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teal

Member Since 09 Oct 2019
Offline Last Active Sep 14 2020 09:11 PM
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In Topic: Doctors who treat depersonalization in the EU?

12 February 2020 - 12:18 PM

@James_80. Yeah. One model of mine, is that my fight-or-flight-or-freeze response has gone haywire and is permanently stuck on. Heart racing. Dead feelings. I get better by running, I get better by lying down. Both are actions you do to escape danger.

 

@DPCat. None whatsoever. I know some with POTS actually feel worse on beta blockers. I got no effect from it, besides a heart that didn't beat so fast, which never has bothered me anyhow.

 

My health is poor, hence the late reply. 


In Topic: Doctors who treat depersonalization in the EU?

02 February 2020 - 06:36 PM

Appreciated, Mayer-Gross! My health is poor, so I am slow to respond.

 

the physiological abnormalities found i DP do not have a origin in the CNS -comes from the CNS to the brain. It is likely the other way around -from the brain to the CNS in DP or what is called "fronto-vagal network"

 

Amen! Early on I was put on beta blockers, as the doctor thought that if my heart rate problems would subside, my cognitive symptoms could subside. I never believed it would have any sort of effect, but went with it thinking I'd at least have nothing to lose. 


In Topic: Doctors who treat depersonalization in the EU?

31 January 2020 - 06:32 AM

@Psyborg. Appreciated! Could you PM me the name?


In Topic: Would you have tried Lamictal if it was free?

28 January 2020 - 09:19 AM

No problem, we're all here to get better and to help others get better.

 

Agree!

 

My OCD like symptoms weren't related to DPDR in that way, they were rather political, and the only thing that has suppressed them so far is alimemazine, which does a half good job at it.


In Topic: Would you have tried Lamictal if it was free?

28 January 2020 - 08:56 AM

Though it is sort of expensive (even in EU) research suggests Lamotrigine is a promising drug against obsessive thinking and intrusive thoughts, which is I think a primary reason DPDR (when it's secondary to anxiety/OCD that is) seems to be improved via this combination of meds.

 

Lamictal is supposed to work after about 6 weeks, my psychiatrist said, so it takes time.

 

Much appreciated, Cedric! Much appreciated! 

 

Out of the blue I got some OCD like symptoms a while back. Never had it before, but bang, there it was. So perhaps with Lamotrigine I could "feed two birds with one scone", so to say.