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To people who have recovered from DP, specifically with the symptoms of feeling off or like a stranger in your own body and brain, do you ever feel like your old and true self again? For me, I can’t even imagine who I used to be no matter how hard I try. I understand that change is inevitable, I get that there will be an obvious change when you go through something like this. But atm I’m just super uncomfortable, and I cant imagine going through life with this version of myself. When I say things I question it because it doesn’t feel like me, and my thoughts are pretty much non-existent. I’m just wondering whether this is temporary, if I’ll go back to my old self or if I’ll have to accept this new version of myself? I guess I just feel like life isn’t worth too much if you don’t feel like yourself, it’s like watching a strangers life go on.
 

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Hello,

I don't know about you, but when I've recovered it just kind of happened and I can't figure out how. Are you currently doing anything to combat the Dp/dr?
 

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Hello,

I don't know about you, but when I've recovered it just kind of happened and I can't figure out how. Are you currently doing anything to combat the Dp/dr?
Hi! I'm not on any medication or anything, and I haven't done any tests that I've seen people doing on here yet. The only thing I'm really working on is battling my depression and anxiety to hopefully reduce the feeling a bit, since that's what triggered it. I'm in therapy too, although it's more for my social anxiety since she doesn't really know a ton about depression and dpdr. I've noticed that recovery often just happens through time, I'm just wondering if I'll ever feel like my old self again.
 

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in my case it has improved dramatically . not 100% but easily 70%

but i have taken medication thats why . i think you can do it without meds too probably . i wrote a few tipps some time ago . when i find it i will post it here but you can also look my posts up yourself if you want
 

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Hi! I'm not on any medication or anything, and I haven't done any tests that I've seen people doing on here yet. The only thing I'm really working on is battling my depression and anxiety to hopefully reduce the feeling a bit, since that's what triggered it. I'm in therapy too, although it's more for my social anxiety since she doesn't really know a ton about depression and dpdr. I've noticed that recovery often just happens through time, I'm just wondering if I'll ever feel like my old self again.
kind of off topic but you're telling me your therapist isn't knowledgeable on depression? Sounds to me like you need to find a new one
 

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kind of off topic but you're telling me your therapist isn't knowledgeable on depression? Sounds to me like you need to find a new one
Yeah I guess so. I just haven't really had the energy to find a new one and go through having to explain everything again. Also the anxiety is what's bugging me the most, but I guess she isn't super helpful, most of the things she says is quite obvious. Idk I'll think about it
 

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I don't know where the path I was on was going to take me. I am where I am and there is no going back.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the King's horses, and all the King's men, couldn't put Humpty together again.

It's a simple example of entropy. Things tend to become less ordered. On a warm December night in 1971, a powerful seizure damaged my temporal lobe, ending my normal.

49 years later, my EEG says there is still pathology in my temporal lobe. I suffered recurring episodes of major depression with insomnia and anxiety, and since

undergoing ECT in 2014, I only have occasional migraine aura. The challenges presented by severe depression are formative and can't be forgotten

I'm scarred by my mental illness, and at the same time my illness is responsible for who I am, and what I have accomplished.
 
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