Everybody has to find healthy coping mechanisms for stress.
- When feelings of fear or anxiousness are insurmountable due to systemic mental health disorders, medication could possibly be the healthiest coping mechanism available in that situation.
You have to speak with your doctor and figure out what works best for you, as there are lots of different routes depending on whether or not you have other physical or mental health problems happening simultaneously. For instance, I was never a good candidate for SSRIs because they would give me mood swings when I was looking for anxiety and depression relief. With the mood swings, I started feeling a lot worse on the drugs compared to how I felt at a baseline without them. Since there are other drugs available, I didn’t give up until my doctor and I determined what worked the best for me. Nowadays I take less prescription medication now that I am a daily cannabis user. Marijuana was something I smoked on and off over the years, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized I could use it to help with my mental health imbalances. I’m finding what strains work the best for me, which usually end up being hybrids. Hybrid cannabis strains are a mix of sativa and indica traits, but they usually swing one way or another. That’s why you’ll often see strains defined as sativa dominant hybrids or indica dominant hybrids. Even so, there are still 50/50 hybrids which exhibit a near perfect mix of both sativas and indicas, but they’re not as common among other cannabis varieties.