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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-07-2020, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
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Dissociation? Derealization

Dissociation because of PTSD and social anxiety, has anyone had this? Like depersonalization and derealization... I have it almost all the time. I have been working on Somatic Experiencing to tackle some of the dissociation and trauma but there isn't much information on this therapy.
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i have depersonalisation.....for me its like a paranoid dream state.....i used to have it badly about 2 to 5 yrs ago
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-07-2020, 06:44 PM
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I suffered from derealization for years, in fact for a time it was worse than the anxiety itself. I thought I would live with it forever but at some point it just slowly dissipated and went away. There were certain things that used to trigger it, like bright fluorescent lights. I don't think I have experienced it at any point in the last 2 or 3 years. I wish there was some kind of advice I could give you but it just seemed to go away on its own.

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I'm going through a pretty bad stint with it at the moment. It makes me not want to do ANYTHING or go anywhere because it almost makes me feel like I cant see or I'm going to faint. It blows. I know I'll be fine eventually, but I'm still struggling to cope...and just get really sick of being like this.

I went through it bad a few years ago and it eventually left. Easier said than done, but the less you focus on it, the quicker it leaves. Just try to stay distracted.

I bought a Lisa Frank coloring book I got pretty deep into today. Definitely helped with the distraction! I use children's colorings books because it's easier on my eyeballs and less of a commitment. 😅

Sunglasses are also a huge help in lessening the visual stimuli.

Good luck dear. I know it's awful.

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