I've been on lexapro for 9 weeks and so far no change. I see my dr this week and I'm gonna start seroquel so I'm hoping the ssri-atypical anti psychotic combo will greatly help me... I've seen quite a few success stories on here and many members reccomended it to me so fingers crossed!!
This post isn't a response to anyone in particularly but I wanted to share my thoughts. I too struggle every single day with DP/DR along with most everyone here. I try to block, ignore, and drown those feelings with 'normal' activities that keep me busy but I feel like I'm in autopilot when I do that a lot of the time. I've have this for so many years but it's been really bad for the past 2 or 3 years. I am so hopeful though! I feel that it's best to just keep fighting and stay positive even when you feel there's no reason to be.
However, It does make me sad many of us feel we have to turn to medications to search for answers. I know there can be chemical imbalances and meds can really help with things like that. I myself take Alprazolam .5mg when needed for anxiety. I try to limit myself with those because I know there's a huge epidemic with abuse for those kind of meds. It's super easy to get dependent on them (this coming from personal experience too). I just feel that meds are just a small portion to a solution if any at all (personal opinions). We don't know what majority of the ingredients are, where they come from, what they do long term to the body, etc.
I just wish there was a pure solution to this issue. I wish this condition was easily explainable. I wish people we surround ourselves could better understand us and what we experience. I wish this condition didn't even exist. I wish that everyone pouring their hearts and thoughts out in these forums didn't feel this way. I wish that I didn't feel this way.
But the fact remains...that this is happening to me... and to many of you too. I think it's important that there are forums for us to talk about how we feel. Let's all keep fighting! Let's all stay hopeful! Keep sharing your stories, your thoughts, your feelings. Talk it out, think about ways to make this condition manageable each day, and put those thoughts into action! Let's make the world more accepting of DP/DR.
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