Feeling weird, as if everything's familiar.

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I don't know if this is because I'm focusing on it, it's really hard to explain. I've always had an anxiety disorder, but was fine without medication for 6 years up until about 5 weeks ago when I had a massive freak out after smoking weed.

I've managed to control the anxiety attacks, but still get a lot of the stress symptoms. I think I've been suffering derealization too.

However, one weird symptom is I keep getting is kinda feeling like everything is familiar, or things are constantly reminding me of past events. Kinda like deja vu, but not as strong as to think "I've experienced this before", more of just a feeling of familiarity. Also I keep getting random memories popping into my head, totally insignificant to anything I'm doing at the time.

I'm thinking this is a stress/anxiety/OCD symptom, like I'm just focusing on it more and more so it's happening more. Ugh it's just so annoying, makes you feel like you're in a dream. Anyone else experienced something like this?

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    I dont mean to pry but I dont know if weed smoking is a habit or one time thing .So I will just tell you that alot of people trying weed who already have anxiety do not have good experience on weed whjen they try it.It seems to take a few weeks at least for extra anxiety to slow down.I smokd marijuana for many years then it suddenly had this panic affect.It used to calm me .There was never any going back and all I did was take more panic attacks.But yet so hooked on pot I kept trying.So finally I let go but mostly just drank more and pills.If you believe pot has taken this turn on you please do not continue to try.I have been clean now for 6 yrs.What you are describing sounds very familiar so I reccomend to not smoke weed.Take care.
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    I dont know if you're going to get this, but im feeling the same thing. And have the exact same story where i smoked to much weed. Have you ever gotten over this deja vu familair feeling?

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    Hey!! Are you still experiencing this??
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    I am having the same exact feeling now, can anyone help?
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    I am..
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    I suffer with the same thing where it feels like dejavu at times before I've collapsed and no Dr really gives any fix to this I've suffered with this about 5 years now and the amount of times I've had to call in sick due to feeling iffy because I'm scared I'm going to collapse at work

    I just want to be normal again and I duno how

    Has anyone got tips on reducing/removing these attacks I'd appreciate any feedback back

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      If it comes in attacks that only last a short amount of time like seconds to minutes and you have other symptoms that accompany it, it could be something like temporal lobe epilepsy. Look it up and maybe speak with your doc about it. Could be it and getting treatment for it could reduce these attacks!(: hang in there
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