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I Use Marijuana to Treat Bipolar Symptoms

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    My Cocoon..

    My bipolarity is taking over my life, it's freaking me out and f***ing me over real bad! I've been diagnosed with bipolar disorder for more than 10 years now-I lost count of how many doctors i saw concerning my bipolarity and I took so many medicines for that but nothing really...
    Rauw Rauw 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 20, 2011

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    Medical Marijuana Benefits For Mood Disorders

    It's interesting to me how many people there are in the world who are so incredibly anti-marijuana. Marijuana is a mild medicine, cleaner and more natural than any pharmaceutical drug. It's side effects are minimal compared to prescriptions. There is an awful stigma attached to...
    Spektorian Spektorian 26-30 1 Response Sep 17, 2012

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    My Son Has Bi-polar

    i was just on google trying to find out different opinions on marajuanna and bi polar, i found alot of negative things which of course is to be expected, because i have to say about 5 years ago i would of been negative to but i have to just say this, My son has been diagnosed...
    nadine510 nadine510 36-40 2 Responses Jul 23, 2008

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    Works Better Than Anything Else.

    i have been on atleast 30 medications since i was a child. all the sacrifices it had taken to adjust to, and adjust the, medications has been too much. at least with mj you can control when you need it and how much you need. I mean, you know your body and mind better than any...
    justwhatever123 justwhatever123 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 1, 2011

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    How To Vaporize Without Irritation

      I was born with aspiration pneumonia which burn off my vernix membrane which protects the lungs from irritation. I grew up with chronic asthma and it turned into allergic asthma as I aged into adulthood. The meds for asthma I was on as a child set me up for COBPD or...
    mukooza mukooza 26-30 Feb 28, 2012

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    Marajuana Helps Stabilize My Moods....

    It's true.  It works better than any other med I've been on.  Now that I've been totally med-free for about six months (first time in five years), I can see the benefits of the weed a lot better.  I've been arguing with my psychiatrist for about two years now. ...
    MysticWriter MysticWriter 36-40, F 25 Responses Jan 18, 2007

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    It works quite well to lessen the severe mania

    and is supported and prescribed by my psychiatrist and GP. Too much stigma for a harmless and helpful drug.
    thenymphomanic thenymphomanic 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    Marijuana Use For Bipolar

    I am 30 years old. I was diagnosed with bipolar at 23 and have been on at least 20 different medications trying to control my ups and downs. I have been hospitalized many times and like everyone suffering from this illness I have struggled to control my life in what seems like a...
    Metlock Metlock 26-30, M 7 Responses Aug 27, 2008

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    Time for my meds!! ;) stop judging weed,

    people. It's a therapeutic plant and it's just a matter of time before it's free to be the plant it was born to beeeeee!
    fleurflower fleurflower 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Used To Be Able To Keep A Full Time Job Until The Dea Came And So Called Helped Me About 5 Years Ago.

    I am a man living in north dakota. I got a wife with many health problems mostly caused by all the prescriptions shes had over the years. anti anxiety pills or benzos have given her extreme pain and weakened her brain to where she picked up meningitis sometime in the last 9...
    jake85 jake85 26-30, M 3 Responses May 15, 2012

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    Desperatly Need Marijauna To Keep Moods Stable

    I am a Disabled Navy veteran with Major depressive disorder and Bipolar. I was diagnosed in 1995 for depresssion and bipolar in 2002. I recieve 100 percent disability from the VA and full social security. As a teen, I used for fun, now that I'm in my 40's, I am becoming so...
    cbzgt50 cbzgt50 41-45 3 Responses Jun 3, 2012

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    It Makes Me Feel Like There's Nothing Wrong With Me At All.

