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Until finding this site, i really did believe i was the only person to have this...it must be the most frustrating thing possible....i had this dp/dr (which i now know) many years ago while at school, which made me at the time withdrawn quiet shy etc... and i honestly believed i would never regain "reality" .... however for me i cant explain how it happened or what made it go away but suddenly it was gone... then the hardest thing was then not to think about how i felt for many years..... for the years to follow i managed to lve life in reality, a couple of brief thoughts made me switch back to dp/dr but i suddenly had the power to forget and snap out of it......the feeling of being alive and being like everyone else is probably the best feeling in the world.....i had eventually come out of my shell and was more confident then ever.....socialising, but basically feeling like i was once more part of the crowd...........then suddenly from last week i'm back in the state of DP/DR....whats frustratin is you feel like everyone and everything which you were once part of has drifted away.....from playing football everynight to drinking to being passionate about people, objects...its no longer relevent....so what do you do?

i have made the decision to continue life as i would if i never felt like this which is very hard, i.e doing everything i used to in a bid that i will snap out of it!!

i know i was fine 2 weeks ago yet , every thought i have about that time seems to be tainted by the feelin i have now,,,,...which i know wasn't the case... this 2d feeling seems permanent but i know i have beat it before so its a case of sitting back and beating it again.... its just a shame my life will be on hold until this goes away....even though i felt fine 2 weeks ago i still think to myself will i know when i'm no longer dp/dr....? But off last time you do know!!

Thank you for this forum....its reasurring knowing i'm not the only one!!
 

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to be honest, i remeber the exact moment when i first clicked in to the dp/dr.....basically started questioning everything ..... but back then i let it effect me....i.e i stopped doing things i enjoyed....i.e dropped out of all my sporting teams stopped mixing with my friends etc.. just used to live in my comfort zone.....at home..

it was a constant state of mind for me....then i started to stand up and do things regardless if it didn't feel like me, which is very hard....but i took the approach if i'm gonna be feelin like this i mayaswel make the most of it...with hope that one day i will be back to normal....i used to put off doing things thinking " i'll do it when i feel myself again".... to be honest i feel thats the wrong approach...towards the end of my first bout of dp/dr i stopped worrying about everything which to a degree helped me become myself again, i became confident, cocky and no longer shy and withdrawn....i cant remeber the exact time scale of how long i had it because i cant remeber the exact day i lost it.....it was a case of knowing it was gone then trying not to think to myself "how did i feel again?" as the days passed i eventually forgot/lost the feeling and was living again....

A state of happines and reality is where everyone wants to be....so to continue to do things that brought me happiness b4 for me is the only way to get my mind back on track...its easy to snap into dp/dr but the snapping out process isn't as rapid...so if u build up a gradual path back by continuing to do things eventually you will feel yourself and wonder what was all that about :D

staying positive and trying to forget how you are feeling and not dwelling on this is the way forward!!
 

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I'm just sorry i let it come back.....let my gaurd slip... positive attitude is the key... and if possible try to stop going over it in your head all the time!! or it will never go away!! ...... i knwo thats easier said then done... i've only had this back for a week, which was soul destroying at first......but i'm trying to get rid of it asap before it takes hold again...
 
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