In The Life of Sam

In The Life of Sam

by Samantha Crager

Every day is a bit of a struggle. Dealing with anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, social anxiety, and ADD isn’t easy. I use to be medicated, but getting to the doctor wasn’t an easy task since I don’t drive.

I go into an anxious fog multiple times a day every day. I started doing yoga and Pilates and it has helped a little. I also started smoking marijuana again (I hadn’t smoked since my early 20’s).

Honestly, the combination of marijuana and yoga work like a dream. For those of you who struggle with anxiety, depression, ADD, and bipolar disorder you might want to give marijuana and/or yoga a try. Combine the two.

For me marijuana doesn’t help with my social anxiety so, I won’t recommend consuming marijuana before a social event. (Even though it doesn’t work for me doesn’t mean it won’t work for you.) Every day is a struggle, but I keep carrying on with my supportive husband by my side. Don’t ever think you’re all alone and that no one understands. I feel that way sometimes and it’s an ugly feeling. I definitely don’t want someone else to feel that way. I submitted my story to ADAA because I want people to know they’re not alone, I want people to know that there are things they can do that might work for them to help ease anxiety and depression. I know what it feels like to feel alone and hopeless, I can’t stand the thought of someone else feeling that way. I really want to help people; I also really want to help animals as well. 

Please think about what I’ve written here, research marijuana, yoga, and mental health, and make an educated decision on whether or not what works for me will work for you.

You’re not alone and the sun will shine on you again.


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