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Hi I'm new to this I've had DP/DR mainly DR only recently since jan started getting bouts of DP that come and go. I've had it 4 years now, but it got really bad 3 years ago after a break down and all my symtoms changed, cut a long story short I have got better over the years to varying degrees with small breaks of clarity here and there. But the one thing I really suffer with day to day which is something I can't find much content about is physical sensations I get with DR these include:

Prickly sensations on the skin
Burning sensations
Headaches
Strange uncomfortable sensations I can describe in my brain
And also sometimes burning sensations in my brain
And when it wants to be nice a mild tingly almost ticklish sensation in my brain.

And all of these seem to be seemingly constant when I have DR, I can't get much lasting relief or over come them properly, they make me feel stuck as there almost unchanging and the hardest bit is I can't find much about them being a regular symptom apart from a small percentage of people who have similar symptoms.

What's made me worry much more about this recently is as recently I started having DP as well I realised that during DP it had no physical painful
Or uncomfortable sensations at all and I feel like I've almost got the worse end of the stick here as it's horrendous and the only proper relief I get is when it goes.

Some help or advice would
Be great. I know all about accepting this disorder to overcome it and I'm doing that as best I can and to some degree it is working but trying to put up with these symptoms in the mean time is extremely hard.
 

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Hi there, I think ive had all of those physical sensations too at some point or another but the only one i had constantly was prickling sensations on the skin or felt like bugs were crawling on it. This went away after a year though and i think its because i was getting a better grip on my anxiety. The other feelings i only tended to feel when id start panicking or if i was high on marijuanna. The hot feeling in my head would usually only happen when high and felt extremely uncomfortable, like my head was being mildly electricuted or something. Ive noticed that any of these physical sensations usually get better once i get a grip on my anxiety or stress. With dp or dr its hard to feel or realize you are anxious. Have you tried anything that helps reduce stress or anxiety? Like meditation or calming rituals? Also, have you had anything like an EEG done to rule out things like epilepsy?
 

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I sometimes get hot (as if I am not hot enough already ...jk :p ) and my body tenses up and my feet feel weird and I also get some tingling in my hands , feet , legs etc.

in my case I think it is mostly anxiety though

but dp gives me a dizzy head
 

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Hi im Glad im not the only one I have everything you speak off, I thought I had some terrible illness that known else had, ive not had a EGG no I don't think I have epilepsy as ive never had a epileptic fit or anything of the sought, apart from my dp/dr i feel pretty okay now, I feel the OCD has gone or is near enough non existent, but i recently had a bad relapse of dp back in april which I thought was just a setback as I recently had realised where i had been going wrong with my acceptance towards DP/DR and learned that you almost have to deflate through it to control your reaction otherwise id just get caught up in it so easily, but yeah basically since april ive been up and down like a yo yo and in july I went to IBIZA which probably didn't help and when I got back I was just so ill and had to go on SSRI's to help, i started to accept it and noticeably got better and recently started weaning off the meds after only a month on them and its just been a little up and down again, real moments of clarity mixed with intense DR and mildish DP and the only thing that has been making the DR/DP intolerable lately has been all those symptoms we've just talked about I mean they've been so intense I almost couldn't accept them as I was getting so frustrated and stressed that I thought I would go mad with stress or have a psychotic break or something mad! ahhh fuck DP

The worse thing about it is I know how to recover by just accepting, not worrying and getting on with my life but I just cant seem to kick the fucker! even more annoying is I recovered from anxiety before DP and then it came back with DP and now the anxiety has gone again and the dp is still here. but ima stay fucking positive cause I know I can kick this crap!

also for anyone looking into buying the linden method don't its a CON! did it today and what a load of shit it was.
 
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