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Nevoix

364d

Does anyone have memory and familiarity issues? Like it can feel like you forgot the ppl that you're supposed to know, or that you are aware there is a memory but it felt like 2 Yrs ago when it is actually 1 day ago, or even forgot what you did on the same day but aware that it's happening frequently disjointed and jumped timelines? It's pretty distressing and trying not to be discouraged, just telling myself that it's cos I have really high GAD and stress will mess it all up. Reality is sometimes completely confusing because I forget that I'm supposed to eat/go to work on this day etc.

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    • Finleaf

      363d

      @Nevoix I don't think you're overthinking a "normal" experience honestly, your concerns and fears are really valid. It sounds like what you're going through is really hard and it's totally understandable that you're stressed and scared. These experiences really do sound similar to some symptoms of dissociative disorders like DID or OSDD. And I know that's probably scary to hear too. My dms are always open if you need someone to talk to. I also wanna mention that if the type of therapy you're doing doesn't feel right for you, there are other ways of trauma processing, trust your gut if something seems wrong 💜

    • Finleaf

      363d

      It sounds like complex dissociation that's causing the memory gaps and time jumps and stuff, which makes sense since your profile says CPTSD 💜 Have you looked into dissociative disorders at all? Your experiences are so real and valid, best of luck

      • Nevoix

        363d

        @Finleaf So far I'm seeing a therapist but I'm also afraid of fear. Like my thoughts also trigger me, I'm scared of my own thoughts and I wake up sometimes even unsure "who I am" or why I can't seem to have a connection to any items/people I used to love. I'm also aware maybe I'm analysing things that are normal instead of taking it as is. I'm lost and afraid, alot of things retrigger me back and I know therapy is supposed to help me either cope or uncover what even caused the PTSD in the first place for healing, but when it's uncovered I also shrink and lose myself again..

        • Finleaf

          363d

          @Nevoix I don't think you're overthinking a "normal" experience honestly, your concerns and fears are really valid. It sounds like what you're going through is really hard and it's totally understandable that you're stressed and scared. These experiences really do sound similar to some symptoms of dissociative disorders like DID or OSDD. And I know that's probably scary to hear too. My dms are always open if you need someone to talk to. I also wanna mention that if the type of therapy you're doing doesn't feel right for you, there are other ways of trauma processing, trust your gut if something seems wrong 💜

    • flynpurplppleatr

      364d

      that's exactly what I've been struggling with for the past few months. I don't know when it started or got worse but I know that I've forgotten mostly my entire life. and this morning is just as forgotten, if not distant than a week ago and earlier on. I recently started a new job and my GAD/panic disorder has really landed a blow on my memory. Do you frequently experience dissociation as well?

      • Nevoix

        363d

        @flynpurplppleatr I feel you there, each time I'm also consumed by thoughts about why I can't remember and then looping until I further disassociate or go into a spiral until my body shuts down its basic ability to think/focus beyond getting in my head

        • Nevoix

          363d

          @Nevoix I can also forget how to even use my family household items or what they are lmao...

    • SueLaBear

      364d

      I don't even know if this is even similar. When I was in the fourth grade, my class went on a field trip to the Zoo. A year later when I'm in the fifth grade, my classmates and I are talking about it, but I was confused about the field trip because I didn't remember it. At all. There are pictures from the field trip and my classmates were very adamant that I was there. My mom showed me the pictures. And it wasn't until I was shown the pictures that I remembered that I was apart of that field trip.

      • Nevoix

        363d

        @SueLaBear yeaaah... Stuff like that. People tell me its normal so I'm trying not to trigger myself into thinking I'm abnormal but I can't help feeling either scared or depressed each time I'm reminded I lost memories cos I really don't want to forget the people I love and it makes me feel like I'm going insane

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