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#1 Badger

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 03:38 PM

I've had this disorder 24/7 for several months, while most have it in episodes.

#2 Sgoodman91

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 10:24 PM

Going on 2 years 24/7.

#3 RedSky

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 04:33 PM

I have had 24/7 DR for ten years now



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 05:53 PM

while most have it in episodes.

 

This is not true. Most people I've talked to in the DP Community, since 2009, the vast majority of them have been having it 24/7.

 

In fact, episodic DP is more rare, and actually what characterizes 'Depersonalization Disorder' is the quality of it being Chronic, as in 24/7.

 

I've had DP for almost 14 years now, every second of every day.



#5 eddy1886

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 09:57 PM

24 / 7 in the early years until meds saved my life...

 

It is now episodic only during times of extreme stress....Hence i avoid stress like the plague...In fact I have slowed my life down totally over the last number of years...The fast pace of modern living was just too much for me to cope with...



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 10:26 PM

I have depersonalization 24/7 and derealization in episodes. My derealization usually only acts up when I get paranoid or other form of anxiety start to become apparent. 



#7 FranticallyNumb

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 11:27 PM

Pretty much, yeh. Well that's not true. I'll have a row of days where the dp is there but very much in the background and I do feel more normal/happy-like, almost manic. And then randomly I'll get a troubling thought/memory about the beginning months of my dissociative experience or perhaps an overthinking of why my memories feel distant or my mannerisms/behavior and I'll tremble, body will go cold and hot, sharp head aches, feet going numb, and I'm in constant panic/paranoia for the next few days. Something unexpectedly will trigger me to fight the feeling/regain sanity, feel optimistic and then I'll feel happy and peppy again. Repeat. Every time it's this loss and then recovery of hope and identity, such exhaustion and fury. I'm sorry for all the detail and negativity here D= Not an uplifting answer...I've had dp for almost 9 years now.

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 10:42 PM

24 / 7 in the early years until meds saved my life...

 

It is now episodic only during times of extreme stress....Hence i avoid stress like the plague...In fact I have slowed my life down totally over the last number of years...The fast pace of modern living was just too much for me to cope with...

 

So you're feeling normal otherwise, thanks to the meds? Not numbed out or anything?



#9 Billy D.P.

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 11:45 PM

Is it safe to say drug induced is more likely to be 24-7? Sure seems like it...



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:22 AM

24 / 7 in the early years until meds saved my life...

 

It is now episodic only during times of extreme stress....Hence i avoid stress like the plague...In fact I have slowed my life down totally over the last number of years...The fast pace of modern living was just too much for me to cope with...

you feel symptom free most of the time?



#11 reactor

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:24 AM

I have had 24/7 DR for ten years now

awesome. very inspirational



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 01:10 AM

So you're feeling normal otherwise, thanks to the meds? Not numbed out or anything?

I still have alot of DP symptoms but the medicine takes the overwhelming power out of the symptoms and as a result i can function....I have never been totally DP free since i deveoped it but as a result of meds I can function....And from where i was that is huge for me....When i had DP in its chronic form I was literally left totally incapacitated squirming in my bed in absolute hell....Low dose anti psychotic took me out of that state and handed me a big chunk of my life back...

 

I wouldnt wish were I was on my worst enemy...I came so close to taking my own life several times..In fact at the time if euthanasia had been legal in this country I would have taken that option in an instant....Not today though...Today im normally a 6 out of 10 and that is fine by me....






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