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I’ve Been Anxious Since I Tried Weed

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From a 17 year old young woman in the U.S.: last month july 2nd i exprienced weed for the first time and had a panic attack while under influence. i was fine the next day till i laid down and gotta dizzy. now i cant stop feeling anxious. i keep thinking somethings wrong. got a CT scan perfect, heart test done perfect. ive been told its just anxiety. will this ever go away? i didnt feel like this until i tried weed. before that day i perfectly fine and my normal self. now, i dont know anymore. will this pass? will i ever be myself again?

I’ve Been Anxious Since I Tried Weed

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I’m sure these feelings are very anxiety-provoking. Different people react to any chemical differently. You’ve learned that weed isn’t for you.

At this point, you are anxious about your anxiety, which is only making you more anxious. Yes, you can get back to your old self. But you probably need some help getting there.

Please consider seeing a therapist. Cognitive Behavior Therapy has been found to be especially helpful for anxiety so ask your doctor to refer you to a therapist who specializes in that technique. You might also try reading the book, Feeling Good, by Dr. David Burns.

I wish you well.
Dr. Marie

I’ve Been Anxious Since I Tried Weed

Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker

Dr. Marie is licensed as both a psychologist and marriage and family counselor. She specializes in couples and family therapy and parent education. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter.

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Hartwell-Walker, D. (2018). I’ve Been Anxious Since I Tried Weed. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 17, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2015/10/07/ive-been-anxious-since-i-tried-weed/
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