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  1. I'm scared, so scared. I feel like i'm not real, like I'm living in a dream world except it's more like a nightmare because i feel invisible. I feel nauseous and dizzy and like there is a constant fog over my eyes. Logically I know i'm real, after all i'm typing this but my head can't comprehend that. It's constantly making me feel like the world is a figment of my imagination and that its all meaningless and pointless. everyday blends into the last one and I'm just waiting to wake up, even though I am awake it doesn't feel like it. I stopped taking lexapro 5 weeks ago and this all started about 5 days ago. Its so so terrifying I feel like I'm just going to disappear I feel constantly sick because i'm so scared andI just don't know what to do. Is this common to feel after stopping an SSRI? Are there ways I can make it less severe? is this derealisation or am i just going mad? I know im me and I know this is my house and my pets and partner but it just feels so weird. I honestly can hardly explain it. please help, any advice or reassurance would be great!
  2. Hey, guys. I haven't been on in a week so I've missed a little bit. I've never really done the online group thing before so it does make me nervous sharing all of this information but you all seem like wonderful people and I could really use the support. So last night I started having really bad anxiety. My anxiety is usually triggered by something physical. For example, my arm will feel "weird" or something and it will send me into bad anxiety. I used to have this all the time but it subsided over the last few years. However, I have been going through a tremendous amount of stress lately. First of all, I work two jobs and go to school full time. I get maybe 5 hours of sleep on a good night. My eating habits have improved but they could still use a lot of improvement. I'm dealing with a sick family member who is living with me and on top of it all my boyfriend of four years and I broke up two weeks ago. It may seem like silly things but they really do all add up into something bigger. I have a tendency to not share my feelings when needed, and I keep things bottled up until it's too late. Anyway, back to last night... I was at a friend's house and all of a sudden my right shoulder started hurting really bad. I noticed a big amount of weakness in that same arm and all of a sudden it felt like it wasn't mine anymore. I know that sounds so silly but it was a strange feeling. I've had it before and it's called depersonalization. I was a good 25 minute drive from home so my first thought was, "How am I gonna make it back safely?" I knew I was in good care and I knew that I was with people who were very understanding of anxiety/depression yet I still felt bad. Just as a note, I'd like to say that for the last almost two weeks I have been feeling really sick. I haven't been able to eat, I've lost weight, I've physically felt strange. I'm not sure if it's just because I'm overworking myself or the stress in my life or both. Anywho, I got in my car and started to drive home. I just felt like I was going to go into a big attack (which I *knock on wood* haven't done in a very long time). I did make it home safely (woohoo!) but I woke up today and I still feel like crap. I only got 4 hours of sleep so I'm sure that has something to do with it. But my shoulder/arm just feel so weak and strange. I'm traveling out of state next week with a good friend and after having this anxiety, I'm worried that it will stop me from having a good time. For some reason, the only thing that can really comfort me when I'm anxious is being home. I don't want to talk myself into having a bad time because of potential anxiety, but I also want to be prepared to deal with it while being so far away from my comfort zone. Does anyone have any thoughts, opinions, or ideas on how to go about doing so? My anxiety has always been closely linked with how I physically feel..meaning my anxiety will make me feel like I'm really sick and I do tend to turn into a bit of a hypochondriac because of it. I do appreciate you taking the time to read this post and/or reply. I hope you all have a blessed day!
  3. Hi everyone! My name is Kristen. I have just recently recovered from a severe episode of Anxiety, Depression and Depersonalization. After having suffered and then recovered, I now want to support those who are having a tough time. I’ve created some YouTube videos where I talk about what happened to me and how I recovered. Please see below for my Youtube link, Facebook, and my email address if you have any questions. I hope this connects with you and you all feel better soon. Remember, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel! <3 <3 xx YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQV5ebJfK8l_Cqim8ThFnVQ/featured FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Clear-Healthy-Minds/841262265956431?sk=timeline