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I have been getting a bit better each day. Last night I felt totally normal, really like me, I was chuffed to bits. When I got up this morning I feel ok, but nowhere has good as last night (average), but last night I felt great. I just hope that feeling returns again tonight. I think this may be a breakthrough, a break in the clouds....?

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Great to hear, you may well be out of this before you know it.

It's often hard to believe when you're not feeling well, but it's not that complicated at all. You don't necessarily need some extended epth-therapy, some long-term medication course, you can sometimes come out of it by just "living" again.
 

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Yes, I always get better at night too - always - and often am up into the early hours with the pleasure of being connected again and not having the endless thoughts. Congratulations Mip! Here's to being dp-free!
 

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I've been out of DP once before but dammit I went back in. I guess I'm still waiting to come out of it again. It's such a miracle to experience the coming out of it. You must've felt euphoric and on top of your game! I know that's how I felt. Hopefully your DP can clear up even more. I know I should've tried to stay in that state more and not focus on other things
 
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thats great Mipmunk, i too am recovering from dr.. i found that there are certain things that will try to bring the feelings back.. in the mornings i have to allow myself to wake up and not attach fear to the normal process of waking up.. before i had dr and anxiety i didnt give the feelings of waking up any attention but now i think something is wrong and start the cycle of thinking there is danger to the way i feel.. we have to trust ourself in knowing whats real fear and what is normal feelings...Doug
 

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Still getting better each day. I am a lot better than what I was this morning, I can really feel it going now, no anxiety or clammy hands, I am really starting to feel my sense of self and identity returning, still earl days, but I think within a few days to a week I should be great!!

Fingers crossed! Still lots of work to do though with my CBT, as this episode has lasted nearly 15 weeks, and I have had DP more times than I can remember, caused by overwhelming anxiety i.e. splitting up with an ex boyfriend, my cat being really ill and dying, falling pregnant and indecision and trauma. Once I am completely 100%, I am going to have to learn how to cope with anxiety and bad things better, because it is that overwhelming sadness or anxiety that causes the DP switch to click on in my head. Most of my previous episodes have lasted 4-7 weeks, this has been the longest at nearly 15 weeks. It has been hell, pure fear 24/7.

The big problem now is to remain well, I have got to stop this DP from kicking in everytime something bad or traumatic happens in my life??...

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PS: My love and sympathy and best wishes to all of the people on this board that suffer with this dreadful dreadful illness.
 

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Its weird because I feel much worse at night. I wake up and yes I feel weird but after 5-10minutes I carry on with my day and try to forget, and to be honest even though its there, it never bothers me, I almost forget about it. But by the time I try to goto bed, my DP is out of control and I don't know wether the darkness causes me to let my DP esculate, and I lay thinking negative thoughts??
 
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