    Other than the times when my inner mood-o-meter, for lack of a better word, naturally balances itself (which is rare), the only other time I feel "normal" or "stable" is when I'm high. I'm able to feel calm without being depressed, happy without being manic. Granted, I also end...
    InsertCoolUsernameHere InsertCoolUsernameHere 18-21, M Nov 28, 2011

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    I don't know about the effectiveness of

    Marijuana long term, but it did help me with a bout of crushing anxiety that came on after a serious business reversal. The problem is that when I smoke it I can write off the balance of the evening. No reading, working out or anything worthwhile. That alone is depressing. I get...
    Sully858 Sully858 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    I Am So Happy I Found This Page! =)

     I am so happy to know that I am not alone (and that there is a group and web page devoted specifically to marijuana and bipolar disorder)!  Indeed marijuana has a myriad of therapeutic benefits.  Now let's not get too zealous, as there are some drawbacks (although...
    koko9 koko9 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 25, 2010

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    Now On Prescribed Meds

    Doctor said it was self medication ... I loved my Ganja It made me happy My wife nearly left me a month after we got married in 2004 I went into rehab I have not smoked since. I also quit tobacco in 2010. I don't miss tobacco, but I I miss my high
    shreem75 shreem75 36-40, M Nov 15, 2012

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    Bipolar 1, The Gift On New Year's Eve.

    I was desperate in winter 2008 and tried marijuana for chronic back pain from a low back lifting injury that set in from summer 2005. I was eating large amounts of motrin (800mg per night) and drinking excessive amounts of vodka to kill and nub the pain. I knew I was poisoning...
    mukooza mukooza 26-30 Feb 23, 2012

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    I'm trying to quit smoking pot.

    It's mostly so I can pass a retarded pre employment **** test. I actually want to get off it because it is illegal where I live for medicinal and recreational purposes. Had a long talk with my doc and he said if medical MJ was legal he would give me a prescription because it...
    Loner1990 Loner1990 22-25, M Jul 11

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    Im a Non Medicated Bi-polar

    i was diagnosed bi-polar when i was 17 but i didnt take any medication because my mom took me out of counciling a few days  before i was going to a doctor(phyciatrist i belive) who could offer prescriptions after that i never went to counciling again...ive done alot of...
    jed103 jed103 18-21 1 Response Sep 25, 2008

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    As Part Of Recovery

    Hi there , I want to say that for me it has been very helpful in my overall quality of life with bi polar . Especially helpful in the depressive times when it can be hard to eat of sleep. My doctor does not support my use of cannibis but he has never lived in my head or...
    danoinLA danoinLA 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 7, 2012

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    Marijuana Has Decreased The Need For Nearly All My Medication.

    I was on lots of medication. Zyprexa, trazadone, depakote, lithium, etc. Now I am on three medications in low doses. Neurontin, Effexor and Bupropion. The last week I been off the Effexor because of the cost. I use maybe a quarter ounce a week of good bud. Less than 50...
    littlemonkeydoodle littlemonkeydoodle 46-50, F 4 Responses Jun 17, 2012

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    I Shouldn't Have to Quit

    32yo recently diagnosed bipolar after classified as only depressed due to death of baby and a **** child hood. I tried that many antidepressents, then the valporate and so on, and absolutely hate them. The best medicine on earth that works for me, is Marijuana. I've now just had...
    BaliLover BaliLover 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2007

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    Nothing Else Works

    I have been diagnosed with bipolar for a year now and the biploar meds have me sleeping 9-12 hours a day with no effect on my mood. I have been smoking marijuana for 2 months now and I feel so much better. I'm turning my life around for the better and interacting with my family...
    adsimien adsimien 22-25 3 Responses Feb 28, 2012

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    Peaceful Easy Feelings

    its too bad peaceful easy feelings are hard to come by w BP. you need peace to end the stress. the illness is stressful. what you need is a medicine that makes you feel good, and heals you. For me, that drug is marijuana. I started two monthes ago, w my pdoc's blessing. I was in...
    mygin mygin 51-55 Aug 28, 2012

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    Toxins Vs. All Natural

    I've been through every medicine in the book. Literally, my Dr would open the big book of medicine and pick one that I would try out. Over and over nothing would work. And I would like to point out I had never tried marijuana at that time. The medication that I was prescribed...
    blessedbutterfly blessedbutterfly 22-25 4 Responses Jun 24, 2013

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    Sativa Use Best For Balancing Energies...

