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hello everyone, ive had symptoms of dp/dr for about 5 years now and they have got increasingly worse since i went to uni, ive seen something at one of those clinics she didnt know what the hell she was on about, and it kind of put me off. My dad read somewhere about l-glutamine, just wondering, anyone on here who has tried this, did you get a weird heaviness in your head not too long after taking the stuff, i feel as if i have just been born and im having to learn about people and my environment again, i dont feel fully here at all but more so than i usually do. i know its only an amino acid and not any sort of presciption medicine but it certainly seems to have done something. i really need to see someone about this as its really having an impact on every aspect of my "life" problem is im not too confident about seeing the doctor as im sure he'll refer me to someone who doesnt have a clue again.
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I think it's quite likely many doctors (psychologists, psychiatrists even) are not very aware of depersonalization or derealization.

I think it's important to stand your ground and admit if something isn't working or if a doctor is taking you in a direction that feels uncomfortable; I think it's also important to keep an open mind to what the doctor says, though - because they _are_ an outside opinion, quack or no.

I first experienced panic attacks and DP/DR in college - I think it was the stress alongside the shift in my world at the time that kind of threw everything into the mix. Looking back on the "Ben" that was back then, I see a different person than today; which is interesting, but true. That was the absolute worst DP I had ever experienced, so its likely my recovery a year or so later shifted me enough to feel like a different person, almost. Unfortunately it appears to be something that can come back and haunt you, though - as I'm living it again (to a lesser degree, hopefully).

Welcome to the site and keep talking and keep living - as meager as may feel right now, you should keep pushing. Being engaged is your best friend right now - keep your eyes from focusing on the inside of your cranium.
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