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I had a BIG HUGE MASSIVE realization tonight. I KNOW beyond a shadow of a doubt why I dp (surprisingly it is not exactly what I thought it was.) I think that I may need therapy to help me move past this issue, problem is I am scared. I dont want to be told what is "wrong" with me. It makes me feel like I am doomed. I just want to get well. I dont want to be placed in a box and diagnosed. I am also embarrassed to need therapy. Any advice? :cry:
 

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if you feel you need to go to thearpy then go, its great, I hardly see how it can be any thing but positive.

I feel doomed a lot but all I can do is force my self to become optomistic and know that this is gonna get better, for a lot of people it has.
 

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therapy is just one stepping stone on the path to recovery. for me it was the only thing that had only positive results. dont worry about being labled. they dont know what the heck is going on with us so they slap fancy lables on us but it does nothing to tell us what we are. you know something i dont even know what my official diagnonsense is because its this huge laundry list of disorders that they just filed away in a manila folder but it has nothing to do with my recovery and i have to tell you that i know for a fact i am well on my way there, and therapy was a huge factor in my recovery. (i went through just about every med out there and all it did was leave me with neurological ticks and restless leg syndrome).

you have to talk all this out. thats all therapy is. the therapist only sits there and every once in a while throws in suggestions and thoughts, but really you are the one doing all the healing. it sounds too easy but trust me it really does work. the key is finding a therapist you feel completely comfortable with. if you feel in any way that you are not being heard find someone else emediately.
 

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Don't be embarrassed about therapy. Go if you really need too. I was dragging my sorry arse through the pits of hell when my GP recommended I see a psych and even then I thought I wasn't bad enough to go! Shrinks are for mad people and the losers on Oprah was my thinking. Eventually I did go and it helped. Just find a doc you gel with.
 

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i know exactly how you feel i too hate therpy infact i feel it makes me worse as i have to bring up all my demons

then relive the attack all over again and as the attack is in my memory and i bring it up it feels like a double dose of dp/dr

i stoppped going to my therpist she didnt help one bit infact the women was terrible she didnt even know about dp/dr so how is she suppose to help she kept trying to tell me that i had been abused as a child and that my sub concious had put it to the back of my mind this made me analise my life and only confused me and freaked me out more

now i aint on no medication at all i dont see noone either i come in this world alone without meds or shrinks so why should i have them now? especially when there no help at all

yes my life is a total circus but ive delt with my dp/dr attacks for 20 years alone so i plan to continue it alone too!!!! well exept for this forum of course!!!! lol

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Thank you all for your comments and encouragment. I am thinking of calling and making an appt. today. I dont want too, but I dont want to have dp anymore either. I am hoping that therapy can help me move past the issues that I am positive put me in this situation. Knowing what the problem is is not enough, I need someone to tell me how to solve it. I am still tempted to try and work it out on my own......
 

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I am so glad I finally met up with the Therapist I have, he has been golden and helped me learn to cope with this anxiety and depression.

If you don't like the first one , choose another that is what I did ..

I can't tolerate the meds so I don't do them but the therapy does help.

KC
 

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Rainbo, Cyberfriend and really good actor in the Land of Oz,

If you find a therapist who/whom? :? you feel comfortable with, and you may get lucky the first time or it may take a time or two, you will not be scared. With all the knowledge you already know about dp and then with your realization of what might be at the root of your problem, well hell kiddo, you're halfway down the yellow brick road. :wink:

They probably won't "tell" you how to solve it as much as they will "guide" you towards finding the answer you need.

My faith and my money is on you. You can do this. I just know it.

And...if you don't...well, ya still got us. ( That should be enough to "scare" you in to therapy. lol)
 
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Remember a therapist...well any "good" therapist, can help you get back on the right track.

I wish you peace.

Tony
 

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Go for it RAIN, we're behind you all the way!
 

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Called and made the appt. today...yikes :shock: :? I may not have been able to do it without the encouragement. Lots and lots of thanks to you all. :)
 

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Congrats rainbo. I hope your doc works out for you. If not keep trying. That's what I did and I'm finally accomplishing things in my life with the help of my therapist.

"(i went through just about every med out there and all it did was leave me with neurological ticks and restless leg syndrome). "

Shit. Do you still have these ticks sleepingbeauty? Whenever I stop my klonopin I twitch. Especially my eyes. It's so embarrassing. I was hoping that if I ever decide to stop the klonopin for good that this would stop.
 
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