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359d

A few months ago now, I was at a restaurant with a friend. It was a place I’d worked prior to where I work now, so I know most of the people I saw hosting and serving. We were sat at our table, and after a few minutes our server came out. I don’t know why.. but for some reason I just felt off. My friend was in the middle of talking, when suddenly, everything got blurry. Everything was dark and fuzzy and each word she said was echoed and muffled like it came from a room down a hall. With this sensation came this wave of fear, as for a good moment, I couldn’t for the life of me believe my friend was real. It was like I’d gone back inside of my own head, like I was inside my head watching everything on a screen. I was watching her mouth, trying to focus on the words she was saying, but I just couldn’t. It was like I was sure I was in a dream or a simulation. She just didn’t feel human. This is the first time I experienced something like this so strongly. I’ll often teeter on the edge of questioning if I’m real or if whatever around me is real, but it’s like I always knew better I guess. Yet in this situation, I really was doubting the validity of what I was seeing and experiencing. It only lasted like 5 minutes, but I had a couple particularly bad instances since then as well that were longer, but not quite as intense. Is this cause for concern?

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    • RyeRyeBread

      351d

      I second the dissociation comment! -I've done this a lot before, it can be terrifying. I've even had a dissociative "black out" before where I lost an entire 30 minutes in the blink of an eye. It's scary, but it's usually an involuntary coping mechanism for dealing with strong feelings like anxiety - very important to talk to someone about this!

    • RyeRyeBread

      351d

      I second the dissociation comment! -I've done this a lot before, it can be terrifying. I've even had a dissociative "black out" before where I lost an entire 30 minutes in the blink of an eye. It's scary, but it's usually an involuntary coping mechanism for dealing with strong feelings like anxiety - very important to talk to someone about this!

    • AnxiousAl

      351d

      Wow I had that feeling a few times but different I kind of know what you mean

    • SecondChance

      356d

      Yes it is a concern, what you're doing is called Dissociation and it's due to periods of uncertainty and anxiety. Especially if you live in America

      • skeptic_

        355d

        @SecondChance I mean I was pretty anxious at the time. There’s been a lot of stuff going on in my life recently and my boyfriend was unhappy that I was out to eat short notice. What do I do if it is that? How do I deal with it?

      • Tracks

        356d

        @SecondChance Wow, I’ve never heard of that before. Thanks for sharing. ❤️

        • SecondChance

          355d

          @Tracks I have been doing it for a few years now I hate It

    • SYPHERSHADE

      359d

      It sound like some one put something in your drink?

      • skeptic_

        355d

        @SYPHERSHADE I mean true, but I was with my drink the whole time and I had experiences similar later in the week and following month

    • Tracks

      359d

      Hmm strange…. I’m not sure what this could be exactly. Could it be that you were dehydrated? I do know tho, when I don’t drink enough I feel kind of strange.

      • skeptic_

        355d

        @Tracks If I’m honest I’m terrible at drinking water and am probably dehydrated 80% of the time, but its never blurred my vision like that or left me literally questioning reality yk?

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