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Hello, I am new. My name is Jessica and I am 16. I have been diagnosed with depersonalization derealization disorder for almost 6 months and have dealt with it for about 5 or 6 years(since i was in 6th or 7rh grade, currently a junior). I have really been struggling keeping my grips on reality as i cant go on any medications. I was wondering if anyone has any coping mechanisms as my ddd is very severe. It effects my everyday life. I have even gotton to the point where i consider if im living my life over and over again because it feels that nothing is new or real or that all my movements are already decided by something outside of my self or that my derealization episodes are me being psychic even though i know none of these are real or correct. I personally suffer from both derealization and depersonalization alot but derealization for me is worse as i makes me feel as if my whole life and everything i know is an illusion. Please somebody help me ive tried talking to people i know but they just brush me off and think im overreacting. They do not understand and i honestly cant do it anymore. Living in a constant state of fear that everything doesnt exist and that its a lie even though i know it isnt. Its really hard. Please help me however you can with any advice you have as my ddd keeps getting worse. Thanks.
 

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Why cant you try meds? If its that bad and nothing else is helping meds can really be a life saver..

Just know it can be trial and error with meds...There is no guaranteed med treatment for DP...

You need to get supportive understanding people around you....People who are constantly telling you to just get on with it, your fine, your imagining it etc etc do more harm than good...

Extra rest and sleep (if you can) are essential...You MUST eliminate ALL areas of stress in your life until you start to improve (And you will improve) Even subtle stress can make things worse...

I have found a creative hobby that captures your attention and imagination to be very helpful as regards distraction and relaxation...I also find walking in nature to be calming and again distracting from the constant DP bombardment.....

Im so sorry you are experiencing this awful condition for so long...

Just know that you are not stuck like this...You WILL improve.....
 
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