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Has derealization given you moments of weird courage or left you to act on small impulsive (Non self harming) thoughts? like spilling a cup of water or doing something you usually wouldn’t. i have anxiety that usually prevents me from doing things but when i experience episodes of derealization i can talk to anyone or go anywhere without fear, a couple months ago i even had the impulse to confess to my crush of four years that i couldn’t have done without the “fuck it nothing is real” mindset

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    • Donnysaur

      783d

      I think dissociation is the backup of the human brain during anxious situations- made to get you through them. To numb you. It just gets bad when that becomes your all the time

    • Donnysaur

      783d

      I think dissociation is the backup of the human brain during anxious situations- made to get you through them. To numb you. It just gets bad when that becomes your all the time

    • Taylortot

      783d

      Yepp I have social anxiety and my derealization can be triggered by stress and when i feel anxious I go to that place and it gives me courage to not care about what ppl think. In a way sometimes it’s oddly comforting but I also hate it.

    • avswe

      788d

      yesss absolutely. ive just dumped glasses of water on the floor before

    • Gravy

      792d

      Yeah I remember I stuck my whole hand in a jar of paint that was open beside me and another time getting this tough urge to drink the paint from the jar (I didn’t end up drinking it but it was hard to suppress)

    • PeterZ

      794d

      Yeah I get that too, like “this isn’t even that real so whatever” (but then once I’m out of it I’m embarrassed bc anxiety disorders)

      • someone22

        793d

        @PeterZ exactly omg theres some things i get so embarrassed about now

    • PoliteWater

      795d

      Yes since I'm so forgetful of what's happening I don't even pay attention/mind it. I remember going out with some dude I just met to an abandoned place with his friend, and on the way there I realized it was probably a bad idea. But then immediately I forgot my thoughts, and couldnt really focus on what I was doing/what was happening, so I just continued going along in life. The place was closed and we all went home. They turned out to be nice people, but I wouldnt do this again. I just remember being really disconnected from everything that was going on

    • junko

      799d

      yes today i started throwing stuff on my bed and i threw a ceramic thing and it broke and it had no effect on me even though ive cherished it since it was gifted to me around 2014-15

      • someone22

        799d

        @junko ive had similar happen, my niece had broken a painting i spent days on and i kinda just moved on

        • junko

          799d

          @someone22 it doesnt even feel like it happened anymore but i know it did because its missing and my ocd is making freak out about it

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