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Ever since a few months ago I have avoided marijuana. From my college days, all I could remember was worsened paranoia or anxiety. I hated being "stoned". But, with my anxiety and chronic fatigue, a co-worker convinced me to give it another shot. It wasn't a strain or a weed flower, it was an oil in a cartridge that was attached to a battery and was vaped. It's called Quanta, and I've been using it almost daily ever since. Back when I used to see the warning signs of an anxiety attack I would take a xanax. Now, I take a puff from my vape and I feel almost immediate relief. I really hope someone in a similar position as I was sees this and gives it a shot. I was a non believer too once upon a time!
you sound like a commercial
If it works it works...who cares what he sounds like...,
It's really about the amount you take - I microdose and the sativa I take works for my anxiety because I don't get so much that the paranoia gets going. Start low and go slow. Find your perfect strain. It really comes down to the perfect strain and dose. You can make almost any cannabis work for you with those two things in mind. Good luck!
I'm weening off benzos and have a medical mj card in my state. Wow.......totally helping after being on klonopin for 8 years. (remember if anyone sees this that never stop taking benzos at once, you need to taper or you will get seizures like I did.)
but i totally agree.
Holy cow I wish I had seen this a year ago. I found out how horrible the effect of long term benzodiazepine use, 8 years for me also, and I went through 4 months of extreme agony. I am in process of trying different indicas for non anxiety producing relaxation and pain relief. Good article & comments.
I found northern lights worked the best for me. Blueberry kush and BlackBerry kush too but they are hard to find. Girl scout cookies are supposed to work but it didn't for me. Berry white works great too, i believe it is part black or blue berry and northern lights, which is why it is white. Really helps me not use as many benzos. But, you want indica aka in da couch, not sativa. So you are kinda lethargic and you get munchies and can't drive. But it is better than docs trying to lower the benzos and give you no other option than up other meds that is too much for me. Good luck.
Northern lights is great. I love it. It usually lasts a whole four hours for me. Berry White is the all-mighty and best strain of all time, WHITE WIDOW mixed with Blueberry. It’s the ultimate for happiness and relaxation, if you don’t overdo it. 24K has a similar effect.
What strains do you use during the day for long term Benson withdrawal? Ty!!!!
I wish I would have seen this years ago. Of course I am in a state that it's not legal but I am willing to take the chance to go to the next state. if I don't have to be on the klonopin anymore. It makes me forgetful and when I have a full blown panic attacks it can take so long to stop the panic attack. When your going through a 1-2 hour long panic attack your so exhausted. And even 30 mins is to long to wait for it to stop. I have been told and have read you have to test different strains to see what works for you. I just wish I could find the right one right away. lol Luckily My therapist is willing to continue to work with me if I want to go down this path. Both my therapist and doctor would rather me find a more natural way than be on the benzo's And so would I. Any suggestions of course not medical advice. What would be a good strain to start with? I tried a Green apple THC hard candy 5 mg's. But I am unsure that it would actually help if I was in the middle of a panic attack. I don't want to be a couch potato. But I would like a more calm state of mind and still have energy to get through the day and get back to having a full nights sleep. Any kind of guidance from someone that knows what it's like to be on benzos for 8-10 years would be great. I just want off of them. Like yesterday.
Same, though on s low amount of benzo many years. Just last week, when i refilled the Rx, I noticed how much was still left form last month - since doing a couple hits of Triangle Kush in the earl evenings... glad I found this thread.
I looked up Quanta and their Facebook page and website says they aren't for sale yet?
because he was a commercial
Back when I smoked in my college days, I didn't understand that there were actually vastly different strains. I find the "anxiety/paranoia" happens more with sativa strains that give you more "mind high". I would suggest going with an indica strain for more relaxing.
Alternatively, you can do the vape OR you can try pure CBD honey like https://cbdandco.com/
If you're in the LA area you can join their collective. I believee they are being sold in dispensaries starting in June
by the way Brett, here is a link to join their collective until then if you're in CA :) http://bit.ly/Quantacollective
For me marijuana is the best medication for anxiety and other illness. They are several strains better than xanax bars for the use of anxiety. You can get some from marijuanahousenv .us without any issue.
