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Hey guys new forum member. I was just wondering if anyone has used marijuana while still having some depersonalization, even if not as severe as it is often first felt. Or has anyone used it after as well. I’m just asking the effects if it bettered, worsened, brought back or didn’t change at all the feelings.
 

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Weed makes dp/dr 1000 times worse. It basically makes reality switch off in front of me. Literally, i would look around and not be able to understand anything i was looking at, even familiar things. Before, id simply question if things were real but on weed, my perception of the world basically switched off. It even made me believe i created the entire world from my own mind and i was the only thing to actually exist. Ive had a few other experiances to but i wont get into that. Weed is a no go for anyone with dr/dr or for anyone whos prone to it and ive only heard of it making things worse.
 

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when i first got dp, if i smoked, i still to this day cannot describe how that felt, it pretty much felt like iwas dying i almosted fainted.. 2 and half years later ive recovered from depersonalization and i can smoke with out feeling like im dying. So if your still depersonalized DO NOT SMOKE CANNABIS.
 

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A few people has reported that it eases the symptoms. For me it did. It got me to realize what happened to me and how dissociative I become. I wrote this in another thread here and some user thought I advice people to smoke weed. I don´t. It seems the absolute majority of people get worse. When I smoked 15 years ago I was one of them, who got worse. But this summer that wasn't the case. If I should guess why? I have worked a lot with acceptance and therefore I could accept the paranojas and negativity that comes from it. I could get thru them, but not by pushing them away. Instead by accepting them. And accepting isn't something you just can decide to do. You have to learn it. And it is freaking hard, it was for me at least. I spent two years just speaking my negative thoughts out loud in my head to learn not too instantly push them away. "Now I have the feeling that Im useless" and stuff like that.

What I read it is the bad experiences from cannabis that can make you go DP not necessary the drug itself. Why I started after 15 years? Because I have had 5 years of not being capable of relaxing in the mind and body and a brutal Insomnia. I just needed to relax so I tried it after a long deliberation. And I was lucky. Didn't know when I tried it that most people get DP from it, me it woke up instead. It sounds like Russian roulette so you should probably stay away.
 

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I'd advise not to smoke weed again while experiencing DP. Around a year and a half in of having DPD, things were starting to look up for me. I was feeling better, I was able to forget about DP sometimes, and I wasnt constantly spaced out and afraid like I previously once was. One night I got pretty cocky and decided I was going to try and smoke again for old times sake with some friends. I thought "hey I'm feeling so much better, I know how to beat DP! I'll be fine. My DP is basically nonexistent now so screw it!" But man, was I horribly mistaken. I took around 3 hits and I was back at square one. Intense panic, feelings of impending doom, extremely fast heart rate, basically everything I had during the first panic attack that set it off. For the weeks that followed after, it seemed as if all the progress I had gotten had dissapeared completley- almost as if my brain had somehow forgotten how to cope with DP. Here I am around a year later and I can safely say I'm around 98% recovered with only a few minor symptoms here and there. I fully believe that if I never smoked again that night a year ago I would have arrived at my current state of mind much quicker or maybe even have been 100% recovered. Who knows, all I have left to say is, please respect the drug that may have caused your DP in the first place. If you're going to smoke again, keep in mind the risks that could very well make your DP even worse or set you back in recovery. Who knows, but it's your call.
 
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