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I've had depersonalization for 2 years. Weed induced.

Now that I'm actually thinking about it, what honestly caused the panic attack that caused dpd while under the influence of marijuana was fear of not being able to breathe out of my nose due to it being blocked. I remember taking a hit and 10 minutes later my nose got blocked up, and thus panic ensued along with the panic attack to cause dpd. My nose has been chronically blocked ever since. I've tried every nasal spray, every allergy medication you can think of, even neti pots and inhaling steam, but none of this has helped me. It's extremely hard to breathe out of my nose, and 90 percent of the time it's completely blocked causing am inflamed brain feeling accompianed by anxiety and panic. Not being able to breathe out of my nose has caused me tremendous distress. I haven't seen anybody on this website with the same problem as me, so I'm wondering if any of you guys have this problem, and if you think it could be causing your dp.
 

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Hi yes I have problems with my nose mines blocked 90% it's hard to breath out of my nose funny enough the stuffed up nose started around the same time as the depersonalization gong on 3 years now .
I do know that vertigo can cause feelings of depersonalization derealization but I'm not experiencing chronic vertigo , I do get bouts of vertigo.
I'm not sure weather its linked but with me I believe it's from a chemical problem in my body.
 

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Have you been checked out by an ear nose and throat specialist like Chip1021 suggested? (I'm assuming you're a non smoker as that would be an obvious cause.)

In answer to your question, yes it's not uncommon for a medical ailment or condition to trigger DP if that person reacts to it as a danger signal, and weed could serve to magnify that reaction if it had made you paranoid and brought on a panic attack.
 

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I actually went to an ENT recently (around a month ago). My town is fairly small, and this ENT wasn't very well at his job, or just plainly didn't care. He never looked inside my nose, or even questioned me for that matter. He was on the phone half the time practically ignoring me. I was only prescribed antibiotics, which haven't helped in the slightest. I left very unhappy, so I plan on going to more well known ENT in a bigger city near me very soon when I can get a day off of work during the week.
 
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