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#618590 Medication making things worse?

Posted by whatislife on 10 June 2020 - 02:12 PM

Has anyone else tried taking medication to treat their DPDR but getting on and off meds only made it way worse? About a year ago I tried taking medication (zoloft/lamotrogine) to treat my dpdr symptoms and it helped immensely with certain symptoms like anxiety but made the feeling of things seeming unreal almost worse. After taking these meds for a few months I decided to ween off of them over the course of about 2 weeks and that's when my dpdr skyrocketed into a different dimension. I spent about 5 months in a different world almost as if I smoked DMT and just left earth. It literally felt like I was on every psychedelic there is at the same time while an atom bomb was dropping on my head lol. I've now been off meds for about 8 months and things are still kind of trippy but not nearly as bad as they used to be. I've actually noticed subtle improvements every single day consistently for the last 8 months which gives you an idea of how crazy things must have been.


I haven't heard much talk of people experimenting with meds and making their situation way worse. I had no idea it was so risky to try to them and I'm starting to wonder if I just weened off the meds too quickly or if this is normal. I believe there's a couple reasons I'm seeing consistent progress every day and expect to be fully recovered within a matter of weeks (at about 90% recovered right now). The first reason I believe I'm recovering is just because of time. If I do nothing special to recover I still notice improvements because my brain is still "sorting itself out" from the damage that getting on and off meds caused. The second reason is because I have a daily cardio routine where I ride my road bike for 2 hours every single day. This daily habit was inspired after reading this post here https://www.dpselfhe...e-cure-to-dpdr/


On a side note what's interesting is dpdr seems to have so many different "states" or dimensions. A year ago before I ever started taking meds things were just kind of foggy and I was in fight or flight mode 24/7. Everything was always perceived as a threat and I was stuck in my "lower self". While on meds I had no anxiety anymore which makes sense given the meds I was taking, but after getting off meds I still had no anxiety despite all the other dpdr symptoms being at 100/10. Right now, 8 months after getting off meds, I'm about 90% recovered and there's no anxiety and I don't have blurry vision anymore. I just have a couple weird symptoms where things look "unfamiliar" and the "perceiver" in my head feels kind of wavy and out of wack.


This disorder is a beast to overcome and I have so much empathy for anyone on their journey to overcome it as well. I've had it for a total of 3 years now (ironically triggered from getting off zoloft back when I was taking it only for anxiety/depression) and in the last 3 years I've probably suffered more than the first 25 years of my life leading up to that point. I pray that an actual cure comes along soon and we don't have to needlessly suffer anymore. I wish you all the best, god bless.

#608986 My ULTIMATE cure to dp/dr

Posted by whatislife on 10 November 2019 - 05:11 AM

Quick update: I’ve been doing 2 hours of cycling every single day for the past month and have almost reached full recovery. I’m noticing subtle improvements every single day. I believe withdraws from lamotrogine and Zoloft are making the recovery process take longer than it would otherwise. My DPDR went through the roof after getting off lamotrogine I didn’t know it was even possible to be so dissociated during 2 weeks of intense withdraws. If your dissociation doesn’t feel like you smoked dmt and blasted off into a different world be grateful it’s not as bad as it could be lol

#607586 My ULTIMATE cure to dp/dr

Posted by whatislife on 10 October 2019 - 03:18 PM

I’ve been putting in at least 3 hours of biking for the last 5 days and this is really working guys! Get started today and share your experience!

You have no other choice. No medication or other method is going to save you. You can buy a stationary bike on Craigslist for next to nothing and pedal it for 3 hours a day in front of your TV and start to get your life back day by day. Within a week or two I should be fully recovered or close to it! You got nothing to lose 🙌

Recover for yourself first and recover secondly so you can share your recovery story and inspire others to follow in your footsteps

Can’t wait to fully recover and shoot a video for YouTube to share this little known “ULTIMATE cure for DPDR”. Thanks so much original poster!🙏🙏🙌🙌

#606676 How strenuous exercise helped my dpdr

Posted by whatislife on 21 September 2019 - 03:03 AM

There’s no way I couldn’t try this. Why aren’t more trying this and posting their results? I’ve been doing crazy cardio in the gym for a couple weeks now and noticing improvements all the time. You said you’ve done the same but had way better results with the road bike so I’ll be testing that myself ASAP. I’m curious how you even figured this out though it’s almost like you knew this was the answer. Thanks for sharing your story I’m happy for you

Ps. I found this post because someone else had the same experience and linked to this post to give you credit for this routine. That means it worked for at least two people so far

#606606 Vagus nerve

Posted by whatislife on 19 September 2019 - 06:36 PM

I believe the vagus nerve deserves more attention when dealing with possible solutions for overcoming DPDR. Here’s an article on how to stimulate it and a screenshot of someone who benefited from VNS (vagus nerve stimulation)


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#605420 Could chiropractic treatment be helpful?

Posted by whatislife on 25 August 2019 - 06:50 PM

Anyone with DPDR have experience with visiting a chiropractor? Did it help with your symptoms? This disorder seems to be related to an overstimulated nervous system and ive read that an adjustment can help treat the nervous system. When I feel into my body there seems to be a nonstop pounding sensation which I'm assuming is related to my nervous system because I don't know what else it could be. I'd like to hear some experiences here with chiros.