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Then why doesn't alcohol stop it? I can get drunk and I still have this awareness of my brain fog/blank mind (so long as I haven't blacked out). Clonazepam did not help me either. Shouldn't both of these substances theoretically eliminate DP? I find this pretty troubling.
 

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Personally I think that it's a defense mechanism in the mind that is trying to protect us from overwhelming emotions. When we get our brain to give the all clear signal that's when it will be over. The reason this thing persists for so long is that day in and day out we ruminate over it. Fueling the fear in our mind. Your brain pretty much still thinks there is a threat. Not outwardly but internally. Once we stop ruminating and get on with our lives that's when we truly get better. I almost got out of it last month and to be honest with you I didn't really do anything special. I even ate everything I wanted. Now I'm set back because I let my anxiety and fears take control of me again. But I won't let that stop me from beating this thing.
 

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Personally I think that it's a defense mechanism in the mind that is trying to protect us from overwhelming emotions. When we get our brain to give the all clear signal that's when it will be over. The reason this thing persists for so long is that day in and day out we ruminate over it. Fueling the fear in our mind. Your brain pretty much still thinks there is a threat. Not outwardly but internally. Once we stop ruminating and get on with our lives that's when we truly get better. I almost got out of it last month and to be honest with you I didn't really do anything special. I even ate everything I wanted. Now I'm set back because I let my anxiety and fears take control of me again. But I won't let that stop me from beating this thing.
I'm glad to hear you experienced some improvement! I hope you get back there soon :) I have faith that you will.
 

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It's a subconscious disorder so that's why short acting and even long acting meds don't completely cure it. That's why we wake up with it just after we were subconscious I think.
This makes sense to me. I actually do think that my DP is because of anxiety since I have made slow improvements through exercise and relaxation techniques. My DP used to be at a constant level but now I can feel it getting worse when I'm stressed.

It makes more sense to me as a stress reaction that is being perpetuated by my chronic anxiety. It doesn't go away when I just "try to relax", but I think if I work on overall mental health and control my anxiety long term, it should eventually go.
 
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