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What is the best means for overcoming anxiety and derealization?

What is the best means for overcoming anxiety and derealization?

Psychotherapy: With medications if you need them to 'get over the hump' and into a treatment that, literally or not, slowly exposes you to the very thing that makes you anxious. Anxiety and derealization should be checked out medically first. One thing that can be helpful is to use sensation to 'anchor' you. If you pay attention to your senses (direct representatives of 'reality'), it's harder to dissociate. ...Read more

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Feeling Of Unreality (Definition)

Much as it sounds, but typically the experience is felt as very odd. There is an unusual sensation of being disconnected from one's body or essence. Often described by people as feeling like watching a movie of themselves as opposed to actually feeling ...Read more


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I have a feeling of unreality a lot, like life is dream like, what is causing this and how do I get back a feeling of reality? Meds and therapy failed

I have a feeling of unreality a lot, like life is dream like, what is causing this and how do I get back a feeling of reality? Meds and therapy failed

Anxiety?: As dr. Ali said, anxiety disorders such as panic d/o, socail anxiety d/o or ptsd are associated with "derealization &/or depersonalization" l, the person may experience a sense of detachment, out of touch with the surroundings and as if things/people are unreal and artificial. People may also experience out of body experiences for same reason... Seek help, treatment is available, good luck. ...Read more

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Any thoughts/advice on how to cure the feeling of unreality?

Any thoughts/advice on how to cure the feeling of unreality?

Depersonalization: You may have depersonalization symp. Exercise, stress management and improving the quality & satisfaction in relationship will impact these symptoms & your quality of life. Finding a licensed psychotherapist (psychologist, social worker, master's level counselor) to help you identify the triggers for these symptoms and strategies to address them directly will likely be critical. Reach out today! ...Read more

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Can you tell me about any thoughts on how to cure the feeling of unreality?

Can you tell me about any thoughts on how to cure the feeling of unreality?

Talk to someone: It sounds like you are having some intense feelings of unreality and potentially even depersonalization. You may benefit from talking to a therapist, psychologist or psychiatrist about your symptoms. You are not alone in this! Stay safe! ...Read more

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Having feeling of unreality and breathing problem?

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Having feeling of unreality and breathing problem?

Breathing problem: Assuming you don't have asthma or other lung problems, could be anxiety attack if other symptoms exist such as heart racing & sweating & bowel symptoms, etc. ...Read more

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I've had the feeling of unreality (depersonalisation)?

I've had the feeling of unreality (depersonalisation)?

Depersonalization: This has a wide range of severity. It can range from sporadic and fleeting experiences in youth -- which are quite common -- all the way to the severe and disabling pathological depersonalization disorder. It can accompany other conditions like generalized anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Emotional abuse in childhood may also predispose to both the nonclinical and pathological forms. ...Read more

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Lightheadedness, unbalanced, feeling of unreality. What could cause this?

Stress hormones: These are common symptoms of anxiety/panic due to the stress hormones/adrenaline of the fight or flight response. A psychologist trained in cbt can teach you emotional self-help skills to control this response. ...Read more

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I moved to a new country last year, and been suffering from stress with life and people around, for about 4 months I have the feeling of unreality?

Stress: It can be very stressful just to move, much less to go to a new country. I have had that experience. I am very concerned when you said you have a feeling of unreality for the past 4 months. This may be due to your stress or the symptom of some severe diseases. You need to get in to see a doctor right away. You need to be honest with the doctor and tell him/ her everything that is going on. ...Read more

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Feeling of unreality 24/7?

Feeling of unreality 24/7?

Seek Help: It is important that you seek help for this. I would recommend setting up an appointment with a mental health professional (either a psychiatrist, psychologist, or therapist) to start the process. You may end up getting benefit from both therapy and medication. I urge you to seek help, because these feelings are impacting your ability experience life in a full way. ...Read more

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Does feeling of unreality say with you long?

Does feeling of unreality say with you long?

Try CBT: It depends. Do not just wait for it to go away. Get some help. A psychologist trained in cbt can teach you how to better understand and control your emotional feelings. Cbt teaches you to think in a healthy way which can help you focus on reality and control the stress hormones like adrenaline that may cause that usually cause that feeling of unreality. ...Read more

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I've had the feeling of unreality non-stop for 2 years?

I've had the feeling of unreality non-stop for 2 years?

Seek Help: It is important that you seek help for this. I would recommend setting up an appointment with a mental health professional (either a psychiatrist, psychologist, or therapist) to start the process. You may end up getting benefit from both therapy and medication. I urge you to seek help, because these feelings are impacting your ability experience life in a full way. ...Read more

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I need help getting over this weird feeling of unreality?

I need help getting over this weird feeling of unreality?

Derealization: Derealization: an alteration in the perception or experience of the external world so that it seems strange or unreal.

From a psychodynamic perspective, derealization is a psychological defense mechanism that can protect one against a variety of negative feelings, conflicts, or experiences. There are medical/neurological causes of this phenomena as well, so--in either case--please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Please help me with getting over this feeling of unreality?

Please help me with getting over this feeling of unreality?

Need in-person care: With feelings of unreality, you need a psychiatric or psychological assessment so that the most effective help can be provided. There are many possible reasons for such feelings, ; they needskilled sorting out. I suggest seeing a mental health professional asap. If this is very acute and severe, be seen in an er! Sometimes drug ingestions can cause such symptoms, and this can be dangerous. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Feeling of unreality?

What is the definition or description of: Feeling of unreality?

Feeling of unreality: Much as it sounds, but typically the experience is felt as very odd. There is an unusual sensation of being disconnected from one's body or essence. Often described by people as feeling like watching a movie of themselves as opposed to actually feeling present in their bodies. ...Read more

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Does feeling of unreality stay with you as long as you have a anxiety disorder?

