I'm 30, from virginia, and like everyone else so far I've daydreamed my whole life, with both positive and negative impacts. I went to treatment for anxiety and depression ten years ago and struggled to describe my coping mechanisms, no one there had this vocabulary, after months I finally settled on fantasy addiction.
While I was in treatment I did a lot of deep work on the physical and emotional neglect I experienced as a child, that started my daydreaming initially. I never talked much about the music triggers, pacing, anxiety about being caught, injuring myself, talking to myself and making faces, and all the things I do that other people describe in the md sites, so when I found some md blogs on tumblr about a year ago it was both enlightening and very uncomfortable.
I'm much healthier emotionally than I used to be, and my daydreaming doesn't take up my whole life anymore. But I recently broke up with my boyfriend, when he moved out I IMMEDIATELY started daydreaming strongly again on my days off this week, in the evenings, etc. I was physically sore at work today from pacing and dancing. :(
Hi and welcome! Sorry to hear it has been rough for you lately - that's how our DDng coping mechanism works :/ Feel free to speak about anything that worries (or cheers) you here - hope it will be helpful.