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I recovered from intense DPDR about 4 years ago. I literally had it 24/7. The only way I was ever able to recover was by not researching it or even thinking about it. Like most people, I got it from smoking weed. And ever since I recovered, i've been smoking everyday. It has nothing to do with taking meds, exercising or anything. You literally just have to move on with life. This is literally the first time I visited this site in years lol. Just remember that it lasts only as long as you want it to last.

If you're wondering why I came back to this site, it's because I wondered if people still suffer with it. I know bad it sucks to have it, but just remember that it always goes away.
 

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I recognize this life philosophy as "ignorance is bliss". How does the song go....I was going to walk the dog, but I got high. I was going to go to college, but I got high.

I was going to start a family, but I got high...LOL
 

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I agree with you OP. Sites like anxietynomore.co.uk say the same thing. I do believe it's the only way to recover because DP sustains itself by us worrying about it....after having it chronically for so long and exhausting all ends, it makes so much sense that it was just ME who was keeping it going.

I disagree with the idea that you can't "think about it" though, because if you try not to think about it that will just backfire. But you might not have meant it literally. :p
 

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I read in a book on anxiety that top sports people get good by constant practice, and when they stop training their ability fades (use it or lose it). It suggested that these problems are maintained by constantly thinking about them. We become world champions of our disorder! So that's the principle behind approaches like distraction and just getting on with things. The less you use those circuits the weaker they become. Easier said than done of course, but it makes sense.
 

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I read in a book on anxiety that top sports people get good by constant practice, and when they stop training their ability fades (use it or lose it). It suggested that these problems are maintained by constantly thinking about them. We become world champions of our disorder! So that's the principle behind approaches like distraction and just getting on with things. The less you use those circuits the weaker they become. Easier said than done of course, but it makes sense.
I DP harder than you bro!
 

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I get this, worked for a few of my friends, didn't work for others. I mean two years off this site, many other things and not thinking about health got me to 30% but doesn't mean I can do maths like I could or even have thoughts... to a blank minder this is funny thread, as while I agree totally with anxiety is a loop and for SOME the cause, when you have no thoughts, you really aren't in a loop. I don't wake up and say HEY DP, it's just default me currently.

This site it could be Facebook, i've no negative anxiety thoughts, it's like i am relating to something I read, i suggest it's a little deeper than you think or we would just have one page at the introduction saying "stop reading about this, move on and you will be all good in a while"... we also wouldn't have such results with medications over time, think the thread that proves this is 20 years DP... he moved on, got married (if i remember), held a job, totally forgot for 20 years, ended up taking an anti psychotic for unrelated reasons and in one week had a huge 80/90% break through, so deep that he cried... so yeah... if it isn't cured, you are simply learning to deal with your hand and that's fair enough, if it's gone away naturally, again well done...

It's my first advice and even with good medication, you got to get out of the loop, but it's like telling a depressed person to stop thinking about depression, some might recover naturally, in time, some might have Chronic Depression which needs treatment
 

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Yes, I would say it's a good method if you got DP after a bad marijuana experience or similar but are otherwise quite well adjusted, but if you have a more complicated history like mine then other treatments are likely to be needed - perhaps a combination of things. It's always good to keep different approaches in mind though, as although it might not be the right one now that doesn't mean in wont prove useful at a later stage of recovery.
 

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Incorrect. I am a counterexample of that. I didn't consciously brainwash myself to stop thinking of the thing that was driving me crazy, and I recovered.

Stop misinforming the world. You didn't recover because you're such a bright guy - more that your brain just naturally went back into equilibrium. I can tell you, that there are many people who suffer from DP for years chronically who are twice the person you are. You just have the hubris to assume that you were somehow involved in your recovery.

Also, know that you smoking pot is a ticking time bomb. Let me just warn you, that if you had DP once, that it's a cinch to have it again, even if it seems unimaginable now. I am saying this out of compassion for you. Reconsider it. Some people can smoke pot their entire life every day with no consequences. Some can get a whiff of weed once and trigger DP.
 

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Incorrect. I am a counterexample of that. I didn't consciously brainwash myself to stop thinking of the thing that was driving me crazy, and I recovered.

Stop misinforming the world. You didn't recover because you're such a bright guy - more that your brain just naturally went back into equilibrium. I can tell you, that there are many people who suffer from DP for years chronically who are twice the person you are. You just have the hubris to assume that you were somehow involved in your recovery.

Also, know that you smoking pot is a ticking time bomb. Let me just warn you, that if you had DP once, that it's a cinch to have it again, even if it seems unimaginable now. I am saying this out of compassion for you. Reconsider it. Some people can smoke pot their entire life every day with no consequences. Some can get a whiff of weed once and trigger DP.
It was his way of recovery. How do you know he wasnt involved? Why judging? Just let it be.
 

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Incorrect. I am a counterexample of that. I didn't consciously brainwash myself to stop thinking of the thing that was driving me crazy, and I recovered.

