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Loss of tough with reality

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  • Posted By: 3up3down
  • January 17, 2009
  • 06:50 PM

I'm 16, male and have had a problem with feelings of unrealness that can only be explained to someone in the term "It's like god doesn't exist, life doesn't exist.. nothing exists."

I call these moments "freak outs" because when I get these feelings I can't feel pain and I just totally freak out because I lose all sense of reality. These episodes are accompanied by panic attacks. These episodes usually last from 1-30 seconds and can repeat themselves.

When I'm not having a "freak out" I get less intense episodes where the feeling of unreality is less intense.

The earliest memory I have of this problem is back in grade 3 I believe. It has gotten to the point where I was so scared of having a freak out that I wouldn't leave my room.. not even to go to the bathroom. It even got to the point where I wouldn't move at all if I thought it would bring one on.

This was about 2-3 years ago and I am now going to school for 2 periods (from 8:30 to 11:10) so there is some progress.

I have been diagnosed with just plain old anxiety, agoraphobia, some other condition I can't remember the name of and recently had an MRI and 2 EEGs looking for seizure activity which showed nothing abnormal - possibly because I didn't have a freak out while hooked up.

I'm taking Fluxetine which is pretty much Prozac for the past 3-4 years but I don't it doing a whole lot.

There is also a movie out there called "Numb" with Matthew Perry in it which I can relate to quite well.

Any ideas on what this could be?

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  • Just plain anxiety/depression can explain it. It's called depersonalization, or derealization, and it's common. Good LuckPam
    pamelasmc 82 Replies
    • January 17, 2009
    • 08:35 PM
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  • I don't go to school near an antenna. I'm also around cell phones and stuff but who isn't?Good articles, thanks Blaze!Is there a cure for Dissociation?
    3up3down 1 Replies
    • January 18, 2009
    • 10:13 PM
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