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I have been a dr sufferer for about 1 yr now and although I have had brief interludes (for a few hours where I seem to forget about it if I am kept very busy) it has been continuous for the duration.

I believe I have made my peace with the fact I am going to have this f*%&ed up condition for the foreseable furture. However what I am having trouble with is trying to explain to people why sometimes I feel like I cant do things. My parents have been extremely supportive especially when I was at my most down, but again they cant understand what I tell them!!! IT IS SOO FRUSTRATING!!!

I was trying to tell my brother (who I have a pretty good relationship with) what I feel and how this mental condition can ruin days etc, but he just couldnt even acknowledge that I have a condition. I know what he must be feeling though, as before this happened to me I always thought of mental illness as something of the imagination etc but it is most definately not!!

If I had a broken leg people would immediately understand why I cant go out or whatnot, but being an English student, I find it soooo hard to tell people 'no i cant drink tonight, mr dr is playing up', they just look bemused, it is sooo frustrating!!!

Have any others managed to devisise 'tactics' into this area or informing people of the problems dr and dp can cause??

Thanks
Dan
 
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I have tried but most people just look at me with a look of total bewilderement. Then I have to go into a 2 hour days of our lives explanation of it. I just usually say Oh I have anxiety & if they are good friends they'll stick around later for the rest of the story.

My parents well, I took them to the psych they still didn't understand.

You can't really unless you go through it.
 

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Hi Danny.

I wish I could offer advice but unfortunately people never seem to have any idea what I'm going on about! Not being understood just adds to my feeling of isolation and sense of being so different from others. I'm sorry I can't helo in any way but I truly empathise with your situation, I didn't want you to feel alone.

Take care, Luz.
 
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Well, i look at it this way. We are all halfway fucked. I've never taken much time to really care about those people totally over the edge because i'm too selfish to care about anything outside of my own state. People with relatively stable moods and perceptions just can't and most likely won't relate with us. Not 100% true but I can vouch for this because I don't think any of us could console a mental hospital patient fucked over on thorazine. They seriously look at us like doomed souls and i don't blame them. One person is enough to suffer through this, I don't think its that necessary to bring others inside of this mess. :?
 
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