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my dp is fading

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Ive seen the light, and it is good. Yesterday was a breakthrough in my dp nightmare. I went to the emergency room the night before because I felt I was going insane. So the pysch came to see me and calmed my fears a bit. I told him everything that I was experiencing, and he told me not to worry, that I didnt have dp. Well, it didnt help much, but at least I had a professional evaluation. So they gave me some lorazepam to knock me out for the night. The next day was great. I went long periods of time without even thinking about dp. It was strange. I felt normal again. My anxiety levels have dramatically decreased, and I no longer obsess over who I am, I just live life. Hopefullly things will continue to look up for me. Hold on everyone, and don't give up the fight. For me, dp thrives on anxiety, so when the anxiety is not present, the dp isnt as well. I think my sleeping more than 5 hours last night also had a big part in this turnaround. DP was at the worst for me in the morning, but yesterday I hardly noticed it. Also, I highly recommend this book:

Calming your anxious mind By Jeffrey Brantley

I start cbt on tuesday. Hopefully this will help as well.

Keep your heads up, things will get better.
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shane, that's great! i had a very similar experience with lorazepam as well. it felt NORMAL, it was wonderful for a few days. but Xanax has a very short half life, and i started to DP again in between doses (the liver starts to destroy the Xanax quicker after a few days too.) don't be discouraged IF that happens to you, just switch to Klonopin. peas, -rula
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