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Derealization Caused Allergy
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Not Probable: 99.99% No. But there are always outliers in medicine ...Read more
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Get appropriate Rx..: You should find out why are you having such symptoms by seeing your doc for an eval. Once a diagnosis is made, treatments can be prescribed to you or that you may be referred to some other doc such as psychiatrist for further eval and treatment. Fortunately there are many treatment options these days, so consult your doc. In the meantime, practice some meditations which may help. Good luck. ...Read more
Can needing glasses cause anxiety, and derealization? I'm thinking this could be one of my problems.
Can you please tell me why excessive quantities of mdma or ecstasy cause derealization and depersonalization?
MDMA: Mdma is a hallucinogen which mixes amphetamine and mescaline-type effects. It impacts serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine -- the serotonin effects may be responsible for the known pro-social effects of the drug. It causes release of oxytocin and vasopressin, which play strong roles in love, trust, and sexual feelings. Dopamine activity can lead to depersonalization/derealization. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can switching from one ssri to another after being on the first one for over 10 years cause derealization and intense anxiety?
Yes: If you were taking ssri for 10 years, even though they are the same class, you must phase out very slowly buy cutting down about 25% of the dosage every week. Most notable are Paxil or paroxetine, Effexor (venlafaxine) and recently reported Lexapro and cymbalta. Least likely Prozac due to its long half life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is it about anxiety that causes derealization and depersonlation and what if any is a good coping mechanism? Really weird feeling. . Thanks
Looking for normal: The brain wants to feel good. Anxiety creates struggle which the brain tries to solve, often by trying to hide away from disturbing thoughts. Thus the derealization and depersonalization. Find a comfortable place to sit and breathe deeply, being with the feeling.. Remember feelings come and go. Imagine breathing out the bad feeling and breathing in a good one. Let go of the struggle just be. ...Read more
I know all the alcohol I used younger caused my depersonalization and derealization, I regret it so much. Will it ever go away? I regret it very much.
Will a whole 0.25 Xanax (alprazolam) cause me to feel spaced out or cause derealization? This is why i'm nervous to take whole one but half don't relax me much.
Xanax (alprazolam): Is an anxiolytic frequently prescribed for panic attacks with many side effects. Your doctor has prescribed this medication because he/she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. It is not true in your case. Rec.: see your doctor for medication adjustment/change or referral to psychiatrist. ...Read more
Many conditions : Depersonalization and derealization can be because of panic disorder. There's a condition called primary depersonalization disorder as well. Temporal lobe epilepsy can also cause these conditions. Any of dissociative disorders can certainly have derealization and depersonalization is a component. We do not know the underlying physiology of this condition however. Certain hallucinogens such as lsd, pcp, and certain mushrooms, have also been known to cause both of these conditions as has high-dose marijuana over a prolonged period of time. I have seen one case of Hydroxyzine overdose prolonged depersonalization. Withdrawal from certain substances of abuse can also cause depersonalization and derealization. It is not at all unusual for someone to experience derealization and occasional depersonalization as part of development through adolescence. ...Read more
Not causation, but..: The reasons that any of these experiences (symptoms) may occur could be the same. Even to say that anxiety can include all of them is still not necessarily getting to the basic cause which is probably different even for the same person at different times. Try to find an experienced psychotherapist to discover what's going on for you. If meds are thought to be useful, they'll refer you to an MD too ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been nervous for over an hour. derealization, shaking, feeling weird, nauseous, scared that I will die but for no reason. Causes?
Probably panic: What you're describing sounds like a panic episode, BUT there are many medical issues that can masquerade as panic, so you should be evaluated medically to rule out non-psychiatric causes for these symptoms. ...Read more
Can low vit d count (16) cause derealization? Woke up a month ago after a fight with it. Taking klonopoin 3 weeks & celexa (citalopram) 1 week. Im feeling scared!
Do opioids cause derealization? I read that opioid antagonists are implicated in dpd. Is this why?
Altered state: Opiates can certainly cause a delirium that includes an altered state of consciousness -- including a feeling of derealization, among other things. Some people feel separate from their bodies. Opiate receptors may be stimulated by a wide variety of things, and use of opiate antagonists is one way of researching and treating symptoms, sometimes. ...Read more
What should I do if I have caffeine induced derealization/ depersonalization? And does it cause insomnia?
Is nortryptyline a good medicine for derealization caused by migraines and also anxiety? How long do I have to be on it to know whether it helps?
Anxiety: It has a good chance of helping with anxiety. If your derealization is related to your anxiety, it has a good chance of helping with that as well. But it is dose dependent. You may need to be on it for a few weeks to know -- again, dose dependent. It is possible that yoo will get no significant side effects, but discuss this with your prescriber. ...Read more