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Hi, i've been suffering from near constant derealization, must be from sleep right?

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  • Posted By: mr. moore
  • February 14, 2009
  • 07:34 PM

because i've tried almost every mainstream doctor and alternative remedies allergies, neurofeedback, herbs, vitamins, excersize) and i still have a constant (and i mean it, it hasn't gone away for years) feeling is mental and emotional detatchment from the world. i'm 19. it all started when i went into middle school, the same time i had to wake up at 6 am. also ever since i was born i have had problems getting to sleep. my mind just gets so wired. yesturday tried to sleep at 7pm when i get real drowzy and woke up at 11pm unable to get back to sleep till 3am! i don't know if it's because i was on vyvanse( i have adhd, apparently) but it's absoultely scaring me. i don't hardly hang out with friends anymore, i just want to escape this feeling! like i'm permanently day dreaming!

i went to a neurologist who did a 24 eeg on me (that is where they put this brain wave "amplifier" on your head and it measures your brain waves for seizures and stuff). i have to wait till friday to see the results.

please help me im extremely depressed about it. i am on antidepressants but they don't do anything, neither have ANY of the "mind" drugs i've been on, besides clonopin and adderall.

my sleep ritual for years has been to eat a lot of cereal or food and watch tv before i go to bed. i'm trying to change it but when i do nothing happens and i still feel confused!

I get these urges to pee, in little spurts, before i sleep. and even if i don't drink water, my mouth fills up with saliva and i get anxious because eventually i'll spit it out onto some toilet paper, but then it fills up again. i did get my liver and thyroid and others tested and they're actually in very good shape. and in case someone professional is reading this, ive been told i: snore, kick in my sleep, talk in my sleep, cuss in my sleep. and even though i'm 19, i have *****d the bed a handfull of times this past 3 months, but i chalk that up to worrying. i've been looking for a cure for my derealization for a LONG time and it's only because i come from tough stock that i haven't just jumped off a bridge or something. (not that im thinking that now)

please someone help...its driving me crazy!

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  • really? no one? well im seeing a doctor tommorow maybe she'll give me something that helps...hopefully.
    mr. moore 30 Replies
    • February 18, 2009
    • 06:14 AM
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  • I am sorry no one replied to you until now!We might be very similar. I feel disconnected from everything, unmotivated, CONSTANTLY anxious (which I didn't even realize until recently even though it has been going on for a long time), cut off from my senses (even the best music doesn't sound good to me anymore, and I don't want to make art), bored and muted, yet frightened, oblivious to my surroundings, unable to complete tasks, and the list goes on.... I have recently been diagnosed with severe ADHD because of my inability to focus. I really thought I would start getting better. But while my (high doses) of prescribed Adderall are sort of helping my anxiety (probably because they are raising my dopamine levels), I do not believe that ADHD is the root of my problems, but rather a symptom. But I can't see what the CAUSE of all this is. It is a vicious cycle. It's all very confusing when I try to sort it out. Sort of like trying to decide "What came first, the chicken or the egg?" My inability to focus makes me think too much, which makes me not concentrate, which makes me anxious, which makes me in a bad mood, which is depressing, which makes me apathetic, which makes me try to analyze my problems, which makes me live in my head, ... So on and so forth. :(Basically, I am living in my head, not seeing what is going on around me. I never feel like I'm doing anything that I am doing. I feel like I'm trying to get through stuff as fast as I can cause I'm always "waiting" for later, even though later never comes and I have nothing to wait for. This is so hard to explain, I can never write it down.Also, I have always talked in my sleep, cried, laughed. Never have been a sleep-walker though. And I should note that enter dreams IMMEDIATELY when I fall asleep. Especially in class. Though sleep is difficult when your brain won't quiet down, so I don't get much of it.I would like to here how your test results came back. Do you have any new ideas?Please respond, I'd like to talk to someone who knows what this detachment is like.- Amanda
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  • I am sorry no one replied to you until now!We might be very similar. I feel disconnected from everything, unmotivated, CONSTANTLY anxious (which I didn't even realize until recently even though it has been going on for a long time), cut off from my senses (even the best music doesn't sound good to me anymore, and I don't want to make art), bored and muted, yet frightened, oblivious to my surroundings, unable to complete tasks, and the list goes on.... I have recently been diagnosed with severe ADHD because of my inability to focus. I really thought I would start getting better. But while my (high doses) of prescribed Adderall are sort of helping my anxiety (probably because they are raising my dopamine levels), I do not believe that ADHD is the root of my problems, but rather a symptom. But I can't see what the CAUSE of all this is. It is a vicious cycle. It's all very confusing when I try to sort it out. Sort of like trying to decide "What came first, the chicken or the egg?" My inability to focus makes me think too much, which makes me not concentrate, which makes me anxious, which makes me in a bad mood, which is depressing, which makes me apathetic, which makes me try to analyze my problems, which makes me live in my head, ... So on and so forth. :(Basically, I am living in my head, not seeing what is going on around me. I never feel like I'm doing anything that I am doing. I feel like I'm trying to get through stuff as fast as I can cause I'm always "waiting" for later, even though later never comes and I have nothing to wait for. This is so hard to explain, I can never write it down.Also, I have always talked in my sleep, cried, laughed. Never have been a sleep-walker though. And I should note that enter dreams IMMEDIATELY when I fall asleep. Especially in class. Though sleep is difficult when your brain won't quiet down, so I don't get much of it.I would like to here how your test results came back. Do you have any new ideas?Please respond, I'd like to talk to someone who knows what this detachment is like.- AmandaHey Amanda, are you still around here?I can relate with almost everything you say (except the talking in sleep). I wonder, how are you know? What got you trough? Please contact me :)
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