My name is Joe and I am 16 years old. I have a big problem. Lately I've noticed a change in my thought processes and speech. The first symptom I noticed was forgeting how to spell words. Words that I used to know how to spell I now find I can't spell or it takes me longer than usual to remember how to spell them. My speech has also been affected. I sometimes slur words together or say words incoherently. I am developing some sort of stutter in other words. My vision seems to be impaired as well. When i look at lights I see spots and lines that fade and are a lot like seeing tracers. I am currently taking cymbalta for depression and have been taking adderal for ADD. I have been taking adderal for about 2 years now. I noticed the above symptoms over a 2 month period. I have trouble explaining things and when I'm talking it seems like my mind goes blank and I can't think of what i was talking about for about a half a second. I have been smoking marijuana for about 3 years now. And I fear that I may have some sort of brain damage. None of my friends have these symptoms and they have been smoking marijuana as long as I have. I am wondering if smoking through an aluminum pipe is the cause because I heard that it can cause brain damage. My speech is constantly impaired when I talk to my friends and the whole thing is really freaking me and my friends out. I haven't talked to my friends about it yet. Every time I stutter we act like it didn't happen. I am in denial about my symptoms but I know that I need help. I am scared to talk to anyone about it because I'm afraid that my parents will find out and I want to try and fix the problem by myself if at all possible. I am under a lot of stress and lately I've been taking it out on my mom. Please email me and tell me what you think may be wrong with my thought processes and memory ect.
Stop taking marijuana. Seek out specialists on addiction and follow their instructions. You need to be examined by brain specialists in order to find out what is wrong with you. The fact that your friends have not yet been affected by marijuana does not mean that you could not be.
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