Stop misinforming the world. You didn't recover because you're such a bright guy - more that your brain just naturally went back into equilibrium. I can tell you, that there are many people who suffer from DP for years chronically who are twice the person you are. You just have the hubris to assume that you were somehow involved in your recovery.

Also, know that you smoking pot is a ticking time bomb. Let me just warn you, that if you had DP once, that it's a cinch to have it again, even if it seems unimaginable now. I am saying this out of compassion for you. Reconsider it. Some people can smoke pot their entire life every day with no consequences. Some can get a whiff of weed once and trigger DP.
Yes, I understand why the title might annoy some people, but there's no need to belittle anyone. I do think he was involved in his recovery by not giving strength to the problem. He gave it no importance, focused on normal living, and his mind took that message and let it go. That might not be enough for everyone but it's a perfectly valid approach that helps many people recover. You can't know if others are the twice the person he is. He might do a lot of work for charity!
 

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Incorrect. I am a counterexample of that. I didn't consciously brainwash myself to stop thinking of the thing that was driving me crazy, and I recovered.

Stop misinforming the world. You didn't recover because you're such a bright guy - more that your brain just naturally went back into equilibrium. I can tell you, that there are many people who suffer from DP for years chronically who are twice the person you are. You just have the hubris to assume that you were somehow involved in your recovery.

Also, know that you smoking pot is a ticking time bomb. Let me just warn you, that if you had DP once, that it's a cinch to have it again, even if it seems unimaginable now. I am saying this out of compassion for you. Reconsider it. Some people can smoke pot their entire life every day with no consequences. Some can get a whiff of weed once and trigger DP.
Ahhh unfortunately you are wrong my friend. I was involved in my own recovery, and I didn't brainwash myself into recovering. I simply stopped caring and it went away, so I give credit to myself, as anyone should if they recover, or are on the track for recovery. People heal from DPDR in different ways.

but tbh, good for you knowing people who recovered from DP for years who are twice the person as me!! thats dope as hell!!!

But I do pity you and I feel bad for the amount of hatred that you have in your heart for making such assumptions, especially since you do not know me lol. This forum is supposed to be for people who are looking for help, and I shared the way that I personally recovered. If it doesn't work for you, thats fine, but you don't have to bring someone down because they recovered a different way than you. After recovering I made a 4.0 in college, became a president of an MGC fraternity, did over 300 hours of community service, and now going to law school, all while smoking hellla dank pot and NOT getting DPDR from it. I recovered years ago, and I know that Ill never get DPDR again, and if i do, i really wouldn't even give a shit lol. I had DPDR for years, so its nothing that im scared of anymore, but i've been fully recovered, so i know i'll never get it again in my life.

Hopefully you get more educated on the topic and learn to be more understanding!! Only saying this outta compassion for you, broski!
 

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Yes, I understand why the title might annoy some people, but there's no need to belittle anyone. I do think he was involved in his recovery by not giving strength to the problem. He gave it no importance, focused on normal living, and his mind took that message and let it go. That might not be enough for everyone but it's a perfectly valid approach that helps many people recover. You can't know if others are the twice the person he is. He might do a lot of work for charity!
Thanks!!
 

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Right, DP arm wrestle! :D

Ah, well, I only meant I understand the theory. It may not be enough for everyone depending on their circumstances. Distraction and doing normal things only helped me to a point.
the thing that helped me alot was playing guitar, didn't serve as a distraction, but it really helped me feel alive. mainly cause i love music
 

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I agree with you OP. Sites like anxietynomore.co.uk say the same thing. I do believe it's the only way to recover because DP sustains itself by us worrying about it....after having it chronically for so long and exhausting all ends, it makes so much sense that it was just ME who was keeping it going.

I disagree with the idea that you can't "think about it" though, because if you try not to think about it that will just backfire. But you might not have meant it literally. :p
nahh i didn't mean it literally lol. i obviously didnt not think of it lol. but i just let the thoughts flow through, and eventually it went away
 

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I get this, worked for a few of my friends, didn't work for others. I mean two years off this site, many other things and not thinking about health got me to 30% but doesn't mean I can do maths like I could or even have thoughts... to a blank minder this is funny thread, as while I agree totally with anxiety is a loop and for SOME the cause, when you have no thoughts, you really aren't in a loop. I don't wake up and say HEY DP, it's just default me currently.

This site it could be Facebook, i've no negative anxiety thoughts, it's like i am relating to something I read, i suggest it's a little deeper than you think or we would just have one page at the introduction saying "stop reading about this, move on and you will be all good in a while"... we also wouldn't have such results with medications over time, think the thread that proves this is 20 years DP... he moved on, got married (if i remember), held a job, totally forgot for 20 years, ended up taking an anti psychotic for unrelated reasons and in one week had a huge 80/90% break through, so deep that he cried... so yeah... if it isn't cured, you are simply learning to deal with your hand and that's fair enough, if it's gone away naturally, again well done...

It's my first advice and even with good medication, you got to get out of the loop, but it's like telling a depressed person to stop thinking about depression, some might recover naturally, in time, some might have Chronic Depression which needs treatment
hell yea dude!
 
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