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Hello PC friends,

recently I experienced something traumatic. I am not comfortable sharing the details publicly. This experience involved a great deal of loss, fear, violation of privacy, and stress. For a while, I felt numb or entirely empty. Now I have this odd feeling that I am not living within my body. I realize how strange that sounds. It is not easy to convey. Best I can explain is that my mind or spirit or soul (whatever you call that which propels us from one day or moment to the next) has left my body. It's there somewhere. Watching what happens from a short distance. It's bizarre and disconcerting...more than that...the feeling frightens me...like my own Self has walked away from me. What's my point? If you have an e-hug or a supportive thought to share, I would welcome that. I feel scared and very much alone. I reached out to two non-PC friends who really let me down in this crisis. My family is far, far away.

Thank you for reading. I send all of you peace and positive energy.

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Couldnít it be what itís called despersonalization disorder? Have you got any posibility to visit a doctor soon or call emergency?
From what I have just read, it could be a phase that is gonna pass, it doesnít have to be frequent and be a disorder but only a symptom. I guess it must be a madness.
How are you feeling now?
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I'm so sorry, HopefullyLost1211 I know it's hard. Please don't give up. Remember that you're not alone. You have us. We're here to support you if you need it. You're a wonderful person and you have helped so many people here at PC, it's time we help you. I know you're strong. Try to hang on. Things will get better. You won't stay like this forever. Try to hang on to that thought. I think you're handling all of this pretty well, even though you're struggling. I agree with AzulOscuro. If things get worse, talk to a doctor about this and see how it goes from there. You deserve to get help. I'm so sorry you don't have a support system IRL. But we're here for you. Feel free to vent here as much as you want. You know we won't judge you. Stay strong, HopefullyLost1211. I know you'll get through this. You're a wonderful person. We all love you here. We care about you. Is there anything we can do to help you? Please let us know. Remember that I'm here for you as well if you need it. Feel free to PM me anytime. Let me know if I can do something to help you. Wish you good luck! Let us know how it goes. Sending many hugs to you
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Iím sorry HopefullyLost1211 Weíre here to support you, thank you for sharing Iím very sorry your non pc friends let you down in this crisis . Please feel free to PM me also if I can be of any support. Iím sending much positive energy and warm thoughts. Many hugs
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Iím so sorry you had a traumatic experience. Do you think the stress and anxiety from the trauma could be causing your current condition? You arenít alone. You have us here on PC to comfort and support you as you work through this. Sending many hugs and supportive vibes.
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Couldnít it be what itís called despersonalization disorder? Have you got any posibility to visit a doctor soon or call emergency?
From what I have just read, it could be a phase that is gonna pass, it doesnít have to be frequent and be a disorder but only a symptom. I guess it must be a madness.
How are you feeling now?
A little better this morning thank you. The feeling I described has been intermittent lately. I am trying not to freak out about it...assuming it's some sort of shock response...but well...it's quite an ugly or alien way to feel. For me anyway. Thank you for thinking of me and for taking the time to write. Much appreciated!
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Iím sorry HopefullyLost1211 Weíre here to support you, thank you for sharing Iím very sorry your non pc friends let you down in this crisis . Please feel free to PM me also if I can be of any support. Iím sending much positive energy and warm thoughts. Many hugs
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I'm so sorry, HopefullyLost1211 I know it's hard. Please don't give up. Remember that you're not alone. You have us. We're here to support you if you need it. You're a wonderful person and you have helped so many people here at PC, it's time we help you. I know you're strong. Try to hang on. Things will get better. You won't stay like this forever. Try to hang on to that thought. I think you're handling all of this pretty well, even though you're struggling. I agree with AzulOscuro. If things get worse, talk to a doctor about this and see how it goes from there. You deserve to get help. I'm so sorry you don't have a support system IRL. But we're here for you. Feel free to vent here as much as you want. You know we won't judge you. Stay strong, HopefullyLost1211. I know you'll get through this. You're a wonderful person. We all love you here. We care about you. Is there anything we can do to help you? Please let us know. Remember that I'm here for you as well if you need it. Feel free to PM me anytime. Let me know if I can do something to help you. Wish you good luck! Let us know how it goes. Sending many hugs to you
Thank you very much. As always, you are wonderfully kind, MickeyCheeky
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So very sorry youíve had this horrific experience, Hopefully. It does sound to me like a reaction to the trauma, especially if the trauma involved your physical body. Also sounds as if the shock response may be starting to give way.

Are you able to function? Feel your body? Pour a glass of water, that kind of thing?
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