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It's like, all of sudden, all the common symptoms of dp/dr attack me at once...It's like "realising" that everything that I did before was a dream...like awaiking, but when I awake once, it happens again and again...and I feel so disconnected from reality and from past, and myself, and I think I get mad when this happen....and afterwards, I think I can't live normally no more...

Does this happen to you, like the whole dp/dr thing attacking you in one moment? I thought its something like "panic attack", but it's something different...Is it common for people with dp/dr? I don't think I ever read about such attack anywhere.

If this happen to you, how do you fight with it? I know, the best is to think about other things, do what you were doing before, etc., but it seems almost impossible to do that.

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to me, it's more about doing other things, not thinking other things. The less thinking the better. Go an play poker machines or have a bet at the casino, chat with the local shop owner, buy an old car and do it up, take some amazing digital photos and process them on your pc, whatever, do all this whilst experiencing DP/DR, eventually the DP/DR will become so background that you'll laugh at it's previous hold over you.
 

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Thanks, PugDog.

But it seems to me, that when I'm doing something, I can get "lost" in it, so that I don't think about my dp/dr, but when I stop doing it, it somehow always return to foreground...I'm never able to forget about it for longer time.
 

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That is the most difficult aspect of this condition for me to handle,but it is possible toloose yourself in activity again.

1.Have a sence of humour about it,laugh in its face no matter how bad the dp may be on a particular day.

2.take up things you used to enjoy in your childhood,music hobbies etc

3.Dont envy other people.They have their own problems,a delusion dp/dr people have is everyone else have perfect lives

4Dont fight dp/dr.Every head you cut off, 2 new ones will grow.Starve the attention you give it and gradually,little by little,bad times will grow less frequent and much less severe.

5.Ignore some of the posts on this sight.Read only the posts from positive people who want to recover and not bask in morbid self pitty

I could go on a role and write many more techniques for surfing the bad times,but see how you go with these ones,there should be enough there to improve things
 
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But it seems to me, that when I'm doing something, I can ('t) get "lost" in it
no, i don't think you'll get lost in it during recovery, DP is always stronger. to me it's just about repeating normal (boring) things until it becomes kinda normal in some way.
i believe that we have fertile minds that have become too fertile for our own good.
 

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Yes, I get this, where it just hits all of a sudden really strong. That's the moment when it seems almost impossible to focus on something else. But that's what you have to do. Turn the tv on, or go for a walk, or pick up a magazine and just start doing something else. Then the dp moment will pass and you'll be ok again. That's how it usually is for me.
 

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enngirl5 said:
Yes, I get this, where it just hits all of a sudden really strong. That's the moment when it seems almost impossible to focus on something else. But that's what you have to do. Turn the tv on, or go for a walk, or pick up a magazine and just start doing something else. Then the dp moment will pass and you'll be ok again. That's how it usually is for me.
The problem is, I never really feel ok about the dp/dr. I'm able not to think about it for some time, but never really long...I just keep doing something all the time, but it really has no sense and I never feel like myself...I don't know how to say...When I'm just doing things, not thinking about dp/dr, I feel like an automat...just seem to me that this way, I'll never get the feeling of self again, that I will actually become an automat....Well, maybe when I'll never think about dp/dr, it'll lose its power and than I'll feel like myself again....I hope so...

Thanks everyone for replies, I really appreciate it...You all know how hard it is.. :?
 
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