It's never been proven that marijuana has any corelation amongst people with mental illness. Vyvanse is one thing that is going to increase your depression and anxiety, speaking from personel prescribed use. I love the fact that your doctor would rather give you amphetamines than marijuana. I smoked weed when I was taking all sorts of ADHD meds. It helped with the tics, the come down, and the tremors. You're well aware after discontinuing an ADHD and every antidepressent drug that you will go through depression and anxiety?
Doctors are encouraged by drug companies to prescribe certain medications in exchange for god knows what. I go to my doctor and most of his pens are Zyprexa, Paxil, Wellbutrin, etc. Most of the medication he first mentions usually has its logo on one of his fucking pens. We've talked about it before. I love it. It's the best marketing. This isn't some sort of hippie thing I've created- I know because I've been in the game of manic depression for 10 years and doctors get percs.
Adderall became generic rather recently. Before that, you had to purchase the Adderall and pay the EXTREMELY expensive $600 a month prescription cost. Now I pay $10. Imagine the profit margines these drugs companies have lost due to patents ending and drugs becoming generic. They still profit off WASPs and ignorant people who dont really care about the cost and are too proud to ask for something cheaper.
Marijuana won't cure any mental illness. If it did, I wouldn't be a manic depressive. It simply eases the pain and anxiety (in our case atleast). I've found that heavy hitting indica marijuana helps with anxiety and depression. I stay away from hybrids that are more than 70 / 30. Sativas don't work as well, but thats me.
If this post didnt make any sense, its my bad. Im doing about 5 different things.
people with PSTD and severe depression need counceling and medication. i can't slowly ease off my meds. i tried for 2 weeks. didnt take any medication. ended up with a 13 inch slice down my wrist and a bed in a hospital for the mentally ill. depression may look easy on the outside and some will sigh and say they've been through it. when you walk through a room, do you notice objects that you could potentially use to due physical harm to yourself? how long have you gone without nightmares and cold sweats? i dont remember the last time i had a fairy tale dream. its hard, bro. i haven't been brainwashed into the belief that i need to take the medication. i know i have to take the medication because i do stupid shit when i dont. brah, i would never wish any of the agony i go through on anyone.
i know you meant know harm in your post but never dismiss someone who has a mental illness and suggest they vape instead.
Edited by northnick, 30 August 2011 - 06:50 PM.