Depersonalization Support Forum banner

Do you get transient symptom relief from alcohol?

1071 Views 8 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  PerfectFifth
Do you get transient symptom relief from alcohol? This is from The British Journal of Psychiatry:

'Some [dpdr] patients are able to identify factors that produce a transient change in their condition - artificial light and crowds are often described as exacerbating the symptoms, whereas physical exercise and alcohol may provide some temporary relief'

I haven't had a drop of alcohol since I got ill, but I remember in the beginning, that yes, alcohol gave some transient relief.

As of today artificial light exacerbates my symptoms, crowds too to some extent, and physical exercise gives some relief and alcohol, well, I don't know what effect it'd have now.

Further it says that clonazepam is useful in some patients. I suppose that would have an effect somewhat akin to alcohol. I haven't tried it before. I tried oxazepam for the very first time just this week, but I haven't experience with other benzos except things like a Valium before a spinal tap.
1 - 1 of 9 Posts
I have tried several benzodiazepines prior to i knew that i had depersonalisation without effect. By accident I came on a combination of duloxetine and 2.5 mg of clonazepam. I took the cloazepam for sleep and the next day 20-30% of my symptoms was gone. Felt more present, more energetic. The effect lasted for 4-6.months then tolerance. I had to send 6.months to get out of clonazepam. So, clonazepam can in some make a reduction with combined with a anti-depressant that other benzodiapines can't. But, the effect is not permanent because tolerance will come to it.
  • Like
Reactions: 1
1 - 1 of 9 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.