My doctor told me stay away from weed but I love being high. Can any of u make me change my mind about quitting weed? U got any war stories anybody??
I couldn’t smoke for the first eight or nine months after my psychotic episode. It would make me have psychotic thoughts. Now i can smoke and be fine, though.
I’ve had some bad experiences, so I don’t smoke anymore. Weed is supposed to be bad for people with Schizophrenia.
I stay away from drugs and alcohol.
I had a bad experience with drugs during my 20’s.
Weed makes psychotic symptoms worse. It just does. Plus, a ton of people had their first psychotic break because of weed. It’s dangerous to mix with schizophrenia, and it gets more dangerous the more you do it.
Plenty of war stories. All bad.
I can’t talk people out of using marijuana. For me it was poison. I smoked it long after it stopped being fun. I was always trying to recapture that great high that I got when I was a teenager and smoking every day before I got diagnosed. After I got diagnosed, the effects of smoking it were not good, in fact they were terrible.
Some famous celebrity said a good quote, " People are going to do just about what they want to do". You know better than anyone else how marijuana affects you. We’re all adults here, we can’t make you stop. You make your own decisions and choices and live with the consequences.
I got clean in 1990 and I haven’t done any drugs or touched alcohol since. And it was the best thing I ever did for myself. When I got clean my life blossomed. I found a job, I went back to school, I made good, sober friends, I socialized and did all kinds of fun stuff.
I don’t miss marijuana even one little bit. No more wasting money, no more sneaking around and lying to everybody I knew about my drug use and no more lying about my whereabouts or who I’m hanging out with. Life is so much simpler without drugs.
Dude your back! Don’t smoke weed it’s for jamokes
good luck to you kind sir
Everyone is different when it comes to weed.
Youre playing with fire, be careful not to get burnt.
It exacerbates and causes psychosis, plenty of evidence around. Now, ofcourse you can go down that route of saying: ‘could be, but that doesn’t apply to me’, you’re free to do so. Just as you are free to deny all kinds of facts of the world. We call that delusion. Typically, delusion ends up conflicting with other interests people have in life.
we are in the same boat
i just hope ap is potent enough to prevent slipping back into psychosis if i take weed only occasionaly
funny thing is that i was a heavy smoker before and that most deff trigered my illness
since there is no genetic burden on me maybe i could live my whole life without psychosis
so what i am doing really?
I think blanket statements like that are dangerous. “Weed makes psychotic symptoms worse”. Seems like a harmless statement. Except that for many people weed doesn’t cause psychotic symptoms at all. We need to stop trying to get in the way of progress. Marijuana is a good medication that has been proven to work for certain medical conditions, often in ways better than artificial pharmaceuticals.
Does it make things worse for some people? Absolutely. But it also makes things better for a whole lot of people. And we should be respectful of that fact, instead of being biased.
Still, I wouldn’t recommend using marijuana for someone who has Sz or SzA. It’s too risky in my opinion.
but research did show that weed will trigger psychosis in those prone to it
Be careful man! You’re cruisin for a brusin when you make too much sense!
The dark ones don’t like that very much.
Yes, in '“those prone to it”. Most people aren’t prone to it so it’s safe for them. That’s all I’m saying, just because it’s risky for US doesn’t mean it’s BAD altogether.
oh thats definitely true
Nobody is saying that marijuana doesn’t have medicinal qualities. But those qualities are kind of lost on those of us with psychotic disorders. It makes us much much worse. Period. Study after study confirms it. If you have a psychotic disorder, don’t do pot. You’re gonna have a bad time.
Weed was not good for me at all, even though the psychotic symptoms it triggered disappeared as soon as the immediate high disappeared and I was pretty much just as psychotic during periods when I didn’t use it. But I was addicted and I struggled even more than now with getting stuff done. It took so much of my time and energy to maintain that habit. I think for the vast majority of people with psychotic disorders, and a huge percentage of those who are completely healthy, it’s just not worth it. And when you figure out how to enjoy life and deal with it without getting high all the time and get rid of the dependency, you might just figure out that life is much better without weed.