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Cursednoodles

681d

Does anyone else feel like you don’t recognize yourself? Like I usually feel totally fine but when I see pictures of myself or when I look in a mirror I get terrified because I don’t know who that is. It’s not me in there, and it freaks me out. Sometimes I also will just be sitting in class and feel like my body isn’t mine at all, I know this is my brain and my mind but I feel like I’m in the wrong body all together

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    • lai

      659d

      YES!! it’s actually a relief to hear someone else experience this. it’s really scary but much less scary knowing it happens to others

    • lai

      659d

      YES!! it’s actually a relief to hear someone else experience this. it’s really scary but much less scary knowing it happens to others

    • Donnysaur

      667d

      I have times where I can move my body and feel my body but it’s like I’m floating- or I’m not completely inhabiting it. The mirror is a weird experience for me too. Once during a weird spiral I looked in the mirror at myself and became so scared of the person staring back at me that I managed to convince myself it wasn’t me and I freaked the heck out of myself. I knew it was me deep down, but it was a horrifying experience. Sending support friend ❤️

    • Taylortot

      667d

      Yes I felt so scared when I looked in the mirror and didn’t really recognize myself I thought that I looked like someone else I thought I was going crazy

    • avswe

      673d

      yes i understand this a lot

    • Sydari

      680d

      Yess, best first comment. The f'd up thing for me is I feel comfortable looking in the mirror although it feels somewhat foreign but as soon as I look away I feel like a different person entirely.

    • laurel12345

      681d

      Yea. I feel you. I miss my sense of self and being able to look in the mirror and recognize the reflection. You will be ok I promise. It is hard, but through this struggle you will gain so much strength.

      • Cursednoodles

        681d

        @laurel12345 do you have any tips to make it any easier?

        • laurel12345

          681d

          @Cursednoodles Focus on your life. Go chase something. Do something to make yourself proud. Go workout, go paint, start taking college classes, go for a walk, meet new people. Find a way to better you life. Prove to yourself you are stronger than depersonalization. You will be so distracted living your life that depersonalization will fade from your mind and slowly disappear.

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