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I have a constant feeling of being hunted. I have a very hard time relaxing. It's like I have flight mode on all the time. I just feel like moving to another country. I just want to escape. I'm 3 months off Valium and even if I felt like this while I still was on it, I feel worse now. I mean. While using benzo I at least could get calm some time. But now I have no natural way to calm down.

 

Any one that experience this constant feeling of being hunted? When will it go away?

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I used to wish I could go to a hospital so they could put me in a coma until I recovered, just longing for escape so I get what you mean about moving, the trouble is, we take ourselves with us. 

 

All of this stuff goes away when we recover, I know it's difficult to believe this because of the unending fear we feel but it does.  I couldn't calm down either, couldn't relax so I just kept going, working full time, doing house projects, walking anything to distract myself from the symptoms.

 

Have you read this post?  What is happening in your brain

 

 

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I have a constant feeling of being hunted. I have a very hard time relaxing. It's like I have flight mode on all the time. I just feel like moving to another country. I just want to escape. I'm 3 months off Valium and even if I felt like this while I still was on it, I feel worse now. I mean. While using benzo I at least could get calm some time. But now I have no natural way to calm down.

 

Any one that experience this constant feeling of being hunted? When will it go away?

 

 

Don't feel hunted just feel I never have any peace of mind and brain constantly on high alert. Almost if I have brief moment of calm it's searching for something else to obsess over. I've also wished I could

be put into a coma and wake up normal! I felt awful on AD anyway, must be worse if you got some relief on the Valium.

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To piggyback on what Pamster wrote you-  it helps to remind yourself that in withdrawal the fear center of your brain is trying to re-establish equilibrium - As it tries to recalibrate it fires of fear signals all over the place - this is why we feel gripped in the gut by fear - but instead of being based in reality it's a phenomenon created by your brain.  The very best way of coping seems to be, as Pamster said, distracting yourself with activities - to shift your attention away from the uneasy feelings.

 

The fear will lift as you heal and as you develop tools for soothing yourself.

 

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that’s a horrible feeling. i found exercise made it go away for me. especially jogging.” if i’m being hunted, they won’t catch me!!” that’s how i got through it.

 

best wishes we will heal!!!  :)

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I wanna escape from my body and mind I feel trapped. And I cant run away. Fight and flight yes. Its amygdala the fear center which is in severe stress, and danger say the brain..run...fight or play dead. I think my dissociative loose time, stare into nothing, just loose connection with me and things, ppl around me is a play dead thing...freeze mode I used to wanna run out from home or in a car get that flight feeling. Its better but still there...
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