Does feeling of unreality stay with you as long as you have a anxiety disorder?

Not usually: Derealization is a symptom of high anxiety characterized by a feeling that one's surrounding is not right, unfamiliar or unreal. It can be very upsetting but it usually does not last too long but can vary. Can be other things. Need a good differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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Lightheaded, unbalanced, feeling of unreality. What could this be?

Lightheaded, unbalanced, feeling of unreality. What could this be?

Stress hormones: Frequently, these symptoms are caused by the stress hormones/adrenaline. A psychologist trained in cbt can teach you to control the fight or flight response by teaching you emotional self help skills. ...Read more

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When you have a panic attack, do you get feeling of unreality?

When you have a panic attack, do you get feeling of unreality?

Very Common: During a panic attack it is common to experience feelings of unreality or derealization due to physiological changes in our bodies caused by a sudden and unexpected release of adrenaline. Hyperventilation can cause changes in your bodies ph that leads to changes in sensory perceptions which the brain will interpret as unreal. Eventually the body will restore reality. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of anxiety that causes a feeling of unreality?

Get appropriate Rx..: You should find out why are you having such symptoms by seeing your doc for an eval. Once a diagnosis is made, treatments can be prescribed to you or that you may be referred to some other doc such as psychiatrist for further eval and treatment. Fortunately there are many treatment options these days, so consult your doc. In the meantime, practice some meditations which may help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid of feeling of unreality from anxiety?

Get treated: Feelings of unreality are often part of anxiety -- so you need to treat the anxiety problem. A comprehensive evaluation is needed first, though. A psychiatrist or psychologist could help get you started. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of feeling of unreality from extreme anxiety?

Control adrenaline: Yes, the feeling of unreality is typically just a side effect of all the stress hormones/adrenaline from the fight or flight response of extreme anxiety. Psychologists can teach you to control your anxiety with a structured cognitive behavioral therapy program. As you learn to control your anxiety, you will learn keep your body from going into that fight or flght mode and not release adrenaline. ...Read more

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Headache followed by left leg numbness, then left arm numbness. Confusion. Panic. Almost a feeling of unreality. Should I be worried about a TIA?

Headache followed by left leg numbness, then left arm numbness. Confusion. Panic. Almost a feeling of unreality. Should I be worried about a TIA?

Not really: Sounds like you may be suffering from a type of headache we call hemiplegic migraine. It would be very unlikely at your age to be having tias. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for dry, sandy feeling eyes? My eyes seem worse in the summer.

What is the best treatment for dry, sandy feeling eyes? My eyes seem worse in the summer.

Dry eye treatment: Your description sounds like dry eye. Initial treatment is frequent artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses a few times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What would be the best treatment for elevated prolactin and pituitary microadenoma? Except of cabergoline. I also have a history of elevated cortisol. I've been feeling tired and had mood swings all my life. I've been on dexamethasone, cabergoline and fem

What would be the best treatment for elevated prolactin and pituitary microadenoma? Except of cabergoline. I also have a history of elevated cortisol. I've been feeling tired and had mood swings all my life. I've been on dexamethasone, cabergoline and fem

Seek endocrinology: Managing pituitary adenoma and hyperpralactinemia is best managed by a specialist who has a chance to exam you, get a good history and order/interpret proper lab tests and imagining. It's unfortunately beyond the scope of this forum. Sorry. ...Read more

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What are the best foods to eat during radiation therapy? I have very little appetite since starting radiation therapy and even when I am hungry, most foods make me feel nauseated. Are there any foods I can eat without feeling sick?

What are the best foods to eat during radiation therapy? I have very little appetite since starting radiation therapy and even when I am hungry, most foods make me feel nauseated. Are there any foods I can eat without feeling sick?

Nausea and radiation: Radiation therapy is a local treatment with side effects related to the area treated. Nausea and loss of appetite are generalized symptoms. Nausea is uncommon with radiation except when the stomach is within the radiation field. Chemotherapuetic agents can cause nausea. Dehydration may also cause nausea. There are some guidelines regarding diet depending on site of radiation. Consult your rad onc. ...Read more

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What is the best means for overcoming anxiety and derealization?

Psychotherapy: With medications if you need them to 'get over the hump' and into a treatment that, literally or not, slowly exposes you to the very thing that makes you anxious. Anxiety and derealization should be checked out medically first. One thing that can be helpful is to use sensation to 'anchor' you. If you pay attention to your senses (direct representatives of 'reality'), it's harder to dissociate. ...Read more

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Besides ssri's and benzo's, what is the best preventative medicine for panic attacks/derealization?

Besides ssri's and benzo's, what is the best preventative medicine for panic attacks/derealization?

Derealization: In the setting of Panic attacks raises the possibility of focal seizures. First find out what occurs during these events (video EEG monitoring) If there is abnormal electrical activity seen consider a trial of anticonvulsants
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For headaches that come with derealization like feelings, which preventative medicine works best? And which migraine medicine is best for athletes?

For headaches that come with derealization like feelings, which preventative medicine works best? And which migraine medicine is best for athletes?

? OTC: Lots of excellent choices available, OTC, and I like butterbur, CoQ-10, riboflavin, but could also try feverfew, and magnesium. Maybe best direct approach to guidance in this area is via Concierge consult. ...Read more

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A month ago I woke up with derealization what is the best way to treat this? Currently taking clonazepam and celexa (citalopram). When will I "wake up"? HELP!!

Talk to someone: Depersonalization and derealization are often helped greatly by cognitive and psychodynamic therapies in conjunction with supportive medication. Your best bet is to find a psychologist and psychiatrist who you can partner with to help alleviate the worry you're experiencing from these symptoms. Hope that helps! ...Read more