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Seems like i've been coming out of DR, finally, i can't believe it. Now what remains is anxiety, racing thoughts, watching those thoughts, not being able to get out of my head. But the environment feels normal for the most part.
Lamictal has helped, of course klonopin helps, but i feel guilty for taking it (only .5 a day now).
But this board has been great!!!! I used to come here to obsess, to match symptoms, to bitch and all of that. Then i honestly looked for recovery, and u can find it here, u just have to be LOOKING in the right place.

I am nervous though. Moving to los angeles tomorrow, new living situation, new girlfriend, whom i don't want to feel crazy around, lol. I know that this is anticipatory anxiety, and it is normal, and that i WILL continue my road to recovery.

Other than focusing outwords, what ways to get out of your head? to stop paying attention to every thought and detail???

Thank you people very much for your help.

Brian
 

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I have the same problem! Only thing is, I'm not moving to L.A. You will do fine though. Have fun with these new things in your life.

Any insights about this will help... I feel like I'm on the verge of beating this but how do I kill it?
 

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Glad to hear that you are kicking this! I myself am also about 90% free of the DP and DR (read my post in Regaining Reality).

Anyway - look at every aspect of the move as exciting and fun, rather than streesful. Each thought that comes into your head during the move about DP/DR, chase it away with something fun you plan on doing when you get to LA (whether it be getting a celebratory bottle of wine, or getting your cable hooked up).

You will be 100% fine - just look at the move as another step forward on the road to recovery. You are showing strength - some people who have this disorder find themselves trapped in their hometown out of fear. You have beat that
 

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Thanks guys, appreciate the support. I agree, although there is 65/35 panic/excitement about the move, i think it will help pull me through. Plus i have good support there, friends/family.
I'd just like to stop obsessing, especially about symptoms in my head. Ironically they go away when im really focused on something else, hhhhhhhhhmmmmmmm, i wonder. I went back and forth for years contemplating wheater it was physical or psychological. then figured out u can't seperate the two, lol, there interconnected. your brain is a physical organ.

I like the ABC idea, and easy to remeber.
I'm really shocked that nobody has come out with an actual set of exercises that one might do to distract and improve DP/DR. We just have ideas like focusing outwords, which is very vague and ambigious.

You'd think one of us obsessors would come up with something. Or wait, maybe even a doctor. Don't the pharm companies see this board and salavat w/ dollar signs in their eyes?????
 
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