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hi everyone, back in 98 i smoked weed freaked out and the next morning had a strange feeling (what i now know as dp) but check this out, after 3 days of not knowing what was wrong with me i was sitting watching tv and all of a sudden POW! i was me again,the only thing was i was left with these attacks of intense dp which would last about 2minutes maybe 4times a year,then in 2001 went to a party and drank alcohol,the next morning i didnt feel like me, just thought it was a crazy hangover but was i wrong,as weeks past i got worse i thought i was dying going insane it was the same as the feelings in 98 but with depression insomnia and anxiety,went to a doc who gave me valium for 2 weeks this help everything but dp but after about 5 months the dp went,the feb 2004 went out drinking like any other weekend but woke up in the morning and it was back.
8 months later its still here but not as bad now and again it will intensify for a few minutes were to the point i feel like "who am i what am i im about to die losing my mind :D "
As for a cure i think meds just help the things accompanied with dp like depression and anxiety, in my case im not sure if the dp went of its own accord or was it me ignoring it maybe there might be some OCD involed in dp :roll:
 

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I find people who go in and out of dp very interesting.

From what you say - isn't possible that you have a slightly unstable brain chemistry, a fragile neurosystem that hangs up when it has to deal with foreign substances such as cannabis and alcohol - but that will right itself if given a chance to heal?

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hi kelson

i've always associated my dp/dr with taking lsd - but now I come to think of it the moment my dp/dr started was after a a few pints of beer in a pub - i've always used alcohol to mask my dp in the past - i've felt a lot better since laying off the booze - my dp is down a lot and taking klonopin can actually make it go away almost altogether for hours at a stretch - I have latterly also developed a slight phyical allergy to alcohol in all its forms - raised skin on the cheeks - blotchy/burning skin on face and forehead - and that allergy runs in my family - who knows - maybe a little abstinence holds the key - glad to hear you get some relief from dp

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I go in and out all the time. Was at a 1-2 weeks "good", 1-2 weeks "down" pattern for a while. My doctor was 95% sure it was based on the alcohol drinking I was doing on weekends and then withdrawing on the weekdays. But this past summer I had longer stints of feeling good and shorter stints of feeling bad, then the last month or so I have been feeling down for longer (3 weeks), but just started to feel better yesterday. It is weird and at time unpredictable.

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You got a good point there rob about brain chemistry,being unbalanced and over time it corrects its self, i have heard about rec drugs messing with chemicals in the brain. But we need to remember that the brain works on a physicochemical basis.
 
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