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Georgecarter24 last won the day on August 30 2017

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  1. What's going on guys. I have an appointment with my psychaitrist tomorrow finally. I'm excited to bring up the option of adding a new medication. Has anyone on this forum had any experience/success with Keppra/Lamotrogine? I know there's a study out there that showed how the EEG of 23/27 patients normalized 90 days after starting Keppra. Would love any input you guys have
  2. The fact that some people are talking about they can't handle this disorder anymore and it is out of their control. People are talking about how their anxiety has been limiting their life and they can't drive etc. This stuff is going to be ingrained into my subconscious mind and slowly will become my reality. If you perceive something in one manner for a prolonged period of time then that's going to become your reality. Honestly, the best advice would be to stay away from these forums and reading up on anything HPPD related. It's as if you have a really awful itch and you keep on itching and itching, giving you temporary relief which ultimately results in the itch becoming worse. We have to distance ourselves from depression and anxiety. We can not let this disorder dominate our lives. We only have one life.
  3. I feel like the symptoms of anxiety,depression,derealization and depersonalization are a matter of us dealing with our condition and how we respond to it and the emotions we attach to it. Honestly, I feel like the best way to get better from HPPD is to accept the fact that yes you may have visuals but this is NOT the end of the world. You have to do things like meditation, wim hof breathing, weight lift, exercise. If you continue to believe that you're going to have anxiety and depression for the rest of your life due to a past decision, you have to ABSOLUTELY get over this destructive thought pattern. Guys, the mind is an extremely powerful thing. We can either use it as a tool for our own advantage or as a means of self destruction. STOP the negative thought patterns, eliminate the cortisol rush's from anxiety and take control of your life! Never feel sorry for yourself and never ever go into the bitter regretful mindset. This will just absolutely lead you down a dark path. Cheers, hope everyone gets better.
  4. Thanks for your input again MadDoc. Are most HPPDers depressed and anxious due to some brain chemistry alteration that causes the HPPD in the first place? Or is it how we react to our condition and the visuals. If it's the latter, I'd feel a lot more reassured and in control of my anxiety/depression
  5. Thanks man, I appreciate the kind words. So people are talking about the associated mental symptoms of depression and anxiety. Is this a result of how we react to our visual disturbances or is it a direct result of HPPD itself causing depression and anxiety that is uncontrollable as long as you have it? The visuals don't bother me at all. I just keep getting reminded of the associated mental symptoms of anxiety and depression and stuff everytime I look at a dark wall and notice visual snow and warping. The one thing I want is just peace and happiness. Is this possible with HPPD still?
  6. Ever since coming on this website and realizing that HPPD is pretty much a life sentence of anxiety and depression I've become so discouraged about my future and life in general. The cortisol is going to absolutely destroy my intelligence and appearance. How can I manage this stress? Does meditation help you guys with this? Why do we have anxiety,depression and derealization? How can I muster up enough courage to embrace the possibility of a successful future. Why do we get anxious and depressed as a result of HPPD? The visuals themselves don't bother me at all, it's just the associated mental symptoms with it... PLEASE HELP
  7. This is reassuring. I've been feeling really anxious and down lately and was worried that it's out of my control and I'm going to permanently be like this because of HPPD. My visuals are so minor that they don't bother me.
  8. I just don't think it's a wise thing to think you have depression and anxiety out of control. It'll just lead you to a helpless and hopeless state. So do you think the anxiety and depression is a direct result of the disorder itself and not how we react to the visuals? I could care less about the static/visuals. It's just this hopeless feeling that I'm going to be permanently anxious and depressed due to some alteration in my brain chemistry
  9. I think the anxiety and depression is self created. I really really hope it isn't out of our control
  10. Can you feel euphoria? How are your anxiety symptoms. Sometime I wonder if my anxiety and depression are out of my control due to some brain alteration.
  11. Are the symptoms of anxiety, depression, derealization and depersonalization a result of the way we react to our mental condition and visual disturbances? Or are these symptoms a DIRECT result of HPPD itself and out of our control. I can totally deal with these mild visuals for the rest of my life but I don't want to be permanently anxious or depressed. What do you guys think? Are people with HPPD here still looking healthy? I've lost my orange glow to the stress from this disorder. I'm becoming paler and more anxious. Are people able to manage their anxiety successfully here and find joy in everyday life?
  12. Will do, thanks bro. How do you deal with the other symptoms such as anxiety, depression and derealization? I feel like if I do develop HPPD, this is the part thtat will bother me the most. Is having this a life sentence of anxiety,derealization and depression for the most part? Or are these mental illnesses as a result of how we react to the visuals. Like for example, we see the visuals and we get really anxious because we think we messed up our brains. Is this the case or is the anxiety and depression out of our control? Would love any input on this
  13. Thanks for your input Mythos. I just smoked some weed and looked at the walls and am noticing a bunch of colored sprinkles on the wall, almost static like, the walls are also sort of breathing. When I look at my door hinge and quickly look at the wall, I can see a vague after image cast for half a second. Do you think I should stop smoking weed completely? Or is this not HPPD and just weed related visuals?
  14. I don't even think I have HPPD then, I have no crazy visuals, if I look outside it looks perfectly clear. I think I'm juts dealing with an anxiety disorder.
  15. Thanks for your advise Jay. Is anxiety and depression a result of the disturbance from the visuals themselves? If this is the case, it's not too bad for me because my visuals only appear in super dark environments. I'm just really wondering if the anxiety/depression is something out of my control or if it's a reaction to my disorder. Like thinking "I have HPPD, I ruined my life, I'm going to have anxiety and depression that is going to follow me for the rest of my life. This foggy feeling in my head doesn't feel good but I think this is just from excess stress and not HPPD itself. What do you think?