Within the past half a year or so I was randomly hit with a severe case of generalized anxiety and panic disorder. My doctor prescribed me Clonazepam which is a benzodiazepine medication and it helps immensely but I know that the long term negative effects outweigh the positive effects so I refuse to take it anymore even though it works really well. Plus, it can't be healthy to be inhibiting my sense of fear like it does.
So instead I smoke weed. and it helps, a lot. I feel so relaxed and at ease, even if I'm trippin' out in public laughing really hard or something like that, I still feel anxiety free. I've been smoking for about two years, so before I was even diagnosed with anxiety and panic disorder.
My question however:
Can smoking weed make my anxiety even worse in the long run?
I've been trying to figure this out myself by seeing if my anxiety feels any worse the days following a good smoking session. But I don't notice any huge difference...but do you think if I keep smoking weed it will slow down my natural recovery and take even longer for my brain to heal itself of my anxiety? I know for a fact that things are getting better for me. Last month I was a wreck and now I'm feeling a whole lot better from simply eating healthier & through therapy. But will marijuana push me off track of my natural recovery?
Any input is greatly appreciated. I would like to hear some of your opinions on this.