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Describing The State Of DR, Treatment & Cause

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Hey, I know I am not alone in the fact that when I went into DR, It stayed, unlike many people who suffer panic attacks with bouts of DP/DR, I don't really have panic attacks, not since I read what they were, I only started getting nasty panic attacks AFTER I went into DR, because I had no idea what was wrong, and thought my Brain has a disease etc and so started the jolting awake, thinking I was about to die/lose consciousness etc etc ETC!

Question: how would you describe the DR state of consciousness?

I would say, its like my consciousness is detached from my environment and surroundings, like my mind is no longer connected to the world around me, almost like I am less conscious than before.

Question: Is the best way to beat this condition to ignore it? and pay no attention to it as best as possible? or is there something else I should be doing, it is quite strong and hard to ignore, (because when my eyes are open, I can see how detached I am from my surroundings, and it just feels like my brain is STRAINING to reconnect to its environment, but if enough people tell me this is what I should do, (IGNORE IT) I will put everything I have into paying ZERO attention and thinking about everything else BUT how odd the world looks.

Question: just so this makes a bit more sense to me, is it possible I went into DR after a prolonged stressful period!? because I was getting on with my life no awareness that I had Anxiety/Depression etc, I thought I was fine, but I DID go through some very difficult times, and then something really stressed me out and BANG (it happened suddenly siting in front of my computer checking an e-mail that I REALLY did not want to read) I felt my head go, and that was that, I thought I had a virus at first, after going to the doctors and saying that the world seems to have gone surreal, because I had complaints of a chest infection/cough shortly before, I was told its probably Viral (Given anti-biotics etc two courses! because the cough never went and is still here now, 4 months later) so can a continuous state of stress/worry bring on a 24/7 state of DR!?

Thoughts on all this? :?
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Hi Somebodyelse,

Yep, definitely ignore it to the best of your ability. And if you should see it, acknowledge it as a symptom of your disorder and move right along. Under no circumstances invite IT in for tea. :wink:

It is a challenge to do this. It took me a long time because we want so bad to understand it. We have understood most everything else in our lifetime, why can't we understand, fix it and go about our lives? Sigh...I don't know. But trying to contemplate on it only feeds the damn beast.

It could have hit you at the computer. It could have been lurking around for a while. Who knows? It's good not to try and think of this one either. I guess it sounds like I'm basically offering advice of just don't think, huh? Yeah, don't think and don't open your eyes. :lol:

I think Milan's shrink had great advice, as did Milan. Ignore it. The longer you work on this skill the better you will get at it. It does take time and there will still be times when it will be there. Hopefully you will have gotten to a place where it does not cause you anxiety and you can acknowledge it and move on.

Good luck!
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