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My dr+dp started at the tender age of 12yr old i remember laying on my bed after school looking out the window one spring afternoon when my whole life seem to change i remember smoking pot some weeks or months before that and it like came back like a flashback and 33 yrs later never ever left it might of got worse at times or better but it has been chronic for the most part my father said i was going through pubity and the doctor put me on antidepressants which i am currently on but nothing helped forgot to tell you i was a heroin addict till 10 yrs ago my mind is always cloudy like i cant break through im always anxious+nervous nothing seems to help although zoloft gave me me life back along with god of course i still cannot concentrate and i feel like im on some sort of trip like acid ive been always quiet for the most part but i wish i could give it to someone just too let them know what it feels like thank god for this site. Even thou i see a shrink i never really elaborated on dp+dr i think now i will if anyone has suggestion please
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I totally agree that it's like having a marijuana flash back, except with me it was more like getting stonned and just staying there forever.

To me, it's so good to know that you're not the only one in the world, and that people have come 'back to earth'. I hope you can find that a helpful thought to.

At the moment, all you can do is to keep on at your shrink to help you find different combinations of drugs to try and to see if they can help you. Lots of people recommend excersise and sport too, which is something that I myself intend to try to get in to my life more now. You need to distract your mind from the problems somehow, even if it means pushing yourself to do stuff that you don't find interesting. I think this has got to be one of the things to help come back to reality. Keep reading the tips on recovery section, it's a good place to get ideas for ways to help yourself.

You must tell your shrink about it more, it's not known about much. If the shrink tells you that you're being silly, then get another shrink! This forum and other sites are proof that this is a real problem. I think there really needs to be a lot more research done. It's not just those of us who've got it through drugs, there are people who've never done drugs with this problem, and we all need help, a solution. If they could find just one thing that helped to lift the feeling slightly in most sufferers, then that at least would be something.

You hear about aggrophobia and other things all the time, but nobody ever talks about DP or DR on the TV, and there really needs to be some publicity about it. And it needs to be told that it can be triggerd by drugs. I knew about Cannabis psychosis, but I'd never heard about DR until I got it, and the doctor couldn't tell me what was wrong. It took until I went to my psychiatrist for me to find out what it was, and even then I had to ask what it was called before I found out.

Sorry, went into a bit of a rant there!
 
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