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Chronic head pressure

Hi I’m 23 I’ve been dealing with chronic head pressure, tinnitus dizzyness, visual disturbances and derealization. It’s been 3 years… I got really sick one day and never got fully better. I’ve had so many scans and nothing is found please help it is ruingjng my life #chronic #headpressure #Derealization

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Lately, it feels like I've been losing my grip from reality because I keep feeling detached from my body which affects me physically, mentally and emotionally. I've used grounding techniques to help before, although it's not always possible during my retail job. When I'm off, I usually sleep it off slightly. When it happens several times a day, I dont even feel human like this is only a disguise. Not many understand this sensation, so I'm hoping this will help. I just need some advice on how to handle this better. #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #Derealization

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Dissociation In Six Parts

1. I’m standing in my elementary school bathroom,

Staring into the mirror;

When I first become


2. Seated in the waiting room of a Boston law office,

My father in a meeting,

I stare at a large landscape painting on the wall.

Suddenly I’m falling

through the frame.

I’m twelve.

3. It’s summertime in the Hamptons.

I go to kiss my father goodnight

But I don’t recognize his face —

features distorted and grotesque.

I say nothing, ruminate in bed.

I’m thirteen.

4. I’m age nineteen-almost-twenty,

Recently released from the psychiatric ward,

Out to dinner with friends.

Their voices are far away and echoing,

Then much too loud.

Something is wrong,

Something is wrong,

I have to go home —

Dad says, You’re okay, it was a panic attack.

Go lie down.

5. I’m twenty, sitting on the floor of the family room,

Trying to feel my face —

I can’t feel my face.

I’m touching it, pinching it, but

I can’t feel my hands on my face.

Can I feel my legs?

A little bit.

Something is wrong.

Something is very wrong.

The clock reads 3am when I call my psychiatrist’s emergency line.

You’re in luck, he tells me.

You’re already taking the medication used to treat this —

It’s called depersonalization —

Take extra tonight and call me in the morning.

It should help immediately.

It does.

6. I’m 30-something.

Life is a series of Polaroids,

A glitchy stop motion film,

Sound as if from far away.

Walking the dog,

I fear I’ll fall through

The sidewalk.

I trip over cracks, the world spins faster—-

Where in space is my body?

Where are my feet?

#Dissociation #Depersonalization #Derealization #CPTSD #Anxiety #Trauma #creativewriting

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Hi Everyone! Those of you who deal with the derealization side of dissociation (i.e. feeling like everything is a dream, but you're aware that isn't true) , how do you pull yourself out when it's been a couple weeks? For me, nothing has worked and its going to bed and waking up feeling like things are fake. I am on my medication regiment consistently, and am looking for a new psychiatrist as I just moved but in the mean time, what works for you? #Dissociation #ADHD #Derealization #Anxiety #Stress

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A Misstep.

Hi all.

I guess the fact that my posts have getting few and far between is a good thing. Since I last posted, I’ve continued on my mental health journey. I felt that I got to a point in my life where everything was finally starting to make sense…so much so that I thought I was strong enough to try to wean off of my antidepressants. I am in no way, shape or form embarrassed to be on them. I see them as a helpful tool. However, I also do not want to be on them for my whole life. I thought I was mentally strong enough and ready to give life a go without them. Oh how wrong I was.
I am once again struggling with dissociation, depression, high anxiety and just feeling scared all of the time. I resumed taking the medication a week after I stopped. Tomorrow will mark 5 weeks that I’ve been back on Lexapro. However, the dissociation is still really bad right now. I feel stupid for causing myself all of this grief. I’ve dealt with this many times before and got through it, but it never changes how horrible it is when you’re going through it.
The biggest thing I need right now is words of encouragement. I’d greatly appreciate it. 💜

#Depression #Anxiety #Dissociation #Derealization #CheckInWithMe

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Is anyone else dealing with this ?

I have chronic head pressure, constant. And dizzyness along with derealization. It feels like my head is in a bubble that needs to be popped, I feel like I’m in a video game. #headpressure #dizzy #Derealization

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#Derealization #headpressure #dizzyness

Head pressure constantly and dizzyness on and off. I feel like im in a video game, I feel that my head is in a bubble and I need to pop it to see and think and feel clearly


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Hi, my name is JohnChatzis. I'm here because I can listen to anything that happened to you. I have helped people in the past because I had a dark past with dark thoughts that almost made me end my life. I still have thoughts to share though. I am not a specialist. I have still things inside me that bother me and I feel lonely. I can help you help me and you can help me help you. Love

#MightyTogether #DerealizationDisorder #DepersonalizationDisorder #Depression #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder #PanicDisorder #Suicide #Seizures #PTSD #Depersonalization #Derealization #Meaning #meaningoflife #exist #existentialism


Don’t really know who I am #Depression #Anxiety #Depersonalization #Derealization

Disclaimer: I am not asking for any medical or professional advice.

This is something I have been struggling with for most of my life and I thought this was a good place to learn something at least. I have never been able to truly tell anyone about “myself”. Whenever someone asks me I always draw a blank. Same goes for if someone asks me what my favorite color, food, hobby etc.. is I almost envision this white blank wall in my mind and it’s disheartening because it’s hard for me to answer basic questions about myself. This is also present in other places in my life such as my career and it has made some big impacts. It also affects how I view my habits, how I function and the fact that I always have to rely on how other people see me.

To clarify, I have been diagnosed MDD, GAD and ADHD. I’m hoping to take this to a therapist/professional at some point but I am unable to do so due to financial strains.

Any input would really help ❤️