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I may Have a Cure

Postby monster12348 » Fri May 13, 2011 3:31 am

Hello everyone I think I may be on to something as far as a cure is concerned, but first let me tell you a little bit about my story. My case was induced by marijuana usage, basically I ate something with marijuana in it and woke up the next morning feeling extremely weird. I remember the first day everything felt like it was far away and my perception of everything was completely off. Everything felt like a dream and I felt completely detached from reaity. The issue was that it wouldn't go away, I understand what you guys feelyour not alone, its a living hell for social and psychological reasons and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. My tactic was to try to ignore it as much as I could and just live my life. Over the course of time I realized that there were a few things that made it better, things that would make it a tiny tiny bit better day by day, but it really wasn't noticably better until a certain point. I remember seeing this one guy selling a booklet with the cure for like 90 dollars and I thought to myself, with how bad of a disorder this is I would never want to try to profit from it, I'd rather report my findings to the world to try and help as many people as I can. Anyway the main things I found to help were exercise, multivitamins, and closing my eyes and letting my mind drift through whatever world I wanted to be in. I feel like this disorder makes you tired all the time too and the more you sleep the better you feel.With exercise you'll feel worse afterward, but then after a while you'll feel a tiny bit better, and its a slow process, but reality slowly comes back to you. As of now I feel almost back to normal I barely notice it, I feel like I'm back to being myself as far as personality and I feel like I'm actually here doing whatever I'm doing. Its been like 8 months now since it happened. Now what I realizeo and what I want to ask you guys is that this disorder has something to do with visual perception, somehow stress or drugs trigger one eye to percieve reality different than the other one, this throws your whole head out of whack and your mind. What I think you may notice and i want to ask is you guys notice that with one eye everything feels more real than the other eye, also how many of you notice that one eye is brighter than the other one, or that one eye makes you see lines or blurry. My theory is that this disorder has something to do with ocular migraines, or that ocular migraines are caused by this disorder. Ocular migraines cause symptoms of weird perception and lines and blurry vision, usually in one eye with no actual head pain but with weird feeling in your head.How many of you guys feel these symptoms?
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Re: I may Have a Cure

Postby jasmin » Tue May 17, 2011 3:33 pm

Hi, monster12348! Are you sure it was Depersonalization Disorder, were you diagnosed? Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. How are you doing?
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Re: I may Have a Cure

Postby albert_mistrall » Tue May 17, 2011 4:49 pm

I was quite stunned when I read this, it is somthing that I noticed and had wondered about.
For me it was my left eye, it was always like it was tired but the way I used to bring my self out of it was
Opening and closing my eyes independantly quite fast. I'm not shure if it was depersonalization that I was fixing more derealization posibly, but my left eye always feels so tired and weak now.
Mabe a coincidence I'm unshure. Also when I had it 10 years ago, it went away after exercise over a long period of time, ocasionaly it would come back but I didn't notice it so much.
I hear a few people relate adrenaline to the lessening of the symptoms, I know when I have a start all becoms clear for a bit.
just got diagnosed with this today...
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Re: I may Have a Cure

Postby Maia » Sun May 29, 2011 3:09 am

Hi! :) I have a history of bizarre ocular migraines that each last for several weeks (yes, WEEKS). This is completely not normal, and it's almost totally unknown for them to last more than an hour. But it's happened to me more than once. So there I was at the Casey Eye Institute last week, praying for the "you're crazy and it's all in your head" diagnosis (because I do have a lot of actual visual problems that have medical causes), and the extremely expert specialist doctor said that there was no medical cause he knew of as a retinal specialist for what was going on in one eye. (Yay!) Now as for the other eye... if you don't know how Avantis works, you probably don't want to know. Anyway, optical migraines mimic the symptoms of actual retinal problems, and it seems (fingers crossed) that there's a very good chance that this is what's going on with me.

However, if anyone has these symptoms, you MUST see a specialist immediately and get it thoroughly checked out for that very reason. This literally cannot be emphasized enough. In the great majority of cases, symptoms that go on that long will turn out to mean something serious as soon as they're investigated.
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Re: I may Have a Cure

Postby Annabananasplit » Mon May 30, 2011 8:00 pm

I had migraines with auras and blindspots during the worst of my trauma--when my mother was dying when I was 13--I don't know what the connection is, but I believe there is some mis-firing in the ocular part of the brain that coincides with severe stress/dissociation/migraine/visual disturbance.

I don't know if using marijuana one time can cause dissociation. I never liked it because it made me shake and feel paranoid, but who knows? I've only started tracing this thing. It's weirding me out so I can only think so much then I have to stop or go mad.
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Re: I may Have a Cure

Postby face » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:35 pm

Annabananasplit wrote:I don't know if using marijuana one time can cause dissociation. I never liked it because it made me shake and feel paranoid, but who knows? I've only started tracing this thing. It's weirding me out so I can only think so much then I have to stop or go mad.


Yes marijuana just once can cause dissociation. I remember smoking it one time and everything appeared as if it was being seen through a camera with some sort of distorting effect. At times it felt like I could perceive myself from another point in the room as well.

'It is not considered common, but it has now become well established that marijuana can trigger depersonalization. Given the very high prevalence of marijuana use in the general population, an outcome of chronic depersonalization is probably infrequent. Still, it is clear that it does happen. The first report of a few cases of chronic depersonalization induced by cannabis came out in the early 1980s? At present, prominent investigators that specialize in researching DPD have found that about 10-15% of all cases appear to be triggered by marijuana use. Furthermore, they have found that the form of the disorder associated with this drug trigger is no different in its symptoms, severity, or course from the disorder as it appears in other circumstances.'
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Re: I may Have a Cure

Postby PFUser002 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:45 pm

Murderface wrote:
Annabananasplit wrote:I don't know if using marijuana one time can cause dissociation. I never liked it because it made me shake and feel paranoid, but who knows? I've only started tracing this thing. It's weirding me out so I can only think so much then I have to stop or go mad.


Yes marijuana just once can cause dissociation. I remember smoking it one time and everything appeared as if it was being seen through a camera with some sort of distorting effect. At times it felt like I could perceive myself from another point in the room as well.


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Re: I may Have a Cure

Postby face » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:58 am

No.
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Re: I may Have a Cure

Postby Onebravegirl » Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:09 pm

Thebadspoon, if you cannot make a supportive comment, don't bother. This is hardly the place for that kind of post.
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Re: I may Have a Cure

Postby jasmin » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:24 pm

Don't make those kinds of comments, TheBadSpoon, if you want to stay on this forum.
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