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Low tolerance can also be problematic

Discussion in 'Vaporization Discussion' started by The Stranger, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. chris 71

    chris 71 Well-Known Member

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    i took a two week t break almost a year ago , and have not been able to enjoy cannabis like i did before since . i was a heavy full time user , with a high tolerance it was great . i really enjoyed cannabis fully . pretty much all the potent strains were my fav .

    i really wish i never took that little experiment to see if i was addicted what a stupid thing to do lol . i learned it was really no problem to stop , and i was in no way addicted to it like other types of drugs and alcohol can be addictive .
    but i was not , and still not , able to use it the same since . i still do almost everyday but i have to be soo careful now or i will experience extreme anxiety much like the op described and others . i hardly use much at all any more , a gram can last me a long time lol

    i now use a lot of cbd strains and even with those it can still be bad . i really wish i never took that t break . it was the catalyst that started me down the road to being more aware of anxiety .

    i have learned a lot about anxiety in the mean time as well . and i think being aware of anxiety in the first place just makes it worse .

    the more you think about it the worse it can get . i wish i could be more like some of the people around me . it seems that the ones that just dont give a shit never have a problem .
    they never even think about it lol

    cannabis makes me more aware ... it reminds me of a quote from a silly movie i once seen it goes like this
    '' there is no paranoia only total awareness ''

    if you are totally aware of everything around you , you cant help but be anxious and or paranoid . there are just to many things that could go wrong lol

    you have to just not think about it , but cannabis makes you think contrary to popular belief .

    and a low tolerance makes it more extreme i think ...
     
  2. invertedisdead

    invertedisdead trance-form

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    @Diggy Smalls I can relate to your side effects, I experience the same things. The extreme shivers are probably the worst. I don't get them often but my whole body locks up stiff as a board when I do. Racey sativas seem to give me that "feel-everything-moving-through-my-body thing" sometimes too.

    @chris 71 I experienced this for a while about 2 years ago when I was eating incredibly healthy and worked my tolerance way down, every time I vaped I got intense anxiety and panic attacks. Never experienced anything like it from MMJ until one day they just started happening. For some reason, I felt determined to beat it and kept vaping through them and eventually they went away. From my research, many people end up experiencing these same side effects and find the effects so strong they have to quit for good. I wish I could help more about getting past it, I think it's mostly a mental thing. I remember eventually when I would start getting anxiety or a panic attack I would enter into a meditation and calm myself down. I thought I was gonna die a few times before I figured out how to do that! Definitely weird, wish I could help more as it's very uncomfortable.
     
  3. Ricardo

    Ricardo Well-Known Member

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    "Seems" is the key word here - everybody has their hangups :\. Either your tolerance will build again or you will get used to micro dosing :tup:
    Cannabis = Mindfulness :)
    Seriously, I have had good results around stress & anxiety by practicing meditation / mindfulness.... often while coming down from a high. It works for me :2c: :peace:
    EDIT :Agree 100% with @invertedisdead - "Break on through, break on through, break on through to the other side" :rockon:
     
  4. shredder

    shredder Well-Known Member

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    I used to smoke mj in the 70's, then was forced to stop for the next 30 years due to drug testing. Towards the end of my personal prohibition I meditated daily for several years. Even though I don't meditate much nowadays I can still center and calm my mind, I think due to my past meditation practice.

    Now that I'm a daily vaporist I think it would be hard to learn meditation techniques and be high from mj. But even still if I had anxiety issues, from any source, I would at least try mediation and or breathing techniques to calm myself. Once you get it down, it's a resource you draw from.

    It may be easier to learn these techniques while sober though. Easier to stop a slow train, than a speeding train.
     
  5. Diggy Smalls

    Diggy Smalls Tom Cruises

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    Meditation is a great tool to learn to use in life and it does pair wonderfully with cannabis. There are times I can enter a trance like state and time and worried just slip away.

    Mindfulness is the key. I got a little too high last night and felt my shin crawling in places. I took a deep breath and reminded myself that it's in my mind, and I can center myself. I only learned it through meditation.
     
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  6. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Solution for those that get too high after a long T-break. Vape less......:\
     
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  7. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    What MEDICAL SCHOOL did you attend?
    CANNABIS help's me READ FASTER?
    T break is a CULT activity?

    MATH is easier?

    CANNABIS got me off drug's?

    Cannabis is safer than MILK?

    MAYBE it's just not for U?
     
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  8. psychonaut

    psychonaut High as fuck

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    @OP really the effects you are experiencing are introspection. This happens to all of us at some point and it doesn't matter the dosage. Sometimes the mind wins and our "baggage" come out in the form of paranioa, anxiety, depression and the like. Often I think it's due to an imbalanced diet and/or hormones that let the darkness win.

    The introspection IMO is natural and good, the trouble is if there is some imbalance in your life you need to work on that and ultimately through it.

    One strain that really seems to get to me is GSC, it's like cracking into long buried issues.

    I found the first experience, as well as a decade break reunion experience to be both very beautiful and psychadelic. It was actually the reunion with cannabis that reminded me of how beneficial it was. CBD added to a session can help level off the peaks and valleys.
     
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  9. Ricardo

    Ricardo Well-Known Member

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    And always remember the Neil Young tip for paranoia - chew on some black pepper :brow:.... Personally I like to stick my head under a cold tap, look out at the street, ground myself some way :tup:
     
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  10. Diggy Smalls

    Diggy Smalls Tom Cruises

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    I just grind some and smell the ground pepper and that works to negate some of the negative effects
     
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