Originally Posted by Sounds Great
Well you can't throw that out there without telling us what these other meds are.
Somethings are unfortunately heavily stigmatised,so lets just say,the docs put me on some awful awful crap[insert stigma inducing medication]and instead of that,I went back to my usual[also instantly stigma/judgemental inducing,when mentioned substances],and found that dropping the weed was what helped,instead.[along with going back to my previously mentioned legal presciption].
I haven't drunk alcohol for nearly 20 years,and couldn't even if I'd like to[which I don't-awful shitty CNS depressant].
I can throw out that I used to love my weed,but slowly over time,as it became more and more "Criminalised"[our state in Oz used to have a 9 plant allowance,for own use,until they found out how much people were profiting and....]it eventually turned into this "skunk only" thing,which has only been grown indoors with 20 hours of light per day,plus tons of pump it up chemicals,and due to the law changing,that was ALL one could get[obviously I'm over simplifying]but no more variety,or nice home grown,ever since.
So,a bit more than 2 years ago I had an "incident",and was forced to change to an unbelieveably horrendous medication[the seemingly common "fix it all" easy option,for an overworked,uncaring system of "treatment",so after slowly weaning myself off that,I'm where I'm at now,and life is as good,as it can be,considering[ATM].
I wish I could be more forthcoming,it's just...well,Iv'e given my reasons.
I'd just like to point out that although I've stopped,I'm in no way anti AT ALL,and the most I used to partake was "daily",and usually after 5pm,a few "cones" with friends,sometimes I'd start the day with "choof" in the morning,though not very often,and occaisionally I would stop,for a few weeks,sometimes months,and one particular time I stopped completely before,for a year or so,when I was still quite young,as I had a particularly extreme mega "overdose" of "psylocybin mushrooms",that turnred bad,simply as we had been "ill advised" by some "not so nice local hippies",who stated emphatically,that-to "trip properly" we[3 of us]needed "at least 30 each!"[boiled down to 3 disgusting coffee mugs of stew]needless to say it was way too much for a 17 year old,who had only been "properly" stoned,a year earlier.
So for a while after,flashbacks became an issue.
Quite comical,looking back on it now!
PS Unlike some,I found it far too distracting,for playing live,and definitely the "same" for a booked session,but jamming,sure "ideas abound",and of course,the same with "writing".