Yo, what’s good? I’m Dan, and I’m here to talk about something that can be straight up terrifying: panic attacks. It’s like this crazy feeling that comes out of nowhere and hits you like a ton of bricks. Your heart starts racing, you’re sweating like crazy, and you feel like you can’t breathe. It’s no joke.
Basically, a panic attack is when you get hit with this intense fear or discomfort. It’s like being super anxious, but way more intense. The symptoms come on really fast and usually last for a few minutes before they start to go away.
Some of the stuff you might experience during a panic attack includes sweating, your heart racing like it’s in a race, feeling like you’re choking, feeling like you’re on fire or freezing cold, tingling or numbness in your body, feeling like you’re losing control or dying, chest pain or discomfort, shaking or trembling, and stomach issues like nausea.
The worst part is that panic attacks can happen anytime, anywhere. You could be chillin’ at home or hanging out with your homies and then BAM – panic attack city. It can be especially bad if you have other psychological issues going on, like social anxiety disorder.
Believe it or not, there are some people out there who think smoking weed can actually make panic attacks worse. According to Ryan Vandrey from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, weed can mess with the neurotransmitters in your brain that control anxiety and make your heart rate go up. So if you’re already prone to anxiety and panic attacks, smoking weed could be a recipe for disaster.
But don’t worry – there are some strains of weed out there that might actually help with panic attacks. The key is to find strains that are high in CBD (cannabidiol) and low in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). CBD is known for having calming effects on the body without getting you stoned like THC does.
One strain that might be helpful is called Harlequin. It has a really high CBD levels coupled with low THC, so you get all the benefits of CBD without getting too high. Another strain is called CBD Kush – it’s an indica-dominant strain with high levels of CBD that can help relax your body without making you feel too messed up.
White Widow is a very popular strain that’s available in a high-CBD version, called White Widow CBD. It’s a great option if you want something that’ll help with anxiety while giving you a moderate buzz.
Sour Tsunami is a strain that’s known for its calming effects despite being a cross between two potent strains – NYC Diesel and Sour Diesel. And last but not least, there’s Cannatonic – possibly the most famous high-CBD strain out there. It has varying levels of CBD-to-THC ratios depending on the batch, but it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re struggling with panic attacks.
Just remember – smoking weed isn’t a miracle cure for panic attacks. If you’re struggling with anxiety and panic attacks, it’s important to talk to a doctor or mental health professional about it. They can help you figure out what treatment options are best for you.
So there you have it – some tips on how to deal with panic attacks and some strains of weed that might be helpful if you’re struggling with anxiety. Just remember to stay safe and always talk to a professional if you need help!