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SunniMay

720d

How do you cope with DP? Are some days worse than others for you?

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    • sages

      700d

      thank you i needed to hear thae

    • sages

      700d

      thank you i needed to hear thae

    • Kris_2000

      706d

      @sages over time it will though so hang in there ❤️‍🩹

    • Kris_2000

      706d

      @sages I also feel like this 24/7. Sometimes it lightens up but it never truly goes away.

    • sages

      706d

      is it normal for it to feel like it never truly goes away like i feel like i’m constantly detached from myself and others, it can get worse then better, will i be ok..?

    • SpookT

      717d

      Hi!!! For me some days are way worse than others. Today was actually a better day for me and i’ve been so grateful. I’ve been struggling less with dissociation by checking in with myself and reminding myself that this is real life, i am real, and it is completely okay. :)

    • Kris_2000

      720d

      I also take Hydroxyzine, but I only take it when I get real nervous/anxious because it makes me so tired

    • koitedda

      720d

      I take Hydroxyzine as a PRN for anxiety and an SNRI

    • SunniMay

      720d

      Do y’all mind me asking if you take medication to help manage?

    • sages

      720d

      everything everyone is saying i agree with, just always remember we aren’t alone.

    • SunniMay

      720d

      Thank you so much! It’s nice to know somebody can relate to what I’m going through.

    • koitedda

      720d

      I get that Sunni. It's scary. I've looked people in the eyes who I've known my whole life and they just looked like strangers. Like I didn't register any feeling affiliated with knowing them. It does pass. You don't need to feel guilty about struggling with this.

    • SunniMay

      720d

      Sometimes it scares the crap out of me like i struggle with reality .. makes my head spin sometimes.

    • Kris_2000

      720d

      Yes that’s completely normal. When I have panic attacks I dissociate so bad I think I’m losing it and I’m gonna pass out. But I never do And it will lighten up as the days go on. It’s not easy to live life feeling like this but it will pass eventually!

    • SunniMay

      720d

      Thank you guys, today was so tough. The past couple days leading up today I’ve been starting to derealization or dissociate .. but today I had a massive panic attack and felt like I was completed detached and felt so unreal. I feel like everyone is a stranger to me when it happens .. is that normal? Even my family like I’m emotionally stunted it’s weird ..

    • Kris_2000

      720d

      My DP usually gets worse at night when I’m tired, or when I’m in public and there is a lot going on, and usually when I start my cycle it gets pretty bad too I have to keep reminding myself to remain calm

    • koitedda

      720d

      Biiiiiig time. 100%. DP is caused by destress. Identifying and working with stressors is a big thing. Having a LOT (and I mean LOT) of different coping skills to keep you focused that you do regularly has absolutely saved me. Learning to leave rooms, eat food, ground, and keep myself adequately stimulated has helped immensely. Eye contact also makes people depersonalize less, along with responsive conversation partners

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