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I suffered from schizophrenia as young man and after years of treatments, therapy and hospital stays i believe im finally cured. Now the thing that bites big time is that I developed dp/dr due to the tramau of schizophrenia, claims my psychiatrist. When I started to get well and the delusions from the schizophrenia dissappeared, my mind started to disconnect, but not in the schizophrenic kind of way. It was more of a physical thing...my vision was blurry, i felt extremely disoriented and very sleepy all the time. Can it be possible to develop dp/dr as a result of tramau from schizophrenia? I am currently taking zyprexa as well citrolpam for my condition. anybody else relate to my story?
 

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It certainly could be, but then there's several other possibilities as well.

It might be the case that, because of the large amounts of medication you've taken, you're brain's developed DP as a result of an altered neurochemistry. Certainly some people have argued that this canhappen as a result of certain medications.

It could still be a symptom of you're current medication. Antipsychotics are often said to make you feel "numb" - though it depends, of course, on the amount you're taking.

But, like you said, it could equally well be the trauma. There's no way to tell for sure; but do check out all the possibilities.
 

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I felt my vision go blury after waking up from a hypnotic sleep then go clear again. But I don't know whether it was DP after having hypnotic sessions based on "two frontal lobe" theory.
 
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It's the meds that are making you feel like this. I don't doubt that some of it could be the result of tramau to the schizophrenia, but you have to realize that the feelings you described are common side effects of these medications. I had the exact same thing on paxil and you are on a similar drug in celexa. Also, zyprexa will wipe away just about any emotion you have.
 
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If you've been diagnosed with schizophrenia, and have taken medications and now feel like you are CURED of the schizophrenia, for GOD'S SAKE, do not stop taking the medication.

It's all fine and dandy for us here to have debates over meds. But these are opinions, each person's individual experience and opinions. PLEASE do not stop taking some med just because some person from internet land said you should.

Think.

Stop and think.

Schizophenia is a massive mental disorder - and it is highly complex. If you are now safe from delusions and hallucinations, SOMEthing you are taking is working.

Talk to your doctor before making any major change in medication.

Think.

Then think again.

You should feel very proud (and lucky!) that you've been able to beat the horrible symptoms of schizophrenia. Don't get dumb and screw it up now.

Peace,
Janine

p.s. I absolutely agree that you could have developed DP as a reaction to the trauma of psychosis. Absolutely. it's the same type of experience as someone who invokes dp after an acid trip. The mental "places" we go in severe fragmented states IS traumatizing.

There is no reason you can't, over time, master that trauma though. Think of as a very interesting form of Post-traumatic stress disorder.
 
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Thank you Janine..I didn't plan on stopping the use of my medication, but thanks for the comments. Does anyone know if memory loss is a side effect of dp? i can barely rememeber the years 1988-2000, thats when i was at my worst and going from hospital to hospital to keep me safe from myself. Anyhow..those 12 years of my life seem so blurry. I cannot possibly describe what i mean by this, but there are many words. Blank, empty, mixed up, lost, gone etc..I have read that when the mind is healthy again that it has a hard time remembering altered states. Is this true? I just want to know whats happening here because i am searching for things in my past that i can no longer recall and i feel as if i was in a coma for 12 years. people have told me that i did very weird things i dont remember doing or that i traveled places i dont remember traveling to. very strange..Anyhow, thanks Janine. I will continue this medication. I think its helping quite a bit.
 
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What a truly inspiring story supergrass. I was brought to tears when reading your story. Now stop being such a lamer. Want to go out and get a beer and hit on some 18 year old chicks?
 
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