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Hopeful23

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hi don't know if this is the correct thread but I don't know which category I fall under. Maybe someone can point me in the right direction after reading my post. I'll get right to the point. My problem started after I smoked marijuana one time when I was 23 I think. I'm 38 now. I should add that this was only about the 2nd time I smoked it because I liked drinking better. Wasn't really a fan of weed. Anyway, after I smoked it I drove home, but on the way home started getting this very bad feeling like in my head and at the back of my neck. It wasn't painful like a headache or anything. It's hard to describe it. It's like nerves burning or something. It's like extreme fear mixed with shock and I guess panic. They came back after a few days after I smoked it. And I still have those feelings. That's y I joined this group. They went away for a while but now theyre back. I have been fighting them for a month and a half and I am on the verge of getting help. I never got help when It first started because I thought it would just go away. They used to b episodes I guess but now I pretty much feel like it all day. It seems to start in the back of my neck and it makes me sick to my stomach. It makes my knees weak too. I would just like know wut it is and how it can helped. I'm fine other than that. I am not depressed. I am only sad and hopeless because this won't go away. It's unbearable. Worst thing I've ever felt. I literally wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Again it's not depression, per se. I'm happy when I'm not experiencing these feelings. I just want to b normal again. This has affected me in almost every way. I'm losing weight, I've stopped working out, I dont go outside. It makes me want to b around somebody all the time. Being alone makes it worse. It makes me think my way into the feeling. I don't know if any of this makes sense. I just hope someone can help
 
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Hi @Hopeful23,

As you were smoking weed when this all started it could be psychological, I was diagnosed with drug induced (cannabis) psychosis in March 2016 and can say I had similar things like what you're experiencing all throughout my body, strange sensations in my head, neck, arms and chest and at times it was like my nerve endings were on fire.

Unfortunately the only way to find out for sure is to try anti-psychotics and see if it goes away like mine did when I started on them.

I know it's strange how all this can continue long after you stopped smoking weed but even on the medication and it's been three years since I last smoked cannabis I still get the odd sensation from time to time but it's far weaker (around 95% weaker) than it used to be so I can handle it easily now.
 
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I agree that it's psychological. Wut exactly did ur feelings feel like? Mine I believe r thought induced. It's like a feeling of fear and panic I don't know how to describe it but drinking is usually the only thing that helps
 
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I definitely felt some panic and fear along with the sensations, I thought I was having a stroke or something else neurological when it was going off in my head or a heart attack when it was happening in my chest or upper left arm.

I'm also a voice hearer which started the same time as my psychosis and it didn't help with this voice in my head telling me I was dying. But thanks to the anti-psychotics I only get weak sensations occasionally and none of the panic and fear associated with it.

I believe drinking alcohol can also induce psychosis and could be a reason it's continuing.

How long have you gone without a drink and it still persisted?


About half way down the page is a list of symptoms which include "Seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there"
 
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Alcohol is usually how I deal with it. It leaves me alone while I'm drunk. But it rarely feels better if I don't drink. Some days are better than others though. I get em from getting scared I'm gonna get em
 
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