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I don't want to celebrate too early but my DP is starting to lift. Im tired of denying myself the possibility of improvement but I want to say this confidently that, yes, I'm getting better.

My DP is anxiety-induced. Some of my brain chemicals/hormones were definitely out of whack and so I worked on supplementing my body with the proper nutrients and mindset.

For those that suffer DP because of anxiety, you must do your research on hormonal imbalances, brain chemichal imbalances, adrenal fatigue and cortisol imbalance.

These are the key in treating DP but not the ONLY factor in solving this puzzle.

Another aspect of this -- and this is perhaps the hardest process of all -- is your mindset. Most DP sufferers tend to internalize emotions, suffer from short-term memory, are anxious people, and exhibit introvertical (is that even a word?) tendencies.

We live in a box; a safe-zone where no one can harm us. Some of us have a hard time communicating emotions but even worse, we have a harder time processing and dealing with problems, trauma and confrontations.

What seems to be helping me:

  • a daily supplement regimen
  • exercise
  • meditation
  • patience
  • acceptance and self-acceptance
  • addressing past trauma
 

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Sounds good.

I find that active participation in my own recovery is helpful and it sounds like that's what you're doing :)
 

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Gotta ask - what supplements are you taking?
Hey, I'm taking

Choline 500mg

iron 18mg

Vit C 1000mg

Thiamin 100mg

Folic Acid 800mcg

Vit D-3 400 iu

Rhodiola Rosea 3% rosavins, 1% salidroside (250mg)

1 spoon serving of Fermented Cod liver oil with Butter Oil (it's yucky but many benefits)

I also too Niacin for 25 days. First week I was at 500mg, then the rest at 1,500mg.

The only reason I stopped Niacin is because I want to see if my usual regimen is enough.

I WILL say this, Niacin took away some of the depression I had, it gave me better sleep and relaxed my body.

If you do decide on taking Niacin, get the flushing kind. Do not get the non-flushing.

The flushin part is the whole point as it detoxes your blood.

Be prepared to flush, especially on your face, you're gonna feel really warm, maybe even hot but dont panic, these sensations subside within 30 min - 1hr.

I also occasionally supplement with Inositol 5-6 g throughout the day. (been doing this for months, great stuff)

This regimen has helped me but you gotta be patient; it won't kick in after just a few days.

You need to give this -- or any approach/regimen you have in mind -- a couple of weeks, better even, three weeks at the least that way your body has some time to adjust.

Of course, if something doesnt sit well with you, stop taking it. You dont want to add to your problem but the above listed regimen is generally very safe. (not a doctor here lol)

The good news is there are many approaches in dealing with DP. So if this regimen doesnt work, there are others.

I've been doing this regimen consistently for a month. I will continue and, along the way, discard and/or add to my list, wait how I respond to it and make my judgment.
 

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Sounds good.

I find that active participation in my own recovery is helpful and it sounds like that's what you're doing :)
So glad to hear. Some people advocate the dismissal of DP altogether and I agree partially. A better approach is to accept it and live your life but still "fight" DP.

By fighting I dont mean, the aggressive approach but by subduing DP with "arm locks" if you knw what i mean.
 

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Some people advocate the dismissal of DP altogether and I agree partially. A better approach is to accept it and live your life but still "fight" DP.

By fighting I dont mean, the aggressive approach but by subduing DP with "arm locks" if you knw what i mean.
Yeah, I'd agree, I've completely ignored my DPDR for long periods and it hasn't particularly helped things.

It's a difficult concept to explain to others. In a CBT context, there is a concept called "catastrophic attribution", which as I understand it is basically viewing DPDR as a big bad monster to be feared. Unfortunately this fear tends to heighten the feelings of DPDR, and you become caught in a feedback loop.

So the potential solution is "fighting" the DPDR by acceptance rather than avoidance, which is a kind of weird duality to get your head around.
 

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Yeah, I'd agree, I've completely ignored my DPDR for long periods and it hasn't particularly helped things.

It's a difficult concept to explain to others. In a CBT context, there is a concept called "catastrophic attribution", which as I understand it is basically viewing DPDR as a big bad monster to be feared. Unfortunately this fear tends to heighten the feelings of DPDR, and you become caught in a feedback loop.

So the potential solution is "fighting" the DPDR by acceptance rather than avoidance, which is a kind of weird duality to get your head around.
what if it scares you beyond belief. And the intrusive irrational thoughts become real to you? I just cant find myself accepting this
 

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what if it scares you beyond belief. And the intrusive irrational thoughts become real to you? I just cant find myself accepting this
You have to because right now this is your reality. If you continue to side-step it, it will only hold you back more and stagnate your progress.

Your very own thoughts are what create your world.
 

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Been there. I find posts that are a few years old, I'm realizing now that those OPs usually recovered.
I'm done. I went through this hellish phase and came out of it gloriously.

I no longer suffer, period. No dp, no depression. Yes, those suppplements, to my knowledhe, helped. Whether it was just all in my head or if it phsysically improved mental faculties, whatever the case I'm overall grateful.

My resolve to overcome this sad state of affair has made me stronger and more confident.

I no longer have this dp.
 
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