It’s possible that you are experiencing side effects from your medication. The dosage may need adjusted. It’s common to need medication adjustments.
If it’s not the medicine, then you might be describing disassociation or symptoms of depersonalization/derealization disorder. Individuals with that disorder often feel detached from their surroundings or their bodies. They often describe feeling as though they are in a dream or that they are observing their life rather than living their life. They feel a certain level of detachment from their bodies and their surroundings. It’s unclear what causes these symptoms but they are common among people with trauma histories. Drug use is also associated with depersonalization and derealization.
I would encourage you to discuss your symptoms with your therapist and your prescribing physician. A medication adjustment or additional medication might relieve the symptoms. Continued psychotherapy can also help. A trauma-focused therapist can treat symptoms of disassociation, if that’s what the problem is. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle