Severe bipolar disorder sufferer here (dunno what 'type' I am cos I tend to fuck off the headshrinkers and such until I'm in a really bad place, but I have regular suicidal episodes and occasional manic psychotic episodes). And my 2p is that I take my pills (venlafaxine for depression, carbamazepine as a 'mood stabilizer' and lithium carbonate as, well as a chemical cosh really). They help a bit. I also drink like a fish- I know I shouldn't, but I do cos when I'm drunk it calms the shit in my head down. Vicious circle though, cos hangovers make it far worse, so what happens ? I drink more to shut that shit up too
But I digress.
Herb really does help, but it has to be the right kind of herb. 'Uppy' smokes do me no favours, makes me focus even more on my bad head shit. 'couchlock' smokes are fucking ace, proper medicine, cos they make my head SHUT THE FUCK UP, stop me from all the manic shit when I'm manic, and stop me focusing on the depressive shit when I'm depressed
One thing I have noticed though is that tobacco made it all worse, smoking fags straight or with a beer made me edgy now that I look back, but especially tobacco mixed with herb. Herb + tobacco often used to give me panic attacks
Not had one smoking herb since I quite tobacco
(I don't smoke herb much cos I'm not growing at the moment, but that was over a year ago now)
Sorry, rambling on (drunk again) probably no use, but that's kinda my two penneth at this time of the morning.
Edited to clarify some stuff
This post has been edited by Boojum: 04 August 2012 - 04:01 AM
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