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I was prescribed Adderall IR 10 mg about a week and a half ago.. It caused major depression & panic so I stopped it. The last day I took it I had the worst panic attack of my life where I literally felt like I was going to die. It passed after 2 hours, and the next morning when i woke up I felt like I was in a dream. I feel completely disconnected with my body & my emotions. Now I'm going on day 6 of this. It's there 24/7. I have children I need to take care of but I feel paralyzed in this dream like state. What do I do?! I already went to te ER and got different blood tests and everything is normal.
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replied February 12th, 2012
Are you still experiencing the anxiety/depression? This is a fairly common symptom for anxiety sufferers- it's called 'derealisation'.

In my personal experience, I find the best way to alleviate it is to just go about daily life as normal and get back into a routine. It's hard to concentrate on anything else other than the strange 'unreal' feeling, but be assured that it will go away.
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replied June 5th, 2012
hey it will go away? about how long will it take. im 14 and im like this. is this normal for me? please im really scared
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replied July 5th, 2012
i just turned 16 and i also feel like this, have for over a year now. I'm also really scared i went to my doctor and she didnt care. I feel trapped help someone please
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replied February 13th, 2012
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Oh i have the same problem. but it happened to me certain time like when i am doing traveling and suddenly i got feeling of that every thing passing around my car is dream. I don't know that is it depression or which level of this is?
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replied February 13th, 2012
It's not caused just by depression- tiredness, unfamiliar surroundings and drugs/alcohol as well.
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replied February 29th, 2012
It's still going on pretty strong. There have been a few days where it let up, but that's it.
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replied July 5th, 2012
does anyone have any success stories regarding this? its a very scary thought to think the rest of my life will be like this. i cant do or enjoy anything becuase nothing feels real. some days i have a bit of relief but i know when i wake up the next day my world will crumble again. i put on a happy face in front of family and friend when inside im dying from despair.
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replied October 14th, 2012
I have the same feeling, it's strange to me that this hasn't been openly discussed more, or that I haven't heard about it in a professional/ scientific way ever. This feeling has dictated my life for nearly 3 years now.

I analyze like CRAZY- my theory has always had to do with overly analytic thinking.
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replied November 24th, 2012
Derealisation caused by Anxiety. It'll pass. Don't worry.
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