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Blurrie

756d

Could similar symptoms to dissociation have to do with my existing conditions? I've experienced a kind of fog for about as long as I can remember, and dissociation/derealizing for the last 3-4 years at least, though I can't tell if it's been longer. A lot of my memory is hazy and patchy, so it's difficult it place a specific amount of time. I've always felt like my personality and identity were a sort of gooey mess and that rather than being a singular thing it was multiple that kind of melted and started to mix into each other, similar to the process metamorphic rocks undergo if that makes sense. A lot of things thoughts I experience feel contradictory or confusing. aside from this some of my actions feel automatic or influenced, similar to the messy thoughts. my perception of reality almost constantly feels blurry/hazy, as if I'm perceiving it from the inside of my head/through the lens of a dream rather than directly through my won eyes. I experience thoughts as mental dialogue and have multiple distinct "head voices". these all seem to be independent, though I'm not sure if I should jump to the conclusion that this is directly connected or if it's simply just my very overactive imagination. Mainly I was wondering: does anyone with similar conditions experience similar things, or should I seek out another diagnosis?

    • Lucas.exe

      756d

      Just from my experiences I know that PTSD get confused with many different disorders, me included. If you have gone through something traumatic no matter how small it is maybe that's something to look into. Took me 5 years to realize and get help.

      • Blurrie

        756d

        @Lucas.exe I do have some traumatic experiences from early childhood that for a long time were denied, and that I finally have clarity on. I never really thought I had PTSD from the situation but perhaps it's worth mentioning. thank you for the advice!

        • Lucas.exe

          756d

          @Blurrie people react to sucky things in different ways. Something tramatic for you might not effect someone else, doesn't mean it wasn't traumatic for you. I've been in many situations where I feel trapped, helpless, and being surrounded by demons while being told that's God. In many people eyes it wasn't that big a deal and I kinda convinced myself that as well but my brain was severely impacted and I'm on my way to recovery :)

    • Blurrie

      756d

      I also feel like I should mention that I'm also a writer. I've used mental worldbuilding and dreams as a form of escapism for a lot of my life, and I've heard that a large amount of writers claim that their characters have some level of autonomy? the symptoms began before this point but I'm not sure if that could have some effect still.

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