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have you had this dp/dr before? if so how many times and what happened etc.
ive had this once before, about 10 years ago. it really seemed to spring up out of nowhere, everything was fine, then one day i got sick, nothing major, but my head never seemed to be same again. i went and saw doctors but they had no idea what the problem was and although it was a very painfull and scary time, within a year id got better, except for the odd funny spell that lasted maybe a minute at most, and was more like a perceptual type shift, as if i was slowly coming back to normal.
i think i got over it much quicker last time because i was young and bassically had no idea what was wrong, and no doctors seemed to know and i think i just forced myself into getting better, where as this time around, i wanted to know what was wrong and how to treat it and got too involved and obsessive about it.
for me now im just gonna try to get back on with life, like i did when i was younger, just grin and bear the dp and hope for the best.
i do think that dp is caused by chemical problem in the brain, but no one knows what chemicals, or what problem and simply fixing it doesnt happen. id say that obssessing over it simply keeps the beast alive and keeps the chemical problem going.
im taking anti-d's with the hope that they will fix the problem (my doctors seem to think it will) but more so with the hope that they will treat the anxiety and depression that comes with disorder.
so yeah, is this your first time with dp? if not, what happened in the past? how did you overcome it and so on.
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have you had this dp/dr before? if so how many times and what happened etc.
ive had this once before, about 10 years ago. it really seemed to spring up out of nowhere, everything was fine, then one day i got sick, nothing major, but my head never seemed to be same again. i went and saw doctors but they had no idea what the problem was and although it was a very painfull and scary time, within a year id got better, except for the odd funny spell that lasted maybe a minute at most, and was more like a perceptual type shift, as if i was slowly coming back to normal.
i think i got over it much quicker last time because i was young and bassically had no idea what was wrong, and no doctors seemed to know and i think i just forced myself into getting better, where as this time around, i wanted to know what was wrong and how to treat it and got too involved and obsessive about it.
for me now im just gonna try to get back on with life, like i did when i was younger, just grin and bear the dp and hope for the best.
i do think that dp is caused by chemical problem in the brain, but no one knows what chemicals, or what problem and simply fixing it doesnt happen. id say that obssessing over it simply keeps the beast alive and keeps the chemical problem going.
im taking anti-d's with the hope that they will fix the problem (my doctors seem to think it will) but more so with the hope that they will treat the anxiety and depression that comes with disorder.
so yeah, is this your first time with dp? if not, what happened in the past? how did you overcome it and so on.
cheers
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Hi Luke! You a 79'er? If you are, it's great to see someone the same age as me with the same problems. It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling inside that probably comes from the coffee I just drank.

I've had DP ever since I was a kid, and have had it ever since. The best way I've found to deal with it is to simply ignore it and go on living. Don't focus on the strangeness or you may panic. Just ignore it, take a deep breath, grit your teeth and continue doing whatever it was you were doing.

"Mental Shouting" helps, by thinking of a particular word extremely loudly in your mind. When you feel strangeness, close your eyes and shout in your head. Then open your eyes and carry on. Not sure if it helps for you, but at least it gets things moving. :)
 

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Hi Luke! You a 79'er? If you are, it's great to see someone the same age as me with the same problems. It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling inside that probably comes from the coffee I just drank.

I've had DP ever since I was a kid, and have had it ever since. The best way I've found to deal with it is to simply ignore it and go on living. Don't focus on the strangeness or you may panic. Just ignore it, take a deep breath, grit your teeth and continue doing whatever it was you were doing.

"Mental Shouting" helps, by thinking of a particular word extremely loudly in your mind. When you feel strangeness, close your eyes and shout in your head. Then open your eyes and carry on. Not sure if it helps for you, but at least it gets things moving. :)
 

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yep.. im a 79'er
and yeah, i think the best advice in there was about getting on with your life and trying to ignore the dp. i think thats what got me over it last time, so im hoping thats whats gonna get me over this bout of it.
sux bigtime though hey.
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yep.. im a 79'er
and yeah, i think the best advice in there was about getting on with your life and trying to ignore the dp. i think thats what got me over it last time, so im hoping thats whats gonna get me over this bout of it.
sux bigtime though hey.
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I'm a 79'er too :D

I have had dp only once before the current one. It was round christmas time when I was 18 and lasted a couple of days. I only distantly remember that I moaned to my prevailing boyfriend and parents that I felt as if I wasn't in the moment and was somewhat petrified about it. Also some memory problems were related, as I remember I was on the town and panicked when I suddenly couldn't remember where I had left the car.

It went away by itself as I didn't get too involved with it - didn't know what it was and just went on. Quess I finally simply forgot it.
 

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I'm a 79'er too :D

I have had dp only once before the current one. It was round christmas time when I was 18 and lasted a couple of days. I only distantly remember that I moaned to my prevailing boyfriend and parents that I felt as if I wasn't in the moment and was somewhat petrified about it. Also some memory problems were related, as I remember I was on the town and panicked when I suddenly couldn't remember where I had left the car.

It went away by itself as I didn't get too involved with it - didn't know what it was and just went on. Quess I finally simply forgot it.
 

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i had it first about 10 years ago. this time it seems to be lessening quicker. on zoloft which helps me
 

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i had it first about 10 years ago. this time it seems to be lessening quicker. on zoloft which helps me
 
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