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I Use Marijuana to Treat Bipolar Symptoms

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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 120...
    DuncanGrey DuncanGrey 31-35 Feb 28, 2012

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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...
    mukooza mukooza 26-30 Feb 28, 2012

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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...
    jed103 jed103 18-21 1 Response Sep 25, 2008

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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...
    EnglishRose EnglishRose 51-55, F 11 Responses May 16, 2007

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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...
    nadine510 nadine510 36-40 2 Responses Jul 23, 2008

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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...
    BaliLover BaliLover 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2007

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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...
    jake85 jake85 26-30, M 3 Responses May 15, 2012

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    Wow! - I can't believe this is... acceptable to people! Nothing else works so well, while keeping my personality intact. And it doesn't make my blood pressure skyrocket! Doesn't...
    BalloonBalloon BalloonBalloon 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21, 2009

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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 20...
    cbzgt50 cbzgt50 41-45 2 Responses Jun 3, 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...
    backaround backaround 36-40 Jan 12, 2012

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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...
    sro4 sro4 22-25, M Sep 6, 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...
    mygin mygin 51-55 Aug 28, 2012

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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...
    Shalverson Shalverson 22-25, M 4 Responses Apr 16, 2013

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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...
    BlueWidow69 BlueWidow69 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 23, 2012

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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...
    justwhatever123 justwhatever123 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 1, 2011

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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...
    missy420 missy420 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 10

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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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    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...
    Metlock Metlock 26-30, M 7 Responses Aug 27, 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...
    Aadne Aadne 41-45, M Jul 11, 2012

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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...
    Rauw Rauw 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 20, 2011

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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 1 Response Jan 28

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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...
    mukooza mukooza 26-30 Feb 23, 2012

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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...
    siyamthanda siyamthanda 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 1, 2009

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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...
    GOGrieco GOGrieco 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 3, 2013

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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...
    dyadon dyadon 18-21 4 Responses Sep 22, 2012

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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...
    koko9 koko9 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 25, 2010

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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...
    4dragons 4dragons 26-30, F 6 Responses Nov 6, 2007

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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...
    backaround backaround 36-40 Jan 12, 2012

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    What A Plant! - Before I was eveer introduced or even interested in weed I had my personal bought with therapy and a whole slew of perscription medication that I did not agree with...
    InkySkettio InkySkettio 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 30, 2009

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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...
    InsertCoolUsernameHere InsertCoolUsernameHere 18-21, M Nov 28, 2011

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    Fin D A Way - REcently I've been diagnosed with Bipolar I I'm looking for some other way. How can I find a doctor who will prescribe, or Way Can I buy it Online or Find IT...
    wmstev wmstev 18-21 2 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    Nothing Else Works For Me Honestly... - I have been dealing with Bipolar disorder, depression, and insomnia for years and have tried every medication under the sun. I've tried...
    ZeeB ZeeB 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 9, 2012

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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...
    Spektorian Spektorian 26-30 Sep 17, 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...
    MysticWriter MysticWriter 36-40, F 24 Responses Jan 18, 2007

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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...
    blessedbutterfly blessedbutterfly 22-25 4 Responses Jun 24, 2013

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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...
    jasminjane jasminjane 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 23, 2009

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    Like the Skies Opened Up and Shone Happy Reality On Me - ...it so just did! Here I was freaking out over nothing, next to tears and thinking I was effed and the whole world was...
    aitchdoubleyou aitchdoubleyou 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 5, 2008

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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...
    friendofcash friendofcash 46-50 3 Responses Nov 17, 2008

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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...
    Sully858 Sully858 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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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...
    adsimien adsimien 22-25 3 Responses Feb 28, 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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    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...
    nativeco nativeco 56-60, F 2 Responses Mar 18, 2010

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    I Can't Take All The Meds They Give Me!!!~ - There is NO WAY I would be able to take ALL the meds they have given me for being Bi-Polar... As it is I take 9 pills a day... 6...
    BlueHaze09 BlueHaze09 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 17, 2010

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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...
    bgkok7 bgkok7 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 15, 2012

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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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    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...
    danoinLA danoinLA 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 7, 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 2 Responses Jul 29, 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...
    subject1313 subject1313 41-45, M 1 Response May 5, 2013

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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...
    SlowAutumnWind SlowAutumnWind 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 12, 2008

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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...
    littlemonkeydoodle littlemonkeydoodle 46-50, F 4 Responses Jun 17, 2012

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