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mia_lillliana

723d

does anyone have depersonalization or derealization as a trauma response? like from something traumatic they went through and does anyone feel like the dissociation is worse when your sleep schedule is messed with?

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    • vy1

      717d

      Yeah not enough sleep just kills me, it makes me loose grip on the world and i feel very floaty the whole day. happened yesterday and was one of the most severe times, i couldnt even sleep.

    • vy1

      717d

      Yeah not enough sleep just kills me, it makes me loose grip on the world and i feel very floaty the whole day. happened yesterday and was one of the most severe times, i couldnt even sleep.

    • lai

      717d

      yup, i am very reliant on schedule and routine to function, and especially for me when i have less sleep i tend to dissociate as the only way to make it through the day

    • Octopine

      718d

      Shitty childhood now makes my brain go foggy. It happens a lot during conversations and driving, and has made school a bit harder. it definitely get worse with a lack of sleep too. It's kinda scary sometimes when you come to and find that you were on autopilot.

    • Bernie7

      718d

      I honestly don’t know if mine is a trauma response, I think it could be but I do not have good enough insurance to get a therapist who can help me figure it out. I also went undiagnosed with other disorders for a while which may have caused trauma for me. and yeah honestly sleep fucks with my anxiety & my dpdr

    • someone22

      718d

      I remember during the events of trauma having the state of mind that its ok because its not real, i was just watching my body like a ghost from far away, this has carried into every day life but yes it developed as a trauma response

    • Calicoshortpaw

      718d

      I have had stuff like that happen before. Now I ask people if I dreamed it or did it really happen. Because I have such vivid dreams.

    • RyeJaack

      719d

      Yeah, sleep is an issue- falling asleep and also trying to wake up, I would hallucinate my dreams. I basically realized that the difference between my brain and dreams and my brain awake or not as starkly different as it is for neurotypicals. There was one medicine that I was on I think it was Wellbutrin that worked well for me to feel grounded during the daytime but my dreams would feel so real that I thought they were memories..... It got really confusing when I imagined (dreamed) making up with a boyfriend and he's like "no that didn't happen we're still broken up"

    • PeterZ

      722d

      considering DPDR is a Trauma and Stress disorder,,, yeah /nm And yeah mine is much worse when I don’t get enough sleep which goes great with school starting way too early for me

      • Bernie7

        718d

        @PeterZ i dont know if it is technically labelled as that tho right? like its a dissociative disorder obvi but ik in my DSM it says that it isn’t necessarily associated with trauma

        • mia_lillliana

          718d

          @Bernie7 it is associated with trauma and stress being in a position when you are in fight or flight mode but you cant do either you freeze. a symptom of that is depersonalization/ derealization its your brain trying to protect you

    • Hass5

      722d

      I feel that mine is much worse when I haven't slept well. Also, I am definitely dealing with trauma from the past year & anytime I have to deal with a trigger I instantly dissociate. I have been dealing with dp/dr for months. Some days are less of a fog than others, but it's mostly always there.

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