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Done something stupid, advice plz (Weed and bipolar)

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suzy

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Ok so I have tried it before, just a few drags and have been fine, but I smoked it a few days ago, more this time. I know I am stupid and am not doing it again as I have learnt my lesson

I felt down the next day and still feel really down now a few days later, just worried I have triggered something and I don't know how long this down will last, getting worried about it. Can it really have this bad an effect?

I just say I have learnt my lesson! Do not do it if you are reading this and are considering doing it!

Any advice on what I should do to make myself get out of the low quicker?
 
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cannabis is a mild hallucinogen, and all hallucinogens will bring into focus your emotions, including ones you weren't necessarily aware of. they make you highly aware. i wouldn't worry too much. it's out of the brain quite rapidly.

in terms of what to do... i can only suggest what i'd do. i drank heavily on new year's eve (4 pints, which is a lot for someone who rarely drinks) - and it took me a good couple of weeks to start feeling together again. to get through, i pushed myself to continue with daily exercise (at least two hours of fast walking and at least 30 minutes running, every day). a few days in I kind of resigned myself to the fact I'd gone low, so rather than feel bad about it, I went with the flow. keeping active I truly believe is the most effective approach.

i also find these kind of sudden, triggered lows to be a great time to watch films, especially sad ones. i'll cry a bit at them (!) and then gather myself together, and go for a run. it works a treat. and once i'm running i can almost feel the negative feelings transforming into a high - it's very pleasant indeed.

however, what's good for the goose isn't good for the gander.

may i ask you how long you've been been living with bipolar-type symptoms?
 
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suzy

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I was diagnosed in 2007, had one high. I am on lithium and have been stable, starting to feel a bit better today.


Thanks for your advice :)
 
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