Story by "Frank"
I am 17 years old, and I have had what can be best described as Depersonalization order since I was 14. I have never taken drugs or drank. My constant symptoms began as a series of panic attacks when I was in 8th grade. The feelings eventually became constant. I have been to three physiatrists, who put me on 24 anti anxiety, antidepressants, and anti psychotic drugs. None helped, and several made me worse. The Zyprexa even caused a 35 pound weight gain, which I eventually lost after getting of the medicine. I have also been to psychologists, chiropractors, neurologists, and a therapist. I have had 2 MRI's, one CAT scan, a sleep study, a EEG, and even a 24 hour ambulatory EEG in which I had to bring home. All showed no abnormalities. I have not even had any traumatic experiences to set this of. I am trying Concerta, which is actually used for ADD. I don't know if it will help. I don't really want to take it any more because it kept me awake for hours. It also made the anxiety worse. My heart raced.
I have emailed many website doctors. I have heard repeated recommendations for Lamotrigine (which may be dangerous), Clomipramine, and even Naloxone( a narcotic drug). I don't if anyone has tried these yet. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish. THANK YOU
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