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Hi, I smoked a good amount of weed like 15 years ago when I was younger and before I took any meds or was diagnosed with adhd. I’ve been taking Adderall for a few years or so, klonopin, and the ssri/snri has been changed a few times. I am doing good overall but I have a hard time relaxing to just watch a movie without sort of fidgeting or thinking of things to do, playing video games sometimes, and winding down at the end of the day. I have tried a little weed a couple of times in the last month and it helped. I don’t abuse my meds and I am looking for info on what other people have found that take the same or similar meds and use weed?

Adderall XR - 25mg twice a day. (May go back down to 20mg)

Cymbalta 60mg a day

Klonopin is .5mg up to 4x a day, and I usually take 1mg in the earlier evening and then .5 or sometimes 1mg later at night when I can’t get to sleep. 

I don’t think I’d need as much klonopin if I smoked a little. I’ve read the stuff online and there’s not a ton of good info on mixing these; and I asked one doctor and they said some people do but they don’t suggest it and that it also can depend on when you use the weed. I’m in a state that has recreational use legal and I was looking at getting a medical card but the cost isn’t worth it as there’s no savings and it’s expensive. 

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I use it very little like 3 puffs un the night and 1 or 2 awaking with the pipe. Through the day i take like ten hits. No interactions with my cocktail of meds and I have many stimulants so the high is more intense and clear without brain fog that sometimes I experiment or my heart going out my chest, the stimulants actually calms me, like right now I smoke a little and drank a cup of coffee at 10 pm without problem of sleeping :) and I feel so chill listening music. 

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i dont take the meds you do, but i do use weed for nighttime brain relief and take meds. i'm on clomipramine 175 mg for OCD and also am diagnosed with GAD.

cannabis is legal recreationally where i am (canada). i have a couple of tokes 2-3 times a week right before going to sleep. i have a history of getting agitated and upset right before going to sleep. weed distracts me when i get like that and allows me to sleep. indica works better for me than sativa. i can also achieve the same effect with zopiclone (prescribed PRN for sleep by pdoc), and alternate between the two so i don't overuse either.

personally what i try to be concious of with cannabis use is what feeling i'm trying to run from by getting stoned. weed doesn't help me if i feel sad or lonely, and it doesn't stop self harm urges. it does work for breaking obsessive spirals, and it works for a symptom i get where i'm afraid to go to bed. keeping a log of how i feel on nights where i smoke weed is helpful for me.

it's worth bringing up to your doctor that you're have problems relaxing. maybe a small med tweak is in order.

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