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Unhappy Dissociation and the drugs - October 14th 2009, 04:20 AM

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I have been diagnosed with having Dissociative disorders (look it up on wikipedia)
I have Depersonalization, Derealization and a very mild case of Dissociative Identity Disorder.

Every day is a struggle with reality and my perception of things. It disrupts my thought process and creates a jaded outlook on life.

This is partly caused because of drugs.
I've been a drug addict for about 4 years now, and have been abusing on and off for the last 5 1/2 years.

Although, my dissociative disorders originally started with Post Traumatic Stress, the drugs are the main cause now.

This world I live in is mostly residual in my mind.
I want to jump back into reality, but it's so hard.

My parents think I've stopped taking drugs.
I've been rehabilitated, but relapsed without them knowing.
I fear that if I continue the way I'm going now, my dissociation will get so intense that I will develop other mental problems or I will even be tempted to commit suicide.

Can anyone sympathize?


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Re: Dissociation and the drugs - October 14th 2009, 04:51 AM

Hi Alex. I can't say I can relate from similar experience--I've never done drugs or felt as you've described. But I can definitely sympathize. It sounds like a loss of control over your own life and that is indeed an extremely scary thing.

I did look it up on Wikipedia and it sounds like it really sucks. Im not one to turn to pharmaceuticals to solve things, but I wonder if any doctors have presented possible medicine for it?


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Re: Dissociation and the drugs - October 14th 2009, 10:30 PM

I've been trying to find out about possible cures, and honestly, I haven't found anything yet.

The sad thing really is that recently my dissociation DID go away, but it always comes back with an episode of extreme stress or drug use, etc.


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