I learned that, like teas, marijuana or cannabis comes in a multitude of types and plant species, but generally falls into two basic strains known as sativa, for daytime cerebral use, and indica, for calming and chilling out, maybe before going to bed. To help control my symptoms, I ‘d sometimes smoke medical marijuana while alone or while socializing with friends. For many years I smoked whatever weed I could find, mostly basing my decision on smell or pungency of the buds or cannabis dab. I also learned that some people use a blend of the two opposite strains for a very different effect. I started exclusively using sativa because, when a panic attack began, it offered me immediate calm, renewed motivation, and a sense of clarity.
Gives Single RELIEF NOT Last CURE
Some argue that marijuana offers only a temporary fix or “high”, as the active ingredient, THC, wears off in short time, leaving you hungry and mentally right back where you started – sometimes even leaving you feeling worse. For me, as long as I stuck to the sativa daytime strain of marijuana, I felt much better overall, and the impact of my anxiety attacks was lessened if only for an hour or two. For a more permanent solution, I knew I had to deal with the root cause of my fears. Where side effects were concerned, I was able to live with the lesser of two evils.
THE Excelent SIDE Feelings
Some experts also say it negatively impacts sexual libido, but I never noticed an impact in that department. Regarding loss of brain cells, I figured I’d borrow someone else’s when time came. They all come with a price tag.
POLITICAL & LEGAL ISSUES
It was also freely administered to anyone suffering from menstrual cramps, gout, cholera, or migraines. My home state of California was the first to decriminalize marijuana for treating illnesses. Now there are hundreds of retail dispensaries throughout the state, and there is a ballot initiative to completely legalize marijuana and remove the requirement for a doctor’s recommendation.
BATTLE YOUR ULTIMATE FEARS
But you shouldn’t look to marijuana or any other drug as a permanent solution. Ultimately, you must confront your deep seated fears and there are several forms of cognitive treatment that offer effective avenues for doing so. Read below to learn more tips on how to reduce or eliminate anxiety from your life.