Kelson - you described perfectly how I feel most of the time, and I can relate with you how you feel it sucks. It's like our own mind gets in the way of our enjoyment of life. It's interesting how the organ that gives us these thoughts is also the organ responsible for the feelings we actually have when we are in the situations.kelson12 said:Or if my friends ask me to go out, I picture how I am gonna feel at the bar. Or on Sunday night, when I have to go back to work the next morning, I think about how I am gonna feel at work. It sucks.
I must say that as of this week, my DP/DR is about 70% gone from where I was when I joined this forum at the beginning of April. The increase in Paxil, while being hell last week has finally kicked in, and this support group helped tremedously. Also, I am in talk-therapy counseling, which also works well for me. I consider myself lucky that mine is not drug-induced, but I also know there is hope for everyone, whether from drugs or not.
You are all in my thoughts daily, and even if I kick DP/DR 100%, I will still visit this board to offer encouragement.
Kelson - If you find yourself thinking about how you will feel in a certain situation, try and picture yourself laughing and smiling in that situation. Sounds corny, but it's better than imagining stress.