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#604472 Am I suffering from DP/DR?

Posted by Speedy69 on 06 August 2019 - 11:55 AM

Absolutely 100 percent dp/dr. Without a doubt and most of the symptoms you listed are general anxiety symptoms. Dp is driven by anxiety but dp has its own symptoms and so does anxiety but they are all in the same if that makes sense. Fix your anxiety and dp will go. Sounds like you may have a touch of depression with it which is natural to have when your experiencing all of this.

#603384 Sleep Problems

Posted by Speedy69 on 08 July 2019 - 03:42 PM

I highly suggest to make time to exercise. Run for for 30 mins to an hr. Then relax in a bubble bath then go lay down with your herbal tea. You will be able to sleep trust me. It takes time but you will get better. I recovered twice. Main thing to remember it is your anxiety and yes not sleeping...being sleep deprived adds sooo much stress to the body and eventually anxiety sets in and for me dp/dr. The two times I fell into it sleep deprivation was a huge factor. So be sure to get enough sleep but don’t over sleep.

#603242 Question about existential thinking..does everyone experience it?

Posted by Speedy69 on 04 July 2019 - 02:40 PM

Yea it’s just one of those things that dp patches onto because dp makes us feel unreal like we don’t exist and instead of accepting it’s anxiety we fuel it with fear and our minds go straight to thinking. And it makes sense that we would get hung up on thoughts about existence because we feel like we don’t exist. It’s all anxiety. It’s just hard to accept that. If our minds were healthy and we were like we were before dp these thoughts wouldn’t matter to us. We would just dismiss them but dp makes you question everything. It’s like suddenly nothing makes sense like we just landed on this planet and have to relearn everything. It’s very hard but I recovered twice before so I know it’s possible.

#603234 DP/DR anxiety sufferer

Posted by Speedy69 on 04 July 2019 - 11:25 AM

It’s absolutely normal. Not sure how you started with this but dp is anxiety driven. It’s hard to believe that but it is. Anxiety for some shows itself as DP/DR. The most disturbing symptom there is in my opinion and a lot of others would agree. It definitely makes you feel like you are losing your mind. It makes you feel you are the only one. That yours is different. It’s all anxiety. Stress=anxiety=dp=depression=stress=continuation. You have to nip it at the bud. I have recovered from dp twice and currently nearly recovered for the third time. You have to take the steps to get better.

#603100 Question about existential thinking..does everyone experience it?

Posted by Speedy69 on 30 June 2019 - 06:12 AM

@where I to have anxiety traits. I had that since a kid. And slowly turned into panic which I eventually got under control but not generalized anxiety. The past two times I went into a DP/DR cycle it was brought on by anxiety from panic attack. This time it happened after being on antibiotics for weeks. Which there is a lot of research showing that the brain and gut connection is real. So I went and got treated for candida thinking that may help. I took antifungal medication for 7 days and stayed on a candida diet for two weeks along with taking probiotics and fish oil. I’m not sure if it helped because I was also working out and making myself take time to relax song with it but It definitely lessened the physical symptoms. When I got off the diet and started eating crappy again I noticed I started having more ocd kind of thoughts so I’m about to try the candida diet once again and see how it goes. It’s said that anxiety, depression even schizo is side effects of inflammation not a condition on its own. A lot of doctors are treating mental health by fixing ppls gut biome. Makes sense though. If you eat trash everyday it eventually effects you physically...high blood pressure, choelestrol problems, diabetes, stroke, heart attack etc.....for sure it has to play and effect on your mental health game. Even my friend who is a doctor and my general doctor says the same thing that there is a connection between brain and gut health. I think it’s really important for anyone wanting to get better physically and mentally to clean up their diet, start exercising..more cardio exercises than anything...definitely cut out any stimulants, make sure to get at least 8 hrs of sleep and actually sleep when it’s time and get up when it’s time meaning asleep by 10pm/11 and up at 6 if in bed by 10 because sleeping too much or under sleeping does make things worse and so does sleeping in too late. On top of that once a day vitamins, fish oil for inflammation and probiotics. They have probiotics that helps with mood. They are designed to help anxiety and depression. I have some but when I started feeling better I stopped them. I look at the body now like I do a car. If you put bad gas, oil, transmission fluid in your vehicle it will run like crap. You have to be doing things to improve your overal health if you want mental health to follow.

