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Anxiety induced by weed

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PedOli

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Hi everyone, I'm 18 years old, male.

I really need some help to understand my feelings, what is happening and if someone experienced this.
Well, this is my story:

1st - weed

- Me and some friends decided to smoke, i didn't feel anything but sadness. Everyone was enjoying but i was just sad. I thought: "Well, this is your first time, maybe that's normal".

- Some weeks later I tried again and in the beginning I was felling really nice but suddenly everything felt different. I remember a friend talking to me and I couldn't understand, looked like some alien speech. I wasn't felling alright so I decided to take a break and rest my head (big mistake), when i "woke up" from my little nap I was spaced out, out of reality, I recognized everything but I didn't know what it was, like I knew I was a human but I didn't know what that meant. I started to realize that what I was seeing was real life and I thought I would be in that state forever and I had a panic attack ( the worst moment of life).

- My friends told that was a bad trip and accepted it, they said it was normal. But i really wanted to feel what they did, so, in February (2016) I smoked again. Same feelings of unreality but this time I didn't freak out, I was lucid that it was happening because of that. I never smoked again and I never will.



2nd - nightmares

- The week after the last time was normal, just some nightmares.

- In the following week I started to have nightmares all nights (I'm still having them but not as usually)



3rd - existential thoughts

- This is the worst part of all my experience. I always thought about everything: the universe, our world..., but one time when i was at the train, i started to have thoughts about reality:"What if nothing is real? What if the world is all in my head? What if I'm in a coma waiting to wake up?".

- After this I've been felling anxiety and depersonalization/derealization. It's so disturbing looking at everything and feeling it's fake (I know it's not).



4th - fears

-I'm afraid that I'm going crazy.

-I'm afraid that I'm developing psychosis.

-I'm afraid to start to believe in my thoughts.

-I'm afraid I'll never be the same again.





I just want to live my life, just want to feel everything again, i really want to be happy.

I never had suicidal thoughts because my goal is to be happy and live this life, i really need some advice.

I'm having this feelings for 1 month now.



Thank you all,

Regards!
 
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Hi PedOli
Welcome to the forum ! :welcome:
Im afraid i cant offer you any advice im glad i have never tried weed (otherwise id be even more screwed up!)
But i wanted to welcome you to our community.
Im sure some members will come along soon to offer some advice
Hugs
Fox
 
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PedOli

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Hello,

Thank you, I wish I have never tried as well.

Regards!
 
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Hi PedOli �� I know some people don't take weed well and others seem to have no problem with it,sorry you had to go through that...a friend told me that it takes 28 days to fully leave your system (he smokes it daily) so maybe things will improve for you..sorry I'm not much help,I'm new here and still trying to work the forum out...best wishes, stormy
 
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Nobody26

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A word of advice to anyone reading this. !dont smoke weed!

I suffered with OCD and a bit of anxiety. I started smoking a bit of weed at uni. It got to the point where I was smoking it every day, although just a tiny bit (I'm a lightweight!). After a couple of years I started to get paranoid, so I stopped. 4 years on I haven't touched it but the paranoia has stayed and I've now got panic disorder. I believe it was the weed that triggered this.

Some people are just wired wrong and we can't handle anything messing with our heads.

Keep a clear head. I wish I had never touched it. I feel like it's ruined my whole life and I will never be the same again.
 
BorderlineDownunder

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look at me.

utter grinding sanity as long as I have my weed

Attempts to quit are shortcuts to the rubber room. Literally.

Legal drugs are a short cut to a Manic Frenzy with a side effect of severe physical reactions.

:shrug:

I have no answers OP except to Remind you you are only 18, you are male, your brain will not even begin to STOP growing for another 9 years or so.

You are possibly Legally insane like Most Teenagers. Its not your fault its a Biological fact.

Now even a slow person can figure out that layering this natural crazy with artificial crazy in the form of (insert drug of choice here) is gonna be the Fast Boat to Mental.

I got enormous relief from weed but I suffer terribly from Legal Meds. This is worsening as I get older, Improving? so don't expect your reactions to Substance A to be the same in 10 years as they are now.

Also.

At 18 you should be High on Life. Yes me and my buddies would have beer, wine, a smoke - but our lives revolved around Hanging out and Laughing, not hanging out and taking x drug.

This seems to be a New Thing. Lets get high, loaded, etc.

WHAT GOES UP, MUST COME DOWN.


Another natural law you ignore at your peril.


All the best, fwiw I think you just need to put the bong down (and mabe some of your friends) and concentrate on your school work.
The rest will take care of itself.

Best
BDU
 
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yes but what do you mean by DRUGS

do we include the drug of ethanol, as it causes more death and cost to the taxpayer than anthing else combined?

Oh no, not expensive red wine, no, that's not what we mean...

FFs a drug is a drug is a drug. Say No to Weed you also say no to Nicotine, Caffeine (bye, coffee) tannin (seeya tea) a nice glass of red (was fun while it lasted)

Or should this rather read

SAY NO TO DRUGS *but only the the ones I Judge
 
BorderlineDownunder

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A word of advice to anyone reading this. !dont smoke weed!

I suffered with OCD and a bit of anxiety. I started smoking a bit of weed at uni. It got to the point where I was smoking it every day, although just a tiny bit (I'm a lightweight!). After a couple of years I started to get paranoid, so I stopped. 4 years on I haven't touched it but the paranoia has stayed and I've now got panic disorder. I believe it was the weed that triggered this.

Some people are just wired wrong and we can't handle anything messing with our heads.

Keep a clear head. I wish I had never touched it. I feel like it's ruined


my whole life and I will never be the same again.

