There are many triggers linked to feelings of depersonalization and derealization but lately a high rate of reactivity to Vaping is reaching noticeable levels.
Symptoms of Vaping Use include:
- Feelings of Unreality and Detachment
- Severe Anxiety leading to Panic Attacks
- Severe Chest Pains when Breathing (which stop when use is discontinued)
- Lightheadedness, often extreme
- Racing Heart, Palpitations
- Sweating and Irritability
- Inability to Concentrate
Recovery from Symptoms
1 - Discontinue Vaping
The symptoms often abate when usage is discontinued with the exception of those who become sensitized to these reactions, creating further symptoms until they learn to interrupt the process of fearful worry.
It's essential that the individual recognizes the trigger and makes a choice concerning their health. Through proper approach one is able to interrupt the habit of fearful worry and allow a sensitized body to calm down, and a tired mind to refresh.
Application of the correct process is crucial for the fatigued mind to rejuvenate and a full return to clarity. One learns to interrupt this habit of fearful behavior and step out of one's own way. The process is simple to use but requires strict adherence by the individual.
2 - Begin the Process of Self Nurturing
Proper diet must be applied that creates a less reactive mind and body through naturally increased Serotonin levels in the brain and Stable Blood Sugar levels in the body.
Daily activity and exercise outdoors also boosts Serotonin levels in brain.
3 - Retrain the Brain to quiet the mind naturally rather than exacerbate the behavior of fearful thinking.
Learn how to train the mind to think correctly through a specific process which eliminates the habit of fearful thinking. This is not difficult but requires a different mindset that brings forth relief from these symptoms.
4 - Know Your Reactivity Levels
It's also necessary to realize that some individuals are highly reactive to outside stimuli, created out of Vaping. They contain substances that the reactive individual will find difficult to process and intrusive in their system.
Nicotine is a stimulant that the reactive person is going to process with difficulty.
5 - Find Other Ways to Relax Rather Than Vaping
Choose true methods of relaxation such as:
Proper Breathing, which makes a huge difference in our physical and mental health.
Meditation (short 5 minute meditation is often a great release of tension)
Bottom line, you are in charge of how you feel and you have choices. When the mind and body are signaling you to stop using substances that result in negative reactions, LISTEN. Heed these signals and choose to nurture rather than hinder your body.
Feelings of anxiety and depersonalization are essentially red flags that you are doing something to interfere with proper functioning of both mind and body. It is your choice, always your choice, to create a lifestyle that fuels good health. Make that choice and notice an immediate improvement in both mind and body.