I just found this forum and was very to finally find a community of people who also struggle with maladaptive daydreaming. I have been dealing with this for the past four years, and it has been a rough journey. It started when my home-life got bad and followed me into college. My first semester of college was when I realized I had a problem and it felt like I had one foot in this world and one foot in another. I loved the life I was living in my daydreams and I hated the life I was living in--well, in real life. I was spending 10+ hours daydreaming every day when I should have been doing homework or spending time with my family.
Since then I have gotten to a better place, and I've cut back on how much I allow myself to daydream. I am in a much happier environment and picked up my grades, but of course I still feel that need to go visit that world in my head every now and then. I'm better, but not completely "cured" (if you'd call it that).
Besides that, I'm getting my bachelors degree right now, I have an energetic pomeranian named Blue who I love more than anything in this world, and I like to crochet and knit in my freetime.