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Hey Y'all,

I haven't posted on this forum in a long time lol! Well I was just thinking about all y'all and what we are going through. I want to say this... Just like everyone, 2 and a half years ago I got hit with DP/DR to the MAX!! Like I mean the max. All the symptoms of DP/DR 24/7, being in a bubble, feeling deatched from reality, being in a dream the whole nine. Well I have been doing amazing in the recovery of it which I hope gives you all hope. I didn't do it with drugs or thearapy I did with understanding what I have. One thing is this, probably over the last little while I have dealt with it here and there but nothing severe because I know exactly what it is I have. I want to tell everyone here the times when my DP/DR was completely gone was when I didn't even know it was gone lol! I look back now and I am like damn at those times I don't even remember having DP/DR. I mean there was a whole month where it was completely gone. Then I realized I used to think about waking up one day and that it would be totally lifted. Now I realize that when it is gone and I am all better I don't even notice it. Like I never had it, you know what I am saying? So the path to recovery is ... I know you have heard it a million times. It is not obsessing about it being gone one day when you wake up. It is about not caring that it exists. I know, I know easier said then done but truly if you forget about it and just get on with your life it will lift but if we keep paying attention to it, it will keep coming back. I am pretty much 100% cured and that is how I did it. I just realized one day that I hadn't had it in a while and strange enough when I started doing that I would get flashes of it. Now that I know it doesn't just lift and that one day you wake up and your cured. It is something that you won't even know is gone you will be back to your regular life and all the sudden one day will be like "wait a minute did I have DP/DR what was that again?" That is how you cure yourself of this problem. So stop checking in everyday cause I know you all do it and go "how is the DP/DR today blah blah" .. just stop caring, live your life wake up in the morning and think about all the stuff you need to get done in that day and before you know it you won't even remember that you once had DP/DR. Oh and some tips... Another thing I learned we call it DP/DR or whatever it is.. truly it is ONE thing it is called anxiety disorder nothing else. When you get anxious and nervous BOOM it hits you like a ton of bricks. So know that if you drink TONS of booze the next day your anxiety will be back causing you to go into DP/DR states or in simple terms ANXIETY DISORDER. That is all this is NOTHING else but anxiety disorder. We are not on the verge of schitzaphrenia or cancer or any crazy thing like that cause... if you had cancer or some life threatning disease you would be dead by now all those diseases would kill you within a year. If you had schitzaphrenia you would be seeing people and hearing voices by now believe me you have NON of those but... the crazy thing about anxiety disorder is we can make ourselves believe those crazy things so be careful what you feed yourself. Try feeding yourself positive good thoughts like you know this will lift and you will be normal just like you once were. So in closing I know what it is like to be in all of your shoes as I was there once before. This problem can honestly take over your life if you let it. So stop letting it!! Start taking control of it today and before you know it, it will be gone. Remember it won't just be lifted it will honestly be one day you will be living your life and will be like "what was that DP/DR thing I totally fogot I had that" know that your not going to just wake up one morning and it is gone. I wish y'all the best in your recovery and truly truly know that it will lift when you start living your life. Look at Janine's story and you will all realize that. I love everyone of you and I know exactly what it is like to be living with DP/DR there is BIG time hope and it will be gone. Thanks for reading this your guys kick ass and are super special because once you overcome this you can take on anything in life. This is truly a blessing in disguise... God bless
 

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lol I have been DR free for a few months now thanks to finding this place! (aside from a small relaps for a few hrs last week) and I have come to say the same thing and was much more brief about what I said. I think you stated that very well though and I agree entirely! Well Done! :D
 

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Thank you for sharing, that is some very good advice you gave. Glad you are feeling better. :)
 

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I am really happy for you that you are feeling better. That is great. I would like to share with you my feelings on what you said about stop letting it take control. You know that is one thing I can honestly say with all sincerity speaking for myself is that I have never for one moment willingly let dp/dr take over my life. I have worked extremely hard at going on with my life regardless how bad I felt with this condition. I graduated and did many wonderful things that I give myself credit for but unfortunately the severe state of dp/dr that I am in does not change whether I think about it or I do not think about it, it is always there. I work with a team of people trying very hard to help me be well again and all of them have said many times that they have never seen such strength to continue on no matter how bad I feel. I honestly believe that this illness is not one you can totally control, it is not that easy. For some people it may be a bit easier but dp/dr has a mind of it's own and there is really not enough known to understand why it stays with one person longer than another. I am only expressing my own veiw. I believe we all will be well one day but I also believe that this illness is not one you can just say ok I do not want it anymore and it will go away.

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