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THC(?) induced psychosis recovery

- Mon, 11 Jun 2018 12:31:35 EST GTv49qUp No.29947
File: 1528734695276.jpg -(25846B / 25.24KB, 540x304) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. THC(?) induced psychosis recovery
Four months ago, I was under some stress and was smoking marijuana weekly, despite it giving me panic attacks. I was foolish and uninformed, and I thought that the each joint would lessen the effects of the previous ones.

Then I smoked two joints in succession in a public place. This was followed by crippling panic attacks for two weeks straight, followed by two months of anxiety.

Now, I'd never been the anxious type. Completely calm, stable, pragmatic, emotionless even. I can/could deal with stress. No history of anything similar in either me or my family. The weed single-handedly triggered all this. Some dormant brain reaction, lurking, waiting for me to be fucking stupid enough to allow it to surface again and again, until it finally takes over completely.

I'd never dealt with anything even remotely similar, so it fucked me up. I felt like a toddler getting blindsided with a tire iron. In the first two weeks, during the panic, I completely lost touch with my old self, while in the following months I was trying to scramble my personality back together. Disorganized, strange thoughts, depersonalization, etc. It still feels like my IQ's dropped by 10 points.

I found this study about people recovering from what I'd experienced - substance-induced psychosis with no prior diagnosis of a psychotic illness. The outcomes weren't... hopeful:

>For this study, the investigators reviewed the long-term outcomes of all persons who received a diagnosis of substance-induced psychosis between 1994 and 2014 and had no prior diagnosis of a psychotic illness — a group of over 6,700 people. The diagnosis of drug-induced psychosis required symptoms lasting at least 48 hours — linked to intoxication with or withdrawal from the drug.

>Over a twenty-year follow-up period, about 41 percent of those who had a psychotic reaction to marijuana developed schizophrenia, and 47 percent developed either schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. About half of those who developed schizophrenia did so within 3.1 years, and half of those who developed bipolar disorder did so within 4.4 years.


WHAT? That leaves just 12% of people that *did* recover? Could I be one of those? I definitely don't have schizophrenia and I don't think I have BPD either, but I'm still depressed, anxious and feel different.

Post any similar stories/advice ITT
Nigel Snoddale - Mon, 11 Jun 2018 12:35:48 EST GTv49qUp No.29948 Reply
Also, I'm not sure if this is the proper board for this. Would I get better answers on /weed/?
Hamilton Clebbleham - Thu, 05 Jul 2018 14:34:25 EST Tkla8QZl No.30013 Reply
you're on the right(est) board you can get. /weed/ will just be in denial and ridicule you for it.
Barnaby Hugglestock - Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:33:59 EST J1eaXtK+ No.30047 Reply
Same thing happened to me. Treat the anxiety and stay away from weed. Try some benzos or alcohol (obviously not together) to deal with the physical effects from the anxiety, try meditation or exercise, and/or see a professional about your anxiety.
Hannah Brirringnag - Fri, 10 Aug 2018 20:13:56 EST fna5DMYG No.30090 Reply
I have BPD and I was mentally stable until the age of around 16 or 17. Started smoking weed at 11 and heavy dxm use through highschool plus all the other drugs I put into my body, years laterI'm doing much better, but I have to manage my mental health strenuously, bedtime eating healthy meditation prayer the whole works. Weed makes me paranoid and anxous now, also get bad anxiety for small things and sometime for no reason at all.... i always thought it was the dxm but looks like weed played a part too
Nigel Dammleway - Sat, 25 Aug 2018 02:32:59 EST gkhguEbs No.30107 Reply
Weed-wise., maybe find a weed that works with your, or for you.
I used to get higher grade commercial Mexican weed for a few years, always the compressed brick. Reminded me of the taste smell when you open drink a Dr Pepper, cola, root beer. It was always exactly the same. Could keep an easy
steady tolerance. A couple hits, and be high for a half hour, hour, then take another couple of hits as long as I wanted to keep an even high.

Talking to people was fun. As well just doing my bicycle, activities routines kept my mind seeking forward Had every move planned out, as well adjust as wanted with other plans. Don't know. Could recreate the two joint high, but with one joint to try to reassign your thinking process. Make it any way you want. Keep projects going, exercise but make your own routines that are unique to your thinkiong processes and what may drive you further into this. May sound strange but.Have pot make things work forward for you, be high in the meantimes between doing whatever. Music, etc.
Cyril Wacklesture - Sat, 25 Aug 2018 10:20:16 EST cXy+on2h No.30108 Reply
This happened to me one time a LONG time ago when I became Bi polar Nd wasn't on medication yet. I smoked 2 bowls that night, an hour went by. I couldn't stop the fucked up memories of growing up and the thoughts of killing the person who abused me for years, physical and verbal from entering my mind. I walked down the stairs of my house, walked by a lamp and table. Suddenly I snapped and fucking tore the whole living room up in a violent rage. I forget what happened after that. But, it's been about 10 years since and weed doesn't do that to me anymore since I've been medicated for my anger for a few years.

Whoever says weed cant cause psychosis or bring up any deep seeded mental Illness from within yourself and your mind, are ignorant fucks.
Molly Danderfield - Fri, 14 Sep 2018 22:41:39 EST iHiOPleG No.30141 Reply
did it weed give you psychosis since you have bpd? I always wondered about bpd and if you could be prone to it.
Albert Bendleridge - Sat, 22 Sep 2018 13:36:32 EST Zi4uslZ+ No.30150 Reply
This happened to me several years ago. I was prescribed a heavy dose of adderral at the time. From my understanding, too much stimulants can cause "amphetamine psychosis" while using marijuana. I felt the after effects for months. I couldn't even smoke again until years later. It reminds me of a Jim Morrison quote: "any time you take drugs, you are making a bet with your mind." My psychosis was from the stims in concert with thc. It has been about 10 years since then and I get occassional paranoia. In my opinion, having a weed induced panic attack is not that different from having a bad trip on a psychedelic. I wouldn't read in to it too deeply. Its a rabbit hole and if you focus on it too much it will probably exacerbate things. Just try to live a healthy productive life style and take a break from the weed for year and you will likely be fine.

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