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I want you all to know from the depth and bottom of my heart, that RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE. Yuo CAN welcome all you stories here, alltogether, and I can tell you that it's possible. You see, for that very attitude propels you to recovery. I'm not saying that DP isn't a horrible illness, that one can rumage and think over for the rest of your life. But that is not the KEY> WHICH IS HOPE! Hope floats, and we can see how well that can translate into your life. You see, for the very hopeful and praisful works can lead you to recovery. I can definitely say it is possible from the point of view that I see it now. One must accept recovery. Once the mind can accept it, it's that much easier to focus on it and begin a road to recovery.
 

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Normally I'd avoid threads where the title's in capital letters like the plague. But this is actually a very worthwhile post, and it's good to see some words of encouragement here.

I'm guessing that this means you yourself are doing reasonably well now, so good on you for that.

Also, I'd just like to add that recovery is possible. I wouldn't so much emphasize "hope" as I would determination. You really have to never give up, try never to be fearful, and work towards ignoring whatever symptoms you might have.
 
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To kill the beast you have you to see the beast...
To see the beast you have to open the door...
You can't make the beast disappear with the door closed....
 

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I'll reply. I have endured two seperate year long bouts of DR/DP, and have have recovered each time. Recovery certainly is possible. No, ignore that - it is an inevitability. So tell your DR/DP that, and it can shove itself up it's arse and smoke it.
 

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This is a post I left on another thread last week. I think it belongs here instead.

Hi all

Just came across this sight a couple of days ago. My God! I thought I was the only one in the history of mankind to be like this. I smoked a joint when I was 13 YO and have had this weird feeling ever since. I'm now 40. When I was young thought I had brain damage or maybe my body lacked what it takes to clean the pot out of my system. Wow, I'm not alone!! My experiences, sensations, and perceptional distortions are just like the rest of you. I can't believe I?m writing this. I'm almost afraid that this could be a hallucination or dream. Is this really true?

What I really want to know is what is the treatment(s) for this. You talk about recovery. What was done to recover? Did you have to cope with a horrible memory? Did you need to change your thoughts about yourself? What was the process that healed you? I want to know what I'm in for.

Steve-O
 

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You need to talk to your doctor and then take a look around the site for answers to your questions. They're here, but they're all over.
 
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universal i'm very HAPPY reading this post. i'd like my friend to read it too. i don't know how dp works, i think it's different for everyone. but i suppose that hope, or better determination (as Monkeydust has said) is a very important weapon against it...
only one question: how can you be determined to fight against Dp, how can you be hopeful to defeat it if you think obsessively at it and at your past before having it?

thank everybody here. reading on this site makes my life near a person with Dp better.
 

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It's a Catch-22, all right. (See the first 3-4 paragraphs here for a quick explanation: http://www.f.kth.se/~f98-jsp/texter/catch22.html).

The symptom is obsessing over feeling "unreal."

The cure is not obsessing over feeling "unreal."

In the end, each person has to negotiate his or her way through this puzzle. It's really as simple as that.

Or in other words, "Just do it."

Bottom line: All the advice, stories, hand-holding, hugs, and whatnot cannot make this sow's ear into a silk purse. Not only do we have to do it ourselves, but we have to find which road is the right road ourselves.
 
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