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Getting Worse

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I don't think this is going to go away. I used to tell myself that I can know for sure I'll get better because there was a time I wasn't like this. So if I was normal once I can be normal again. But I haven't been normal in 17 yrs!!! The last time I was normal I was six! I don't even know if that was even me anymore. Maybe that small six-year window of normalcy is a figment of my imagination and this DP I've been living in for most of my life is actually reality. That would make more sense wouldn't it? I mean that is what I face everyday... that is my reality.

I don't even question things anymore. I'm just at work like yeah this is really scary. I feel like I'm on another planet. I want to die. But no, if I ignore it it will go away. I don't know who I am or what I am, but I don't care anymore. I've stopped fighting. I don't avoid things anymore, I face shit head on, but still the fear stays. I've improved in a lot of ways, but none of it matters cuz I still feel the same.
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Hi Peacedove,

I'm sorry to hear you continue to struggle with living with this disorder. As Phil was suggesting, if you could find a place where you decide "this I can live with", it may help ease a lot of your frustration. Thoughts like "this is the dp, not me" and " oh, this is just my mind's reaction to stress"...simple positive ( well, in the most positive frame of mind we can be) statements like that can begin to override some of the negativity that comes with having dp/dr.

I know you know all this. I just hope so much it gets easier for you.

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