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A Year this month

FEB 15 will be one year that I got hit with Depersonalization/derealization from an anxiety issue I never knew I had. Am I still suffering like when it first started? NO.... Have I fully recovered? NO... What has helped me? TIME,Effexor,and,Xanax. What’s my biggest symptom now? I would have to say that my biggest symptom is me always searching for those dissociative attacks and then when I feel one coming I can stop it but it makes me feel like I am back to square one. Do I still obsess about feeling like I am in a dream? NO. Is my vision still dreamlike and intense? Sometimes... specially when my anxiety is high which usually means it’s time for my Xanax dose. I also no longer walk around with a dread/doom feeling. Do I still obsess about existence? No. So here is my update. I hope everyone that’s suffering from this hell is recovered or at least feeling better. I hardly come on here because I am actually not so focused on this condition anymore. But if anyone needs to talk just send me a message and I always answer.

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Having read most of your posts and commented on a few, I'm very happy that you have achieved this level of "normalcy". Well done.

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Happy you are feeling better. Can’t believe it’s been a year. We have both come a long way, I do miss talking to you but I am glad that you are no longer in that crappy panic state all the time.

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You can message me anytime. I almost get the notifications and I will answer!!!

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HopingCat, those of us who have followed you on your long journey with DP/DR from anxiety have reason to celebrate with you today. Ten days short of one year of persistent symptoms have now allowed you to go on with your life. Medication, therapy as well as acceptance to a new way of thinking all got you to where you are today. I couldn't be happier for you. Sometimes just when we think things will never change, the unexpected happens. It happens because we no longer fear taking that change, stepping out of our comfort zone. I've watched your emotions in the past year. I also saw through your despair, you were hell bent in finding an answer.

Now you are at the end of the rainbow willing to help others. I applaud you. This is the circle of life we want to be included in. Thank you HopingCat, looking forward to seeing you back on the forum. We need people like you. Your post was more than uplifting. Make it a great day, a great life. :) xx

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Thank You so much and thanks for all your advices!!!

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All worth it when it comes to a happy ending :) xx

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You have made good progress HopingCat and I believe you will continue to make further progress in the coming year. You are strong and you are wise and you are an example that will give hope to many.

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Keep up the good work☺

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