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Is it true that: whatever you conscious think, dp/dr is a metabolic ussue that can't be influenced by coscious thoughts.... I hope that's not true. aiai. So there is no possibility to cure yourself etc. Is there no possibility to influence the unconscious brain funcions...?

I'm anxious about this. :(
 
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I've been anxious about the same thing. I would like to chat with you whenever you're available.. or anyone else in the same boat! So far, I've found no one who can relate to what I'm going through! It is such a sinking feeling. :|
 

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I was just gonna make a new topic, but what I was gonna say kinda relates to this so I'll respond here.

My therapist keeps tellin me I can control my feelings and my thoughts. I CAN'T!

Like at work yesterday... I'm just sitting there not thinking about DP at all when this huge wave of fear just hits me. Everything looked even more unreal then usual and I thought I was gonna scream. I got up abruptly and went to the bathroom. Somehow I managed to get through the day.

And so then I was trying to make sense of it. I'm like ok what was I thinking that caused this wave of fear? Thinkin that if I could pinpoint that thought I could change it or not think it anymore or something. But my mind was just racing like always. But at the moment I freaked I don't think I was having a bad thought... it just happened... the fear was just there.

And what about besides the huge waves of fear... cuz it's like I have this constant fear cuz I have constant DP. What am I constantly thinking that causes this? It's not always the same thing... I don't think the same thought all day long.

Okay I'm starting not to make sense.

So maybe it's not possible for me to control this.... and maybe that means it's something chemical that hopefully can be cured by meds or something.

Any further insight I would appreciate greatly.
 

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What I mean is that if it is not influenced by thoughts. We cannot influence the illness or cure ourselves... Are the cured people just 'lucky' that is went away without there actions/thoughts to fight it etc. Can'n we really not do anything to cure?.

Just wait...?

Ow my god..
 
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so maybe it's not influenced by our thoughts. My therapist too thinks that I should be able to do "self talk" and be fine. The problem is, I can't figure out when this is going to happen, it just does. Sometimes if I am having a panic attack, I can tell myself that it's ok and that I'm going to get through it, but with the DP stuff, that's not remotely possible. I am taking Zoloft, Remeron, and the shrink gave me Xanax and Risperdal.. but I'm wondering if these will do any good anyway. I've been through Paxil and Effexor too. Nothing works. I'm also extremely afraid of being hospitalized. I don't know why though because I've been assured that they can't do that to anyone against their will anymore, but it prevents me from being honest with anyone about my symptoms.
 
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I think the fact that our thoughts feel so unreal and as though they dont belong to us stops us from having the ability to calm ourselves down while in dp.

I have found that distraction is the only way to control it.

We must remember that anxiety is the cause of these feelings and that ANY way of stopping the anxiety build will eventually lessen the dp.

If distraction can 'take our mind off the dp' then a reduction in anxiety will surely follow.

Going around in a viscious circle of trying to puzzle it all out will only cause more anxiety, so make the dp worse. Try to find a way of getting away from that trap.

Hope this helps.
 

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A continued thought process can alter the chemistry of a brain. How do you think you got in this situation? Your emotions.
 
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Soo... I've been sitting here (running a yard sale) all day long, kind of stream conciousness writing about my thoughts in a little journal I found.. and yeah, you're right. The more I pick it apart, the worse it becomes. I obsessively distract myself. Those would be my good days.. when I'm really into something else. Unfortunately, I can't seem to distract myself with anything remotely productive.
 

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I'm also extremely afraid of being hospitalized. I don't know why though because I've been assured that they can't do that to anyone against their will anymore, but it prevents me from being honest with anyone about my symptoms.
I was that way, too
 

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I find that if I spend the day reading a novel or whatever, I'm EXTREMELY DP'd when I pull myself out of the book. If reading can cause DP, wouldn't something else take it away? And somehow, I doubt that reading causes chemical changes in my brain, so DP has to be something other than chemicals right? I'm not sure on any of this, just some thoughts.
 

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I believe you have no choice when it comes to what you think then feel. But that said once you start experiencing an attack you can try to steer yourself to safety. When you think about it you really don't know what your next thought will be until it happens...you can not think your next thought, it just happens. Just sit still and witness your streaming consciousness and you'll see what I mean. One second you visualise a bird outside the next your thinking about a cake your mother made when you were four. The DP hits me the same way, out of the blue the fear arises and then you?re in the land of the fairies. But once it happens you have to control where your attention is focused to minimise the fear.
 

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what if you know your anxious but you don't feel any anxious feelings. like i can't tell if its anxiety because i don't feel it, but i know i'm tired of this and scared although i don't feel scared. i don't understand.
 
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I have been watching this thread obsessively since I found it. Another distraction, only it focusses on the issue at hand. So, by reading this and joining in, am I only making it worse? I have been very DP lately. More so since starting the Remeron, although I don't seem to mind as much since taking it. Anyone on any meds and what do you think about Remeron, Zoloft, Risperdone, and Xanax.. as I am perscribed all of the above. I take 30mg Remeron, 100mg Zoloft, and the other two "as needed" although I find that if I take the Risperdone, I can't sleep.
 
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