Depersonalization is a form of anxiety that makes you feel:
- foggy headed
- like a robot
And I had all of these for around two years. It took me ages to realize what I actually had. I thought I had a headache. I thought I needed glasses. I thought I was tired. But then I realized that some stress I had gone through had taken my low level social anxiety to sky high levels. It was really a defense mechanism of my brain. “I’ll protect you from stress! Let me disconnect you. You’re welcome!” Well, for someone who has meditated for years, practiced yoga and actually hug trees in fits of total present awareness, this was H O R R I B L E. I was not myself at all. I still have it to this day, but it’s much milder and I’ve learned a few things that really helped and I can use them now to keep it at bay. So here’s what I did to manage my depersonalization anxiety:
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I went Keto (For a while)
I Supported my Gut
Loads of happy brain chemicals are actually produced in the gut. There’s also a ton of significant research out there about the importance of a strong, resilient, diverse colony of healthy gut microbes colonizing our colon. So I upped my microflora and gut support supplements! I favoured Bioglan as my main gut support and I still take it to this day because I feel it makes a huge difference to me. No bloating, no gas, no distended tummy.
I Took MUshrooms!
The mushrooms I am talking about are super duper brain supporting ones. Lion’s mane, chaga and cordyceps are pretty awesome. I listened to The Mushroom Guy – Paul Stamets, talking to Joe Rogan on his podcast and although it is massively in-depth, his experiences of brain cells reconnecting was amazing to me. After feeling so disconnected, anything that could support my brain in reconnecting what felt like broken tendrils floating about in space would be so helpful. I did find they helped and I love them to this day.