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Do you ever feel like reality and DR/DP are battling each other.

I feel OK then DR/DP kicks in, and as my thoughts feel like they are getting a bit more normal i try to tell my self its all based in anxiety and i just seems like the DR tries to fight harder.

Maybe i'm just crazy and this post makes no sense
 

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I feel that, but I feel more like it's some foreign being within myself fighting me for bodily control. Same concept, though. Either I win, and get reality back, or the being wins, and I lose reality.
 

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Not crazy and the post makes perfect sense considering what we deal with. To me it is exactly like a battle. But one day, if things go well, you stop doing battle with it and use all the knowledge you have gained to co-exist with it. And then, if some great something happens, the damn stuff goes away. In the meantime, fight the good fight and work to stay on top of the DR, it can't fight harder than you.

Really. Think about it. :wink:
 

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No, I think it can fight harder than you if you fight it on its own terms. Wishing yourself back to reality will make you feel more distanced and isolated from previous normal experience. The only way to " fight" DP/DR is to ignore it and go about you're business. Fighting the feeling of unreality only strengthens it. Its a form of validation. If its worth fighting then its a worthy enemy. Worthy of stressing over and suffering over.
 

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I feel many times like I'm going in and out of DP/DR. A few weird feelings and I'm back. I'm almost recovered (*crosses fingers*) so I hope that going in and out is a good thing.
 

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Really, it can only fight as hard as you "let" it. That is why I made the statement "it can't fight harder than you". We do in fact control to what extent we give it life...don't we?
 

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As the pioneer Claire Weekes once said:

ACCEPT the symptoms and eventually the symptoms lose their power. Resisting the symptoms only creates additional psychological strangulation.

Weekes' texts stand up incredibly well in 2005, despite the fact her writings are from the late '60s, early '70s.
 
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