This is my first post but this is a BIG problem with me. I think I got DP-DR from a traumatic near death experience. I also have had anxiety panic problems for a while. Because the DP-DR came about after a health related trauma, I associate the condition so much with health. I carry a themometer with me every where I go because when I have panic attacks and then dr, I feel like I have a billion degree fever.
I have had DP-DR for over a year now and have started to accept the physical symptoms as anxiety, panic, dp-dr symptoms. This site has really helped with this. At first the tunnel vision, black spots, migraines, dream worldness etc. freaked the hell out of me. I was checked for everything in the book. Now I realize that they are just part of this hell. Of course when I have major dp-dr and panic, I am not this rational at all and still think I'm dying!
On another note, I am always more of a hypochondriac when I sleep poorly or when I am hungover.
If you are a major hypochondric (like me!), I have found this website to be very helpful
It has things you can chant to yourself when you are freaking out and very rational exlanations to your physical symptoms.
I have dp-dr 24-7 and it is only when it is coupled by panic that I become a real crazy hypochondriac. The rest of the time I kind of accept my dp-dr state, though I am ready to get out of it now! However one does that...
Feww, first post. Not that scary.