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Hello,
I've been dealing with this for over ten years, mostly on a constant basis. Usually, it doesn't really bother me much anymore, and I just accept that I am experiencing it. However, lately, it's been a lot worse, and it's been causing me distress. I think maybe it's from stress, because I've been dealing with a lot in the past year or two. I just wish I could find a solution for it. Grounding exercises help with anxiety and stress, but they don't stop the dp/dr. Neither does relaxation.

The most relief I usually get from it is when it's not too intense. I have it 24/7.

The only breaks I've ever gotten from it is a few moments on Zoloft (which I had to stop due to mania), and one night for a few hours when I started Abilify. It felt like a miracle when I had those moments of feeling like things were real.

I go to therapy on a regular basis, because I have bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and OCD. Therapy has helped with a lot of my symptoms of mental illness but not the dp/dr.

Half of the time, when I am experiencing dp/dr, I'm not even anxious. In fact, right now, I'm quite relaxed, but it's pretty intense right now.

Mine gets especially bad in bright lights, usually the kind found in stores like Walmart or Target.
 

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You and me are the same, I do not experience any obvious anxiety or distress either and yet I experience severe DP/DR. But I do not feel relaxed either. It's such a weird condition.
 

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You and me are the same, I do not experience any obvious anxiety or distress either and yet I experience severe DP/DR. But I do not feel relaxed either. It's such a weird condition.
If you have the time and energy, Aridity, it would be interesting to know what you score here. I've got worse and better. Some symptoms are gone, others have arisen.
 
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