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Linn

Member Since 31 Jan 2017
Offline Last Active Jul 31 2020 01:06 PM
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In Topic: DP-episodes after intense brain work?

29 July 2020 - 01:45 PM

I'm not so bothered by my dissociations any more, I've learnt to accept them and know I seem normal. I've asked people and they can't tell on me, I just feel like a shell but I trust my body to deal with the situation, or rather to get me out of the situation, so I can rest and get myself together. I don't experience any restlessness, just foreign to myself, my life, like a dream, sometimes out-of-body experiences. I have no trouble doing everyday stuff, but I don't work, so I probably wouldn't be able to manage that while in dissociation considering I can't even without DP/DR.  The best way to deal for me is to just accept it and wait for it to go away. I take it as a signal from my brain: ALARM RAISED! Acute need of REST! And I'll get out of the situation and lay down on my bed in quietness until I'm more in normal consciousness again. But once it lasted a week, so it's not always just a 1h-thing. 


In Topic: Solipsism and Coronavirus

28 July 2020 - 12:50 PM

I agree with the person above me. It sounds like you're having a psychotic break and you need help to come back down up from it. Medication is recommended when in active psychosis, antipsychotics have helped me a lot in the past. You don't have to take them for ever, just to get out of your psychotic episode. Talk to someone you know about these thoughts and accept the help they will offer you.

Lastly, try to get as much sleep and rest as possible. Psychosis is very often triggered by lack of sleep.

Take care of yourself.


In Topic: DP-episodes after intense brain work?

28 July 2020 - 12:40 PM

Today I had a DP-episode again! It's not completely gone, but I'm almost back to normal. Half-dissociated. I did more things today, so I guess that brought it on. I thought I was feeling so much better, but I guess I need more rest than I think. Tomorrow I'll rest the entire day. 


In Topic: DP-episodes after intense brain work?

27 July 2020 - 01:44 PM

Thank you so much for your answer! Even though I don't have any trauma I've had a rough life with severe mental illness since I was a child. I've been much in psychiatric hospitals and not always had the best treatment. Maybe if you've been through some things before, stress can trigger dp/dr experience. 

I'm glad the medication worked for you, mine got worse on some meds, especially an SSRI. Now I've increased my best medicine (an antipsychotic) and feel quite far from dr/dr. I do rest a lot now.


In Topic: A small survey to lamotrigin (lamictal): Did it helps you or worsened your numbing ?

22 July 2020 - 03:03 PM

I had cognitive side effects from Lamotrigine. It took a while, but after a year or so it came. It affected my language and spelling (Yes, actually!), brain fog and organization. When I lowered my dose it was better, but not good. Now I don't take it and my mind is a lot clearer. I didn't take Lamotrigine for depersonalization but for my bipolar disorder, but the side effects are the same as I've heard many say they get foggy, especially on high doses.