Hi everyone it’s been a while since I visited as I’ve been living a life again … but I think it’s so important to come back and share for others at the start of this journey. I don’t know if I’m a success story just yet but after such a hard time with this crap I think this is a huge success for me. So I went to a night club last night , I drove there stayed up late had caffeine all things that trigger me usually and yet I was FINE I didn’t even think much about my symptoms.
I still get daily symptoms my worst of all derealisetoon BUT it’s so much better than it was and I can do most things these days. I’m coming up to my third year with this , and I’d say I’m 75% most days I will always have to be mindful but that’s fine I accept I have a chronic condition and I’m ok with that .
I’m not saying it’s going to take you 3 years to improve BUT I want people to know that if like me you aren’t seeing improvements after months or even a year in please know that it can take time . We are all so different but the brain is a slow healer and id say I only noticed big changes after around 18 months . I tried many meds and finally stuck with venlfaxine however I will be lowering this dose soon and hope to come off . I have realised the reason there aren’t lots of success stories here is because people are scared to jinx themselves and also they just don’t want to revisit such a dark time in their life but so many of you here helped me so much I will always pop back to update you all. Anyways hope this helps someone