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Hey there. I am really glad I stumbled upon this. I have had DP for about 10 months at this point. And as most of you, has drove me crazy. I quite frankly have been in a real dark place lately because of all this. I am just looking for some guidance really. It's difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel and I am unsure of what to do to continue going. I could really use some advice, thats all. Much appreciated.
 

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Welcome to the site.

I'm sorry you're feeling this way, but you've come to the right place. Check out the recovery stories or managing depersonalization sub-forums for what has helped other people. You're sure to find some useful information there. As for other advice I would give, I'd try to stick with well-documented techniques and see if that helps alleviate the symptoms.

  • Manage your diet well and make sure you're getting all vital nutrients.
  • Exercise as much as you can. This will release endorphins which will decrease stress.
  • Socialize consistently. Don't isolate yourself as it will only perpetuate the unreality.
  • Find a constructive and highly cognitive hobby to work on. This will distract you and allow you to lessen your anxieties.
I have had DP for about 10 months at this point.
I'm sorry this has happened for such a long time. Do you have any insight as to why you feel this way? Was there a particular trigger for you?
 

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Reduce all levels of stress in your life no matter how insignificant it may seem...

Stress is DPs best friend...

You can reintroduce yourself to everyday stress gradually after you start to feel better...

Avoid alcohol and ALL illegal drugs....

Sleep as much as you can...Your mind needs the rest and break from the constant bombardment of fear and obsessive thinking...

If you are particularly bad put your life on hold (if you can) and rest.....Work stresses, relationship stresses, financial stresses etc etc etc are all to be avoided...Because stress causes worry which in turn causes anxiety and hence DP is the end result...

Surround yourself with "understanding" caring people....The pull your socks up, pep talker, its all in your head brigade are to be avoided also...They actually do more harm than good....Ya just end up feeling like a burden on top of everything else...

Be very very very gentle with yourself and take things very easy...Rest, rest and more rest....
 
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