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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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What are the scientifically proven adverse health effects of long-term marijuana use? (assume method of ingestion is not smoking)

What are the scientifically proven adverse health effects of long-term marijuana use? (assume method of ingestion is not smoking)

Complicated: Marijuana is a very complex drug that has many active metabolites and complex interactions with your nervous system, so its hard to say definitively. There is strong evidence that it interferes with learning and that it makes mental illness worse if you have any predisposition. There are many studies witch suggests other problems but we are still studying this. ...Read more

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Is there any interaction between birth control (lutera) and medical marijuana use (smoking)?

Is there any interaction between birth control (lutera) and medical marijuana use (smoking)?

Probably not but...: Smoking marijuana has plenty of other negative physical and psychological consequences that may impair your judgement and decision making putting you at risk for STDs etc. You should use caution whenever an illicit drug is used with a prescription medication. ...Read more

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Suffering from memory loss poss related to depression, anxiety (stemming from marijuana use) and disruptive sleep. Remeron effective, is their better?

Suffering from memory loss poss related to depression, anxiety (stemming from marijuana use) and disruptive sleep. Remeron effective, is their better?

No: The best medication is the one that works for you. There are other medications that would have a similar effect. If Remeron is working well and you are not having adverse side effects, stick with it. ...Read more

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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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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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Can i get anxiety from smoking weed?

Cannabis Anxiety: Yes, some people believe that different strains of marijuana are connected to anxiety (increased heart rate, and paranoia). ...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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Did cigarettes cause my anxiety or did weed because i took a break from smoking weed and started smoking cigarettes when will it go away?

Did cigarettes cause my anxiety or did weed because i took a break from smoking weed and started smoking cigarettes when will it go away?

Addiction counseling: Your history is spread over several questions and remains incomplete, therefore unanswerable. You are young. Do yourself a favor and see an addiction counselor who can evaluate your substance use and your anxiety and will refer you for nonaddicting psychotherapy to deal with your anxiety. ...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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