- Oct 11, 2020
Im a medical marijuana patient and am gathering information about cannabis and Quetiapine. Does anyone have experience with the two and what side effects did they experience?
Dear healthybrain,Thanks guys. Cannabis can worsen psychosis iv known that about bipolar, but it doesnt do that. It make me feel happy. I get really good herb from a dispensary thats pure and not the kind that makes you paranoid. Just googled "neuroleptic", cannabis and quetiapine are nerve depressants and would really sedate you. Kinda why I would smoke a few hours at least before taking it. My health care provider knows I smoke and says I can micro dose.
I dont drink do drugs, smoke (cigs) I just want this one vise please am I asking too much? I just want to be happy. A lot of people here have to take drugs to augment their brains to function like the rest of the world. Im no different.
I really appreciate everyones feedback, thanks.
Yeah I agree with Hlon it's not worth it and dangerous, my friend who is Bi Polar smokes weed and he's in High security psychiatric ward.Dear healthybrain,
Going from experience, I would strongly advise you to reconsider your position. According to research, Cannabis is second only to amphetamines (speed) in substance induced rates of conversion to psychosis. I have personal experience with this, as I used pot as a crutch to get me through my initial depressive episode, but I had no idea the harm that I was doing to my mental health until it was far too late. Despite your misconceptions there is no such thing as 'safe' pot, especially not for people with serious psychiatric disorders
I think that you recognise the fact you do not take any other substances and applaud you for that. But if you recognise it as a vice, then why not choose to cut it out of your life as well. You gotta find an outlet, a healthier alternative to provide you with the stress relief that pot gives you. For me its running, spending more time with friends and reading. For you it can be something else. Do not try to equate people taking medication for a condition to people taking drugs recreationally. Cannabis for Bipolar is like putting diesel in a petrol engine.
I say this not for the sake judging you, its just mania and psychosis is something I would not wish on my worst enemy. In the end of the day your health is in your hands so choose wisely.
All the best,
Very good point. Creative outlets are not only a fantastic way of getting satisfaction but also expanding your mindset beyond yourself and your own negative thoughts.If you're looking for an outlet and running, socialising isn't for you I know the feeling I'm not too good at being positive either although it is the ideal, I suggest taking a creative one like poetry or painting. I'm being hypocritical because I do drink but my Ideal is to be booze free and creative and focus on being healthier, living a more balanced life, vices aren't good things in the long run if you can avoid them do.
I use Aripiprazole (Abilify) and Lamotrigine (Lamictal). The aripiprazole helps control the mania and the lamictal the depression. Both drugs work great for me and have minimal side effects.I've been on full 300mg quirepine for 1 week now thinking of stopping it, and moving onto something else. I keep waking up in night with blocked nose and very dry mouth. Also feel sleepy next day. Was thinking of moving onto lithium or another anti psychotic. Any one tried other bipolar drugs, are they better than quitipine?
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