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Soon, it'll be almost a year of living with both depersonalization and derealization for me.

I've gone through many ups and downs, fluctuations in symptoms and harboring new ways to cope,etc.There has been negatives--as well as positives, which I have experienced regarding it. I suppose what I would consider as the positives is that I luckily haven't had those irritating and infamous "unreality" questioning thoughts resurface, which is something I remember struggling with immensely during my first few months of DP/DR. I have also learned more about myself, and learned to be a bit more appreciative of the willpower I have. Even though it was weak at times, I still managed to push myself through the darkest/hardest of times and keep on living. It took time, but I was even able to leave this website for a short while, only coming back when bored or just wanting to check up. I wasn't really recovered per se, but my symptoms weren't much of a bother anymore and could be pushed aside as I distracted myself and got out more. Now onto the negatives...

So unfortunately, I sort of "relapsed" recently with my DP thanks to my anxiety and hyperventilation issues, and it got pretty bad towards the end of June. I felt as though I was almost back to square one, and it really devastated me because I actually had improvement and now it was gone. The whole month of July was hell tbh, and currently I am still struggling a bit due to that. The symptom which is most annoying to me right now is the chronic feeling of being physically numb & my senses being dull along with it...it's a bit hard to explain. I've always kind of had this feeling from when I first developed DP, although it sort of went away during the time I was able to push my symptoms aside as I said in the first paragraph. But, I guess I'm going to have to make an appointment to get blood tested, just in case this is actually being caused by something other than DP/anxiety. But I kind of doubt it's caused by something else, because I noticed that the feeling gets more severe during anxiety/hyperventilation and lessens down a bit after I calm myself/perform grounding techniques. I really do hope I can get rid of this darn feeling soon.

Uh that's all I guess, just wanted to write a sort of recap/update thing to get it off my chest...



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Punjabisgotswag
Aug 07 2014 03:24 AM

So when you get high anxiety or panic attacks is that when DP/DR takes places or does it take places anytime without the anxiety and panic attacks because I am confused. I am learning more about DP/DR and i feel like I may have DP/DR but I am not sure.


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Celestia
Aug 07 2014 07:04 PM

So when you get high anxiety or panic attacks is that when DP/DR takes places or does it take places anytime without the anxiety and panic attacks because I am confused. I am learning more about DP/DR and i feel like I may have DP/DR but I am not sure.
I have DP/DR chronically mainly, but it only gets severe during times of anxiety/panic.


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Lion7
Aug 25 2014 06:54 PM

Have you been tested for lyme? Lyme causes dp dr and anxiety.


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Celestia
Aug 26 2014 02:19 PM

Have you been tested for lyme? Lyme causes dp dr and anxiety.
Ah no, I haven't as of yet but I'll look into it.


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Lion7
Aug 26 2014 03:54 PM

Look into igenex testing if your western blot from lab core or quest has one positive band. If it is lyme I'm going to kick my doctor's ass lol.
 
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