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Hi Guys
Well recovery is bliss :D but I tell you when you start getting a few symptoms back you really start beating yourself up cause you think what the hell is going on here?

For all the women out there, you will understand my frustration with hormones. I only seem to get any anxiety symptoms & this month some weird dp thoughts due to pms.

I sit & think how did I bring this on? What am I not facing? The old conflict of what is in my head not matching reality questions. I come up with nothing & can only blame the hormones.

So I tell you, there is only so much we can do to help ourselves but sometimes we have to accept that this dp/dr can just happen because our bodies make it happen.

I am ok, just having a frustrating few days. After being free of this disorder for months & then having a few days of it its like you can't remember what it is like to think & feel normal. That is when I realise that yep that switch has been flicked in my brain & I'm on another level of consciousness right now.

Guess I'll have to sit back relax & absorb myself in my work etc & wait for my monthly to pass.

Can anyone else relate?
 

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Well, being male, I don't get PMS so I can't relate to that one. But, what I can say is that the anxiety and DP/DR will come in cycles. This is probably the setback for me. It's like when I think I've beaten this ugly monster, another bad thought or negative day will ruin it and seemingly start the cycle back up. I believe if we can stay strong and realize that this cycle is gonna happen whether we like it or not, then we can stop being scared and destroy this piece of crap. Just my opinion.

I seem to get down on myself after only like 2-3 days at the most of feeling positive and actully using coping methods like realizing that I'm not crazy, nothing is really wrong with me and that anxiety does crazy things. That's my problem. I give up too easy. It's like I'll be strong, then when I feel like It's whoopin' my ass, I give up. I would never do this in sports, so why would I do it now? I'm really gonna try my damndest to change this cycle!! ARGH

Sorry for ranting...
 

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I can relate a little because my anxiety does increase during that time of the month, BUT I feel like this will never go away.
 
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Thanks for replying guys!

At first mine came in cycles it was like 2 weeks on & 2 weeks off. 1 bad week with my monthly & then nothing at all. Completely utterly free of any form of mental problem :p It is true, you must not let this thing get on top of you or take over your thoughts. Its just like a cold, its gonna stick around, run its course & then go away.

When I was at my worst I remember feeling so utterly down & just dragging myself through the next minute, next hour for the sake of not hurting my family & friends & then I thought hey, are you going to let this thing beat you? Pull yourself together! Fight! If it was a damn cancer or something you would fight with all your might so do the same here. So that is what I did & little by little I got on top of it until it disappeared.

So yep, like my wise husband says "You know what it is, accept that its here, don't let it get on top of you & keep pushing through till it passes"
 
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yup,Charger hormones................I'm certain it's a fact and a factor in the dp puzzle.

Last month I got hit with heavy duty dp during PMS.
Like you said the switch went on and all the wishing and hoping hasn't turned it off as yet.
It becomes a waiting game...........thing is I'm a very impatient person.
This little chook is screaming "enough already".

Wishing you the best,Shelly
 

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my dp/dr is soley the result of hormones. that has always been my belief.

i'm sorry to hear that your dp is getting worse...isn't it the most awful feeling? my dp/dr went away for years and is now steadily getting worse again. grrrrr!
 
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Hey Guys
Thought I should report back that today I am getting sick yet again. Another sore throat & well I am feelng not so wacko. I am just concentrating on work etc & its practically gone away I'm back to 98%. Ya just gotta stop playing the mind games with it. Its hard but I told it to ping off & well, so far so good.

Glad you women can relate. I'll see how I go when I'm off the pill. Will report mid july!
 

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you know, i once had a doctor tell me that 2 days after you have stopped taking the pill, all of the negative (and positive) side effects should be gone. what a crock! i stopped taking ortho trycycline and my dp/dr didn't go away for 8 months.

i used to take the pill to regulate my cycles and i could take it for a year and then be off of it for a year before my cycles would start getting messed up again....soooo, that tells me that the pill can mess one's hormones up for far longer than 2 days after stopping.

i really think that for some women, the pill can help dp by regulating cycles...i am certainly not one of those women, though.
 
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