#602960 Relationship issues. Any others?

Posted by Speedy69 on 26 June 2019 - 06:30 PM

I agree. The expectations that someone wants from you when your so sick is tough. It comes off as selfish in my opinion. You wouldn’t throw all kinds of pressure on someone suffering with cancer so why would someone throw all the pressure on you when you are battling DPDR? But some ppl do and it’s tough so sometimes ending it may be the best thing if it means you can heal. For some ppl relationships help them through all this. I guess it just depends on how understanding the person is.

#601936 ______

Posted by Speedy69 on 07 June 2019 - 05:58 AM

I can tell you with 100 percent certainty that it is dp/dr that is fueling your anxiety and vice versa. These thoughts are very normal and the thing is most ppl learn these thoughts or pick them up from reading other ppls posts which comes back to this site is good to have but it becomes an obsession where you spend all your hrs researching and trying to understand what your dealing with but in return you pick up other ppls thoughts and their stories making them your own sometimes. These thoughts would not bother you if you wasn’t feeling unreal etc. of course your going to question existence being it’s the number one thing that you don’t feel. The problem is your so much on edge and soooo distraught by your condition that these simple thoughts that you could usually laugh off becomes terrifying and sometimes almost believable. When you have psychosis you are not questioning psychosis. Yea sure they have strange thoughts also the difference is it doesn’t distress them like it does to you. If you had psychosis you would not be on here looking for reassurance trying to find other ppl with your thoughts. My best advice and it is the only advice you will ever need is to wean yourself off this page and start getting busy in life and surrounding yourself with friends and family. The more you are around ppl the more it will bring you back to the spot you was before dp/dr. Trust me when I say this. You are making your condition and your strange thoughts your number one priority everyday. You have to get out of the loop and start living. Focus on yourself in making areas of your life better but you have to stop reading about dp/dr. I cannot stress this enough. You will be fine. It’s very easy to get caught up in the weird thoughts to a point where it feels almost believable but remember your mind is just trying to rationalize why you feel the way you do and by feeding into to it and worrying yourself to death you are just adding stress to your already exhausted brain. It’s hard at first trust me I know. Very hard it you have to fake it til you make it. Force yourself to do the things you don’t want to do and stop researching. Trust me.

#600782 severe dpdr-I feel like I'm going insane and don't know how to get help

Posted by Speedy69 on 15 May 2019 - 11:34 AM

Pretty much everything you mentioned in this message is symptoms of Dp/Dr and anxiety. No doubt in my mind that’s what this is. Now if it helps ease your mind have your doctor issue up a brain scan to check for anything that may be abnormal just to give you piece of mind. Have blood work done. You can always get your vitamin deficiencies checked. But what you are experiencing...your hands looking unfamiliar, ppl looking unfamiliar, places you are suddenly looking unfamiliar and so forth is all dp/dr which in return is causes you a lot of anxiety and panic which feeds do/dr. It’s a cycle that must be broken. When things look unfamiliar it’s not necessarily it looks unfamiliar but rather it feels unfamiliar. It’s like you know who the person is or the place you are in but the emotional connection to the person or place is lost and it feels u familiar or fake. Trust me when I say this is dp/dr.

#600778 Can anyone relate who recovered?

Posted by Speedy69 on 15 May 2019 - 11:19 AM

Do you workout at all? How is your sleeping schedule?

