SocialPhobiaWorld.com  
     

Home Today's Posts Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
 
Go Back   SocialPhobiaWorld.com > Social Anxiety Disorder Forums > Social Anxiety Forum
 
Search this Thread
Old 03-28-2006
Heartbeat's Avatar
Newbie User
 

Quote:
It almost feels like im not there its weird
Quote:
I can totally relate to the feeling of not being there
I just pulled these quotes out of the thread on going out. Who else experiences this one?

It can happen to me anywhere, and it seems to be a state of mind or mood I can't control. Some days I just wake up like that. It's weird because you might have been perfectly OK the day before and then you become this disconnected stranger. I remember noticing it as a teenager. I'd think I was beginning to understand myself then the next day I'd wake up as someone else I couldn't recognise. Like a different mind in the same body.

It's really difficult when it happens at work or when you're in that state and meet someone you know. Does anyone have any tips for controlling it?
Heartbeat is offline  
Old 03-30-2006
ShiJai's Avatar
Newbie User
 

It's called disassociation, brought on by anxiety and depression.
The only tip I know of is to talk to a shrink... Sorry.

ShiJai.
ShiJai is offline  
Old 03-30-2006
LibertadIlusoria's Avatar
Intermediate User
 

That happens to me a lot, especially at school.
LibertadIlusoria is offline  
Old 03-30-2006
r0ck0ut04's Avatar
Intermediate User
 

I have it right now ive gotten it on and off for the last few years. The only thing I know that works for its is keeping busy and time, eventually it goes away or you dont notice it anymore. The more you think about it the worse it is.
r0ck0ut04 is offline  
Old 03-30-2006
Heartbeat's Avatar
Newbie User
 

Thanks for the replies everyone. Strange it can happen when I don't even feel depressed and anxious particularly, but maybe that just means depression and anxiety is such a part of life I'm no longer conscious of it.
Heartbeat is offline  
Old 03-30-2006
Heartbeat's Avatar
Newbie User
 

Thanks for the replies everyone. Strange it can happen when I don't even feel depressed and anxious particularly, but maybe that just means depression and anxiety is such a part of life I'm no longer conscious of it.
Heartbeat is offline  
Old 03-30-2006
Reholla's Avatar
Advanced User
 

Yeah I experience these feelings. And like you said, its weird b/c youd be fine the day before, and just wake up completely different. But you definitely have your good days and bad days.

Even though these "not there" feelings seem random, its actually your bodies way of reacting to anxiety. I learned this in a psych. class, and like a post above mine said, its called disassociation. After your body's continously running on overdrive for hours on end (your nervous system is working double time, and this is why you get physical symptoms; i.e., sweating, rapid heartbeat, dry mouth, need to go to the bathroom). So after your anxiety causes your body to become so wired, its response and reaction to this is to kind of shut down. Thats why you get a "not there" vegetable state feeling. This is actually a good sign, and know that your body's almost done reacting to the anxiety.

Even tho i absolutely hate this feeling, possibly worse than the anxiety itself, it helps to know theres a purpose and its doing some good!
Reholla is offline  
Post Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads to The feeling of not being there
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
anyone else get this feeling? that_shy_guy Shyness Forum 22 02-01-2013 04:31 PM
Feeling down Angel_Of_Death Social Anxiety Forum 7 01-26-2013 07:50 PM
Feeling a bit low sum101 Social Anxiety Forum 10 08-09-2012 05:05 PM
Pee feeling? Meow Social Anxiety Forum 56 09-10-2011 09:51 AM
Feeling Alone Tab Social Anxiety Forum 4 06-07-2011 02:25 PM



Mobile Version
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2
All times are GMT. The time now is 03:15 PM.