    Hi EveryOne! I had been diagnosed with BIPOLAR Disorder in 2006 after watching  Larry King interview Linda Hamilton and visiting a psychiatrist in Caracas, Venezuela. Before that, me and my partner who suffered from Obsessive Love Disorder were living in London,  and had a...
    backaround backaround 36-40 Jan 12, 2012

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    Yeah, I Do.

    I live with the symptoms of bipolar and have never been diagnosed. I smoke weed regularly. And it does give me a more 'balanced' feel i guess. Mellowness is just what i need. I like being able to completely relax. I call myself my own worst enemy, and it becomes...
    jasminjane jasminjane 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 23, 2009

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    Seat Belt Out of Order..................

    My life has been one, long turbulent journey alongside bipolar. I was officially diagnosed 2 and a half yrs ago, though I only truly accepted my illness in the last few months. I think that with bipolar, science really doesnt have the full answer, so it is up to us, the ones with...
    4dragons 4dragons 26-30, F 6 Responses Nov 6, 2007

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    Moderation In All Things:

    We live in Colorado, so we are registered for medical marijuana. It is AWESOME. No paranoia regarding 'getting busted' and access to good, safe, quality meds that have some consistency to them. My partner has bipolar, ADD, panic attacks, agoraphobia, but gets addicted to things...
    nativeco nativeco 56-60, F 2 Responses Mar 18, 2010

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    Bipolar I With Psychotic Symptoms--severe

    I was diagnosed as Bipolar I with Psychotic Symptoms--Severe after a three-week ordeal of being in and out of the psych ward and behavioral centers. After being involuntarily admitted to the hospital and racking up $13,000 in debt that I couldn't pay in medical bills (no health...
    dyadon dyadon 18-21 4 Responses Sep 22, 2012

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    Schizoaffective Disorder

    My case manager says that schizoaffective and bipolar have very similar symptoms is that true?
    schizosufferer schizosufferer 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 29, 2012

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    The Story Of The Bi-polar Teen

    hi my name is ryan and this is my story, it all started back in pre-school where i was different, very very different..... i couldnt make friends no matter how hard i tried, but then when i reach kindergarden my dad lost half of his leg and he developed depression and wanted...
    BlueWidow69 BlueWidow69 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 23, 2012

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    Sativa Use Best For Balancing Energies...

    Hi EveryOne! I had been diagnosed with BIPOLAR Disorder in 2006 after watching  Larry King interview Linda Hamilton and visiting a psychiatrist in Caracas, Venezuela. Before that, me and my partner who suffered from Obsessive Love Disorder were living in London,  and had a...
    backaround backaround 36-40 Jan 12, 2012

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    Lifelong Smoker

    I started using mj at about 13-14 just as I was experiencing my first real episodes of depression and mood swings. It became a 'go to' thing in the mornings. I'd show up at the bus stop 10 minutes early so I could smoke before anyone else showed up. It felt good, it felt right...
    subject1313 subject1313 41-45, M 1 Response May 5, 2013

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    How I Helped Myself

    My diagnosis is Bipolar mixed NOS more leaning towards type 1 (rapid cycles and manic episodes). It feels as if I have been bipolar my whole life (which technically I suppose I have been). Started with social workers and trileptol at the age of 9 and never looked back. I went...
    sro4 sro4 22-25, M Sep 6, 2012

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    How Much Should I Use?

    Hi, I have mild bi-polar and want to start using marijuana to control its symptoms.  I prefer it because it is natural. I can get some-one to supply me with it but how much should I use? I never taken it before and don't use any other drugs. If anyone could help me thank...
    EnglishRose EnglishRose 51-55, F 11 Responses May 16, 2007

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    Hell To The Yeah!

    You have to, it's the only thing that works. Depakote + Zyprexa = f-king kill me now. Whatever. Weed + nothing = maybe life isn't so bad after all. I think I'll clean my house and take a shower. I'm a psychotic one, never been depressed. They accuse it of contributing to the...
    bgkok7 bgkok7 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 15, 2012

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    It Helps Keep the Swing Out Of...

