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does your dp/dr get worse by watching horror shows? Because mine definitely does...
 

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Funny thing is I used to be really into horror when I was much worse (hence the username) because I felt so numb and it was the only thing that could get through that numbness. As I got better and became more sensitive I stopped watching horror altogether as it would spook me and I preferred a good nights sleep to lying in bed listening for creeks or watching shadows! These days I still watch horror shows, but I avoid the very spooky ones if it's near bedtime.

Horror is designed to unnerve you, so it's maybe not surprising if it effects your dp/dr. For some reason though I kept a degree of separation between the feeling of being weirded-out by a horror and dp/dr symptoms, although they can obviously be very similar or the same. The idiosyncrasies of interpreting feelings I guess, but I would use that camera effect from Jaws, where he's sitting in a chair and he realizes there's a shark, to describe what a panic attack was like to people.
 

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As much as watching horror movies lowers my fever when I have a flu.
 

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well i finished a horror anime today, it was 12 episodes. Im actually proud i pushed myself to get through the whole thing even tho my dp would only get worse, i will never watch anything scary with dp/dr ever again.
 

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It doesn't have much of an effect on me personally because I like horror, unless there's something about it that hits me hard or bothers me very badly.
 

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the shitty show of walking dead messed with dpdr and pushed me so hard back in dp i lost my mind over it struggling for months now
 

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i dont think so, it must be different with every person, because i absolutely love watching horror
 

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No, not usually. The lack of realism and fantastic storylines attached to most horror make it difficult to really empathize with the situations, DP or no DP. And the cognitive problems I have means most of the time I’m not really paying attention to it anyways. I used to love horror before this hit, and watching old horror movies I remember from my younger years cam give me a nice feeling of nostalgia.
 
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