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DR and brain activity??

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So, I been researching and I wonder if there is a link between (don't take this out of context) "abnormal" brain activity and DR/DP? I notice for some of us sufferers that anticonvulsants help with symptoms. I never paid much concern to my minor "seizures" until now. I don't even know if I have ever had a legit seizure but I do know that my brain activity is wacky whether it is caused from trauma, stress, poor diet, genetics, chemical imbalance etc I don't know. But I will be laying down and out of the blue I will have quick shock like thing happen, like my head will twitch real hard and its like I just snapped out of something. The best way to explain it is, if someone scares you really good and you quick jump cuz your startled. well this happens to me often and I notice right after I feel kind of refreshed and almost like my dr is very low if not gone. Its like a quick brain spaz. is that a possible seizure? sorry for the poor explanation
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its really hard to determine if the abnormal brain activity is causing my DR or if the abnormal brain chemistry is a product of the DR which may be a product of anxiety which may be the product of PTSD and obsessive thoughts? its so confusing, and its sad how many doctors don't know squat about DP/DR my doctor pretty much does what ever I tell him, he told me str8 up that he doesn't know much about my issues. he pretty much asks what helps and encourages that, rather then that he is more into physical things like broken bones, flu, acute injury etc. (Not that DP/DR isn't physical) ... I see him in 12 hours and will talk with him again. I know I was on anticonvulsants as a teenager and stoped cold turkey (lamictal, Zoloft and Seroquel) Ever since then I noticed the DR was there and so were and are those little head twitch things when I fall asleep or am laying down. I never paid attention to the seizure thing because I feel good after it happens for like 20 minutes. I have this happen at least 1 time a month from what I remember, I am sure it happens when I don't remember as well. but I really would be happy to know if my DR is caused by brain activity and or chemical imbalance because that is easily curable in my opinion.
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how do you interpret the link? I don't know if the lit up parts are good or bad? I don't get it, could you explain please
The picture on the left side is the brain before meditation, which appears disoriented, and the picture on the right is recorded during meditation and presents more structured brain chemistry.
ok thanks
It's probably an abnormality via brain chemistry. If there was something seriously wrong going on, I'm sure you'd know. Were you prescribed antidepressants? To be honest here, you should go see a licensed therapist. Depersonalization is a disassociation disorder. It is caused by issues such as codependency, attachment style, etc. Although at the moment it seems like these things may not apply to you, as most members on this forum do, as well as I a while ago, it plays a very significant role.
I am currently not on any medications, I have klonopin and Ativan but I am scared to take them cuz I don't know if they will make my dp/dr worst. I have too both before in the past, no to minor problems. I was on lamictal and Zoloft as well as Seroquel as a teenager but like I said I got off those cold turkey. anyway, the one doc says I should get back on lamictal for starters, I kind of agree but I have a fear of medications. I literally freak out if I take a whole pill, I start to obsess and ruminate which causes a panic attack which takes days to recover from. Its hard lol but I feel I am getting better with this phobia
well I missed the doctors appointment :(
Dissociation has shown to be a side effect of certain types of epilepsy. I have to undergo testing to rule it out since I had seizures at a young age.

I'm also fascinated by the anti-convulsant phenomenon.
The anticonvulsant phenomenon?
Anti convulsants working well for some people with dp/dr
indeed :)
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