Posted 04 October 2013 - 12:17 AM
I've seen this subject discussed a lot on forums and there doesn't seem to be any consensus. Some people have said it has helped them. Other people have said it made them worse.
Since it's illegal in most states in the US as well as in many other countries, and enforcement is so variable from one part of the country to the next, you have to decide for yourself if that's even something you want to consider attempting.
I have lived for most of my adult life in places that have legal medical marijuana and lax enforcement of recreational use, and I tend to agree with that approach, so I'm not trying to deny that it's a part of life for many people and that many people find it beneficial in their lives. I'm just saying, it's not really something a forum like this is going to recommend, not just because we don't really know if it will hurt or help, but because we're hardly going to suggest people do something that could get them thrown in jail.
Started on Prozac and Xanax in 1992 for PTSD after an assault. One drug led to more, the usual story. Got sicker and sicker, but believed I needed the drugs for my "underlying disease" as I was told. Long and tragic story...lost everything. Life savings, home, physical and mental health, relationships, friendships, ability to work, everything.
Now tapering, ironically (but not surprisingly) healthier and more functional than I ever was during the years on the "meds," even with withdrawal (usually fairly mild at this slow pace).
Started multidrug taper in Feb 2010. Doing a very slow microtaper, down to low doses now and feeling SO much better, getting my old personality and my brain back! Able to work full time, have a full social life, and cope with stress better than ever. Not perfect, but much better. After 23 lost years. Big Pharma has a lot to answer for. And "medicine for profit" is just not a great idea.
Feb 15 2010: 300 mg Neurontin 200 Lamictal 10 Celexa 0.65 Xanax and 5 mg Ambien
Feb 14 2011: 86 mg Neurontin 144 Lamictal, 5.5 Celexa 0.42 Xanax 1.9 mg Valium
Feb 16 2012: 10 mg Neurontin 115 Lamictal 3.7 Celexa 0.285 Xanax 2.0 Valium
Feb 22 2013: 86 Lamictal 2.05 Celexa 0.23 Xanax 1.8 Valium
Feb 10 2014: 62 Lamictal 1.1 Celexa 0.135 Xanax 1.8 Valium
Feb 10 2015: 50 Lamictal 0.875 Celexa 0.11 Xanax 1.5 Valium
Feb 15 2016: 47.5 Lamictal 0.75 Celexa 0.0875 Xanax 1.42 Valium
Now: 43 0.625 0.0775 1.3
I'm not a doctor. Any advice I give is just my civilian opinion.