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Hi - I have had DP/DR for 7 years now, induced by a panic attack after smoking some really strong weed, like I think many people have had before.

I never recognised myself as being a particularly anxious person but since that day I have had multiple panic attacks and had to learn to be myself again. I never fully recovered but I enjoyed life, albeit relying slightly too much on alcohol to relax sometimes.

Recently however, my panic attacks and anxiety have triggered agoraphobia, thoughts of death, and overwhelming feelings of dying that meant I could not get out of bed, eat or sleep. Of course alongside this my dp/dr has got worse to the point I feel like I'm going mad and my own voice doesn't sound like my own.

I have decided I have had enough and I went to a doctor. They have prescribed me with 50mg of sertraline and I am currently at day 10. I had some side effects at the beginning including a dry mouth, nausea and bad tummy but this has subsided. I don't have much relief yet, if anything felt worse today.

Has anyone else had any success with this drug in alleviating their anxiety/panic and subsequent DP/DR symptoms?

I would really appreciate your stories here as I'm so scared of being like this forever - I can't even go to work right now.
 

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Hey purple!
I have DPDR for 3 years now, smoked weed and my system seemed to not like that at all.

I just recently got Diagnosed with DPDR (docs i had before were ****!)

Anyway, i did take Sertraline for my Depression and anxiety that i got from dpdr for 1,5 - 2 years - just recently though i decided to stop taking it, and had severe side effects (Depression, suicidal thoughts) and so on..

It should be the 3rd week now without sertraline, the thing is that it Kind of helped and Kind of not, it amplified my inner monolouge, but i think it helped in terms of Depression, but i still had hard times.
I think you see the coinside, its hard to tell.

Try it out for yourself is what i would suggest you to do!
Dont give into these thoughts and the feeling of your voice feeling not like yours.
Setting prayers for you :)
 

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Hey purple!
I have DPDR for 3 years now, smoked weed and my system seemed to not like that at all.

I just recently got Diagnosed with DPDR (docs i had before were ****!)

Anyway, i did take Sertraline for my Depression and anxiety that i got from dpdr for 1,5 - 2 years - just recently though i decided to stop taking it, and had severe side effects (Depression, suicidal thoughts) and so on..

It should be the 3rd week now without sertraline, the thing is that it Kind of helped and Kind of not, it amplified my inner monolouge, but i think it helped in terms of Depression, but i still had hard times.
I think you see the coinside, its hard to tell.

Try it out for yourself is what i would suggest you to do!
Dont give into these thoughts and the feeling of your voice feeling not like yours.
Setting prayers for you :)
To add on top, i think it made my depression less severe, i didnt really had suicidal thoughts but i still was depressed from time to time.
 

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Hey purple,
If you ever feel like giving up you can always reach out !
This forum can also help you find some people to talk to!
We all suffer from the same kind of condition, some more severe then others, try and reach out if you feel like it!

How are you doing now?
 

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Hey purple,
If you ever feel like giving up you can always reach out !
This forum can also help you find some people to talk to!
We all suffer from the same kind of condition, some more severe then others, try and reach out if you feel like it!

How are you doing now?
Hey skol - thanks for the message! I’m doing okay thanks, the Zoloft has really really helped my panic attacks and general mood but I feel like my dp/dr is worse. Hoping it will get better over the next month or so, at least my agoraphobia has calmed down so I am able to go out and do things. How are you doing?
 
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