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Anxiety is the problem?

2791 Views 21 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  Shelly
The first time when I had this DP trip was when I smoked marijuana, gee that was the worst panic attack at the same time that I have ever had.

I could feel that my conciousness has left the body and death was awaiting for me somewhere nearby. It all seemed very true, although I still could think rationally, questioning myself - WTF is going on. Because of all those side effects I could never experience the real high from smoking marijuana, if such exists, maybe some people seem to enjoy these DP trips, but I don't. Last time I smoked pot was about 3-4 months ago and experienced pretty much the same thing again, except now I knew what it was and how to cope with it.

One website suggests that DP's primary cause is constant anxiety, if you cure it, DP will dissapear. I can see the link between those two, the more anxiety I get the stronger DP symptoms become over me.

I got prescribed to take Xanax. 0.25mg twice a day. I ve been taking it only for 2 days and feel some relief from anxiety.

Has anyone else here had a positive experience with XANAX to cure DP?
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Chris said:
The way I see it is like this. Anxiety or a panic attack unleashes DP in people. But if those successful enough to get rid of anxiety, the DP still stays. That's how it happened for me. Anxiety unleashed the demon. Then I was able to cure my anxiety with luvox, but the dp has never gone away. It melts into your brain and becomes your new pattern of thining.
Johnny_Utah said:
drinking alcohol worstens dp, I dont believe that if you cure anxiety then your gonna cure dp, dp is its own disease. I believe that dp/dr affects perception and primarily the temporal lobes of the brain. I think its basically brain damage.
Jesus fuck. Sometimes I think reading this board does me more harm than good.
I wasn't having a whinge about your post. People on here can say whatever the fuck they want. You may know that one the main fears Dp'ed people have is that they have some kind of irreversible brain damage. touchy subject I guess, especially since I myself have had CT and MRI scans to prove to myself that didn't have brain damage.

btw brain not working right does not equal brain damage.
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