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I'd be interested in hearing how do you separate DP symptoms from DR symptoms? I mean what do you consider to be DP and what DR? Do you have both at the same time or are you experiencing only one of them?

I experienced a visual distortion (that "icy wall" through which everything seemed surrealistic) for about 2 months before it started to fade away, and I already thought the whole DP/DR thing was all over..but what remained is this really freakish "brain fog". It's really hard to explain, but I'll give it a shot. I can totally feel everything that surrounds me, but what I still can not feel, is my Self..a terrifying state, where I just can't reach that normal feeling of my Self and can't recognize myself anymore, like total loss of identity..well, brain fog is actually a perfect way to put it. I just don't feel my Self as I used to do (before this whole thing started), and that is causing me massive anxiety. I think those kind of feelings sound a bit like DP, but can you have DP without the icy surrealistic wall (is that considered to be DR?)? I know how stupid this sounds...but does anybody relate?

For the first time Im really getting desperate and hopeless about the future..as somebody else said, I pray to get my life back one day, this existence just isn't enough and I don't know how long I can take it. With the icy wall I at least knew what I had and that it had been beatable by others as well, now Im so afraid of everything..both life and death.

But some good news as well, yesterday was my first CBT session, and I feel optimistic about my therapist and our upcoming sessions. and she seemed to be rather well-educated about DP as well..
 

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I'd be interested in hearing how do you separate DP symptoms from DR symptoms? I mean what do you consider to be DP and what DR? Do you have both at the same time or are you experiencing only one of them?

I experienced a visual distortion (that "icy wall" through which everything seemed surrealistic) for about 2 months before it started to fade away, and I already thought the whole DP/DR thing was all over..but what remained is this really freakish "brain fog". It's really hard to explain, but I'll give it a shot. I can totally feel everything that surrounds me, but what I still can not feel, is my Self..a terrifying state, where I just can't reach that normal feeling of my Self and can't recognize myself anymore, like total loss of identity..well, brain fog is actually a perfect way to put it. I just don't feel my Self as I used to do (before this whole thing started), and that is causing me massive anxiety. I think those kind of feelings sound a bit like DP, but can you have DP without the icy surrealistic wall (is that considered to be DR?)? I know how stupid this sounds...but does anybody relate?

For the first time Im really getting desperate and hopeless about the future..as somebody else said, I pray to get my life back one day, this existence just isn't enough and I don't know how long I can take it. With the icy wall I at least knew what I had and that it had been beatable by others as well, now Im so afraid of everything..both life and death.

But some good news as well, yesterday was my first CBT session, and I feel optimistic about my therapist and our upcoming sessions. and she seemed to be rather well-educated about DP as well..
 

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i have exactly the same kind of feelings as you...

especially beng afraid of life and death....

i have dp...and dr but not as bad....

i think :roll:

i really want to see if CBT could help me out though!

i am really interested in giving it a go...

i hope your up coming sessions go well :)

yayness!

:D
 

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i have exactly the same kind of feelings as you...

especially beng afraid of life and death....

i have dp...and dr but not as bad....

i think :roll:

i really want to see if CBT could help me out though!

i am really interested in giving it a go...

i hope your up coming sessions go well :)

yayness!

:D
 

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You can get dp and dr together or separately. I find dr bearable, dp not so much so. Loss of self is extremely disconcerting but it will go, the same way your dr left. Apply the same technique maybe? Did you just find yourself tuning out and getting on with things? Its hard to think straight I know, but try not to be anxious about it. Easy to say I know. Just remember its a sensation, a symptom, its not real, you are still you, you just don't feel so 'together' right now.

G-funk xx
 

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You can get dp and dr together or separately. I find dr bearable, dp not so much so. Loss of self is extremely disconcerting but it will go, the same way your dr left. Apply the same technique maybe? Did you just find yourself tuning out and getting on with things? Its hard to think straight I know, but try not to be anxious about it. Easy to say I know. Just remember its a sensation, a symptom, its not real, you are still you, you just don't feel so 'together' right now.

G-funk xx
 

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i,ve had them together and apart, though mostly dp on its own.
 

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i,ve had them together and apart, though mostly dp on its own.
 

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DP is the sense of losing ones self whereas DR is the loss of perspective between yourself & your surroundings. I personally find the dp harder to deal with because if i knew who i was the way things look wouldnt bother me, as long as i was happy
 

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DP is the sense of losing ones self whereas DR is the loss of perspective between yourself & your surroundings. I personally find the dp harder to deal with because if i knew who i was the way things look wouldnt bother me, as long as i was happy
 

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I also find DR much more bearable than DP. But I still am not quite sure if I get it right - is that DR, when surroundings seems distorted and somewhat surrealistic?

I'm confused cause that's what I had for a longer time, and I always thought that was DP. And then it melted away, but now there is this oppressive loss of self which is really hard to describe, and that I've started to experience just recently. So I wonder if this is actually DP...and I actually hope it is, since I've started to obsess again what this is that I have...

some advice would B soo needed....sorry if Im being tiresome...
 

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I also find DR much more bearable than DP. But I still am not quite sure if I get it right - is that DR, when surroundings seems distorted and somewhat surrealistic?

I'm confused cause that's what I had for a longer time, and I always thought that was DP. And then it melted away, but now there is this oppressive loss of self which is really hard to describe, and that I've started to experience just recently. So I wonder if this is actually DP...and I actually hope it is, since I've started to obsess again what this is that I have...

some advice would B soo needed....sorry if Im being tiresome...
 

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you are right dr is the surroundings, and dp is self and all the obsessing is from the dp as far as i am aware.

If anyone knows any different please feel free to correct me cause its taken me along time to get the jist of it.
 

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you are right dr is the surroundings, and dp is self and all the obsessing is from the dp as far as i am aware.

If anyone knows any different please feel free to correct me cause its taken me along time to get the jist of it.
 
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