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i was asked recently how i recovered from dp the first time,and the only answer i could think of was the fact that after a year spent in my bedroom i took on a driving job which was a daily shift of between 8 and 11 hours......does anyone here drive for a living because im convinced that because i was concentrating so much on the road i didnt have time to think about 'me' and thats what finally cured me....

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Was it hard to drive JC, because im 16 and questioning getting my liscence, I'm not sure if it would be safe for me to drive, like did it take you a while to get use to it? This is bugging me cause all ma friends are getting there liscence and wondering why I'm not.
 
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driving is like second nature to me for some reason. Usually i can be totally zoned out & still drive with no problem. However at the beginning before i even knew about DP/DR, while i was still smoking, i got into a car accident because i took my eye off the road for a second & hit a car. That whole day felt like DP/DR, & it was only the beginning.
 
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Driving is my safe haven. I love driving. I had absolutely no problems driving when I had DP/DR, even with the minimal amount I have now, still no problems driving.
 
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hey Jordan13...i'm 16 also and i just started driving...it's not scary at all!! well it's not for me. i get a little zoned out when i drive but for some reason driving dosen't scare me as much as it used to. i usd to worry that i would get panic attacks but with just dp it's pretty easy. you should ask your parents to take you out sometime and see if you do ok with it.
 

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Lauren,

Thanks, I'm going to do that I hope driving is as easy for me to.
 

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I drive alot...
A bit for work but not mainly.

When I feel really bad...I go have a ride...it helps me alot.
My brain have no choice but to concentrate on the road.
Even if DP is lingering...it's almost always better while driving...even calming.

This feeling of freedom you get in a car is great too =)
 

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I drive alot...
A bit for work but not mainly.

When I feel really bad...I go have a ride...it helps me alot.
My brain have no choice but to concentrate on the road.
Even if DP is lingering...it's almost always better while driving...even calming.

This feeling of freedom you get in a car is great too =)
exactly you have no choice but to concentrate on the road...i was driving upto 11 hours a day and this was how i recovered from dp...so it just goes to prove that if we occupy our minds as much as is humanly possible this dp lifts
 

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Hey, I'm 16 too and I just started driving as well. With a manual transmission, too. I've been fine with the driving... what scares me most about it is that I'm not scared when I should be. But the DP doesn't really seem to get in the way, surprisingly. I just am out there concentrating and it's all good.

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Do you know what? I looked at this topic subject and dare not looked at the replies. I am dped at the moment, but am having trouble believing it. I have no problems driving when dped. I did entertain thoughts at one time of becoming a a long distance lorry driver because actually driving seems like the only thing I can do when ill. Anyway, what i feared about this topic was that everyone would say that they couldn't drive with dp/dr and this would be more proof that there is nothing wrong with me.....thanks for putting the question up jc, its been quite reassuring. Sarah x
 
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