panics and depression as you will know from my last few threads. Touch wood, I am hoping that my anxiety will slowly start to come down now that I have told my family I need a break and time to get heal and running around like a headless chicken every day. The panics I had been having lately were 10/10 bad almost every single day for weeks and on top of that I was barely eating or sleeping those days too.

    The worst thing for me right now is DP/DR. I've had it before after bad panics but never to this extent. I don't recognise myself in the mirror (though clearly I do, you know what I mean, its so hard to explain), when my husband took a pic of me while we were out for a walk the other day - when I looked at it, it looked bang on like the old happy me but I feel like I was someone else looking at the pic and not me looking at a pic of myself, I feel like I am on autopilot and getting no joy of of anything - I look at my cats and clap them and call them their wee nicknames but I feel like a robot doing it, I take pics of anywhere I go or things I do to try and prove to myself that I went because I feel as though I didn't go or do anything, my flat doesn't look right to me but then again neither does anywhere else inside or out, I can see and hear my loved ones but I don't 'feel' them - it feels like I am trapped in a bubble away from them, my vision seems blurry despite a perfect eye test recently etc. Its absolutely horrible.

    I have been so close to going up to A&E and demanding they knock me out until this passes because I am struggling to deal with it so much at times. I have even called the local MH base just to make sure I wasn't going crazy. I know exactly what DP/DR is and that its my mind trying to protect me and after all the stress I have put my body through lately, I am trying to remain as calm as possible for it too but my god its hard isn't it? I am trying to get back into things I enjoy like gaming but I have zero interest and just feel like I am on autopilot or watching someone else do it.

    Anyone have any tips on how to get though this or at least make it more managable?
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    Re: DP/DR worst its ever been

    I can sympathise with this completely at the moment.

    I seem to spend most of the day reminding myself what time it is, where I am, and who I am. It's terrifying.

    The only thing I've found that gives a minutes breathing space sometimes is intense exercise, and it seems to ground me just enough to allow me a slightly normal moment.

    I'm going for a run in a moment, as I've just had a horrible spell whilst playing a game with my nephew. Proper wits end stuff.

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    Re: DP/DR worst its ever been

    Do you use grounding technique's? Engaging all of your senses once at a time? Reminding your brain that you're present and are reacting with your environment.

    It's trial and error to find what works for you. But when I'm having bad episodes of DP/DR, I've found my most effective grounding technique is to feel slightly rough rock, the stones on the wall of my house for example. The sensation against my fingertips manages to bring me down. I remind myself that in accordance with physics, I push the wall and it pushes me back, for some reason that thought helps me to come back a little mentally. Try anything with any of your senses. Look at things, feel things, smell things, touch things, taste things. Try and be mindful with it and engage with what you're doing.

    I hope this helps.

    Sending love ❤️ I hope you feel well again soon. It's such a struggle sometimes isn't it. Take care. Xx

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    Re: DP/DR worst its ever been

    Quote Originally Posted by EmmerLooeez View Post
    Do you use grounding technique's? Engaging all of your senses once at a time? Reminding your brain that you're present and are reacting with your environment.

    It's trial and error to find what works for you. But when I'm having bad episodes of DP/DR, I've found my most effective grounding technique is to feel slightly rough rock, the stones on the wall of my house for example. The sensation against my fingertips manages to bring me down. I remind myself that in accordance with physics, I push the wall and it pushes me back, for some reason that thought helps me to come back a little mentally. Try anything with any of your senses. Look at things, feel things, smell things, touch things, taste things. Try and be mindful with it and engage with what you're doing.

    I hope this helps.

    Sending love ❤️ I hope you feel well again soon. It's such a struggle sometimes isn't it. Take care. Xx
    I've tried everything to be fair and nothing helps.

    Sometimes an extreme workout can ground me, purely because I start worrying about physical sensations I suppose, but it doesn't last long, and sometimes makes me worse.

    It's the worst symptom I've ever had, and no one seems to have the answer to it.

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    Re: DP/DR worst its ever been

    Quote Originally Posted by PHR View Post
    I've tried everything to be fair and nothing helps.

    Sometimes an extreme workout can ground me, purely because I start worrying about physical sensations I suppose, but it doesn't last long, and sometimes makes me worse.

    It's the worst symptom I've ever had, and no one seems to have the answer to it.
    I find thinking about old memories that made me happy helps a lot,Walking my dog spending time with people that share the same intrests spending more time with family or even talking to them on the phone I had days of episodes where i did not feel i existed at all you have to socialize as much as you can with people that share the same things you do i used to watch all the old 80s cartoons i liked with my wife or my brother. My last episode was 3 years ago when it creeps up again talk to friends family and do things that you no made you feel good hope that helps
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