So let me get this straight

you smoked a tiny bit in uni

FOUR YEARS later you experienced paranoia and MH issues

That's like blaming Cancer on the fekkng cigarette you rolled for your dad when you were 3

Just makes No Sense.

Perhaps the indulgence in the weed was an attempt to CONTROL the unhealthy thought issues you already had...

Which got worse when you STOPPED...which is, btw, the exact same thing that has happened to me...
 
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A word of advice to anyone reading this. !dont smoke weed!

I suffered with OCD and a bit of anxiety. I started smoking a bit of weed at uni. It got to the point where I was smoking it every day, although just a tiny bit (I'm a lightweight!). After a couple of years I started to get paranoid, so I stopped. 4 years on I haven't touched it but the paranoia has stayed and I've now got panic disorder. I believe it was the weed that triggered this.

Some people are just wired wrong and we can't handle anything messing with our heads.

Keep a clear head. I wish I had never touched it. I feel like it's ruined my whole life and I will never be the same again.
I don't disagree with you in so far as modern day skunk can be very strong and provoke extreme psychological reactions in some people. However I've smoked weed for 44 years with no ill effects whatsoever.

Are you sure you aren't simply reaching out for an easily identifiable, external reason for the way you feel which enables you to ignore any interpersonal problems you have or have previously experienced?
 
BorderlineDownunder

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I don't disagree with you in so far as modern day skunk can be very strong and provoke extreme psychological reactions in some people. However I've smoked weed for 44 years with no ill effects whatsoever.

Are you sure you aren't simply reaching out for an easily identifiable, external reason for the way you feel which enables you to ignore any interpersonal problems you have or have previously experienced?
I reckon

I took 2 disprin in 1984 which caused my psychosis in 2015

okies...#REACH


after the Legal Hell Ive just been put through I would be suggesting weed FIRST as a treatment for OCD. sit down have a cuppa and a cone, then tell me if you feel compelled to count every noodle in the bag 3 times.

:shrug:
 
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coraline166

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Hi everyone, I'm 18 years old, male.

I really need some help to understand my feelings, what is happening and if someone experienced this.
Well, this is my story:

1st - weed

- Me and some friends decided to smoke, i didn't feel anything but sadness. Everyone was enjoying but i was just sad. I thought: "Well, this is your first time, maybe that's normal".

- Some weeks later I tried again and in the beginning I was felling really nice but suddenly everything felt different. I remember a friend talking to me and I couldn't understand, looked like some alien speech. I wasn't felling alright so I decided to take a break and rest my head (big mistake), when i "woke up" from my little nap I was spaced out, out of reality, I recognized everything but I didn't know what it was, like I knew I was a human but I didn't know what that meant. I started to realize that what I was seeing was real life and I thought I would be in that state forever and I had a panic attack ( the worst moment of life).

- My friends told that was a bad trip and accepted it, they said it was normal. But i really wanted to feel what they did, so, in February (2016) I smoked again. Same feelings of unreality but this time I didn't freak out, I was lucid that it was happening because of that. I never smoked again and I never will.



2nd - nightmares

- The week after the last time was normal, just some nightmares.

- In the following week I started to have nightmares all nights (I'm still having them but not as usually)



3rd - existential thoughts

- This is the worst part of all my experience. I always thought about everything: the universe, our world..., but one time when i was at the train, i started to have thoughts about reality:"What if nothing is real? What if the world is all in my head? What if I'm in a coma waiting to wake up?".

- After this I've been felling anxiety and depersonalization/derealization. It's so disturbing looking at everything and feeling it's fake (I know it's not).



4th - fears

-I'm afraid that I'm going crazy.

-I'm afraid that I'm developing psychosis.

-I'm afraid to start to believe in my thoughts.

-I'm afraid I'll never be the same again.





I just want to live my life, just want to feel everything again, i really want to be happy.

I never had suicidal thoughts because my goal is to be happy and live this life, i really need some advice.

I'm having this feelings for 1 month now.



Thank you all,

Regards!
Well, not smoking it ever again is one good step! :)

I never coped with it well at all either, nor any psychiatric medications I've tried (that for me have had much, much worse effects on the whole). Some people seem to thrive on smoking it, others don't.

I don't think it's permanently affected me in any way though & I had severe MH problems years before I ever tried it.

I don't know what good research there is on cannabis and mental health problems (where no MH problems appeared to exist before) but the fact that it seems to have independently triggered all this stuff for you is pretty awful. Not really sure what to advise? It seems unlikely to me that these sorts of problems will last for ever if they were triggered by a drug, but obviously that's total speculation...

Best Wishes
 
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We are all different and all react to weed different,some find it helps, some find it makes them paranoid and anxious,other swear it keeps them sane and they are ill off it,usually these people are the ones that have smoked it everyday for years and like the alcoholic now appears drunk if they don't drink it and sober if they do,their brains are so used to the weed they instantly backfire without it!
You do well to stay away if any signs of depression or anxiety or paranoia or any type of mental symptoms occur.
 
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Well, not smoking it ever again is one good step! :)
I never coped with it well at all either, nor any psychiatric medications I've tried (that for me have had much, much worse effects on the whole). Some people seem to thrive on smoking it, others don't.

I don't think it's permanently affected me in any way though & I had severe MH problems years before I ever tried it.

I don't know what good research there is on cannabis and mental health problems (where no MH problems appeared to exist before) but the fact that it seems to have independently triggered all this stuff for you is pretty awful. Not really sure what to advise? It seems unlikely to me that these sorts of problems will last for ever if they were triggered by a drug, but obviously that's total speculation...

Best Wishes
i would be interested in any statistics you have to support this, being that the AMA is currently facing a huge and growing Class Action for withholding this wonder drug.
 
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