Would smoking weed help my anxiety and depression?By
I have minor both, ive only had one anxiety attack and i dont have any thoughts about killing myself It is just sometimes i dont want to do anything id rather stay at home then go out with friends, I jsut went on a vacation with my family and i dident really want to do anything because of the anxiety and for the last 3 weeks i havent gotten high, what should i do?
Smoking weed actually makes anxiety and depression worse. I’ve had friends go to their doctors to ask about their depression, and they are always told to quit smoking pot for quite a while before they consider going on meds or anything like that. It also heightens anxiety, I have seen more than one person, who granted, was already probably prone to anxiety, go on to have full fledged anxiety attacks from smoking pot. Sometimes doctors will prescribe it for anxiety and things like insomnia, but I can guarantee that most of those prescriptions are given on suggestion from the patient. I live in an area where there are decriminalized areas in the city, marijuana dispensaries, and for things like 4:20 they extend the decriminalized areas to hold big, public, pot-smoking parties in front of art galleries. I have never met a single person who was prescribed pot that didn’t already smoke it, but I have met many people who agree that they don’t smoke pot anymore because of the anxiety is causes them. In addition I would say that the only way that pot might be able to help someone who is suffering from anxiety and depression is by making them lethargic. This pseudo-addiction to lethargy actually turns into a cycle, because it goes from being anxious and depressed to being lethargic and okay with it, but as you continue on that path you realize that you are doing basically nothing in your life and you start to feel like a failure, then you start to think that you are where you ought to be because you can’t do anything anyway and the world is just so hard to face that you develop more anxiety about trying to face up to your fears and the various obstacles that living a life might present outside of your basement, and then you are depressed more because you realize this and you realize that if you continue on that path you will never amount to anything that you dreamed of. I’m totally serious, I have seen this cycle a hundred times. I know it seems like it helps sometimes, but it is a temporary facade that leaves you dependent, and seriously, but without being prejudiced against pot; it really isn’t what you need, and you probably already know that. Get up and get for yourself exactly what you need because trust me, it is by no means impossible no matter what you have to deal with, but it will never happen if you will not let it.