Drug effects??

3 years, 4 months ago

alot of my friends smoke pot and really enjoy it, so yesterday I decided to try a weed brownie and waited for the ride. Instead of what they all seemed to be feeling I started worrying about literally everything, there wasn’t a moment in time when I wasn’t freaking out about something, also acouple hours into it I got nauseatingly dizzy/was ready to barf. End of the night resulted in a sick/paranoid feeling…I promptly when to bed and slept in really late to make sure the high was over. Overall a pretty unpleasant experience that I would not want to try again (although I don’t regret trying it so I no for future reference). My question is does weed affect people differently? Why do some of my friends really enjoy it but just make me feel like ahh crap? I know there a bunch of pot users on HE so any thoughts would be great! : )

**Oh also on a side note, if you workout the day after getting high does the high come back? I love working out but if the high will come back I think I might have to take a day off X..D

October 23, 2011 at 7:07 pm

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Profile photo of Alex Alex (@hollowinfinity) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

Brownies can be intense, and not a good way to start, or try weed, because it hits you differently then when you smoke it. It’s a great experience, and I do think its different for everyone, however I think most people feel the same effects in different ways.
When I first started smoking I felt stoned all the time, even when I clearly hadn’t smoked all day. It was weird, I wish I could remember what it felt like. It definitely changed my brain though (I think for the better) and the effects still hit me years later. I went through a long “fuzzy but happy” phase in life because of weed..but I don’t regret it at all.

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Ya some people freak out, but I think you should give it another try in a more controlled way. Maybe take one little hit and wait for a while. Work up to it. A whole brownie can freak out even a veteran pothead. As for working out, that is complete bullshit. Physiologically that doesn’t make sense, and from my own experience I can say that even brutal workouts don’t bring the high back.

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Profile photo of Danielle Danielle (@harperthreshold) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

Definitely all in the brownie. whenever I eat edibles I get a completely different and wayyyyy more intense high than I do while smoking. especially if you’re not used to being really really stoned, a brownie can be incredibly overwhelming. It really helps though if you convince yourself that you’re okay and have nothing to be paranoid about- you took a reasonable amount of a drug to feel a certain way and after a certain amount of time, you’ll be back to normal. Just try to focus on the good parts about the trip and sometimes that’s enough to turn the experience around

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Profile photo of Rajiv Nelvoy Rajiv Nelvoy (@rajivnelvoy) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

I have never tried drugs and don’t think i ever will. I think I am just too scared. Scared of what? I don’t know but I think it’s the smoke lol (dumb i know). But I have a lotta friends who have and/or still do weed and they tell me it takes them to places they wanna be in forever. Some people say you can achieve that state by meditation but I don’t know because I haven’t tried weed. Also, I don’t know what is about weed but i find it strange. A lotta people who do weed are very artistic. I am not sure if they are innovative (cuz then i would love to try it :D) but they are definitely artistic. Like, a normal person just questions an existing phenomenon by asking “Why? Why? Why” whereas a person who does weed usually asks, “Why not? Why not? Why not?”. I am not sure if this is how it is everywhere or if its coincidental that a lot of the people I met who do weed turned out to be very artistic. I actually envy their artistic approach to things. Maybe when I go back to the USA, my friends might be able to break through my stubbornness and get me to do weed lol

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Profile photo of Ellie Ellie M (@tangledupinplaid21) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

I second what everyone above said about edibles being intense as fuck. They make me feel like I am melting into whatever I’m sitting on. Smoking almost always makes me nervous too, ever since I first did it about 5 years ago. Lately I can control it a bit better and steer the high in a beneficial direction, but fighting the anxiety is a pain in the ass and I’d rather just be sober and not have to worry about it or, like Tits said, take a little hit and go from there. Reminding yourself that it’s all in your mind and that you are in control helps.

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Profile photo of Jeff Jeff (@pairodime) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

weeds awesome, smoke a joint with your friends and it will definitely feel a lot better, especially after your brownie experience. you might start to freak out at first but remember its just the weed, and you can just say you don’t want anymore whenever

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Profile photo of CosmicLemonade CosmicLemonade (@cosmiclemonade) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

If it doesn’t make you happy, don’t do it. Its more effective to not need things to be happy. I do it because its a habit and I have a tolerance, so I don’t really freak out ever. And I don’t really get ‘too high’ anymore. Thats usually the problem with paranoia and other symptoms: you have no tolerance so you just get blitzed off of practically nothing. If you decide to try it again, follow Tits advice and just take one smal hit and see how you feel. I, for one, am planning to stop getting high so much because the cons are starting to outweigh the pros for me.

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Profile photo of Ray Butler Ray Butler M (@trek79) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

Weed to me is like MacDonalds, I have it every 6 months, or so, to remind myself why I do not like it.

