does anyone feel not attached to their body? like all of reality is a video? am i the only one thats felt this before? i genuinely dont know what this is and if im the only one that feels this way
Yeah it's called dissociation
yeah but for days? Its constant and i never really seem to get out of it
I lived years like that, it can be your default no doubt
ive been feeling the same a lot lately, it got so bad the other day i had to ask my partner if i was real or just their imaginary friend because ive felt so not-present when they arent there to help ground me. it sucks absolute ass, i wish i could tell you a way to feel normal again, but all i can say is youre not alone 🙃
im sorry youre feeling this way as well and felt you had to ask your partner that. I hope it gets better for you though
For me the dissociation is trauma related. It's been ingrained in me for a very long time.
sometimes and by that i mean all the time i feel like i’ll pass out or crash my car, i’ll forget where i am and i’m ab to turn into my neighborhood. it kinda feels like when you don’t eat or drink anything and you get shaky. maybe it’s just me who feels that. but i understand what u mean
I’ve struggled on and off with dissociating for years. Sometimes it’s brief, other times it lasts months. It really depends. I’ll feel like my body doesn’t belong to me or that the world feels less real than my dreams. Things of that sort. Medication and therapy are helping me a lot right now but I still struggle with it daily. It gets worse when I’m driving the car for some reason or out of my house. Mine I’ve been told is from my PTSD. Apparently dissociating is how the brain protects itself when in high stress situations but when you have a mental illness it can “malfunction” causing it to be a constant issue when you’re not in danger.
thats interesting, i did know dissociation is a way the brain protect itself, i guess possibly i didnt expect it to happen though i happen to be in high stress but didnt realise dissociation can last longer than a few hours
yes it definitely can and it’s definitely my least favorite symptom to deal with! I hope you find some relief soon from it. Hopefully you are able to go after it early on and prevent it from lasting a longer time.
I get you exactly. Its like when youre so caught up it doesnt feel like youre even in control of yourself. Sometimes when I get so depressed I physically cant move. This happened to me several times in schools in the past and theyve had to carry me out on wheelchairs because I was unable to control my nerves
I told my prescriber about the dissociation and was prescribed venlafaxine. Different things work for different people but the medication has helped me for sure.
thank you for the suggestion, i think ill talk to my doctor about it (:
I take the same medication and it is the first one to actually help in that area for me! Definitely ask your dr about it or what they think might be the right medication for you
Sometimes my body goes into autopilot, even if I'm having a conversation with someone I'll be making responses and saying "yes" and "no" to things that come across as if it makes sense for them, but internally I can't even register the conversation. I hope it doesn't ever land me in trouble to be agreeing or disagreeing to do things and not even knowing what I'm talking about. A conversation will come and go and I'll be wondering afterward what I even said.
I feel like my body hates me . Every time I try to better myself and push my body , my body fights back or starts shutting down
I’ve felt like this for about the past 4 years constantly it’s really nice to know I’m not insane. Reading some of these comments are surreal because ive had the exact same thoughts before
I'm glad you found a place you feel like you relate and not feel insane. I felt the same way. I hope it gets better though (:
What @RattleBalls said is right. I did that a lot as a kid and still do usually it’s what kicks off my panic attacks. It can definitely go on for a long time I spent all last weekend like that🌻
its nice to know, im sorry you have to experience it and panic attacks on top of it. I hope your week gets better✒
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