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Re: marihuana and antidepressant

Posted by wilsons on May 23, 2001, at 0:07:06

In reply to Re: marihuana and antidepressant, posted by Mr.Scott on May 20, 2001, at 23:21:52

Mr. Scott,

To be honest, I've smoked pot for about 12 years regularly and never seemed to have a problem. It helps me relax and I really enjoy it. I've had about 15 migraines in the last 5-6 years, mostly after extended periods of intense exercise, but occasionally at work. Then about a month ago a had a migraine and after felt disoriented continuously for about 4 days. I went to work and "couldn't deal". My hands were sweating, I couldn't think right and felt like I may passout. I left work and went to the doctor and spent some time talking to him about how I was feeling. He asked a number of questions including how often I was very happy or sad, if my stomach bothered me, if I ever felt anxious, etc.

I told him that I was a pretty level person and rarely was extremely happy or sad, that my stomach has always bothered me since I was a child, and that things made me anxious (doctors, needles, seeing loved ones in serious physical pain, and sometimes new situations). I'm a very busy person both at work and outside of work. I also analyze everything, probably too much which adds to my worries.

He told me he has a very good feeling on what I should do. He prescribed a mild sedative (clonazapan) and the effexor RX. Although, he would like me to minimize the clonazapan and work my dose of effexor up to 225 mg per day (I began at 37.5 mg).

The doctor is also a friend of mine and I trust him, but wish I didn't need an AD. I'd rather smoke and relax, but anything is better than feeling the way I did, so I'm giving it a shot. So far, no real sid effects, but I have been getting mild headaches about every other day.

I'm seeing him about every two weeks for follow-ups. The next time I see him I'm going to ask him about counciling and the headaches. I also went out and bought a book on overcoming axiety disorders.

So that's my story. Any other thoughts?





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