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Anxiety following quitting marijuna - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   hi i am 16 years old and have smoked pot for about a year heavily
User :   and 2 weeks ago i quit
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   i had very bad withdrawl sypmtoms and then they got better
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   but lately now i feel like i see tunnel vision and it feels like i see static vision i am very irratable i keep breathing heavily when alot is going one
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   and my heart beats allitle hard when i start freaking out i can sleep fine but before i go to sleep i keep thinking im going to die in my sleep and crazy stuff
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   and i feel very depressed alot is there anything wrong with me?
User :   oh yea and the only time i feel very good is when i am outside
Doctor :   These things happen when you quit smoking.
Doctor :  
have you consulted any doctor for this/
User :   i saw a doctor
Doctor :  
OK
User :   he gave me a checkup and ect
Doctor :  
These symptoms are similar to the anxiety.
Doctor :   There are treatment for these.
User :   and my palms get allitle sweaty and the times i get the most bad feeling is at school
Doctor :  
Yes thats what i meant.
User :   Well do you think i will die or be brain dead?
Doctor :  
No
User :   cause it makes me freak out
Doctor :  
Obviously not.
Doctor :  
There are multipletreatment options
User :   will these feelings go away after the marijuana withdrawl is over?
Doctor :  
and many are now leading normal life.
Doctor :  
Yes.
User :   what do i need to do?
Doctor :  
They will slowly fade away.
User :   btw ive completely quit smoking marijuana but have been in a room with people smoking marijuana
User :   but i resisted
Doctor :  
Thats good.
User :   yes i wanted to test myself
Doctor :   Its is good that you can resist smoking when others are smoking.
User :   if i completely quit do you think my brain can go back to normal
Doctor :  
I will give you measures for the present problem.
User :   okay
Doctor :  
It takes time, but slowly it becomes normal.
Doctor :  
May i know if you have any other medical problems?
User :   no not that i know of
User :   i have been eating tons of vegetables and working out heavily
User :   but what measures should i take to help me?
Doctor :   are you at school?
User :   no]
User :   no
Doctor :  
The best treatment option is your family.
User :   what do you mean?
Doctor :  
spend more time with family and friends.
Doctor :  
It happens when you are alone.
User :   yes
User :   you are right
User :   i do feel bad when im alone and i have more on my mind
Doctor :   More time you divert your mind to something else these symptoms reduce.
Doctor :  
Do you read books?
User :   no
User :   i play alot of video games
Doctor :  
try to read books.
Doctor :  
Yes that can also help.
User :   do you think reading might be better?
Doctor :  
Try finding ways to divert your mind.
Doctor :  
You can read books the one which interest you more.
Doctor :  
You can play games with friends too.
User :   i have alot of friends
User :   but due to the marijuana abuse i have trust issues with my family
Doctor :   Good.
Doctor :  
Your family will also get over it.
User :   i have lied alot and caused alot of problems but i think my parents are starting to get better
Doctor :  
Get the confidence o the family.
User :   i am supposed to hangout with a girl tommarow will sexual activity help?
Doctor :   All that can divert your mind will help you.
User :   okay so i dont have any like serious brain function or brain tumour
Doctor :  
No
User :   are there people that go through worse than i do?
Doctor :   you are a normal person.
Doctor :  
who has a bright future.
User :   haha thank you
Doctor :  
Yes there are worse cases also.
User :   and i also noticed i feel a very high feeling sometimes than it goes away?
Doctor :  
Yes.
Doctor :  
It will slowly go away.
User :   okay well thank you very much i will try to get my mind diverted
Doctor :  
the measures that i told you are to improve it faster.
Doctor :  
Are you there?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else that i can assist?
User :   i was just scared i might have done permanent damage to my brain
User :   no youve helped me a ton
Doctor :   Its are pleasure helping you.
User :   thank you very much
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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