Depersonalization: Exhaustion and Muscle Pain

Depersonalization: Exhaustion and Muscle Pain


Let’s take a look at two of the symptoms that you don’t hear about too often
when it comes to Depersonalization: Exhaustion and Muscle Pain.

It seems like it should be an obvious effect, but often, DP sufferers tend to get so caught up in the frightening intensity of the condition itself that they don’t take notice of the physical and mental toll that it takes and how that can worsen the condition.

When I first developed Depersonalization, I was completely overwhelmed by it (as everyone is). It felt as if I'd been totally blindsided and subdued by this strange condition. It was only during my recovery that I realised the extent to which my own mental gymnastics had been a core part of the condition. The constant monitoring, evaluating, worrying…

  • Am I feeling better today?

  • Am I making it worse by asking that question?

  • Will I ever recover completely?

  • Can I think my way out of this?

  • Why has this happened to me???

        ...etc etc. It was never-ending!

Depersonalization: Exhaustion and Muscle Pain

You tend to get so caught up in these questions and self-monitoring that you forget completely that
this is an abnormal, anxious behaviour...

...and that your brain was not designed to work like this -- at least, not 24/7!

As a result, it gets exhausted.

That quickly makes it more susceptible and less able to deal with anxiety
properly -- creating fatigue and making the depersonalization even worse.


When DP sufferers talk about having issues with memory and concentration, they tend to jump to terrible conclusions about it.
But the truth is that temporary issues with memory and concentration are among the very first symptoms of mental stress and exhaustion. Sure, it seems scary but what’s happening is a perfectly normal process and all of it
will dissipate as you recover from anxiety and depersonalization.


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Another very common symptom with sufferers of anxiety and depersonalization is muscle pain and tension.

Again, I experienced this myself. About two or three weeks after developing DP, I began to feel a constant pain in my upper back and neck. I promptly panicked, thinking that I must have some sort of muscular disease that was somehow linked to the DP.

But of course, it was nothing of the sort.

Muscle tension is one of the most common symptoms of anxiety and stress and, looking at the situation independently, it was no surprise at all that I was experiencing neck and back pain. But in the midst of anxiety and depersonalization, and without that proper medical perspective, it was and can be a very frightening experience.


 Exhaustion and muscle pain are just two of a huge variety of symptoms that depersonalization can cause. They can be frightening at the time -- but the important thing to remember is that they are all perfectly natural reactions to anxiety. And most importantly, they will all dissipate and stop completely as you recover.


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