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lost235

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Anyone else switching between DP and DR?

15 February 2021 - 12:48 PM

Gonna try to keep this short. Does anyone else feel like your dpdr is an endless circle of DP and DR? At first all I felt was derealisation, then all I felt was depersonalisation, now it’s switching them like crazy. My derealisation started when I was too focused on myself, and when it started going away I realised that I hadn’t thought about myself but about my environment for several months (which led me to depersonalisation instead). Nowadays it can literally switch from one hour to another. I’ll only think about how weird everything looks for a while, and then I realise that I’m then disconnected entirely from my body and usual thoughts. It’s gone so far that I’ve felt like my thoughts were not my own (which led me to thinking I have a psychosis/schizophrenia, leading to a panic attack). Dp has really made me question, are these thoughts really coming from me? It’s just an endless circle of painful symptoms. Does anyone else feel like this?

Do you daydream a lot?

13 February 2021 - 09:35 AM

For as long as I can remember I’ve been daydreaming a lot, like a lot lot. It’s been both maladaptive daydreaming and just normal daydreaming. I think it’s always been a coping mechanism for me. Whether I’ve felt lonely, overwhelmed or depressed I’ve always daydreamed. It’s gotten to the point that I do it everyday ever since I was like 13( I’m 17 now), because I truly can’t feel satisfied without it. I put my headphones in and literally disappear into my own little world. And I’ve been thinking, could this be related to my dissociation? Does my brain just genetically and naturally have it easier to disappear instead of dealing with the issues I’m facing? Has anyone else always had a habit of daydreaming a lot? I think it could actually explain a lot of the issues I’m facing. Please anyone let me know if you can relate at all

Will I ever feel like my old self again?

26 January 2021 - 02:39 PM

To people who have recovered from DP, specifically with the symptoms of feeling off or like a stranger in your own body and brain, do you ever feel like your old and true self again? For me, I can’t even imagine who I used to be no matter how hard I try. I understand that change is inevitable, I get that there will be an obvious change when you go through something like this. But atm I’m just super uncomfortable, and I cant imagine going through life with this version of myself. When I say things I question it because it doesn’t feel like me, and my thoughts are pretty much non-existent. I’m just wondering whether this is temporary, if I’ll go back to my old self or if I’ll have to accept this new version of myself? I guess I just feel like life isn’t worth too much if you don’t feel like yourself, it’s like watching a strangers life go on.

Advice to reduce DP?

17 January 2021 - 05:24 PM

Does anyone have any good tips to feel more like yourself again? I’ve been experiencing so much more DP than usual, and it’s so so so claustrophobic. Because I still have a lot of derealisation, it’s super scary when everything else + me feels unreal. I realise that I’m not the only one experiencing this, so does anyone have any advice? I’m scared of looking in the mirror because I can’t connect my mind to the body. Also in general just feeling like my thoughts aren’t my own, I feel nothing like myself.

I guess I’m just asking for advice to control it a little bit more. I’ve tried to “accept it”, but it’s harder with DP because I really am stuck in my head. It’s difficult to calm yourself down when you don’t really know what it is you’re trying to calm down I guess. Does anyone know anything that would help?

Anyone notice anything different with diet?

10 January 2021 - 03:16 PM

So I’ve been seeing a lot of people recommending switching up your diet to at least decrease a little bit of the dpdr. Just in general taking more vitamins, eating 3 meals a day, avoiding sugar etc. Has anyone actually tried it out and noticed an improvement? Not just with dpdr but also general mental health? If yes, what in particular is what makes a big difference?

Also, I’ve been avoiding caffeine and alcohol for a few months now because I’m scared that it would really increase the dpdr. Does anyone know if it actually does make a difference or not?