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Does marijuana help with depression and anxiety?

Does marijuana help with depression and anxiety?

It may cause these: Conditions or worsen pre-existing conditions. Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic, delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times ; slowed problem solving. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Can marijuana help anxiety?

Can marijuana help anxiety?

The problem with: Using marijuana for anxiety, in addition to it's being an illegal substance is that it is not well controlled. All too often it may be spiked with another drug. You would not know what you were taking. The psychotropic drugs are regulated and tested. You know what you are taking and the possible side effects. If you want medication for your anxiety, talk to a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Can medical marijuana help with anxiety?

Can medical marijuana help with anxiety?

Not the answer: Research is lacking, but though marijuana can ameliorate anxiety, it cannot do so in a way that renders patients functional. The goal of treatment of anxiety (or any psych disorder) is to alleviate distress of the symptom (s) and restore the patient to previous level of functioning. Marijuana is too impairing to functioning to be a viable treatment option. ...Read more

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How can I quit the use of marijuana and defeat all of my generalized anxiety?

How can I quit the use of marijuana and defeat all of my generalized anxiety?

Multiple approaches: Important steps in treating any addiction include - develop and strengthen functional rituals to replace dysfunctional rituals of addiction, avoid contact with using friends, build social network of non-using friends. Joining a 12-step program is likely to help, esp if you find a sponsor. And most important, don't let relapse stop you from the path of recovery. Talk to ur doc about anxiety. ...Read more

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If I decide to take my meds for anxiety from quiting marijuana they are ssri will I be able to stop taking them after a while?

There's no guarantee: It the anxiety is transient - then yes. However, if the anxiety is chronic long term medication may be indicated. ...Read more

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Does anxiety from marijuana ever go away?

Does anxiety from marijuana ever go away?

Yes: While most users find marijuana to be calming, some have the opposite reaction of feeling anxiety after using it. Those effects generally only last a few hours (but it can feel much longer), though it make take several days for all traces of marijuana to leave your system. If you're still anxious a long time after use then it may be a form of ptsd. Emdr & other techniques may help. See comment:. ...Read more

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Can health problems and marijuana cause anxiety?

Can health problems and marijuana cause anxiety?

Yes: Anxiety can be triggered in susceptible individuals by illness, stress, medications and drugs including marijuana, alcohol, nicotine, cocaine, opiates and others. ...Read more

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I was just wondering can marijuana help treat anxiety?

Well: It makes some people feel more relaxed - however, if you already have an anxiety disorder it can worsen it. It can also trigger anxiety. So - would not recommend it. ...Read more

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I am legally prescribed marijuana for anxiety, should I seek an alternate solution?

I am legally prescribed marijuana for anxiety, should I seek an alternate solution?

Yes: Yes you should try to seek a safer, more first line treatment for your anxiety. Therapy, counseling also play a crucial role in treatment along with medications. ...Read more

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I am prone to anxiety. During these bouts would you recommend a benzo or low doses of medicinal marijuana as a long term solution to take the edge off?

I am prone to anxiety. During these bouts would you recommend a benzo or low doses of medicinal marijuana as a long term solution to take the edge off?

Neither, SSRI: Benzodiazepines work well for a short time, but don't provide long term relief. SSRIs show benefit of a reduction of anxiety, not just masking the symptoms.. ...Read more

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Would medical marijuana help with anxiety? Would you recommend it for people who have bad anxiety?

Would medical marijuana help with anxiety? Would you recommend it for people who have bad anxiety?

Not recommended: Given the unpredictable nature of the response to thc and the studies that show is a depressant, you would like experience worse anxiety after smoking thc. ...Read more

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I smoke marijuana for anxiety what happens if I smoke a seed unintentionally? Asking about negative effects on body.

I smoke marijuana for anxiety what happens if I smoke a seed unintentionally? Asking about negative effects on body.

Psychoactive drug: Smoking a seed will not matter. However, smoking weed is affecting your brain. Rather than self medicating with weed, you should consult a behavioral health specialist, as psychiatrist for proper treatment.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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I have had bronchitis for a week and I'm on meds. I smoke marijuana on occasion for my anxiety. Will it worsen my cold if I smoke?

I have had bronchitis for a week and I'm on meds. I smoke marijuana on occasion for my anxiety. Will it worsen my cold if I smoke?

Best avoid smoking: The effects of marijuana on the immune system are not fully known- smoking on occasion probably does not have a significant effect on immune function. However, smoke is irritating to the lungs so I advise avoiding smoking when you have bronchitis. However, you can safely use marijuana for anxiety by using it orally as a tincture or in foods. ...Read more

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I am wondering if medical marijuana would be a good idea. I have very bad anxiety and I am on medication for it but it doesn't seem to really help?

