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I feels Anxiety when smoking weed

The last few times that I ve smoked pot, I ve had very weird attacks. After the first couple hits of weed, I feel fine. But when I smoke a little more, my jaw starts to feel kinda funny, kinda like it s numbing. Then after a while, I start focusing on every little pain in my body, and it feels horrible. When I get too cold, it just feels like I m becoming numb, thus thinking I m dying, thus causing crazy bad anxiety. I shake a lot as well. This never used to happen, and for a while, I would just get really depressed when I smoked, but now, it spirals into really bad anxiety, and a feeling that I m going to die. Does anyone know exactly what I may be experiencing, and maybe a way I can make it stop ? Because smoking used to definitely make me happier and calmer, but now it just makes me shake, and scared.
Asked On : Wed, 30 Mar 2011
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  Anonymous's Response
Honestly I've had this same experience. When i try to explain it to my friends that spoke they completely do not understand. And even doing research online Rarely have i found someone who had the same problem as me but you seem to be suffering from exactly what happend to me. I had been smoking (about 2-3 times a week) fairly consistencely for while and everything was always great. and one day i got a batch of weed and it was strong and i already smoked out of the bag and had a great time. later that night i smoked again and got too high apparently and i felt like i wasn't breathing i was hallucinating and was shaking...just dying really lol and so i didn't smoke for awhile cause i thought the shit was laced or something but when smoked next i experienced i nervousness and actually increased my anxiety rather than reduce it. but in the last few months ived been smoking alot more and are nearly comepletly over that anxiety. My main advice is too smoke when you are relaxed or just in a good mood, or i smoke if im mad that way your focused on something other than anxiety lol. and it helps if you smokesomewhere where you arnt worried about getting caught.
Answered: Thu, 9 Jun 2011
  Anonymous's Response
IV BEN SMOKING FOR LIKE 8 YEARS AND THE SAME THING STARTED HAPPENING TO ME SO I JUST SMOKE 1 TINY BOWL AT A TIME. I TRY TO LIMIT THIS TO LIKE 3 TIMES A DAY BUT IT DOESN'T WORK SOME TIMES AND I END UP SMOKING A LITTLE TOO MUCH BY THE END OF THE NIGHT BUT ITS QUICK TO GET OVER THAT FEELING IF IT EVER COMES BACK FOR A SECOND. HONESTLY, JUST SMOKE 1 LITTLE BOWL AND CHILL OFF THAT. THE HIGH ISN'T AS HEAVY AND IT STILL LASTS A WHILE WHILE YOU CAN BE MORE COMFORTABLE.
Answered: Wed, 20 Apr 2011
  User's Response
Hello,

What you are experiencing is a 'bad trip'. Bad trips are more commonly associated with psychedelics, but do occur with weed (cannabis) as well.

I cannot comment much on how you can make these bad trips stop (except the obvious solution of stopping smoking weed), but it is clear that you need to assess the benefit-risk ratio of your actions and make a considered judgment .

Regards,
Dr. Saifuddin Kharawala
MBBS, DPM
Answered: Thu, 21 Apr 2011
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  User's Response
Some facts about marijuana you might want to be aware of, for starters it causes a reaction in the amygdala which ends up releasing half a dozen stress hormones in your hippocampus- this effects your short term memory, and can cause anxiety/paranoia. Luckily if you have a damaged hippocampus (from excessive stress) this is actually the process of neurogenesis at work. No pain no gain eh.

Secondly- since you most likely get your pot from a illegal dealer, the strain of marijuana you get is often going to change over time. The different mix of cannabinoids inherent to each strain will naturally effect you differently. Sativa is known to cause anxiety while Indica strains relax and soothe for example.

Lastly you might need some therapy- but be warned atleast in the US tens of billions of dollars are handed out annually to rehabs/hospitals/therapists treating "marijuana addiction" If the first question you ask a prospective psychologist/psychiatrist is if you should stop marijuana- an they say something like "yes" or "in time" they might be on the take putting their wallet before your health. A responsible and true example of doctor would want to know how it is actually effecting you. Self medication is fine- if it is warranted and marijuana is often safer, and even cheaper (if you can believe that) than the alternatives. Plus there is a wide list of preventive effects concerning several major prevalent health problems.
Answered: Wed, 1 Jun 2011
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