- May 19, 2019
I experienced derealisation as a teenager several times but it became very rare for many years. But from about age 70 (now 79) it became more frequent, and I can always identify a sensory stimulus which brings it on, most commonly noise such as in a crowded place, and my immediate instinct is to rush away until it wears off (usually after a few minutes). I started on Lamotrigine (low dose) having seen a doctor, which seems to have helped but whenever I’m out, particularly if I have to be in a particular place with no easy escape route, I’m always on edge and unable to concentrate properly on what’s going on. I’m terrified of having to be at or near the front at any large gathering such as a wedding or funeral, and I hate long journeys. I’ve had some CBT which I think has helped a bit. Any suggestions?