Story by "Michelle"
The first time I suffered from DP was four months following the birth of my first child. It was a horrible experience. I thought I was losing my mind. I even considered suicide. After confiding in my mother I was sent to a psychologist. The psychologist later sent me to a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist diagnosed Postpartum Depression. She told me I was suffering from depression, anxiety, and panic attacks. She also told me I was experiencing Depersonalization as a result of the constant anxiety and panic attacks. She and I went through a string of medications. About 2 years following my first meeting with her, she found the medication that would heal me. She prescribed a combination of 2 drugs: Paxil and Valium to be taken everyday for 1 year. I have been free of the depersonalization for 4 years and I thank God everyday. It was one of the worst experiences of my life but it was a forum, like this one, that saved my life. 6 years ago I found a forum like this one and hearing other peoples' stories and knowing I wasn't alone and having people who could understand me literally saved my life. I would have never got through it all if it hadn't been for that.
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