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Please I need some help.....

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Ok I have had this bout of DP for 15 weeks now, due to the trauma and illness of my cat dying. What I do understand is why it is taking so long to come out of it. I am past the empty shell stage, but I still don't feel connected to my "real normal self", and I was thinking is the DP still trying to protect me from something, cos I am long over the death of my cat, but the DP still remains with me. I am having CBT with my therapist and we were talking how I will cope when one of my parents dies or the death of a friend. Could it be that the DP is trying to protect me from this before it has even happened?? My normal bouts of DP have lasted anything from 4 to 7 weeks, but this one is over 3 months long and I really don't know it isn't going? At the moment I feel nervous of who I am and have clammy hands and the longer this goes on I am beginning to think the DP will never go. How do I connect back to myself. Is this DP trying to protect me (against death of friends and family) which hasn't even happened yet. As my cat died, and the DP kicked in, it has decided to stay with me before something bad has even happened? I am just racking my brains as to why this DP hasn't gone yet. I am really scared it isn't going to go away this time????

Please help, advice, I am desperate.

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Shit man, I've completed over 120 college hours during my time with dp.

and you're upset over fifteen weeks?

i'm trying to sit here figuring out how many months 15 weeks is.

oh yeah. less than four.

fuck, i was just getting warmed up at fifteen weeks.

why don't you like, be happy or something, because you have shown SOME improvement in those weeks?!

and god quit asking questiosn like how are you gonna connect back with yourself. this is a DP board, not a freakin' new age chakra yak yak healing mantra class. you'll connect with yourself when you stop giving a shit where the fear came from.
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sorry, i was in a real bad mood. i went off on some other people too. my bad...

however, the fact that you, Mipmunk, have already shown improvement after 15 weeks is EXTREMELY good...jesus...most of us have wished dearly for something that quick. What it means is that your chances for a quick recovery are very good. By quick I mean that it's not gonna drag on for years. You just keep having to go out doing what you're doing.
looking back at an older post of yours I noticed you said you felt NORMAL one night. I did NOT feel NORMAL for a split second for a couple years! so you're having a time right now where it's back and you feel destined that it's quickly you forget that normal got that back VERY quick.
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