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do you smoke?
and does quitting make dp worse?
anyone has any advice?
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I quit a year ago halloween. And i quit when my DP and anxiety was very high. I wouldn't recommend it unless you're absolutely sure you want to quit as it can be a very powerful crutch when dealing with anxiety and dp. I went cold turkey and the first week was pretty difficult. After awhile though, you start to notice the difference in your physical (and mental, for me) health, and it can even be a catalyst to break you out of the DP funk. However, the first week is excrutiating. If you're willing to sail through the storm to reach calmer seas, then do it, but be sure you know what you're getting yourself into. I would also suggest setting a date (Halloween for me, which seems to figure largely into major changes in my life) which is significant somehow...a birthday, a new year, etc. You're less inclined to go back to smoking as it will take, usually, another year before you'll get back to the date. Anyway, psychologically it seems to help.

Good luck,

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