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#1 Jaysavo

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 03:22 AM

Hey guys, I’ve had DR/DP 24/7 for 13 years. I’m wondering if anyone has recovered after such a long time?

#2 REB

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 05:48 AM

It has happened before.

I've been chronically DPed for 16 years. I've accepted it, personally.



#3 Jaysavo

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 07:22 PM

Is yours severe? Mine definitely takes away me ability to lead a fulfilling life, and is sometimes debilitating. I accepted it for about 5-6 years but recently realized I can’t anymore. I need to know what it’s like to have an occasional break from it. I’m realistic that a total absence of symptoms is probably impossible. But the occasional break after having it 24/7 for 13 years would be beyond amazing. I wish there were more success stories after such a long time

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 10:00 PM

My DP was a function of a rare epileptic syndrome. My initial seizures at age 17 featured a post ictal psychosis that segued into

the affective disorders of major depression.  I had an episode of major depression about every 8 years over 40 years.

In between episodes, I suffered focal seizures, and frequent ocular migraines.  I didn't understand any of it until I found

 a case history in a British Neurological journal that matched my own. I had ECT 6 years ago and it resolved all of my 

symptoms except for the occasional mild ocular migraine.  My EEGs are abnormal, showing the pathology in my 

dominant temporal lobe.  I no longer have focals.  I don't think I will ever have another major.  My DP is gone after

40 years.






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