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i developed dp after a panic attack while high, the symptoms occurred a month later which janine reassured me that meant no brain damage (thankfully). I have been dped for 3 months and have improved alot each month. I am almost myself again. I am still struggling really hard and was wondering if taking medication is the right thing for me to do or if it is best to just let my brain get rid of it naturally (which i do believe will happen within a few months). I took lexapro for about 3 weeks and stopped becuase nothing happened. i need advice and if medicine is the right choice any suggestions on which ones? thank you!
 

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I think you should only take medicatiosn if your dp is bad enough to stop you functioning in a normal way, and if as you say you can feel the symptons will go away within a few weeks I would say wait for a bit and then if your dp is unbearble seek out some help, I personelly also had a drug induced dp and dr , but I am on a anti-pyscotic because I had several delusions and though disorders as a result of drugs and stress so I took these to help stable me out, which they have very effectivily. If you want to take meds for panic attacks , I think beta blockers can work and I was prescirbed them when I had a panic attack, and they did reduce symptons but you should bear in mind side effects like on the beta blockers I felt zombieifed and slowed more than usual, So it's just a matter of weighing up the good being relief of symptons with the bad which is reduced energy and slowness.
 

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thanks for replying. i havent had any full out panic attacks since the one when i was high -just scared, saddness, and confussion. i have gotten past the worst part without medicine and it has been getting better so i think i might just try to keep going even though school especially is hell. i hate my psychiatrist with a passion and i dont think he can really help me anyways but i am trying to find a new one.
 

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i totally agree with falling_free, if you think you've gotten through the worst part then try and do this naturally. i regret having ever taken any meds for DP, but things were bad for me and i wasn't at all functional. coming off benzos is HARD, and worse than any DP i ever had. just my 2 cents...rula
 

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I personelly also had a drug induced dp and dr , but I am on a anti-pyscotic because I had several delusions and though disorders as a result of drugs and stress so I took these to help stable me out, which they have very effectivily..
when did you start having delusions after taking the drugs? was it something you did, then months later, started having delusions? or was it you took the drug then started having delusions shortly after?
 

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when did you start having delusions after taking the drugs? was it something you did, then months later, started having delusions? or was it you took the drug then started having delusions shortly after?
It took a long long time for me to start having any type of delusions from weed, about 3 and a half years, and even then previously I smoked resin for a few months. And I was also a chronic choninic smoker, preety much all I did was smoke and eat weed, and not just a few joints now and again I used to smoke at least 2 or 3 joints every 2 days of skunk, and usually the strongest skunk we could get our hands on like purple haze and white widow, and also i believe according to who we got our weed off we used to always smoke weed which had been drenched in acid which was strong stuff that blew my head off. I also ate weed a few times, and once I ate about a good eigth or quarter of strong skunk on a piece toast for a forfeight for one of the stoner games we used to play , can't remmebr what its called, and it completly blew my head off, I just lay down for a while completly blown out in space.

The main things that caused my delsuions i tihnk was that I sometimes hallucinate when on high amounts of weed, mostly just geometric patterns on tthe floow and stuff like that, but hallucinations none the less, and also having stress at college and from trying to get myself to lucid dream (which I eventually suceeded in doing) which is where I did something called reality checking like saying what if this is a dream all the time, which when you are high as a kite on weed messes with the brain a bit, and now i excsessvily questiosn things, probably because of this period, you know it feels like too much infomation and memeories to remember much of what happeneed during my later stoner days as all I can remeber is bits of trips or weed mental experiences i had and it is hard to piece to together what was going on at the time.
 
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falling_free,

i've been able to succesfully lucid dream a lot, but its funny how it takes so much practice. You have to question whether or not you are in a dream at any moment, no matter how postive you might be that you are awake. Then I use the 'check my limbs' technique: if they're missing then i'm in a dream. Or the digital clock one. Once inside of a lucid dream all I do is fly around and fuck women all the time...or occasionally my dp paranoia will creep in to my supposedly safe dreamstate and i'll be in a lucid nightmare which aren't much fun. The stupidest trick I use to stay asleep inside a lucid dream is to spin around in circles really fast which surprisingly works out well.

Another question homey,

What medication are you on? because i'm being treated for bipolar disorder and i'm still experiencing moments of intense anxiety and my thoughts are being guided by something I have no control over.
 

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I am currently on seroqul quitpine which is one of the newe antipysciotics and is preety effective as it calms me down and allows me to get on with doing my work at college and to fuction better than I was previously, it does however have the disadvantge of making you very sleepy and tired and is even i think sometimes prescribed for insomiacs, but compared to a lot of other anti-pyschs it is good in terms of possible side effects.

As fo the lucid dreams I found out about it on the internet and decided to try and induce this sate within my self, and i think in a way this may have led to my eventual dp or had a part in it, as my lucuid dreams blurred that distinction between dreams and reality a little more, but I do enjoy them very much and am usually happy when they occur becuse they give a dped peron like myself and im sure you agree , give you an immense sense of freedom that the waking world doesn,t give.

My fav things to do when I lucid/OBE is
Fly
Sex
Computer game/matrix world
Do twisting or impossible pychical actions

I have alos had a few bad lucid dreams and OBE , like the sleep paralsis ewxperinces, of which ive had both good and bad, and I also have obe where I find my self floating around ,my house, but I sometimes get stuck in walls!
 

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i had that sleep paralysis crap this morning, cept it was the worse one i've ever had. usually i can roll over to get myself out of it, except this one, i was completely immobile. i was calling for my mom but words weren't coming out. i sat still waiting for it to go by then i had this strange, very strong pulling sensation, like a strong storm was flying right by me. then i woke up all of a sudden. i wonder why i get these so much.
 
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it is hard to piece to together what was going on at the time.
I hate this cos it's like u wanna remember naturally but just can't....
I think I'm having HPPD or something cos im gettin more flashes of the past tryin to force in2 the now even though they don't but it scares the crap outta me :( Reality questioning is scary-I still do it...not by my own concious though...I feel like a puppet on strings :(
Does an Anti-P help w/ paranoia, calmin down the hallucinatin' etc cos I'm scared to go on one cos im havin seizures 2.... :(
 
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falling_free said:
I have alos had a few bad lucid dreams and OBE , like the sleep paralsis ewxperinces, of which ive had both good and bad, and I also have obe where I find my self floating around ,my house, but I sometimes get stuck in walls!
Hehe. I make sure no clipping is turned off when i lucid dream. Lucid dreaming reminds me of how ridiculously incompetent I can be sometimes. On time, once I realized I was inside of a lucid dream, my first instinct is always 'well lets fly around'. I fly from my bed and hover outside of my house and I think 'lets have sex'. I realize that you will anything you want and I could pretty much just make a bed and Shirley Manson appear...but I just couldn't will it for some reason. I ended up just floating on over to my next door neighbors house and fucking her because I seriously don't know what the fuck I am doing sometimes. My laziness pervades even my lucid dream state.
 
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does ne1 see people that aren't there??? I always can make sense that they ARENT there but i sometimes self talk....its scary
 
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When I had intense hppd, i'd see flashes and i'd think that i'd see people standing in the street while driving along mah curr. These went away over time, and only very sledom these days do I still have these visual hallucinations. Those were some shitty days, and I can only hope that you get rid of them as soon as possible. An AP would most likely help that state, although i've never tried one myself and mnie went away over time. 8)
 
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