#600638 I am almost recovered

Posted by Speedy69 on 12 May 2019 - 09:26 AM

The thing is when you dream it happens during REM sleep which is true sleep. It’s actually very healthy for the brain but I can see if you are very anxious or depressed how dreams could be a little weird. Especially in a heightened state everything causes distress so I don’t see it being any different for dreams.

#600562 I am almost recovered

Posted by Speedy69 on 10 May 2019 - 12:59 PM

See for my schedule I am up at 6 every morning sometimes earlier for work. When I get off I normally have other things to do. When I’m finished with that I workout. Doing mma and weight training. Once I’m done and down with bubble bath or shower I’m exhausted. So I relax the remainder of the night which may be for 4 hrs and then I go to sleep. I try to be in bed by 10 pm just so I can get a minimum of 8 hrs of sleep. A lot of times all I need is 6. Any tea that offers help with sleeping may be beneficial to you. As far as dreams go...it could be your anxiety going on as you sleep. I know any time I was in heightened states of anxiety I would dream a lot. Usually every night. Nothing wrong with dreaming when you are relaxed but I do understand that dreaming when you are anxious can be bothersome. I think when your anxiety starts to drop more and you are able to workout getting rid of excess energy and you are truly tired at night...you won’t dream as much. It may take a little while but once your workout routine gets momentum I think you will see a drastic change.

#600542 I am almost recovered

Posted by Speedy69 on 10 May 2019 - 09:30 AM

Working out is a number one must. It doesn’t have to be weight training but definitely cardio. The best way to do it if at all possible is do cardio towards the evening a few hrs before bed. I usually do all my workouts 4 hrs before bed. Getting rid of the cortisol in the body from the heightened anxiety states does wonders. Your basically getting rid of all excess negative anxious energy from your body. Afterwards I always suggest taking bubble baths to relax while reading a book or listening to for example coffee house radio on Pandora. If your doctor prescribes you anti anxiety medication I would suggest Klonopin. The effects are longer lasting but not as strong as xanax or as quick as xanax. Klonopin on a low dose of .5mg would help me stay asleep at night when I decided I felt like I needed one. I wouldn’t suggest taking them every day because of withdrawals even tho such a low dose may not have that effect on you but an alternative is sleepy time tea. To me it’s disgusting but if you hold you nose and just down it it really does put me to sleep. I and right at 6’4 265lbs and it does that to me lol. Between working out in the evening....bubbles baths....and drinking sleepy time tea while relaxing to a movie or so at night.....u will see a difference in a few weeks. Probably won’t be over night but overall your anxiety will start to drop. At some point you may decide to do weight training which will give you goals to shoot for muscular wise. Definitely cardio. Running a mile or two a day even if you have to speed walk will be great, cycling even tho you would have to do that longer distance, swimming, speed rope combined with short sprints is great. Try to shoot for 1 hr. A day at least.

#600044 Existential thinking...

Posted by Speedy69 on 01 May 2019 - 03:08 PM

I agree I think pretty much all my thoughts use to be normal and didn’t bother me but there’s an emotion that I get in my stomach when I think on them and it makes me feel even more u real. Or everything else is unreal.

#599682 existential time warp

Posted by Speedy69 on 23 April 2019 - 08:16 PM

That’s awsome! Keep up with gym. Everyday. Especially cardio. Try taking cold showers occasionally. I’m going to start at least every other day. Look into it. It’s very good for you

#599670 existential time warp

Posted by Speedy69 on 23 April 2019 - 12:40 PM

I understand. For me anything dealing with existence.... like you said phrases having to do with time... tend to get me and make me feel dissociated. I know it all stemmed from dp/dr and the idea of solipsism so it’s in a way warped my brain into trying to persuade me that life isn’t real etc. which is why journaling for me at times helps sort these things out and helps me understand that dp/dr is to blame which helps lessen the anxiety etc. I just got off work and I’m about to do some weights training and then hard cardio. Mow grass then relax. Anything we can do to relax and lessen the stress will help and once anxiety and dp/dr leaves....our thinking will become rational again. Just like before dp/dr