I Use Marijuana to Treat Bipolar Symptoms

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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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Apr 27, 2012

    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
    Aug 28, 2012

    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

    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
    2 Responses Sep 17, 2012

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 3, 2014

    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
    monatonie monatonie
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 19, 2014

    I love mania weed gets me there,

    helps me write poetry and think in other views
    18-21, M
    Mar 8, 2016

    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
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 28, 2014

    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
    4 Responses Sep 22, 2012

    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

    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
    3 Responses May 6, 2014

    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
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Dec 25, 2013

    These last couple of days have been the worst

    of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but I mean I'm 21.. I didn't seriously think of it. My sister yelled at me and called me a bunch of things for worrying enough to even go to the doc...
    lily449 lily449
    22-25, F
    Mar 27, 2015

    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

    And let me tell you it works.

    When I'm falling into depression I eat my pain away in the form of baked goods so I can be like eff that . When I feel myself drifting into my manic state I smoke to calm myself down a bit .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 27, 2014

    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

    I wanted to post an update here about my

    experience smoking weed. I do not feel that it is a good long term fix, but it is good to have it as an option. I find that it makes me dumb over time and has a negative impact on my emotional vibrance and does not continue to work as well as it does the first time. I would...
    razielx34 razielx34
    31-35, M
    Aug 28, 2015

    When we talk about the benefits of medical

    cannabis, we tend to focus on physical disorders: cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, etc. But medical cannabis patients also commonly use cannabis to help with psychiatric conditions such as depression and anxiety. And lately, more and more patients have been talking openly...
    pyeito pyeito
    31-35, M
    1 Response Sep 25, 2014

    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
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Apr 16, 2013

    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

    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
    4 Responses Jun 24, 2013

    I find it helpful to have smoking weed

    and playing video games to look forward to every day. Too much weed I believe can be a bad thing for me. Any questions, please ask.
    razielx34 razielx34
    31-35, M
    Jul 24, 2015

    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

    this is the smartest f*cken thing ive heard in

    my whole life ! :D now i gotta reason to tell the doctor why i need a pot card ! **** yah man ! marijuana to treat my bipolar symptoms !! who ever can up with this one is a smart motha f*cker
    youngadult14 youngadult14
    18-21, F
    Aug 27, 2014

    I was diagnosed as bipolar 4 years ago.

    The first two meds my dr offered were the only ones I was willing to try, because I didn't like the side effects the other options promised. One of my two meds would make me absolutely exhausted where I would sleep for hours after I took it. So I remedied that by taking it at...
    Youdontknowmeandyouneverwill Youdontknowmeandyouneverwill
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 6, 2016

    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

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Feb 11, 2007

    How Is It Wrong If It Helps Me?

    I started smoking about 6 years ago. After I got my bipolar diagnosis, I tried not to smoke that much weed, and my symtoms didn't improve any. After 6 months of the same ole same ole, I went back to smoking weed, and boy did I see immediate results. I also have PTSD, and it's...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982
    31-35, F
    Mar 15, 2011

    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
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 11, 2014

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    Mar 10, 2014

    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

    Hello I have this available

    for you Medical marijuana, painkillers, sleeping pills ,strains and others PM me or text me 661 667 4662
    nyikob nyikob
    26-30, M
    Dec 18, 2014

    Schizoaffective Disorder

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

    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

    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
    3 Responses Nov 17, 2008

    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
    8 Responses Aug 27, 2008
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