Marijuana always gave me bad anxiety and paranoia ... after researching I found out why. most marijuana you buy off the streets is going to a sativa or hybrid... 99% ... its always been very difficult to find indica on the street.... but now its medical marijuana, I can make sure I get the indica every single time. No longer does marijuana give me anxiety or paranoia ... just bliss.... wish I knew this 20 years ago
I have never liked being high either. I have PTSD and chronic pain. I've debated for a long time about getting my card and finally decided it was worth a try. I have an appointment Monday for it. Your story gives me hope that I will find something that will help.
Star Killer, for PTSD, and chronic pain. Nothing else has come close for me, and I've tried a LOT of strains. Just a suggestion.
I to suffer more anxiety when smoking weed..I haven’t smoked in over 23 yrs. I did grow lots of different strains but NEVER smoked any...I thought about trying vaping instead to see if it makes a difference in my level of anxiety...Thanks for sharing your experience..🙂
Kathy, take it from me I always suffered anxiety with without marijuana... but with pot it made it exponentially worse until I learned that most MJ you come across will be a sativa .. its the most popular..... but try a pure indica that has reviews for how sleepy and relaxing it is ... the more relaxing the better.
For me marijuana is the best medication for anxiety and other illness. They are several strains better than xanax bars for the use of anxiety. You can get some from marijuanahousenv .us
It is awesome that this is finally becoming legal.
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My aunt is loving their CBD Rich oil, which is helping treat her depression and anxiety that she's been taking prescription meds for her whole life. Off her old meds and is a WHOLE NEW PERSON. She loves that there are no side effects
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I have ordered twice from this company, and each time the deliveries were prompt. All two arrived in the next business day. Can say their AC/DC strain was extremely helpful for my anxiety.
If only I could get some.
Last time I smoked was about 15 years ago & felt very claustrophobic, like being stuck in quicksand, mind racing & body not keeping up. Is there a strain that won't do this but give me energy to clean the house & paint a masterpiece?
No weed will turn you into some perfected form of yourself, but it can definitely be a good tool to remove things that are blocking your progress. Major things that can cause the effects you describe are a mix of high THC, low tolerance, and a deeper-rooted nervousness in your situation. I would recommend talking to a doctor or pharmacist about what strain would be effective for you (if you have the option), doing some hefty googling, and get a comfortable weed environment. Either pick people you're super comfy with to invite to the sesh, or make a chillout zone where you can escape and put your mind where it's healthiest and in control.
Weed might not give you the energy to paint a masterpiece, but it can definitely help you practice your craft!
"I would recommend talking to a doctor or pharmacist about what strain would be effective for you"
Really? I'd be interested in knowing what kind of pharmacists and doctors you know. They aren't any of MY colleagues, I know that much. I have to say, as a whole, most of us don't know jack-crap about it and that's what brought me here.
Sativa is probably what strain you had. Northern lights, berry white, blackberry and blue berry indicas work best for my anxiety. Side effects, giggles, munchies, relaxed. Can't drive on it though. Which sucks. Gummy edibles are terrific but use to sleep and start with half. It will knock you out. But totally worth it. Anxiety be gone. Good luck. Anxiety aaaannd ptsd is the worst. I wish no one suffered. I don't want to live my life in fear. Lots of luck!
Moose and Lobsta. Seriously. No paranoia. Not easy to find.
What is a good strain for Parkinson's disease
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I have smoked weed for 30 years. (I'm 41, started at 11.) I used to just smoke for the enjoyment, but I did have mild anxiety. When I was about 20 I got super high and had the worst experience! The room spun, I vomited, and I was extremely paranoid. Fast forward a few years. I now have a plethora of mental health issues (I had most of them back then, too, but was undiagnosed) including extremely severe anxiety to the point I'm on disability for it. I also have IBS, chronic pain from herniated discs in my neck, and back, and a neurological disorder (idiopathic intracranial hypertension) that causes headaches (non stop for years), dizziness, vertigo, nausea, and pain (ears, face, eyes, all down spine, arms, shoulders). Ever since the bad reaction at 20 it only takes me a small amount to get high, and my experiences have been hit or miss. Sometimes it helps me relax, others (like right now, which is how I found this article) it increases my anxiety a LOT. Recently it seems to be doing nothing but increasing. I had almost given up because it's so horrible, but I really miss the relief it gave me from anxiety, pain, upset stomach, etc. So I tried again, but it's bad again. I wish I knew something else to do, but I'm thinking it just won't help me anymore. :(
I always buy indicas to avoid stimulating effects, and I choose the ones that say they're good for anxiety. Recently I've tried Purple Berry, Pennywise, and Shark shock.
