I realize its been awhile since you posted this, so maybe you’ve found your answers, but since nobody responded, I just thought I would.hello there. im not sure if i am suffering from dpdr. this all happened about two years ago. I was given a pill called trazodone to sleep. i didnt know it was an antidepressant, i took it because i was trusting and niave. anyways, a few days after taking that pill, i ended up smoking weed. ive never felt so high. it sent me into a panic attack, i was extremely anxious thinking i was going to die. after this panic attack, i was no longer anxious, i was no longer scared, i no longer felt tired, my emotions were gone, i had no drive in life anymore. my sex drive has dropped, i dont get that euphoric feeling from orgasming anymore, when i smoke weed, it just makes me extremely anxious, i used to have insane ocd, now my ocd disappeared. im not sure if this is dpdr, but would love some experienced dpdr people to chime in, thanks.
First of all, your story is a rather typical one for many people here. You had a bad experience with weed and now you feel stuck in this sort of spaced-out, zombified nothingness state. Welcome to the hell that is DPDR.
I’m interested in why you brought up trazodone though? You seem to be implying that perhaps that had something to do with you developing DP? It is certainly possible. But I think having a generally anxious, introverted, or sensitive temperament, combined with weed, is often all it takes to send some of us veering off a cliff.
The term “antidepressant” is simply a marketing term. Trazodone was initially sold as a treatment for depression, but they noticed that it mostly just helps with sleep, so that’s typically what it’s prescribed for today.