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A lot of people describe DR as something that can get better or worse. For the most part my DR doesn't change in intensity, but my apparent inability to ignore it does. In certain situations my DR bothers me more, but I wouldn't describe it as getting "worse". Does this make sense, or is it just me?

My DR bothers me the most in large crowds. For example, especially in a large stadium where there is a concert or sporting event.

Another time it bothers me a lot is during face to face conversations with people. When I'm looking at someone while talking to them the DR is constantly reminding me that it is there. It's such a distraction I would compare it to someone constantly tapping me on the shoulder and saying "look at me!" look at me!, while I'm in the middle of a conversation with someone else.
 

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Jag, yes, it can disappear. By ignoring it you are making a first step in curing yourself. Thumbs up.

A lot of people here do not have the ability yet to ignore it, they will learn it so they cannot make the necessary steps to play with feelings and life (as cure can only be found there). You are there already.

With me: large crowds, fast moving objects; DR was immense.

Talking to others? Hell - felt that I was becoming a part of the other. Perfect synergy.

Malls, stadiums...

I always compared it to water - like I was liquid, and that parts of me were just flowing onto the other or the environment.

The first time I told this I was immediately hospitalized for a couple of weeks during which I was put on anti-psychotics.

Fortunately it was just DP/DR :lol: and I got some mild anxiety busters and very intensive psychotherapy.

No problems with it anymore. Disappeared.

DP/DR sucks big time - but it can go away.
 
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Have you heard of DP/DR dissapearing without taking drugs of any kind. I can actually ingnore my DP/DR so when it gets intense I can focus on it well actually not focus on it and it goes away. I am talking about DP/DR dissapearing for good have you heard of that happening without taking drugs?
 

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Well, I had DR for 24 years and then got diagnosed just over 1 1/2 years ago. Prior to hearing about DP/DR I thought of the DR as probably real or that I had somehow damaged my brain with marijuana. At some point I had given up, decided that it would probably never go away. So, now I have been here listening to people say how theirs disappeared.

I'm curious. When DR goes away does it just go away quickly or is it a gradual process? Mine has never left so I don't know what to expect.
 

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Mine definitely gets worse or better depending on the situation. It isn't just that it bothers me more or less. There are hours at a time when I feel normal now, or very close to it. And there are situations (went on holiday with my family this past summer, and I couldn't enjoy much of the holiday because I was so scared of the aeroplane journey home, the trip there was about as bad as I have been, it was sheer hell, the lights, the crampedness, the people, being actually not connected to anything, etc) where it's really strong, it hits me in waves, like a drug I've taken.

There seem to be a lot of different experiences that fit into the main descriptions, are we still all talking about 2 or 3 different illnesses here? Or is it a dp/dr balance, or to do with personality or the causes of dp? Anyone know?
 
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You said you have had DP/DR for 24 years and just found out what you have. Have you taken any drugs for your DP/DR over the last 24 years? If you have taken drugs when did you first start taking them? 1 year into your DP/DR 2 years... Also what kind of drugs have you taken for it. Thanks so much
 

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JAG,

You said you have had DP/DR for 24 years and just found out what you have. Have you taken any drugs for your DP/DR over the last 24 years? If you have taken drugs when did you first start taking them? 1 year into your DP/DR 2 years... Also what kind of drugs have you taken for it. Thanks so much
I never took any medications until about a year ago, and I took cipramil and lamotrigine for about 2 months. I stopped because I wanted to see how I felt, and had a few unwanted side effects. I haven't started again.
 
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WOW! You have had DP/DR for 24 years now and you haven't taken any drugs for it? So then I guess that answers my question, you can't cure this problem without drugs. How has your DP/DR been through the 24 years? On and off? Or really intense? Are you saying that you never had any kind of relief from DP/DR for 24 years? That you have taken NOTHING for 24 years and you still have it? Sorry about all the questions. Thanks in advance for answering them. Sorry I also wanted to add ( I hope you are not offended from it) Do you drink or take drugs? Because I know that can intensify DP/DR.
 
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