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  1. Sooo anybody have experience on this one? I smoked soo much of that lovely green stuff all my life that it actually caused what the doc said '' drug induced psycosis'' Havent had a joint in about a month or so, yet still fairly psychotic (delusions, paranoia, fear, racing thoughts) The best way I can describe it is that its like thoughts from my sub-conscience are slipping into my conscience on a regular basis. Any ideas?? Anybody experience similar?
  2. Alright--first post, so bear with me here. It took me about five minutes to figure out what to type after that sentence. As much as I'd like to write a memoir on this forum about my insane drug-induced disordered life, I'll try to make my questions simple. Really, I couldn't decide if I should post in this thread or the OCD, social phobia, depersonalization, or addictions one. I used to be a crazy, outgoing kid that loved going out in public. Pulling pranks on people in grocery stores and getting in trouble at fast food drive-thru's were my favorite hobbies. I had been like this my whole life, up until I started using marijuana when I was 16. A few years into my addiction (that's what I'll call it) I had some sort of psychotic break in one of my high school classes. I was on venlafaxine at the time for depression; anxiety was never an issue. I've read of all sorts of these depersonalized episodes due to cannabis use (especially when using as an adolescent). These reoccur and are something I'll have to accept until I find a cure, hopefully. I gave up smoking the day it happened, which was three years ago, and haven't touched it since. The only why my psych was able to help me out was by prescribing clonazepam. It was a blessing until, you know, I got hooked like everyone else. It seemed to slow me down a bit. It took the edge off, but being a socially gimped zombie wasn't what I wanted. After a year I wanted to speed things up, so that's what I asked for; Adderall. I started at 30 and was at 50 within a month. Sometimes I wonder if I would make a better psychiatrist. But, I asked for it, and I knew what I was getting myself into. Whether I have ADD or not, I enjoyed Adderall and have been taking it for over a year (clonazepam for two years). After tolerance built up though, all I was left with was blue hands and feet. I've gone down to 40 milligrams and am really hitting the wall. I need to get to the point; this is only the addiction portion. My life now: I rarely leave the house (or even my room for that matter), take college courses online, write, and draw. I'm not afraid to leave the house, I simply don't want to. I do fear conversations though, or people in general. I can't make eye contact with anyone, lose my words between each sentence, and can see myself from their POV. All of this makes me (or how I see me) look like a stuttering, paranoid person with schizophrenia. The only times I leave the house are when I have to, and I rarely take my Klonopin during the day due to the zombie hazes. I have a feeling the Adderall has contributed to a mix of OCD and OCPD. Matter of fact, I believe all of the symptoms that make me a completely dysfunctional individual are due to drugs. The weed started the engine and the pharmaceuticals added fuel to it. I'm trying to wean off of everything slowly right now but it's still a disaster. I just want to be able to make a simple phone call without writing down what I'm going to say first. I'm tired of leaving earth at a family dinner. And I'm tired of needing to carry a pocket-full of pills everywhere I go, if I go. Any comments, questions, or answers to why I define every anxiety disorder in the DSM-5 will be greatly appreciated.
  3. I have a complicated situation. I suffer from a number of mental illnesses and the stress levels in my life are very high right now. I'm the primary caretaker of a family member who is very sick. I have a long history of drug use and/or abuse ranging from alcohol to hallucinogen use, although I've tried everything in between. These days, all I use is cannabis but I struggle with it. I should also note that I have an addictive personality so even something like potato chip consumption is a problem for me. Whenever I quit cannabis completely, I get extreme mood swings and I hallucinate like crazy (probably due to mental health issues which were previously active). My doc prescribed some benzodiazepines to help but I still feel like I'm screaming on the inside. I guess that I'm looking for advice on coping strategies. I'm new to this talking about my drug problem and looking for help. I figure there might be people around here who could relate.
  4. I was wondering how do you know if your psychosis is from cannabis? does psychosis usually happen right after smoking or not? does anyone know?
  5. It was my first time, a few puffs and minutes later was the beginning of something that's stayed with me all of these years. I'm curious about similar experiences of others. I'm especially interested if psychosis began as a result of your first time using cannabis. The stuff that matters I guess would be your symptoms, severity, changes over time, medication that's helped you. I've had major problems with cognition, I'm very keen to hear about anyone's experience with that, too.
  6. A "subtherapeutic" dose of lithium (600mg, labs below the bottom for BPD) has appeared to be very beneficial for me. Only 600 mg seems to have helped decrease depression and add a general sense of calm which creates a beneficial foundation from which to work psychotherapeutically and to work with other medications. I also use 2 mg Clonazepam at night when I take the Lithium. I also tend to drink 2-3 drinks in the evening, and I vaporize a very small amount of cannabis (state-legal) in the AM and before bed. So far this has been a great regimen. CPTSD fits me like a glove. Antidepressants have only left me wanting to die and becoming obsessed with it. Cannabis is the most beneficial for daily functioning (I own a business and provide high level services that take top intellectual functioning). Sometimes I eat cannabis during the day if symptoms are too much. It's never intrusive in my work. Key has been using it early enough as PRN, but scheduled use seems best. Interested if there are others with a similar regimen or who are at least taking Lithium for PTSD.
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