    It helps keep the swing out of the ever swaying pendulum.
    Mountainman923518 Mountainman923518 56-60, M 3 Responses May 11, 2007

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    Newbie Bipolar And Cannabis

    Hey there. My name is Sebastien and I've recently by diagnosed with ADD and my doctor has recommended me to see a psychiatrist at my own will for Bipolar. Genetically, my grandma had a mild form of Bipolar, her brothers had something mental them and one committed suicide. My dad...
    Shalverson Shalverson 22-25, M 7 Responses Apr 16, 2013

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    Type 2 Rapid Cycling

    i will keep this brief, since a previous attempt would not post. too long maybe? i have found, since i was about 15, that smoking pot relieves my anxiety, blunts my anger, and moderates my crazy moods. i was a child genius, skipped three grades, and was considered 'mercurial' and...
    GOGrieco GOGrieco 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 3, 2013

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    Support Responsible Use of Cannibus

    I was diagnosed bipolar in 2000 at 41. For five years I existed on Trileptal and Zyprexa strugggling with depression. At 46, due to low sodium, I had to change Trileptal to Lamictal. Dispite having a serious manic episode in the middle of the transition...
    friendofcash friendofcash 46-50 3 Responses Nov 17, 2008

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    This Really Works

    I discover this site last week. I had stopped my bipolar meds for three weeks and I was feeling kind of depressed. I gained 12 kilos on my meds and i was frustrated. I started marijuana and two days later I was full of life, I was in peace. I started feeling good again and i...
    siyamthanda siyamthanda 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 1, 2009

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    Want To Smoke

    I hate the feeling of wanting to smoke and knowing that you can'tand also the feeling of be manic and nothing to keep me chill
    UnexpectedSuspect UnexpectedSuspect 26-30 1 Response Apr 27, 2012

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    You Gotta Do What You Gotta Do

    When I was in kindergarten my mother used to tell people I was "overly sensitive". When I was eight, I was diagnosed with "Social anxiety disorder" but my parents did nothing about it. Around the time I turned 12 my bipolar hit me full force. I was barely...
    SlowAutumnWind SlowAutumnWind 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 12, 2008

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    My Medicine

    I have used cannabis for many years because i believe it helps me to find peace through meditation of the mind.Without cannabis my brain is racing away with me on its back going nowhere,and it makes me pissed off & depressed. I just want to be happy,and cannabis makes it...
    Aadne Aadne 41-45, M Jul 11, 2012

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    18 Years Of Management

      I was told I had A very extreme case of bipolar II at age 17.   They started me on 900mg of lithium, 3 times a day, and ramped it up quickly to 1200mg/3 times a day. I shook soup off my spoons. Had to rest on most stairs. Felt like "I" was gone. I have used marijuana...
    DuncanGrey DuncanGrey 31-35 Feb 28, 2012

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    I Use Marijuana.

    i was in and out of institutions as soon as i left school for about two years. i did alot of things i shouldnt do and i couldnt stop, i was a mess of a person. i was thrown heaps of meds that did zilch, lithium, epilum, zanex, neulactyl, a billion diff anti depressants. i had...
    danisthis danisthis 19-21, M 3 Responses Feb 11, 2007

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    I have had severe depression/anxiety

    for almost 10 years on and off, and have tried almost everything the pharmacy can dispense to treat it. I have had manic symptoms but never a hard and fast diagnosis of bipolar. Then came marijuana. It finally slowed my brain down enough that I was able think "Why the hell am...
    happinesschoice happinesschoice 22-25 3 Responses May 6

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    i was told i have bipolar at 16

    after my first suicide atempt so from 16 to 18 i took pills at least 17 diffrent kinds they didnt work i rember felling angree all the time i broke a few fingers from punching walls but when i was 18 i meet my sister friend Robbie he brought weed with him and all of a sudden i...
    missy420 missy420 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Related Experiences

    I was having a numbness/diminished feeling flare-up. It starts in my feet and works its way up my legs and torso. I already smoke on a regular nightly basis to fight everyday...
    Rzrbldksss81 Rzrbldksss81 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    Hey, guys. I have a little bit of a problem - I've been noticing bipolar symptoms in myself for around a year now. I've practically self diagnosed myself with type 1. Every single...
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