Where wild minds come to rest
If your not familiar with my story you are more than welcomed to read my first blog post. This one follows.
After consulting with the counselor she was able to pair me up with a Therapist around my area. I was very excited as well as anxious. For so long I have been trying to stop daydreaming and its taking over my life. The counselor assured me that I could stop daydreaming and that the Therapist would help me. She told me to give the Therapist at least 3 months. Too bad she only lasted 2.
As soon as I got there, we began talking. I explained to her everything. My daydreams, my characters, my experiences. I asked her if I had a Dissociative Depersonalization disorder and she did not respond. She never diagnosed me with anything.
By the 5th session, she still had not given me therapy. Only to replace the time I daydreamed with something else. I asked her if she had any experience. She told me she had worked with people in all areas, ranging from depression and anxiety to personality disorders and schizoprenia. Yet, she could not give me therapy.
The 5th session was also our last session in which she told me that she could not help me and that the only way that I could stop daydreaming was through....tan tan tooom MEDICINE. I payed the $60 and I walked away.
Now I come here to this site for some hope. My psychiatrist tells me I don't need medicine, only therapy. My therapist tells me I don't need therapy only medicine.
I think the fact that Maladaptive Daydreaming Disoder is not in the DSMV could have thrown her off. She also told me that I did not show any symptoms of Dissociation which just proves that Maladaptive Daydreaming is not a Dissociative disorder. This is its own beast.
If any of you have any experience with Medicine please comment! I am going to go see the Psychiatrist again next week and I'm afraid he will prescribe Risperdal, which is an anti-psychotic. Although I have heard good things about it through MDDers in google, I would like a more direct source of information. I heard fluvoxamine is not as efficient as Risperdal because it only makes you sleepy and tired. Risperdal makes you gain weight apparently and makes you lactate which is kinda scary. If anybody is taking any kind of medicine or has please comment! I really need some help right now. I'm desperate and I want to stop daydreaminnnnnnggggggggg. Thanks again and God bless this site.