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I have an appointment with my GP doctor this week. I'm thinking about telling him about what I'm going through. I'm just tired of suffering with this and not getting help.

Anywho, on to my question. What should I tell him? All of my symptoms? (There are many.)

At this point, I don't know if I need to see a neurologist, psychiatrist, and/or a therapist?

Should I request having blood work done?

Has anyone told their doctor about dpdr?
 

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The first doctor I went to was a 5 minute slot I simply said:

I did X (maybe you didn't, maybe you had a panic attack or something? or maybe it's organic, therefore bloods would defiantly be a good shout... depends on that situation)...

I feel 'Spaced out, anxiety' and listed a few things... at the time I didn't know I had DP, but I am guessing you do, so i'd then explain after how you feel that you identified that it is DP but leave it open to your doctor to get you this diagnoses, most likely with a Psychiatrist but my first doctor knew all about it so when I was living there I didn't need to, he was a very smart guy. My new doctors didn't know and I had to see a psychiatrist, which sounded good, but my previous general doctor was better.

It's a kinda, see how they take the information, what they offer and how knowledgable they are on the subject and what plan they offer moving forward.

Neurologist is also something good to tick off, I had an MRI to make sure, yet to see one, but I would just to tick it off and plan to if i need to in the future.

Psychiatrist or good doctor and see how you respond to treatment seems logical to me. (least I assume you are there for treatment)

To answer the main question, tell your doctor, I wouldn't even skip facts, no point, come clean if you triggered it with drugs, get treatment

that's how I would go about it.
 

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Anywho, on to my question. What should I tell him? All of my symptoms? (There are many.)
Depending on the length of your appointment, I would try to generalize your symptoms.

Tell him you feel spaced out, perhaps anxious. More than likely, they'll refer you to a neurologist. If they don't, I would ask to be recommended one. This is something that you'll have to consider based on your insurance and how much you're able to afford, but seeing a neurologist and ruling out things with an EEG and MRI can be very helpful. If anything, it'll help give you a bit of peace knowing that you don't have brain damage or any other serious condition.

I would also get your blood tested and see if they offer saliva tests. These will test for:

  • Vitamin deficiencies.
  • Red / White blood cell count.
  • Platelets count.
  • Blood glucose levels.
  • Cortisol poisoning.

Some of these can cause depersonalization. Even if they aren't specifically the cause of your unreality, fixing the issues with your nutrition (and anything else you may have) will help you live a better life in general.

At this point, I don't know if I need to see a neurologist, psychiatrist, and/or a therapist?
Honestly, if you have the money to divvy out, see both the neurologist and therapist.

The neurologist will help rule out things like aphasia, neurological degeneration, and other serious things. Don't worry, you definitely don't have these! It's always good to just check. The neurologist can also offer sleep studies, if they deem it necessary, and can also recommend you EEG and MRI like I said above. Overall, going to a neurologist can rule out the bigger and badder conditions, which is always something you want to do with a condition like depersonalization. I was elated to find my MRI coming back normal and I think many others would as well.

On the other hand, a therapist can help target the more common issues that would cause depersonalization. Anxiety, depression, or trauma - these are things that are very casual with unreality, so finding a way to handle that and better yourself mentally is a great way to go to treat this disorder. The therapist can also see if you need to go to a psychiatrist. If you need medication, they'll definitely refer you to one and you can figure out dosages for what you'll be given.
 

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Depending on the length of your appointment, I would try to generalize your symptoms.

Tell him you feel spaced out, perhaps anxious. More than likely, they'll refer you to a neurologist. If they don't, I would ask to be recommended one. This is something that you'll have to consider based on your insurance and how much you're able to afford, but seeing a neurologist and ruling out things with an EEG and MRI can be very helpful. If anything, it'll help give you a bit of peace knowing that you don't have brain damage or any other serious condition.

I would also get your blood tested and see if they offer saliva tests. These will test for:

  • Vitamin deficiencies.
  • Red / White blood cell count.
  • Platelets count.
  • Blood glucose levels.
  • Cortisol poisoning.

Some of these can cause depersonalization. Even if they aren't specifically the cause of your unreality, fixing the issues with your nutrition (and anything else you may have) will help you live a better life in general.

Honestly, if you have the money to divvy out, see both the neurologist and therapist.

The neurologist will help rule out things like aphasia, neurological degeneration, and other serious things. Don't worry, you definitely don't have these! It's always good to just check. The neurologist can also offer sleep studies, if they deem it necessary, and can also recommend you EEG and MRI like I said above. Overall, going to a neurologist can rule out the bigger and badder conditions, which is always something you want to do with a condition like depersonalization. I was elated to find my MRI coming back normal and I think many others would as well.

On the other hand, a therapist can help target the more common issues that would cause depersonalization. Anxiety, depression, or trauma - these are things that are very casual with unreality, so finding a way to handle that and better yourself mentally is a great way to go to treat this disorder. The therapist can also see if you need to go to a psychiatrist. If you need medication, they'll definitely refer you to one and you can figure out dosages for what you'll be given.
Much better answer, good work
 

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You should see all of them! Yes, make appointments for a neurologist, endocrinologist, ENT, regular doctor, phychiatrist, therapist, etc.

This may seem like a daunting task but there is no need to schedule them in a hurry. DP most of the time is caused by anxiety but in some cases there are pre-existing underlying conditions that trigger DP. SO, check everything in time, and who knows you may find things that you dindt know you had and fixed them before they became worse or exacerbated your DP.
 

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Tell him you are Depersonalized............Dont let him fob you off with "Its just a bit of anxiety" ...Thats what they all want to do because they have no idea how to treat it.....

Write your symptoms down in a list and show them to him...

If you have to show him this website and some of your posts...

Tell him you are very suicidal and that will get his attention....

DONT let these so called medical experts fob you off....DEMAND some kind of treatment....
 
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