I am 14 and I always feel like I am high off marijuana I first smoked marijuana a two years ago. I did it about 10 times. I didn't do it again for a year. Then a few months ago I bought a large amount and got high continuously for a week straight. And now, 3 months later I always feel like I am stoned, but its a very bad feeling. I feel stoned most of the time, but sometimes feel clear and energetic after I have a lot of sugar. I don't know whether or not its from the marijuana. I cant stop this brain fog. it is seriously bothering me. how can I stop it???
TeenHealthFX cannot say if your symptoms are associated with your marijuana use. The fact that you, “sometimes feel clear and energetic after I have a lot of sugar,” suggests that there might be an underlying medical issue. TeenHealthFX recommends that you make an appointment with your doctor and explain your concerns to him/her. It would be a good idea to let your parents know what has been going on, but if you can’t, don’t use this as an excuse not to go. You can talk to your doctor in confidence and come up with a plan on how to proceed. Your doctor’s primary concern is your well being and treating your symptoms.
Here is some information on marijuana that you should think about. THC acts upon specific sites in the brain, called cannabinoid receptors by triggering a series of cellular reactions that ultimately lead to the "high" that users experience when they smoke marijuana. The highest density of cannabinoid receptors are found in parts of the brain that influence pleasure, memory, thinking, concentrating, sensory and time perception, and coordinated movement. For example, THC’s effects on the hippocampus, a part of the brain plays a critical role in certain types of learning, can disrupt its normal functioning. This can lead to problems studying, learning new things, and recalling recent events. The difficulty can be a lot more serious than simple forgetting. Research has shown that, in chronic users, marijuana's adverse impact on learning and memory can last for days or weeks after the acute effects of the drug wear off.
Research also suggests that marijuana has the potential to make a person's existing problems worse. Marijuana use has been associated with depression and anxiety. The long term effects of marijuana are still being investigated but there is particular concern for the adolescent brain because it is still growing.
If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health in Morristown 973-971-6475 or the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health in Summit at 908-522-5757 for an appointment. Outside this area contact a local Adolescent Medicine Specialist.
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37.3 percent of 12th graders reported vaping in the past 12 months 15
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1 in 3 young people will be in an abusive or unhealthy relationship 23
50% of young people who experience rape or physical or sexual abuse will attempt to commit suicide 24
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