Sertraline and cannabis

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I am 21 years old and drink alcohol daily (atleast 6 beers in a usual day) and use recreational drugs on and off, usually just small amounts of cannabis and sometimes mushrooms and lsd. I also recently kicked a serious meth amphetamine addiction (9 months ago) and am on several medications as a result of psychotic episodes/depression and anxiety caused by excessive meth use and staying up for days sometimes weeks at a time.
I have constant grinding, popping, and cracking sounds in my joints all over my body, especially in my neck, very badly in my shoulders, my back, jaw, elbows, wrists, knees and hips. It does not usually hurt but my muscles and joints hurt and seem to be tense, weak and stiff. Can anxiety cause all of these CONSTANT symptoms? This problem is effecting my life and my relationships and I just want to feel normal and like my old self again.
Since xmas the only thing thats really changed is that where not in a n environment with bad people and the fact she doesnt smoke cannabis. personally dont smoke it and never have done and she only smoked it to help her sleep. Does that have affects on intimacy ?
or was watching the world through a movie projector, instead of through my own eyes and mind. Therefore, I am going to share with you all what *I* know about these phenomena, and hopefully reassure some of you that this is par for the anxiety course...it while irritating, maybe even maddening...it is totally harmless. Derealization and depersonalization are two terms that are sometimes used interchangably. Truth is, they DO vary a little bit in their presentation....
In fact, prior to the fabricated stories and subsequent criminalization of the cannabis plant, cannabis sativa was included in the pharmacopoeia as a cure (yes cure) for among other diseases it included cirrhosis. Just after this new year, I was crying and praying while typing "I need a miracle cancer cure" when the name "Rick Simpson" appeared.
At the 2007 European Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the same group of researchers found a strong association between daily cannabis use in chronic hepatitis C patients and steatosis severity.[31] Therefore, it is recommended that clinicians encourage patients to stop smoking and encourage smoking cessation classes or other modalities (eg, nicotine patch) to assist them in stopping.
it all started abouth 2 years ago, when I was lying in bed in the morning and in that 'about to get up' and 'still drowsy, lying in' stage I would have an odd sensation in my head. Sort of like a head rush, but more overpowering. How I would imagine a seizure to feel like if it was only in the frontal lobe of the brain (and not in the rest of the body).When awake I would never have these, and they happened very very rarely.
As you can imagine these thoughts are really starting to get my down and affect my ability to perform at work. I have been taking sertraline (50mg) for about 4 weeks and have also started CBT and have found that both of these have helped but thoughts are still with me albeit a bit more muffled. I am sure my problems with intrusive thoughts have been caused by using ecstasy.
I have been to about 30 doctors- including ENT's allergists, neurologists, chiropracters, opthamologists. psychologists, dentists and everything else u can think of. All CT scans, MRI of brain and blood work keep coming back clean and ok. Nothing I try seems to work. There was a period of time about 3 and a half years ago that the symptoms lifted for about 4 months and then it returned full force.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which include such medications as fluoxetine(Prozac) and sertraline(Zoloft), can be used to treat the obsessive-compulsive behaviors associated with Tourette's disorder. They can also be helpful with depression and impulse control difficulties, though they must be given at higher dosages for OCD than for depression. The SSRIs, however, can cause gastric upset and nausea.
my third week of sertraline and feeling a little better but still have trouble sleeping and feel kind of cloudy sometimes. Also get anxiety mostly in the morning. stopped taking xanax and switched to klonopin 2 days ago and also taking lunesta to sleep. Zoloft worked very welll for me for 4 yrs until i stopped for 6 months and jsut started again after feeling horrible.
I never had issues when I was coming off the medicne but about three days ago I started having spells of feeling light headed. I have had bouts of flu type feelings and I feel very tired and worn out. Basically I feel like **** and I dont have the flu. My question is, How long does it take to get Zoloft out of your system?
( I too have been diagnosed with BRP, and the only relief is from ice--but that feels so hopeless to me. Are there any other cures/solutions? I can not bear the thought of having to endure this torture the rest of my life. Makes me want to cry!
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