I have ocd and severe anxiety and my last "panic attack" brought about the some feelings of derealization. that scared me. I dont really HAVE those feelings now, i dont think, but I think that I am obsessing about the feelings...or something like that. Are OCD and Anxiety disorders related in some way? I feel like one thing here is feeding off the other. My doctor upped my prescription of anafranil from 200mg a day to 250mg a day. i was on 1 mg of klonopin a day. I was switched to Ativan 2mg 3 times a day. I can sleep now, but stil obsess about those derealization feelings. How long should I give the upped dosage to start making a difference? Im hoping the Dr will chime in on this one. I really feel I would do better on Celexa, but the Drs call was to up my anafranil. any thought?
It sounds to me like you are transferring your anxiety to the medications and dosages. One problem is definitely feeding off the other. Are you in psychotherapy? The meds will hopefully take the edge off things but you really need to be looking at causes and learning techniques,
what I am really obsessing on, is the feelings of derealization. people feeling unreal, and my brain trying to figure out what makes us real. things like that. is derealization a symptom of anxiety or ocd? or am I really going insane. what questions can I ask my therapist to know that they are the right one to help me. Ive only seen him once so far.
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