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so i decided to let these feelings and thoughts be...saw a shrink and just started zoloft. no effect from it yet, though my anxiety has gone through the roof. i blame the anxiety increase on my attempt to let all of the feelings and thoughts run wherever they want to...and try my best not to react harshly. that does not mean that i believe them, it is that i am trying my best to recognize them as what they are, and nothing more...uncomfortable thoughts and uncomfortable feelings...and i am trying even harder to believe that they wont kill me or make me crazy, that i am here in the present and ok here, there is nothing to fear right now, and if something comes up (i worry), then i will deal with it then, now i am free...again i am trying my hardest to obide by this belief. it is like learning to walk, i am stumbling right now. i have not experienced a break from the detachment, but i was able to cry for the first time in many years and feel angry. i am hoping the medicine will ease some of the doubt, but i am very skeptical. today i stumbled, i hope tomorrow will be better. atleast with facing these fears and doubts, i have less time to preoccupy myself with whether i or it is real or not. it was much easier to sit back and believe i didnt have the strength to face this, and i still dont know if i do...but i do know atleast that the fear is real...this gives me hope, before i doubted anything was real.
 

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Your post is very promising. You sound like one of those people who will be doing much better soon.

By the way, if you just started Zoloft, that may be why your anxiety hit the roof. The same thing happened with my Paxil. For 3 weeks, my anxiety was higher. Then, when it kicked in, it was like someone took all my anxiety away overnight. Seriously...

I will be thinkin about ya. Please update us.

Mike
 
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Trust me when I say I know exactly how you feel. I'm interested in philosophy and psychology as well, and I know how these can sometimes adversely affect your mental state, when you're in the midst of a dp/dr episode.

I won't lie to you. I don't really believe in my own recovery. However, I hope you can recover (especially if the onset was recent, that will vastly improve your chances). At any rate, this site will hopefully answer any questions you may have and provide a valuable source of support and understanding, or at the very least an outlet for frustration and your anger.

My best wishes are with you.

Sincerely,
XEPER
 

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try to take in easy on yourself... it's not like you deserve to have this problem... it's just something that's come up in your life and you have to deal with it... like patients' problems with other diseases, it's just something we have to learn to cope with while looking for solutions. i believe giving up is the worst, i have some days where i just feel hopeless to the point of not seeking attention, love, or even trying to battle this.

zoloft should help you feel more calm and less anxious (it's given to depression victims and it's also for anxiety). i recommend a healthy dose of realism in terms of the fact that you probably won't recover as fast as you want to.

keep in mind there are people on these boards who HAVE recovered from this illness, so i'm sort of trying to figure out how they have done it at the moment. hope is a valuable thing, so is some effort and patience, not to mention common sense.

hey siegs, i'm on Paxil too, how many mg's are you taking? i'll be doing 25
 
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I recently talked to my therapist albout ummmmm...it's whereyour brain gets rewarded for good reactions and not for bad. boifeedback or something. Does anyone have any idea if this helps or has anyone had any experience with it?
 

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I have not tried biofeedback, but it has been suggested to me. If you give it a try, please let me know how it goes, and I will do the same.
 

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Rainbo and Universal,

I had a great biofeedback person and really give it equal credit, along with CBT, in where I am at this place in time.

I know this comes a month late, but I just saw it. I don't even know if Rainbo is around anymore. :?

My little bit of input.
terri
 

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Im still around terri :D
Just havent had anything interesting to say. Thanks for sharing your experience on Biofeedback, Im still thinking about trying it. Not doing much better but Im trying. Hope everyone is doing better than me!
 
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