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Hey guys, I hope you are well

 

Just thought I´d pop by and provide a short update on my situation. I´m nearing the 2 years mark, at least that´s when I realized that something was off. Probably had symptoms for a year prior to the full-blown stuff. Anyways, I have recovered in a lot of aspects. First thing was acceptance. Then I gave a few medications a shot, currently on a 200 mg/daily dose of Lamictal that significantly reduced my DP/DR. I still get intense sensations of this from time to time, in particular, during stressful situations, but it´s no longer a constant thing, which I´m really happy for. Also, I did some CBT that helped with this and that´s something I would recommend for anybody looking to reduce stress, anxiety etc.

With respect to visual symptoms a few of these have kinda faded away. Some Visual Snow in the dark and on white surfaces, BFEP (though this is not nearly as intense as it used to be and at this point not really something I notice). Afterimages, both positive and negative, seem to have stabilised. It flares up if I drink too much coffee or after a bad night of sleep, but it´s more of an annoyance at this point. I have a prescription for Klonopin and follow Jay´s routine to prevent addiction ( I take it 3-4 times a week, never more than 1 mg during the week, 1.5-2mg during the weekends if I´m not drinking). Brain fog is pretty much gone as well so grades have improved quite a bit. Haven´t smoked weed in 2 years and don´t plan to smoke again just to be safe. Same goes for anything other than alcohol, tobacco and coffee. I drink about the same as any other college student, perhaps a bit more, and it does not affect my symptoms, though the DP/DR tend to flare up a bit the next day. So all in all, I´m pretty satisfied with my current situation, don´t really expect my lingering symptoms to improve, but that´s fine. I´ll be answering questions in this thread over the next 24 hours if there´s anything people here would like me to elaborate on. Thank you and I wish all the best for each and everyone of you. Take care.

 

Laizz

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