Medical Marijuana and Anxiety

Medical Marijuana and Anxiety

Anxiety is a global problem. Many of us suffer from anxiety and have difficulties coping. Medical marijuana is proven to lessen anxiety and bring us a sense of relief. Particularly during this time of year, seasonal-holiday stress is an anxiety trigger and many people feel extremely overwhelmed. Let’s take a look at how medical marijuana can help you with your anxiety.

Regimen

There are many types of medical marijuana out there, and finding the right balance is the key is lessening your anxiety. Your ideal strain, product, dose, and overall regimen will probably be very unique, so it’s best to not compare it with someone else’s. Anxiety is complicated and evolves and changes over time, so you may have to change the way you treat it over time. There are also many different types of anxiety, and medical marijuana may affect each differently.

Medical Marijuana and Anxiety Drugs

The research we have regarding medical marijuana and anxiety drugs are based on studies and patient reports. However, due to the complexity of both anxiety and medical marijuana, it is still best to consult your doctor before making any decisions. Some anxiety drugs that we know interact well with medical marijuana are:

  • SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)—like Prozac, Paxil, Celexa, Zoloft, and Lexapro
  • NDRIs (norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitors) like Wellbutrin, Aplenzin, and Forfivo.

Some higher-risk medications are:

  • Sedatives (e.g., Xanax, Klonopin, Ambien)
  • Tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., imipramine/Tofranil, amitriptyline, doxepin, trimipramine/Surmontil)
  • MAOIs (e.g. tranylcypromine/Parnate, phenelzine/Nardil, isocarboxazid/Marplan)

The Right Strain for Anxiety

Our research shows that strains of medical marijuana that blend a higher level of CBD tend to assist patients in combatting anxiety. However, please remember, everyone is different, and talking to your doctor about your specific health issues will help you discover the best type of medical marijuana for your anxiety.

Contact MedWell Health Today!

Do you have questions about getting medical marijuana for your anxiety? Contact us today! MedWell Health & Wellness Centers are Medical Cannabis Evaluation Clinics serving the Massachusetts, Florida, New York, and Rhode Island populations with service options unparalleled in the Cannabis Community. We pride ourselves on the numerous streamlined, and education-based, options that we offer for patients and the community. In addition to our office-based appointments, we are proud to offer on-line evaluations, group evaluations, and community-based educational events. Click here to contact us or give us a call at 631-771-0144. We look forward to working with you.

 

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