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Can we all agree that DR is worse than DP?


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Poll: Can we all agree that DR is worse than DP? (343 member(s) have cast votes)

DP or DR?

  1. Voted DR is worse (202 votes [58.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 58.89%

  2. Voted DP is worse (141 votes [41.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.11%

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#97 Where

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 01:38 PM

DR is much better in the sense that it is more easily treatable/curable. DP has better symptoms, but it's always there and there aren't any good ways to get rid of it


DP category symptoms are very transient for me, but DR has been persistent for years, and it's an even bigger source of discomfort for me because sometimes it seems like I could be in a dream or something.

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 01:42 PM

DP category symptoms are very transient for me, but DR has been persistent for years, and it's an even bigger source of discomfort for me because sometimes it seems like I could be in a dream or something.

Reality appears to be fake or something... disorganised, uncanny, incomprehensible.



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Posted 07 February 2020 - 01:55 PM

Reality appears to be fake or something... disorganised, uncanny, incomprehensible.


"Dreamlike" isn't really the most accurate word for me. It's more like my consciousness has been reduced, like I have a brain disease or a permanent hangover. I'm actually not totally convinced I don't have a brain disease.

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 02:24 PM

"Dreamlike" isn't really the most accurate word for me. It's more like my consciousness has been reduced, like I have a brain disease or a permanent hangover. I'm actually not totally convinced I don't have a brain disease.

Nah I feel ya. I apologise for refraining to this word but this condition definitely makes me feel retarded at times. 



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Posted 07 February 2020 - 02:29 PM

"Dreamlike" isn't really the most accurate word for me. It's more like my consciousness has been reduced, like I have a brain disease or a permanent hangover. I'm actually not totally convinced I don't have a brain disease.

This describes my situation pretty well. It's like I'm permanently drunk/hungover, and this causes my surroundings to feel fuzzy. Lights often also feel way brighter than they should. 



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Posted 07 February 2020 - 04:05 PM

This describes my situation pretty well. It's like I'm permanently drunk/hungover, and this causes my surroundings to feel fuzzy. Lights often also feel way brighter than they should.

Yes, that happened to me at the height of it, and also when I ran out of lamotrigine.

Nah I feel ya. I apologise for refraining to this word but this condition definitely makes me feel retarded at times.

Lots of people feel like they dropped a whole IQ deviation, though I suspect that's just their subjective feeling combined with their reduced functioning.

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 04:07 PM

lamotrigine.

did it do anything for you?



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Posted 07 February 2020 - 04:12 PM

did it do anything for you?


I can't determine. I suspect lamotrigine might work better for DP category symptoms rather than DR. I'm starting to think my DR is from something separate, like depression or sleep interruptions.

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 04:14 PM

I can't determine. I suspect lamotrigine might work better for DP category symptoms rather than DR. I'm starting to think my DR is from something separate, like depression or sleep interruptions.

why do you think it is separate?



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Posted 07 February 2020 - 04:37 PM

why do you think it is separate?

Maybe not totally separate. I'm just thinking it's conceivable that anxiety could give someone DP symptoms whereas depression could be giving them DR symptoms. But this is all speculation from a place of knowing nothing about the real origins of DP. Research suggests DP and DR are the same syndrome, so I'll go with that. Most people experience both, even if one is infrequent.




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