I think my fear in telling my current wife is when I was young, I told my girlfriend and within 2 months, she ended the relationship. It is a very hard, obscure thing to understand and being that my wife really can't help me at this point, why rock the boat? As far as my family, it's hard because when I see them it reminds me of when I was ok, but I don't stay away from them. I do think the weed was not the cause/reason for this. I think dp is a sleeping giant that would have come out regardless, weed was just the catalyst at that moment. DP is definitely anxiety based. I remember when I was a kid, I would look in the mirror and have this out of body experience that would last for less than 1 minute, I actually thought it was cool. That was a sign it was coming eventually. I could also make objects appear very small by looking at them, they call it
" Alice in wonderland" syndrome. These all lead to the eventual night that I was overcome in my van with full blown fear/panic . I am not saying there isn't hope, there is, especially today. Keep in mind back in 1982, no one even heard of this so it kind of lead to a dead end. Today, many of you have a huge head start in nipping this early. Dont let the obsessive scary thoughts overcome you,,they are just that,,,harmless thoughts so don't give them any more power than need be. For me klonopin took the edge off, it works on the same part of the brain as epileptic patients. It calms down the obsessive thoughts, not a cure by any means, just helps. Get a dr opinion first.
Get rid of the anxiety. Get off Klonopin that drug has crazy withdrawal symptoms. Your gonna go through hell at first when you come off it. Your dp might even get worse temporarily. Then start exercising. Do light workouts at first, heavy workouts can sometimes make dp worse (for the moment).
When I was in dp mode, I started doing squats and leg extensions. After the workout I felt a sense of release and ease, it felt great. It gave me a few good hours of relaxation and even if I did think of dp it didn't phase me much.
Next, change that diet. I don't know what you eat. Start cleaning your gut. Detoxify your brain and body. Eat clean, fruits and vegetables. Go easy on the meat. Our stomachs process meat much slower, requiring more energy to burn, thus warming your body.
Don't masturbate. Before anyone think this is pseudoscience, it's not. Traditional Chinese medicine since time immemorial advocates against masturbation and baseless self-pleasure. I'm not saying forever. Try 2 weeks at least, see where that goes.
Natural minerals you can try that help..
Inositol (b8) anxiolytic, relaxant and stimulates brain. In high doses it's been proven to mitigate OCD almost completely.
Magnesium taurate (brand: cardiovascular research)
Similar to inositol. Relaxing.
I got more stuff I can tell you. If you're interested let me know