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Profile photo of brederik brederik (@brederik) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

From personal experience, starting many people on this wondrous (not) habit, the ones that started on strong brownies and water pipes tended to have a much worse experience (“stoned” feeling, heavy anxiety and paranoia, feeling “dumb”) than people that started on a vaporizer or something rolled…Honestly though, I kind of wish I did not have such a great first experience (vaporizer then blunt) as I probably wouldn’t be struggling so hard to slow down this habit…(been going multiple times a day pretty much since I started when I went to college and experienced my first real bits of freedom, so I went super crazy overboard because I felt like I was missing this my whole life.) Not only was it the best painkiller I’ve ever had ,(used to down 6 tylenols combined with 3 advils to combat horrible back pain that I probably caused by not staying balanced and fit and carrying around a really heavy backpack in middle school to avoid trips to my locker which was out of the way) it also helped me realize many truths and definitely helped me through some heavy depression…

So, in short, pot has treated me very well since starting, though I do not like partaking as a habit, makes me feel powerless over it, like an addiction, even though its not supposed to be physically addicting, the pain that I have been masking comes back with full force after stopping for a few days, making it physically addicting to me…

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Profile photo of Alex Eastman Alex Eastman (@alex) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

Yeah brownies are a little strong from what I hear.
I have only done it 3 times, and the last time I swear I was dying. I had a panic attack because of it, then started hallucinations, then I could have sworn my heart was going to give out. Took several months for my heart to start to feel right again… My friend had a lot more than me and was perfectly sober O_o
So, yes. Very different affects indeed .__.

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Profile photo of luigi luigi (@luigiblue) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe the mind can achieve”

It’s all in your head.

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Profile photo of Ray Butler Ray Butler M (@trek79) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

Don’t get me wrong, guys, I have nothing against people who smoke pot, my best friend smokes it and it suits him down to the ground. I just happen to like the way I think, feel and express myself better without it. Regardless of the high being better or worse than not being high, the fact is I do not quite feel myself and I dig myself too much to interfer with that.

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Profile photo of stonedragon stonedragon (@stonedragon21) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

the middle path. it always works the best. i mean if you are smoking too much slow down, if it doesnt agree with you dont do it. there are times im my life i smoked a bunch, and times i dont want to at all. for years. and now it is fun to get high with my kids to be on their level. do you guys think it is good for parents to get high with thier kids, i mean once they are out of the house. i dont think it is good for parents to get high in front of small kids or even to take drugs when you have responsibilitys like raising children.
but yes it makes me incredibly artistic , which i am anyway but it opens gates in the brain. no doubt. it depends how you use the stuff and what mood you are in. it is no fun to get paranoid or get heart problems. and if yo have bodily pains better is to find other ways to deal with them. like doing yoga or massage. i mean drugs just tend to mask other pain. so that is not an anwser.

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Profile photo of stonedragon stonedragon (@stonedragon21) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

the middle path. it always works the best. i mean if you are smoking too much slow down, if it doesnt agree with you dont do it. there are times im my life i smoked a bunch, and times i dont want to at all. for years. and now it is fun to get high with my kids to be on their level. do you guys think it is good for parents to get high with thier kids, i mean once they are out of the house. i dont think it is good for parents to get high in front of small kids or even to take drugs when you have responsibilitys like raising children.
but yes it makes me incredibly artistic , which i am anyway but it opens gates in the brain. no doubt. it depends how you use the stuff and what mood you are in. it is no fun to get paranoid or get heart problems. and if yo have bodily pains better is to find other ways to deal with them. like doing yoga or massage. i mean drugs just tend to mask other pain. so that is not an anwser.

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Profile photo of Ray Butler Ray Butler M (@trek79) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

Yeah, stonedragon, nothing wrong with smoking with your kids. It’s probably inevidable if you all smoke anyway. My mum actually had a smoke with me a couple of times. My mate smokes with his mum everyday.

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Profile photo of Ellie Ellie M (@tangledupinplaid21) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

stonedragon, there’s nothing wrong with that. My brother and I have tried to get my dad to smoke with us a few times. :) I’ve drank with him, same concept.

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Profile photo of CosmicLemonade CosmicLemonade (@cosmiclemonade) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

We’re working on having my whole immediate family being pot smokers. Me and my younger brother do it the most, but I’ve smoked with both my parents and my little sister is going through adolescence and starting to talk about it as something she wants to try, which is weird because I can remember her being born (I was 8).

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Profile photo of Eric Eric M (@blankey) 3 years, 4 months ago ago

Yeah dude I’ve been smoking for years and when I took a brownie I was freaking out. Just smoke a bowl out of like a pipe with a few other people. Just take like 2 hits and wait like 10 minutes to see how you feel. Oh, and if you start like getting paranoid or questioning yourself, just go with the flow of things. Works every time. Just trust yourself when your high

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Profile photo of April April (@sushisam) 3 years, 3 months ago ago

ha thx everyone for the advice! sorry it took so long to get back to this thread. but yea perhaps i’ll give it another try (don’t want to close my mind off to something completely) but think I’ll wait a little bit before I start experimenting again

@andrew I know some effects of THC i have read about are pretty cool. doesn’t at all seem like a bad drug, why it’s illegal is a mystery

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