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post #81 of 177
Use Saint John's Wort: Legal & Cheaper & Safer. Cannabis is not considered an antidepressant by Herbalists. I love it, but it can exaccerbate depression & certainly anxiety sometimes.
post #82 of 177
Dinahx- thanks for the reply! I've actually been using st. John's wort 300 mg 3x a day, and I've been doing that for about 2-3 weeks with no results. Do you know how long it should take to start working? Also, I had no idea it could make depression and anxiety worse. Is that a universal thing? Like no one takes it for ppd? Sorry just really new to all this
post #83 of 177
I'm sorry but I use cannabis for my depression and anxiety and it does not make it worse it definitely helps for me. I think it depends on the person.
post #84 of 177

I am not saying it is not helpful in PPD or Anxiety ever, it is just not considered a primiary indication by (cannabis supportive) Herbalists. And it can sometimes exacerbate these conditions, especially anxiety . . .

 

SJW should take a month or two to start working. Rhodiola rosea is also considered to be a great AntiDepressant by Herbalists, Chris Killham talks about this a lot . . .

post #85 of 177

Hi all wondering if I can join in here, I've been on this site before but forgot what my old username was, been a pot smoker since I was 15 years old and don't intend to quit that anytime soon, anyways looking forward to chatting with all of ya's!

post #86 of 177
hi corbynsmama,welcome =)!!! Nice to meet youu!!!
post #87 of 177

Thanks nice to meet you too
 

post #88 of 177

welcome noob's

post #89 of 177

Im a noob here, but glad to join:) I was wondering if anyone here might have some legal advice. i have my medical marijuana card (michigan) and im a breastfeeding mother. My sons father is a sociopath and hasnt been around at all. He is trying his hardest to get me in trouble and make me look like a bad mother so he or his mother (bipolar and recovering alcoholic) can get custody. He called cps on me but from my experience those people are not to be trusted, at least in my state. Does anyone know if i can get in trouble for breastfeeding and medicating. Ive done my research and talked to my sons doctor, who also said its not bad for him but im wondering on legalities.


Edited by amberlynne90 - 12/29/12 at 5:49pm
post #90 of 177
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Originally Posted by MommaSeaHorse View Post

I'm sorry but I use cannabis for my depression and anxiety and it does not make it worse it definitely helps for me. I think it depends on the person.

I agree- I have used it for depression primarily for several years. Anxiety also, but that seems to be a side effect of my depression. It definitely helps.

 

And with that I'm subbing, haha.

post #91 of 177

I'm sooo glad I found you guys.  I am 34 and I'm 21 weeks pregnant with my second.  I have smoked since I was about 14 or 15 years old.  Even while pregnant with my first child who's now 5.  She's perfect.  So healthy, smart as can be, well above what she should be at 5 so I know first hand that pot does not hurt the babies.  I had actually quit for a while over the summer for the first time since I started because LO's dad was not cool with it.  Well, he left me high and dry for this pregnancy which has triggered my anxiety worse than anything ever.  I was on Klonopins for 9 years minus being pregnant with my 1st.  My anxiety has gotten wayyy worse since I had her and obviously, i can't take the pharm meds now.  So I've resorted back to smoking.  I, too, am worried that they will test me and/or my baby.  I'm a great mom, been at the same job for 11 years...I just don't see how anyone has the right to "regulate" what I do.  Ugh...it's so frustrating.  I just feel that smoking is way less harmful to my unborn child than having anxiety attacks everyday like I was before I took up smoking again.  I know there is not much advice you can give me other than better safe than sorry and to quit but...UGH...I can't imagine going back to having the anxiety attacks again.  

post #92 of 177

welcome bree

 

thats a tough place to be in, hugs! mothering had written an article about this. Anybody have a link?

post #93 of 177

Hey everyone!

 

I'm a somewhat new member to the Mothering community. I just happened to see this group/thread and I'm pretty excited. I'm not a regular cannabis consumer, but SO is. We are also activists here in CO. I have done a ton of research on the cannabis plant as medicine and how it affects the body. I know someone, personally, who cured theirself of cancer using it (sounds crazy! that's why I started the research); as well as a few others. We have a (somewhat boring) free documentary on youtube about it. I also know about other benefits of it, such as the benefits of industrial hemp (oh man, there are so many!).

 

It's good to see other pro-mj mommies! I get so angry when I hear anti-mj mommies preaching what is obviously ignorance against it.

 

 

I wanted to add:

It can make anxiety worse if you consume a sativa strain. If you want to use it for anxiety, an indica strain would be much better as it has more CBD (causes relaxation).

post #94 of 177
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Originally Posted by gennaxo View Post

Hey everyone!

I wanted to add:
It can make anxiety worse if you consume a sativa strain. If you want to use it for anxiety, an indica strain would be much better as it has more CBD (causes relaxation).

I have ptsd. I smoke for anxiety and anger control. I use sativa because indica makes me fall asleep on the couch instead of being productive. smile.gif
Edited by rightkindofme - 1/9/13 at 7:40am
post #95 of 177
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Originally Posted by rightkindofme View Post

I have ptsd. I smoke for anxiety and anger control. I use sativa because indica makes me fall asleep on the couch instead of being productive. smile.gif

I was stating that in response to an earlier post saying it can exacerbate anxiety. Everyone is different, but generally if it makes you anxious, it's likely because you're sensitive to the high amount of thc and need more cbd to balance it out.
post #96 of 177

Hi mamas, veteran MDCer here,  posting under a different name.  Can anyone tell me how long it takes for thc to clear your/baby system in prep for birth? I am planning an out-of-hossy birth but it just occurred to me, what happens drug-testing wise, if I have to transfer? I've been all over google looking for the answer but most aren't helpful/very judgmental and it's freaking me out even more :( If anyone has info specifically on Austin, TX hospitals (mandatory testing or not), that's even better :) Everything I'm reading says you're automatically suspicious if you're a HB transfer....ugh!

 

thanks in advance!!

post #97 of 177

Hi hippyfashionista!

I had not smoked for almost 10 years when I got pregnant, so I'm not quite in the same situation as you - *but* I should warn you that I was drug tested, without my explicit consent, by my MIDWIFE here in NJ. (I probably signed some vaguely worded form that allowed them to do it, but it certainly wasn't explained clearly to me. I didn't even know I had been tested till I got the itemized bill for the labwork!)

I also had a cousin who had a hospital birth, and who was terrified that her baby's meconium would test positive for opiates, because she'd used non-prescribed painkillers for breakthrough pain in the second trimester. (According to her, she was using maybe one pill a week, which I still don't think is such a great idea...) But she wasn't tested at all, apparently.

So please don't assume that a midwife birth means you won't be drug tested, any more than an OB birth in the hospital means you will! (If you'll allow me to be cynical for a minute, I suspect it depends a lot more on things like age, race, marital status, and whether you have private insurance or not.)


Edited by glassesgirlnj - 1/23/13 at 1:47pm
post #98 of 177

I was not tested during my hospital transfer nor in my home birth. I started using in between the two births and my home birth midwife knew I was smoking and condoned it for my mental health issues.

post #99 of 177

kaiser in northern california tests with every urine sample without consent. They did for all three of my pregnancies.

post #100 of 177

Hi all, i'm new! Just wanted to say hello :) trying to find a forum for smoking moms is tough!

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