|Hey i'm a 20 year old male.
I'm posting this message to see if anyone else has experienced this, knows how to get through this, or has any advice.
I have been having trouble with anxiety and depression ever since I stopped smoking marijuana. I smoked regularly for about 3 years just as something to do, then it became more of a self-medicating process. Towards the last half of that 3 year span I started having weird perceptions of reality and felt confused and sort of paranoid about everything.
I have been dealing with this for about a year now and have been really depressed. I drank at college and it seems like everytime I drank the symptoms would get worse and I would have really bad anxiety attacks the rest of the night.
I quit smoking 10 months ago and recently decided to quit drinking. I'm wondering if anyone knows how long I could expect depression and anxiety symptoms. If anyone knows what I can do to lower the symptoms I would greatly appreciate it.
I have never gone to a doctor, nor really told anyone close to me about this besides my parents. To be honest i'm embarassed and feel like a loser when I think about telling someone. It sucks. So if anyone knows anything or has any advice I would really like that.
Thanks for your time.
D from indiana