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I believe at least that my dpdr started from ocd over my breathing ( which has gone away a long time ago ) but my dpdr has remained. Everyone says work on why you got dpdr in the first place and once that goes then dpdr will go... so why hasn’t mine gone? Is it because I fear and hate dpdr so much ? It’s the worst thing in the world.
 

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I hear you! It's horrible. How long have you had this & what symptoms are you having. The hardest thing about depersonalization is not thinking about it. You're not alone, hun. I've had this for nine months chronic, it's soul destroying. X
 

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3 days ago i sat in my car for 4 hours because my dr was so bad i just couldn't do anything.since then ive gone to 2 family functions gone out drivimg and walking on my own.today i went into work,i worked a 50th birthday party by my self and didnt panic once.the dr never went away but while i was busy i hadnt anytime to think about it.well not as much anyway.my plan is to get getting into situations that keep me occupied mentally and physically as much as i can.im getting 5 mins here and there when i forget about it.iver time i think that will turn into 10mins and so on until my brain knows im getting on ok and will gradually release its hold on me.the more i check for my symptums the mire i find.
Even go for walks with a good comedian playing on your ear phones if you can.il probably have another bad day tomorrow but im gonna keep trying to focus on what i can do instead of how i feel.it seems impossible but its a start anyway
 

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I honestly believe that the only way to never suffer mental ill health of any kind ever again is to not fear it ever returning...

Unfortunately for most of us even if we do improve and get better there is always the fear that it will return again one day....This in itself is enough to keep the anxiety in place that DP and other conditions need to feed off....

No fear = No DP Its as simple as that....

Now how the hell do you stop yourself fearing this crap coming back again after going through the trauma of it already ??????

Or more so how do you stop the obsessive fear when you are in the throws of full blown DP ????

Those are 2 of the many million dollar questions when it comes to curing DP...

I also believe that knowing what caused it in the first place is useless knowledge as regards curing it....Its like the smoker who gets lung cancer and then quits smoking...They are still left with the lung cancer...We are all much better off focussing on how to fix it rather than what caused it in my opinion...
 

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I hear you! It's horrible. How long have you had this & what symptoms are you having. The hardest thing about depersonalization is not thinking about it. You're not alone, hun. I've had this for nine months chronic, it's soul destroying. X
 

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It’s been three months this time. First time I had it in 2011 was for over a year and then in 2017 I had it for a month. I think I might have more derealization than depersonalization. I have the drunk/drugged vision (brain and eyes can’t connect with things or people), dulled emotions, tired, no motivation, anxious and depressed all 24/7. I feel like if the vision part went back to normal I would be totally fine.
 

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you can even afraid of it a lot and even want to have dp in your life, but in fact you will not have it, because you can not make you brain defeat itself, it is all about nature. For example you maybe afraid of HIV or Cancer, no matter how you afraid of it, it will not happen on its own.
 

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Sure i can, let's assume you having fear of end of the world or armagedon, everyday you waking up with thought that this is your last day and world will be ruined. But what happens? everything remains the same, but you still keep this fear, still nothing is going on with the world, you will have this fear untill you recognize that your fear is product of your imagination and that's it. Same thing with DP, you can fear it 24/7 after you recovered, but it will not come back, because you brain know, you are protected and no defensive mechanism is needed. Some people here keeping talking trash about not to fear DP and it will go away. that is not true, how you can not to fear it if you have it? How you can ignore it? How you can ignore fact that you have a liver cancer or bad vision? If i ignore my bad vision, will it make my vision better? I suppose not. Cure is simple - time, brain figures it out on its own, unless you having organic issues with your brain or nervous system, and even it that case 100 recovery is possible. So you can even want to have a DP so bad, it will not happen, you can not force you brain defense itself, it is natural process.
 

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I wonder why the brain takes different amounts of time to heal? I had it for over a year once, then for a month and now I’m at 3 months for a third time around :( or whys it last so many years for some and a week for someone else? I hate it
 

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I wonder why the brain takes different amounts of time to heal? I had it for over a year once, then for a month and now I'm at 3 months for a third time around :( or whys it last so many years for some and a week for someone else? I hate it
I'm also curious about this. I wish I was able to research this more. If I was rich I would put all of my money into researching this. All I know is it's possible to get better and I will find out how. It may take me years but I will find a way.
 

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Our body has huge capacity to restore itself to default mode, actually body always strives to be in default mode. But it takes time, why it is different, nobody knows, it actually more depends on age, the older you are the faster you will heal.
 

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Its so hard. Its like the fear of having a panic attack in the same location you had one before...not returning to a certain restaurant or certain road because of the panic possibly happening again. I think it can be the same way for me with the DP...if it has happened in one place before, well it will probably happen again if I go back, etc. So frustrating. :(
 
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