Should I start smoking weed again n is it safe

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It's been a good couple of months since I was diagnosed with bipolar. The meds that I take are Aripiprazole 10mg tab. And Divalproex sod ec 250mg tab. Ever since I was diagnosed with bipolar I stopped smoking weed. I recently been interested in starting again as ive found a friend from a dispensary whose willing to sell to me. Keep in mind I'm 16 turning 17 this year. I was wondering If should smoke and if it's safe and if it would mess me up or kill me or something lol. Thanks

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    It will mess with your head in general never mind being bipolar and on all those medications, you need to wise up and grow up and it's also illegal

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    Sure if you don't care about your mental health and disrespect the help you've been offered. Your call. It won't kill you, it'll only ruin your mental health

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    No I'm also bipolar, diagnosed and sectioned in late 2010 early 2011 so twice. I smoked cannabis for around 2 years (now ironically I think it contributed to my paranoia) my breakdown. Please don't try to self medicate, your young too. I'm 35 with a 5 year old daughter now.

    Try to focus on getting better (bipolar will not go away, also you will have up and down day's) just try to focus on making better days with what you are prescribed by professional's.

    I was on 800mg of quatiapine, I'm now on just 300mg through working on a plan with doctors. My day's are filled with exercise/good food and being able to sleep at night.

    Best of Luck

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    not safe - weed is at the top of the most dangerous drugs to consume if you're bipolar due to the intense impact it has on the chemicals in your brain, it's also dangerous because the damaging effects it has aren't instant it's a long slow process and sometimes the damages don't come into place until significant time after you've stopped smoking it so you won't realise what harm you're doing until it's too late. You will also find that your highs and lows will progressively become more extreme through the use of it.

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