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Rosesky

Member Since 12 Jan 2021
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In Topic: Finally recovered.

06 April 2021 - 01:43 PM

Well, that's what I promised to myself-to help as much as I can. I have recovered, but I still remember the hell that I was going through.

Well, everything looked weird for me, but for people.. I don't know how to explain it, they looked strange, even my own husband/daughter looked like I see them for the first time.
I couldn't watch anything on the phone or tv because I was feeling like looking "trough" it, I couldn't see the whole picture.

In Topic: Finally recovered.

04 April 2021 - 08:08 AM

Yes, I had both. I was really sensitive to noises during derealization, the paranoia was more anxiety related.
But all that lifted when I started treating my anxiety and when my medication started to work.
Week by week passed and so did my symptoms.

In Topic: Finally recovered.

31 March 2021 - 03:20 AM

I know, that was the hardest part, not avoiding things.
I also avoided work, avoided going out, going to grocery store because all seemed like 2D and cartoon like, but that never helped, that's what you need to remember, it won't make anything better (Unfortunately).
Just keep in mind that nothing of these things will harm you, you already have dp, you know that you won't go crazy or anything, it's just pretty uncomfortable.
When I started going back to work I was like "If it gets to stressful I can always come back home" that kept me safe somehow.
Also I have a child, so avoiding things was sometimes a luxury for me, which helped :D

In Topic: Finally recovered.

30 March 2021 - 02:45 PM

Sorry, I didn't wanted to say "the more I tried to ignore it", but the more I tried to fight it :)
I don't know how to change my post :)

In Topic: Finally recovered.

30 March 2021 - 02:40 PM

I know exactly what you mean, it’s impossible to ignore it. I’ve had it for a few months now and only now am I only starting to have reduced symptoms by simply just accepting (or rather being used to) that it’s there. Ignoring it and purposely distracting yourself doesn’t really work most of the time. After a while I’ve been forced to get used to it which has helped a lot, the symptoms doesn’t scare me as much because I’ve literally had them all hundreds of times. It’s possible to be happy and have dpdr too, but at some point you will probably be so used to it that you automatically ignore it. I know it’s hard tho, my way isn’t the most effective I’m more or less forced to live with it. It’s helped a lot to reduce my anxiety too, since that’s what triggered it in the first place.


I agree.. The more I tried to ignore it the more it was there.
Not that I was thinking about it 24/7 but I also dreamed about it. That's how obsessed I was.

It never helped when I wanted to distract myself. For example I would watch a movie when I was felling really bad, I would start watching it and after 10min I just start thinking "I'm watching this because of dp" and then it would hit me even harder.. Then I turned it to " I had a really bad day because of dp, but I survived and I keep fighting so I will now relax by watching a movie".
That kind of thinking helped me a lot.