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Depersonalization

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  • Posted By: tmmontgomery
  • July 15, 2011
  • 00:05 AM

Has anybody had depersonalization?

I think that I am suffering from it but I think there is an underlying bodily cause and I am very scared as to what it might be.

I have been through alot of stress lately... alot of changes. I have also been sick so I am totally sure that stress has not helped my situation.

I feel as if I am not here... like what I am seeing right now is a movie I am watching in my head or something. I feel like the words that come out of my mouth when I talk aren't mine even though I know deep down they are. I feel like i am not controlling my bodily movements. It's so strange.

I also get these rushes like I am going to pass out or something bad is going to happen, even though it never does and I never pass out.

I have had a history of this feeling but I got it under control with Lexapro. I started to feel somewhat normal soon after taking it but still not all the way back to my completely self before I started getting the feelings.

I have been suffering from a chronic mystery illness that is flaring up again right now. I have had so much testing done it is a little ridiculous... and I have no life right now. I am 20 years old and should be having the time of my life right now in college and enjoying the summer but I can't because I have not felt well enough to drive or go anywhere. My mom has been driving me everywhere. I have not left the house except to go to the doctor. Once to the grocery store a month ago and I thought I was dying.

I'm scared! Does anybody have any experience with DP? How is it for you? What treatments have you found effective/ineffective and have they been associated with a disease you have or were they triggered by something that happened in your life? Or appeared on their own?

Any advice or help would be extremely appreciated.

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  • Depersonalization can happen with stress esp if you are suffering from some other illnesses. Ive suffered from depersonalization at times... and have been given the diagnoses of borderline personality disorder (thats probably a false diagnoses for me) but recently I found out that my hypoglycemia may be playing a part when my blood sugar goes too low and Im about to go into seizures. I also suffer from another disorder too which can cause depersonalization at times. I have been suffering from a chronic mystery illness that is flaring up again right now. I have had so much testing done it is a little ridiculous... and I have no life right now. I am 20 years old and should be having the time of my life right now in college and enjoying the summer but I can't because I have not felt well enough to drive or go anywhere. My mom has been driving me everywhere. I have not left the house except to go to the doctor. Once to the grocery store a month ago and I thought I was dying. Share more about this and your symptoms as I may be able to help you know what is wrong (I have something in mind but you havent mentioned other symptoms I'd like to hear about before suggesting it). When you thought you were dying... what exactly where you experiencing? When you say you dont feel well? please share exactly in which ways you arent feeling well? (if you can). Is it just anxiety feeling and the depersonalization or have you other symptoms too.. please share them all?
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    laurence1988 2 Replies
    • September 18, 2011
    • 04:58 PM
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  • Hello, I know this post was a while ago but you said you got rushes from depersonalisation? I have depersonalisation too linked to anxiety and depression and I get sudden rushes like adrenaline and almost tingly; almost like I loose consciousness but am still awake, then suddenly snap back with the rush. I've been wondering what these are as no doctor or psychiatrist has done anything about them or explained them, are/were your rushes anything like this? Hope it's not a problem for you anymore, it really is unpleasant!
    Eloise 1 Replies
    • February 14, 2012
    • 10:43 PM
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