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Anxiety is the problem?

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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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Losing hope worsens chronic symptons. Thoughts change brain chemistry (fact). Don't lose hope.
I understand how Johnny feels.Lately I've probably almost given up hope.

I don't think dp is permanent brain damage.I do think it's dysfunctional temporal lobe activity.
I'm not completely convinced of the anxiety theory.I certaintly know dp causes anxiety(in most people).

Even though some here no longer have dp or chronic dp,more of us are still struggling with it day in and day out.
It can wear you down.
If you sometimes lose hope or find yourself resigning to the idea you that you might just have dp a lot longer than you first anticipated well that seems normal enough to me.

There have been many times over the last few years where I thought my dp was a minimal part of life only to be hit by dp like a lightening bolt from the blue ,swept up back into the labyrinth of this bewildering disorder.

If you are able to keep hope alive every day more power to you.
If you fall behind and find yourself in despair than that's what this site is about,talking about all of our feelings,the highs(the few that there might be) and the lows.

best wishes to all,Shelly
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