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Old 02-14-2008, 08:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Does anyone on this board find that marijuana helps with Social Anxiety or make it worse???
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It makes my anxiety much better.
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makes it MUCH worse for me as well and my body very very very shakey... anyone else get like that?
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Don't know. Willing to provide an expert opinion if anyone is willing to provide the pot.
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Its makes me more paranoid. When I was younger this was not the case. This is the main reason I don't smoke anymore. I wonder why this changed with me?? I have always had SA so I don't understand the change in my reaction with weed.
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Major paranoia, extreme nervousness........yeah I'd say it made it a lot worse. (I used to do it back in my high school days a lot)
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Yes I get about 10 times more paranoid when smoking pot .... I wonder what the link is between getting high and feeling greater anxiety?
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Yes I get about 10 times more paranoid when smoking pot .... I wonder what the link is between getting high and feeling greater anxiety?
Very good question. Weed must increase some chemical that we (SA sufferers) have to much of.
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either that or its decreasing something that we already have to little of.... someone should really look into this
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Its makes me more paranoid
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Helps me. Only smoke at concerts so I can deal with the crowds.
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I've never noticed any difference.
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I think it depends, a little too much (high) and it makes it worse.
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That is not what I wanted to hear. I have only smoked a handfull of times and not once have been able to get high. Drinking either just makes me more anxious or sick. I stoped drinking but was thinking about trying smoking just once in a while at parties so I am not so anxious and possibly more talkative, this makes me rethink it.
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weed will usually calm SA down for a while after it is first used. however, for some reason related to the THC, it becomes an increasing factor for anxiety in the long term. my advice would be to use it only sparingly (like i do).
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It helps me alot. I would say that Klonopin 4mg a day and weed, 1 bowl a day is the most effective treatment for me.

This is of couse with the help other other methods as well. Such as the self help book "The Secret", psychotherapy, and an exercise regiment.

...People should remember that no drug will cure your anxiety. Drugs can certainly be very helpful though. I am on a drug dosage that mixes well with my current mental state.

A person usually has to find the right "cocktail" of treatments in order to be treated to the fullest amount of remission.

...Getting back to topic, I definitely support the use of Medical Marijuana to treat Social Phobia. For some, it seems to work well. And others, it makes anxiety much worse.

I think it should be one of the last line treatments however. Right about when they offer benzos they should mention Medical Marijuana because both are about similar in danger.
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its can help me a great deal but also become bothersome in certian more center of attention cituations...
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