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Bluehamster tells us: "This morning I found myself filling my mug not a teabag, but with Shreddies." Tell us of the times when you've convinced yourself that you're losing your marbles.

(, Thu 21 Jul 2011, 12:59)
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i experience this intense sense of deja vu sometimes.
what's more intense is the sensation I randomly get sometimes when nothing feels real.

Its like I see what I see normally, all my senses in fact are working, but it doesnt seem real. My brain seems to think I am just experiencing a memory, and my real body is far away, maybe dead, or something. this can last a couple of seconds, or a full minute. If its a few seconds I just brush it off and carry on, but if it is a long one, it is really uncomfortable can can spark a small-scale panic attack.

I never black out or collapse though. Does this have a name?
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 11:59, 2 replies)
...it's just a glitch in the matrix.
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 16:35, closed)
tyrellsOwl - seriously though...
...it sounds like you are having episodes of a 'dissociative state'. (Try 'Dissociation' on Wikipedia.)
It's also really common for people to experience this when given Ketamine - by which I mean patients who have I have given it for severe fractures when morphine doesn't do the trick, as opposed to people taking it for shits and giggles. (Although I guess it might be similar for them too, I've never tried it myself.)
I experienced dissociative states as a kid although I only figured out what they were - and was able to put a name to them - as an adult.
(, Tue 26 Jul 2011, 18:27, closed)

Thanks, I will read up on this when I get home from work.

I have never tried Ketamine, nor any other strong opiate, so I have no idea why I would be experiencing them..
(, Wed 27 Jul 2011, 13:09, closed)


These seem to fairly closely describe my symptoms.
"Depersonalization disorder is often comorbid with anxiety disorders, panic disorders, clinical depression and bipolar disorder."

I do have an (albeit undiagnosed) anxiety disorder. I often go around feeling anxious and worried (sometimes for a reason, other times not) and am prone to panic attacks (Though they have gotten better).

I just skimmed these articles now on my lunch break but I will read more this evening.
(, Wed 27 Jul 2011, 13:15, closed)

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