I've been thinking that a few intense experiences with substances have permanently altered my brain negatively, I feel like I'm going insane.
I'm just wondering if anyone else thinks their anxiety has been caused by drugs (be it alcohol, illegal drugs, mind altering pharmaceuticals..) or a traumatic drug induced experience.
If so, I'm interested as to what symptoms you've experienced, specifically what caused it, if you can still take this drug, and what has helped you.
Thanks a lot!
Just to provide more information, almost a year ago, I accidentally smoked far too much weed, until couldn't figure out what was happening or where I was, was experiencing time in the wrong order, hallucinating, and genuinely thought I was going to die. I was hyperventilating, shaking and my heart was pounding for nearly 3 hours. I was fine when I sobered up, but heard voices saying my name when no one was there for a week afterwards.
More recently, I accidentally took mdma which was far too strong. This wasn't as bad as the weed experience, but I experienced lots of disturbing things whilst high. (It was on quite a dangerous festival nightshift)
Now I often feel like I'm tripping (In a very bad way), when I'm sober. It may be that when I've had bad trips they have caused panic attacks, and so it is those I am experiencing, (as lots of other stuff has been going on lately too) but the scariest thing is that my perception is drastically altered, and I'm sometimes terrified I'm going insane, or I'm not experiencing reality as it is..