Anxiety and Depression, and smoking?

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Will smoking 'something' make my anxiety, or depression worse?

All my friends smoke 'it', and i know its no way out, but will it make it worse?

Its a way in which i can socialise with my friends, and i enjoy it.

In the past i've been worse the next day, but not sure if this is because of smoking it.

Thanks, in advance.

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  • Posted

    Hi Sam.....

    Please do NOT do it....for whatever reason. You know you shouldn't!!!! x

     

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  • Posted

    Definitely don't smoke anything. It's illegal for a reason. 
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    Hi sam, i think you need to be very strong mentally to do that and not be affected by it.  In the short term you make think it will help, in the long term you will severly increase your anxiety levele to heights you never thought possible.  you really are asking for trouble, please please dont do it xx

     

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    I think smoking doesn't cause anxiety, of course it doesn't help you be out of the depression , it make you perhaps more relax nothing else. I think you need to concentrate more how to fight your depression , it is all depends on you healthy life style.
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    I wish it wouldn't make it worse, it would be so much easier, to be socially out with friends. 
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    Sorry fella, any mind altering stuff will now stuff you up.  On the rebound, alcohol and weed are baaad. Psychiatrists send their kids to college on the work from us that have abused these things.
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    Hi Sam. I have smoked cannabis on and off throughout my life and never had any problem with it. However, if you smoke anything strong or adulterated it can lead to psychosis in some people. The evidence seems to be that it affects different people in different ways. Some it puts to sleep, some it agitates, so go by your own experience and don't listen to uninformed opinion. I do think for me it can increase depression because if I smoke I chill out and don't do anything. If I don't do anything, I let things slide, I don't bother with things, I lose motivation and after a while I become depressed because of loss of self-respect because I don't do the things that I have decided to do. That's why I don't smoke now. It is nice to be blissed out and forget your problems for a while but those problems still need addressing when you are sober. This applies to drinking alcohol, eating too much, and any other way that we avoid or dampen down our situation (sex, shopping, sleeping too much etc) I understand that being with friends and getting stoned (or drinking) can make you feel more 'normal' and have the comfort and support of belonging to a group, but it is a very short term solution. I suggest you experiment with yourself and stop smoking for a month to see if you feel any better and make your own decision.
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      Thanks for your reply, i appreciete what you've said, i've kind of given up on making my own decision, ad feel thats gotten me where i am today, the lowest point of my life. I think, at the time its great when i smoke Cannabis, but the next day, i have paranoia, and bad anxiety, so maybe i don't react very well to it. 
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    I use to love smoking but ever since my anxiety increased it just made it worse for me. Good luck rolleyes
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    lots of people say not to smoke and I agree but it is a fact that the majority of mental health users do smoke.  I suggest you don't but it is up to you.

    Richard

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