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So this is very new to me. Not DPDR but this online forum thing. Other than my family, psychs and very close friends I’ve never really discussed my disorder. Have had DPDR since I was late into my teens and have now just turned 40. It’s been one hell of a ride. Initially just told I had GAD and given Zoloft which actually helped for maybe a year or 2. The “thoughts” crept back in so they then added Valium to the mix which again helped albeit temporarily. Soon after I started abusing alcohol for the best part of 15 years until I had what I can only describe as a mental breakdown. Couldn’t sleep, eat, drive or basically leave home. Finally found a clinical psychologist in conjunction with a psychiatrist that have been tremendous. The last 18 months have been the best well basically ever. I’ve contemplated suicide more times than I’d like to remember and been as low as you can get. DPDR although can be with you for life is not a life sentence. Happy to chat with anyone on hear that needs to.
 

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Hi Jay, I'm new myself. I think I may have had small incidents over the years but lately this has been a real struggle for me and I felt a little insane. I'm glad to hear you are opening up to discussions with others. For me it helps a little bit to feel not so alone. I don't feel as insane when I realize this is not a me thing, but a thing many people experience.
 
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