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Hi everyone. I hope you're all doing well today.

I've been experiencing DP/DR for over 30 years, however, each time it rears its ugly head I feel as scared as the first time. I think that it's as a result of anxiety and panic attacks, as it often seems to follow these.

I've had a pretty stressful 18 months whereby I've developed autoimmune diseases and have gone from being extremely active, to hardly being able to walk some days. I know that covid has caused a lot of stress for many people and I have also had 3 family members with the virus, so it's obviously been a very anxious time.

At the moment I have an ear infection accompanied by tinnitus, so it's not helping my fogginess. I really do feel that I should be used to my DP episodes after all this time, but I'm still always scared that I'm going crazy. I'm a biologist and have studied psychology, so I know a little about how our brains work, but logic goes out the window when I'm feeling like I am right now. Can anyone else relate to this?

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Hi Jasmine
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You are not going crazy, you are hurting, and DP protects you from stress and unpleasant emotions, but from what you wrote, I am sure you know well how that goes.

I hope you will find a lot of posts here already, that relate to your experience.

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A psychologist, eh? Have you ever had an EEG, or do you stay away from neurology because you are so

good at psychology? I saw 6 psychologists over 40 years, and none of them ever suggested my panic attacks

were focal temporal lobe seizures. none ever recommended I consult with a neurologist to ascertain if I was

suffering from an epileptic syndrome. So, after 40 years I figured it out through my own research.

I had the EEG which showed I was suffering from an epileptic syndrome. When I learned of the details of the

syndrome, it explained my whole adult life experience to that time. So, I'm recommending you get an EEG if

you have never had one.
 

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Thank you Anna for your kind words. They're much appreciated
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To the senior self help member I never stated that I'm "so good at psychology" I was merely making the point that even though I know a little bit about the brain, when we are in a situation such as DP, it really doesn't help.

I'm sorry that you've suffered, but if everyone on here is as welcoming and reassuring as you are, I'm beginning to wish I hadn't joined.
 

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A psychologist, eh? Have you ever had an EEG, or do you stay away from neurology because you are so
good at psychology? I saw 6 psychologists over 40 years, and none of them ever suggested my panic attacks
were focal temporal lobe seizures. none ever recommended I consult with a neurologist to ascertain if I was
suffering from an epileptic syndrome. So, after 40 years I figured it out through my own research.
I had the EEG which showed I was suffering from an epileptic syndrome. When I learned of the details of the
syndrome, it explained my whole adult life experience to that time. So, I'm recommending you get an EEG if
you have never had one.
why you every time mention the same story? meanwhile everyone in this forum knows your story. but believe me only 1 of 100.000 people maybe has dpdr due to a neurological issue.
 
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