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Organics forums; I know this has nothing to do with growing at all but in episode 107 of the weed nerd sub ...
I know this has nothing to do with growing at all but in episode 107 of the weed nerd sub mentioned some weed gave him anxiety and I was curious if you were also anyone else has had that problem or had a panic attack from it? It's a very unpleasant thing as I have experienced it and recently had to stop smoking due to panic attacks and I would like to know of some strains that may not cause this problem.
Hopefully no one jumps on me too hard because it has nothin to do with growing haha I'm just looking for some help and the organic Community seems very friendly!
Hey bro you don't have to quit you just have to start getting indicas...sativas can cause panic attacks because the high is diffrent
I will disagree w/ this comment. Some sativas (in the correct dosage) can do wonders for anxiety and some people can have anxiety issues with indicas too.
Originally Posted by robert030188
Anxiety and depression are my #1 when looking for strains.
Jillybean, Space Dawg, Querkle, Qush & Vortex (in the right doses). These all have anti-anxiety/anti-depression traits.
I find that sativa leaning "Skunks" can get my heart going and I just stay away from anything w/ considerable "haze" traits.
As the poet Joe Rogan says ( ) Paranoia is just a part of the trip, i never had bad trip to the point where i would call it a panick attack but just like some people argued that having the "blues" - melancolia - is a part of life if you consider marijuana as a tool, a substance that enhance your present state, it wont always be a smilling-gigling trip.
In my early days i'd love to smoke and start letting my mind wonder on many subject, trying to analyze thought just like you do with music when you first blaze and listen to your favorite tracks. It seems over-powering at first and then - with time - you start riding the wawe and get much deeper into tunes you've heard a hundred time before, without never getting them as a whole...
My point is , if marijuana is a tool one just need to get use to it and try to make the best usage, sure the doseage will make a huge difference in how your trip is going , but embracing those thoughtfull moment rather than trying to escaping from them with an other hit might be an other path for those seeing paranoia as a "bad thing" - again there's a large spectrum in every things and states and what one call's bad trip, paranoia or panick attack largely differ.
Understand that i'm talking about mild melancolia, those moments where smoking put's the shit in your life in front of your face and tells you "alright boy what the hell are we gonna do about that?"
In my experience, overdoing it is what causes anxiety or panic! I smoke to alleviate anxiety and depression, and I do it with sativas because indicas just put me to sleep (unless it's late at night and that's what I want, then I smoke an indica). Like Geekmike, I'm a fan of Subcool's medicine -- I'm growing Jillybean right now and Space Dawg is next.
I don't smoke joints anymore because the "pressure" to finish the joint means I've smoked too much, even sharing one joint with a bunch of friends. And lighting/relighting wastes a lot of weed. And when I smoke too much, I get anxious, paranoid, stressed and miserable.
Instead I use a Magic Flight Launch Box portable vaporizer. Grind a little herb. Put it in the box. Hit it once. Wait 10-15 minutes and hit it again. Wait 10-15 minutes and see where I'm at. At that point the anxiety/stress/panic I had leaves my body and my mind -- and that's where I stay. It's perfect. And a tiny amount of weed does it.
But that's just my use and tolerance level. Someone else might need a lot more for what relief he's looking for. I'm just saying that sometimes the panic that comes with smoking might be a sign of overdoing...
Last edited by kryptoniteglo; 01-06-2013 at 08:49 AM.
I think when you cut down the plant has something to do with it too. I recently took a plant way early at 53 days flower, not a amber trich to be seen, and while I thought it was weak but enjoyable, both my sister and friend loved it. They always complain that it's to powerful and gives them anxiety or paranoia. This had a very light buzz, no heaviness feeling. And that was a sativa dominant strain.
Last edited by Blowin' Smoke; 01-06-2013 at 10:18 AM.
You guys are awesome I wish that I had of stopped by here a few months ago before I stated taking anti depressants. They have really turned my life around for the better because I was pretty bad off but I don't like the idea of being dependent on a pill bottle the rest of my life I'm not that old haha!
Have any of you guys been on anti depressants? I wonder if it'll hurt to smoke while one them?
I'm pretty sure my anxiety and major panic attacks are genetic because my grandmother, mother, and aunts all have the same problems and all rely on prescriptions to get through daily life. I'm hoping to break the mold and do it the all natural way in 2013! Whisk me luck guys I've heard coming off of them was a bitch!
One last thing haha if you look at my join date and how many post I have you can tell I'm a major lurker I'm not too active in the forums I just like the beautiful pictures you guys post
Good for you. I absolutely hate pills and would only take them as a last resort. I have never been on meds but was recently reading about different treatments for mania (not for me, by the way) and someone was saying that when they're on lithium it's like a world without color. I don't know why that phrase just stuck with me. A world without color, everythings just blah. That would suck. Anyhoo good luck breaking the mold.
Originally Posted by Stalks
Thanks blowin' smoke! When I first started taking medicine I was taking paxil and I never felt like I was I touch with reality and it was really scary I wasn't myself at all and everyone around me could tell I was a complete ass hole! The side effects were far worse than what I originally went to the doctor for I couldn't even ejaculate it was horrible! I'm sure that's more info than what you guys wanted but I just thought I'd throw it out there haha
now I'm on effexor and I can't get to sleep till about 5 in the am but everything else is back to normal thankfully
The problem with many psychiatric diagnose is that they're just like conspiracy hteory - i'm not saying their bullshit but that because they havent been studied for a long time people uses the same term to name extremely diverse scenarios.
I dont think anyone could use his own experience to give you guide lines, try to listen to your body, everyone react differently to weed and different strain will put you in different places.
As far as cutting down the pills you should check out one company named onnit - i aint working for J.Rogan or the mentionned company i swear - those guys sell a pill named "new mood" it pretty much have the same effect that chemical anti depressor has but it's nothing but plant extracts.
Maybe it could help you witht he withdrawal, if you say that this things runs in your familly you might wanna do thing one step at a time to avoid going from one state to an other. It's been reported that many people that'll quit their medecine when they first start feeling better quckly go back to their previous state as the treatment is all about building up certains chemical in your brain.
Best thing would be to have a discussion with a doctor you trust, he would be much more able than most of us to give you good advices.
Good luck with all that and keep looking for other treatment, i'm sure those chemicals arent the only way to go!