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I'm waking up most mornings feeling worried, nervous, on edge sometimes of things, like if i wanted to start weightlifting i would wake up the next day thinking worried and depressed thinking about it, it is really hard to explain the feeling. i used to smoke cannabis for around 6 years but i have stopped smoking for over 18 months now. im happy with work and my girlfriend so i can't seem to pinpoint what it is causing the feelings i get. Only in the mornings i get this feeling. The only thing i get in the afternoons if i'm on my own is i bite my nails alot and suffer from heavy sweating. But i also am a heavy sweater most of the day everyday from hands, feet, and armpits. Please help.

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replied July 7th, 2011
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Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

In all probability it is anxiety and stress, or mild depression. This could be the after effect of cannabis smoking. The good thing is that you have stopped smoking. Consult a psychotherapist to understand the problem, and since you do not smoke now, this can be rectified. Heat healthy, take up yoga or aerobics as stress busters, and do activities that help you remain stress free. Hope this helps. Take care!

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