I know we all appreciate the site for what it is and what it's done for us, but please guys. PLEASE. This place can turn into a trap. You are attached to the comfort it brings, but it's also causing you to focus on your DP/DR way more than you have to or should. This becomes a cycle and is very hard to break when you get locked into it. I needed to wean myself off of here like a heroin addict years ago. Now whenever I come back I start to hyperfocus again and can feel my symptoms popping back in despite not really suffering from them in day to day life. Seriously consider limiting the time you spend here. Don't let it become too much of a safety net. Put focus on bettering yourself and figuring out medications or therapys that can beneficial.
This is good advice. I'm just starting out on my DPDR recovery and worried I will use this website as a crutch, which I probably will. The anxiety I feel is so great, I seek reassurance in anyway possible. And this seems to be the best way, as this community is focused on this very issue.
I'm not sure how to balance coming here to learn/get support, and soothing, but also not becoming addicted to it. It seems like it will unfold how it needs to unfold, but perhaps that's just my religious background coming into play.
Do you have any advice for someone in my situation on top of what you've already posted? Something along the lines of how to find a balance between coming on here for soothing, which is why it becomes addictive, vs. how to learn to cope with DPDR?