Hello all, I created this account solely to share my story as I know so many of you feel like there is no hope for you. I only had dpdr for two months. It’s effects were extreme, I could barely leave my room most of the time and was constantly scared of my surroundings. I took sleeping pills constantly just to escape from life and hope that one day I might wake up from what felt like a horrible nightmare. I thought about killing myself every second of every day, which made it even worse because I knew I didn’t want to die- I just wanted to be ME again. I was so scared to go to my psychiatrist as so many have spoken on here about how there is no cure and that I would live like this forever. I didn’t want to get my hopes up just to have them crushed again, but I knew if I didn’t do something I wouldn’t last much longer. I saw a psychiatrist and she added 2.5 mg of abilify to the 10 mg of lexapro I had already been taking for a month, and also 0.125 mg of Clonazepam twice a day. I’m not kidding you when I said I started to feel better the next day. I spent a week or so in fear that this was temporary, but it has been three weeks now and It feels almost as if I never went through it. Sometimes I still find myself checking to see if everything’s still normal and well but other than that I’m back to being me again. If you take anything from this post please let it be to not listen to those who say medicine won’t work. I’ve recovered and so have so many others, except they are now out enjoying life instead of writing on this forum. The best of luck to all of you.