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PostPosted: Tue 28 Apr, 2009  Reply with quote

raziel wrote:
Not to alarm you but I think what you're experiencing is called "derealization".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derealization

It can be triggered by a drug experience and last with the person long afterwards, sometimes requiring medication or therapy if it gets too difficult to live with.

I hope that helps.


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PostPosted: Tue 28 Apr, 2009  Reply with quote

It might also be Depersonalisation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depersonalization

I dunno, I feel like most other people can just "be", i however feel like I have to put effort into being someone.. kinda

It's hard to explain, but every little thing, is gonna be alright smile


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PostPosted: Tue 28 Apr, 2009  Reply with quote

umm i have never had a drug experience. and.
i its not depression i can live with it. just feels like there is something else. like an afterlife, heaven, or we are all just living in a matrix. idk
but i dont need therapy and its not that bad. like he said. only thinks (or feels) it when he is actually thinking about it.


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PostPosted: Wed 29 Apr, 2009  Reply with quote

I've felt like life is sometimes a dream..
(I am completely drug-free by the way)
I think it might be just how fast time is passing. I just can't believe it!
I can remember last year like...like it's still happening.
So sometimes I feel like I'm dreaming the future, I guess.

And another thing,
One time, when I was sick, I had this very surreal experience where I was watching TV and I felt completely detached from everything. I felt like... I don't know just... Weird!


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PostPosted: Fri 01 May, 2009  Reply with quote

Reality alot of the time seems like a dream to me, but i think that's my own doing lachgroen

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PostPosted: Tue 05 May, 2009  Reply with quote

I guess one could live with it. The thing is my meditation teacher actually said that this could have been something that was caused using hash, and that it suddenly came up on the surface when i meditated for the first time. The feeling IS there the whole time, but i am able to forget it though... But its really annoying and i want my normal perception back. So I've searched around on the internet and found out that if I'm "derealized" then a new thing called "cognitive therapy" might help. My mom's friend know how to do this, so I'm gonna try it out.

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PostPosted: Tue 05 May, 2009  Reply with quote

Cognitive therapy? Hmm, this actually looks quite useful, maybe this is my one way ticket out of the mess that is my mind (or should I say cleaning up the mess that is my mind)

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PostPosted: Tue 05 May, 2009  Reply with quote

Arandur wrote:
Cognitive therapy? Hmm, this actually looks quite useful, maybe this is my one way ticket out of the mess that is my mind (or should I say cleaning up the mess that is my mind)


That, and meditation wink5 Even though i feel distaned from RL, I've gotten much less messy :D I'm doing meditation as thought my the organization Acem, which has a very modern interpretation that settles around the psychological aspects of the meditation. Check it out!


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PostPosted: Thu 07 May, 2009  Reply with quote

I pretty much do the equivalent of meditation in the form of constantly daydreaming and trying to sort out my life, and also cycling on my own to this forest which I consider my haven tounge2 though I don't think it's actually open to the public since the gate has a padlock on it, but I never abuse it, and I've lived within the illusion of constraints and limitations for FAR too long in my life

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PostPosted: Thu 07 May, 2009  Reply with quote

I don't know if this is the same thing, but every once in a while I'll get the feeling like my life is some sort of cartoon that I'm watching. Like I'm not me, I'm just watching me on TV and everything around me is fake.
Does it feel kinda like that?



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PostPosted: Thu 07 May, 2009  Reply with quote

What is real?

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PostPosted: Thu 07 May, 2009  Reply with quote

Danke Bitte wrote:
I don't know if this is the same thing, but every once in a while I'll get the feeling like my life is some sort of cartoon that I'm watching. Like I'm not me, I'm just watching me on TV and everything around me is fake.
Does it feel kinda like that?


Yeah! Its just like that!


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PostPosted: Thu 07 May, 2009  Reply with quote

Arandur wrote:
I pretty much do the equivalent of meditation in the form of constantly daydreaming and trying to sort out my life, and also cycling on my own to this forest which I consider my haven tounge2 though I don't think it's actually open to the public since the gate has a padlock on it, but I never abuse it, and I've lived within the illusion of constraints and limitations for FAR too long in my life


Well I too daydream alot. I dunno, even you sit down to meditate, the activity which youre doing (repeating a sound in your mind) makes it kind of different than just daydreaming. There's a whole psychology-science behind it.

But yeah I know what you mean about constraints... Lately Ive been trying to break all of them just to see what happens :D Try to live as much as possible!


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PostPosted: Thu 04 Jun, 2009  Reply with quote

raziel wrote:
Not to alarm you but I think what you're experiencing is called "derealization".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derealization

It can be triggered by a drug experience and last with the person long afterwards, sometimes requiring medication or therapy if it gets too difficult to live with.

I hope that helps.


Yeah, I definitely had that experience the first time I smoked weed.

But aside from that, I also have the whole detachment feeling occasionally as well. I personally think it's from playing video games so much when I was a little kid, but I haven't ever read a whole lot about it. It usually happens at night for me, though.



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PostPosted: Wed 24 Jun, 2009  Reply with quote

I tried cognitive therapy (or field-of-thought-therapy which is kind of the same thing.) It didn't help that much, but I had a small sensation of "coming back" from the depersonalization. The thing about the therapy is to find places on the body which are restrained and "contain" the stress that causes the trauma. We found something in my chest and she noticed I wasn't breathing much. When we tried to relieve the stress, by talking about the emotion and worries connected with the place on the chest, I felt a certain sorrow, almost felt like I was going to cry. Maybe I need to see the therapist more to relieve the stress momentum....?

But then something happened, a few days ago. I was talking to my GF about the same issue and worry that me and my therapist found, and this time i genuinely let the sorrow out and cried a bit... After she went home, I sat and read a bit in a book, and then all of a sudden something just snapped and I suddenly could listen to the ambience around me genuinely, without it sounding far away and distant and unreal. I still look at the world around me and it feels not real, and sometimes the sounds are also unreal, but if I focus abit, the hearing comes back again. It feels so fresh and big and real. Maybe I need to outspeak whatever that sits in the chest...?

What do you guys think?


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