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I have read other accounts of a transitional period between the initial panic attack (usually weed induced) and the onset of dissociation. I was amazed when I discovered this, as I had the exact same experience. Things were cloudy and felt like a bad hangover for around a week, and then out of nowhere the panic and anxiety and dissociation flooded in.

I'm wondering A. Does anyone share a similar experience and B. Does anyone have any hypothesis's for why this happens?

It is interesting to me just because so many people have reported similar experiences.
 

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I posted my hypothesis on another thread. It is possible that the powerful psychological stress of the "panic attack" has thrown a genetic switch which is responsible for

making a protein which is critical to a neurological process. A reserve of the protein may cause a delay in consciousness being altered, of several days.

I got this concept from the book "Genome" by Matt Ridley and I apply it to mental illness without his permission. lol

I had ECT and it was extremely beneficial. I theorize that the induced grand mal seizures reset my genetic firmware to factory defaults, allowing my consciousness

to alter back to normal, after 40 years. Sometimes your body reacts in a way that is harmful to you and I give the mechanics of a heart attack as an example of that.

I don't feel guilty about offering a crazy idea like this. It's not like I'm selling it. LOL
 

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I had a gap after a weed bad trip about one week too. My explanation for that is, that you are absorbed from the stressful consequences of the weed experience. After one week i started slowly to chill and i recognized my emotional numbness, which triggered me so dreadful.
 

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I posted my hypothesis on another thread. It is possible that the powerful psychological stress of the "panic attack" has thrown a genetic switch which is responsible for
making a protein which is critical to a neurological process. A reserve of the protein may cause a delay in consciousness being altered, of several days.
I got this concept from the book "Genome" by Matt Ridley and I apply it to mental illness without his permission. lol
I had ECT and it was extremely beneficial. I theorize that the induced grand mal seizures reset my genetic firmware to factory defaults, allowing my consciousness
to alter back to normal, after 40 years. Sometimes your body reacts in a way that is harmful to you and I give the mechanics of a heart attack as an example of that.
I don't feel guilty about offering a crazy idea like this. It's not like I'm selling it. LOL
Can you explain the difference ECT made for you or private message me?
 

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Literally what happened to me. I had the initial panic attack, was in a weird fog for around a week, and then BOOM, the extreme dissociation and anxiety set in out of nowhere.

Its very manageable now, but man, for around 2-3 years I was struggling.
 
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