I too share your anxiety issues. I micro-dose to keep down the anxiety, but have found now that the CBD strains are the best, but don't get you as high as the others. Painkiller is a strain that is very high in CBD and Low in THC that will allow you to smoke and keep down the Anxiety, but again, moderation is key, if you try to smoke any weed too much because you don't feel high enough you will probably get anxiety all the time. I stay away from the 1:1 CBD/THC strains as one or two good hits and your back with the anxiety. I am slowly getting more used to the CBD strains and can take more and more all the time, so its a process, you just have to start out small... Hope that helps...
I actually do only smoke small amounts. 2 - 4 very small hits. Most avid weed smokers think it's hilarious. They say "that can't possibly get you high". Well, I'm not really looking to smoke myself stupid. Lol. I did that enough when I was young. I just want a little symptom relief.
I have never tried Painkiller. I will have to check it out.
Thank you! ♡
Please read up on 1) CBD; 2) micro-dosing cannabis.
Use PubMed for reading abstracts on the use of CBD and THC for anxiety, for pain relief due to various conditions, for IBS, and other conditions. Many studies have been published that point to the efficacy of cannabis components for conditions you have mentioned.
Another good resource is Dr.Dustin Sulak (healer.com). He offers clear information w/o any BS.
I have no affiliation with any organization; I speak purely as a fellow seeker, and have found relief micro-dosing CBD and THC, using a 1:1 ratio.
It may be frustrating sorting through, and I know how alone chronic unresolved problems as you describe can make one feel. It's worth doing the homework -- I think you'll be encouraged by what's already known and by what's on the horizon. No one deserves to suffer.
Hi, are you smoking anything that works for you. I have somewhat similar problems: chronic depression with lots of anxiety, CPPS (chronic pelvic pain syndrome), IBS. I'm on 3 antidepressants/mood stabilizers and Valium for my mental problems, Tramadol and codeine for my pain and some stomach meds for my IBS. I'm completely new to weed, haven't even tried it and I'm 35 years old. I'm thinking there's this magical strain that could fix all of my sickness but from reading your story I might be wrong. Do you have anything to recommend?
Stay away from fizzy soda. It aggravates IBS. Get regular exercise -- it might help with depression. Sometimes its what you do rather than what you take that will help.
Honestly, just going through the list of strains of what relief is associated with each one is a great start. Make a list of what has potential benefit for you and then visit the shops with your list. The budtenders will try to help you out, so be clear about your effects that you want. You absolutely must remember that everyone's body chemistry is a bit different due to any thousands of factors that are unique to you, so you will have your own experiences with each strain. As mentioned before, start low and go slow. Since you would have a list already prepared, that list will be good to update with YOUR own responses to each strain as you try them out. When I lived in Oregon, I came across a few strains that I just loved and kept those notes until I left. What I ended up discovering is that I get marvelous results from marinating my own flower in butter and then baking something with it. I get the full complement of the plant, my back pains are muted, my brain chatter gets muted, and everything is just great....especially music..
Stacy, I am the same way with pot minus all of the disorders you have to deal with. I just have severe anxiety and I found when I smoked weed it set me up for a panic attack. I loved the sensory euphoria it gave me but hated feeling the doom or panic. Then other times I would have the most therapeutic experience, I learned something. It is all about strain and tolerance.
I have learned what my dose is and I dose myself strictly also I only smoke a handful of strains. What helps me is one pull of a joint, or rip of a pipe or two pulls from a vape for an initial dose, wait an hour and then have more as needed. Don't just smoke until you feel high because by then your only going higher than you want to be which will set you off.
Strains that I trust and will only smoke; (I have tried hundreds more) Dutch Passion's "Strawberry Cough" Dutch Passion's "Orange Californian" and CBD Crews "CBD Skunk Haze".
These 3 strains is all you need to have you enjoying cannabis stress free at least in my experience. They are strains I find come on light and gently build so you don't even notice how high you are until you find yourself laughing about it. When normally you would be panicking or pacing with the sudden change in your mental state. But you have to grow it yourself or have someone grow it for you. So you know what your getting is authentic. Seeds can be purchased online discreetly, just a google away growing a couple of plants is easy and safe good luck!