How Medical Marijuana Saved My Life

Up until a year ago I had a huge problem with anxiety. I didn’t know what to do. So I medicalmarijuana38turned to something that I thought might help, marijuana. What I found was that not only did it save my life, but it got rid of my anxiety problems almost completely.

Before I started medicating I felt like the world was crumbling from under my feet. The whole world was spinning but I was frozen in time. Stuck in a place that I couldn’t get out of. I’d have panic attacks each day, my longest panic attack was 8 hours. I had to leave work and go home to calm myself down. It was to the point where I was hyperventilating, sweating, throwing up, and many other anxietal symptoms. It was hard, I just felt like I wanted to die and that at this rate I would.

I discovered the use of medical marijuana just last year in August. The first time I medicated was amazing. I felt that anxiety that was always with me flow out of my body. When the marijuana wore off, I still felt good. So every few days I’d medicate to get rid of the anxiety and depression I was experiencing. Do I consider it an escape of reality? Of course not, it helped me to think more clearly, focus, and relax, which I didn’t do often.

As I continued my medical use I found my anxiety was still bad, but it was decreasing my overall amount of anxiety a lot. I found myself more happy in general. Not having to fear severe panic attacks was a big step for me.

Several months later I found that my anxiety was only occurring once or twice a week at the most. I felt liberated, liberated from the anxiety that was holding me back from life. The drinking I had been doing to feel numb was no longer an issue. I could finally make phone calls, which I was very afraid of doing before. I was being more social, more outgoing. Where as I used to coop myself up in my room and try to cope with my anxiety, now I was finally living my life the way I wanted to.

It has now been almost a year since I’ve started medicating with the use of marijuana and I feel fantastic. I barely get attacks, maybe once every other week or less. When I get them they are not nearly as strong as they used to be. I feel less on edge. I can finally work a job without it impacting my daily life.

Before I started medicating I couldn’t hold a job. I would start one and have a panic attack so bad that I would quit and never come back after just four hours of being there. Well that’s not me anymore, now I can hold a job and be confident that I’m not going to get a severe attack.

I will not let anxiety take over my life anymore. I won’t let it infringe on my day, or make me isolate myself in my room. It’s just not happening, I won’t be a victim. I was at one point, but not anymore. Marijuana saved my life, and I don’t regret the choice I made.

7 thoughts on “How Medical Marijuana Saved My Life

    1. I’m eagerly waiting for mariuana to become federally legal, but that is not likely to happen anytime soon. But SC going medical should be soon as many states are becoming medically legal.

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