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Does smoking weed help anxiety?

Does smoking weed help anxiety?

Yes and no: Psychotic anxiety: absolutely not ptsd anxiety: possibly gad anxiety: possibly social anxiety: worsens it depersonalization/derealization anxiety: worsens it ocd anxiety: of no help. ...Read more

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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 smoking weed help for an anxiety disorder?

Can smoking weed help for an anxiety disorder?

May worsen it: Some people feel more relaxed after taking in cannabis but it could also worsen it. Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. ...Read more

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Quitting Smoking (Checklist)

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I have anxiety after smoking weed and my vision has gotten worse. Is this normal?

I have anxiety after smoking weed and my vision has gotten worse. Is this normal?

Not unusual: While most people feel relaxed after use of marijuana, some feel anxious. There are many different strains of cannabis; some are more stimulating & some more sedating. Also, sometimes "weed" can be adulterated with other chemicals. No herb or medicine is equally good for everyone & marijuana may not be suitable for your system. The blurred vision is likely due to muscle relaxation. See my comment:. ...Read more

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Anxiety attack after smoking weed. Could it be a result of anxiety issues or just the weed?

Anxiety attack after smoking weed. Could it be a result of anxiety issues or just the weed?

Possibly the THC: It may be related to the canabis use.Possible effects of marijuana can include anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems & disturbances of thought processes. ...Read more

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Quitting Smoking (Checklist)

Look at resources online like http://smokefree.gov/
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Does smoking weed work well as additional treatments for problems of depression or anxiety?

Does smoking weed work well as additional treatments for problems of depression or anxiety?

No: You are just trading one problem for another. Smoking cannabis brings with it all the problems of smoking tobacco. The "better" feeling you get is just one of intoxication. You are masking your underlying problems not treating them. Many studies now indicate that chronic cannabis use puts you at greater risk for schizophrenia as well. Work with you doctor to find a good mediction for you. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed cause aniexty disorder?

Complicated: Weed does cause anxiety and can be quite severe in many people. Probably worse if you have an underlying predisposition or anxiety that can be exacerbated. Some users have mental health problems for years after using.Also causes depersonalization in some. However many people react differently. Unpredictable at this point. ...Read more

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Quitting Smoking (Checklist)

Make your decision, then choose a buddy/supporter
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Cut out the source (where you buy the cigarettes, the money/credit)
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Does smoking weed help people with copd?

Does smoking weed help people with copd?

No: Copd, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. Smoking cigarettes causes copd, and cigarette smokers who also smoke marijuana make their COPD even worse. Researchers are still uncertain how much COPD is caused by marijuana-smoking if the smokers never smoke cigarettes (maybe there aren't enough "marijuana-only" smokers to do research on). ...Read more

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Smoking (Definition)

More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more

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