I am wondering if medical marijuana would be a good idea. I have very bad anxiety and I am on medication for it but it doesn't seem to really help?

No: Marijuana is not a good treat, ENT for anxiety, especially in a young person. It frequently actually increases anxiety, and paranoia. Heavy use has been associated with increased risk of psychosis. ...Read more

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I use medical marijuana for multiple things pain from past injuries and anxiety. It help with both situations. I prefer natural medicine to many of the pills typically prescribed. Would you agree that this is okay as medicine?

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Second opinion: There is no way you can provide enough information to get a reliable second opinion on healthtap. For your sake, I hope your doctor knows more about your situation than the brief summary you gave here. I would recommend taking any second opinion you get here or elsewhere, due to lack of information, with a grain of salt. ...Read more

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Can marijuana calm anxiety? Like a strain such as indica?

Yes, esp. High CBD: Many people (and studies) find marijuana calms anxiety, yet it is also well-known to worsen anxiety in many. There are many strains of marijuana with varying ratios of thc ; cbd. Thc can worsen anxiety in some, while cbd tends to calm, so strains relatively high in cbd are more likely to be calming.
See http://www. Projectcbd. Org/home-2/anxiety-2/ ; http://bit. Ly/jkwhyn. ...Read more

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Wellbutrin150mg and marijuana cause seizures on person with Anxiety desorder?

Wellbutrin150mg and marijuana cause seizures on person with Anxiety desorder?

Very unlikely but: Wellbutrin (bupropion) causes seizures in about 1 in 1000 people who take 300 mg or less. The incidence of seizures increases with higher doses.
Marijuana actually reduces risk of seizures. Many people who suffer from seizures poorly controlled by drugs finds marijuana often helps them far better than meds.
If someone on 150 mg of Wellbutin & marijuana has a seizure it's probably not caused by taking them. ...Read more

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How to get marijuana out your system because I have anxiety and depression and it made my symptoms worse?

Stop using it: Your body will eventually clear the marijuana you've used, if you stop using it. If you're anxious and depressed, please consider seeing your physician, a psychiatrist, and/or a psychologist. Help is available. ...Read more

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Taking propranolol and hydroxyzine since yesterday. Usually smoke marijuana daily. Aside from general safety, will my anxiety be worsened?

Taking propranolol and hydroxyzine since yesterday. Usually smoke marijuana daily. Aside from general safety, will my anxiety be worsened?

Most probably: Marijuana by itself causes anxiety, which I am not sure if it can be controlled by propranolol and hydroxzine, both together have no interaction, but when mixed with Marijuana, CNS depression and psychomotor impairment might ensue, I know it isn't easy to quit, but that's another acute turn in your health, requiring more medicines, the choice is yours, goodluck ...Read more

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Am I eligible for medical marijuana? I have severe migraines usually every other day they last almost all day. Also medical mj for social anxiety?

Possibly: Cannot really answer your question as laws vary from state to state. In New Jersey, where I practice, you would not be. Best to check with your doctor and see what treatment alternatives are available for you. ...Read more

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Can passive exposure to marijuana cause an anxiety attack?

Yes it can: It can also induce psychosis in predisposed people and can cause amotivational sdr after long term use. ...Read more

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I take flecaidine as few weeks now is it safe to smoke marijuana? It helps me sleep and calms down my anxiety. I only smoke for that and to help sleep

Effect heart rhythms: Flecainide is in a group of drugs called class ic anti-arrhythmics. It affects the way your heart beats.
Flecainide is used in certain situations to prevent serious heart rhythm disorders.
Flecainide may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Marijuana with this drug can cause atrial tachyarrhythmias. Decrease effect of flecaidine. ...Read more

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Can marijuana relieve anxiety and tic symptoms of autism?

Quite questionable: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic, delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. Cannabis can trigger anxiety so I think it's use would be questionable in this case. ...Read more

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Smoked synthetic marijuana about a year ago and I still have anxiety from the dizzy experiences im now on celexa (citalopram) will it ever go away?

Smoked synthetic marijuana about a year ago and I still have anxiety from the dizzy experiences im now on celexa (citalopram) will it ever go away?

Dizziness & Anxiety: Celexa (citalopram) alone will not likely resolve this, but ongoing psychotherapy might help a lot. Please consider seeing a therapist who's well-versed in emdr, to specifically work with your dizziness and other experiences that frighten you. For info on emdr therapy, see: http://www. Emdr. Com/general-information/what-is-emdr. Html also, please stay away from street drugs -- they'll only destabilize you. ...Read more

Marijuana (Definition)

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Anxiety Relief (Definition)

To me, anxiety relief simply means that the distress ...Read more