We have placed a number of useful videos on the internet here at WebMD as well as on my relaxation breathing video tutorial on my YouTube channel (http://bit.ly/MxLbz0).
There is software on the internet which will allow you to load any of these videos onto your smartphone, iPod, iPad or computer and I would urge you to do that. It can enable you to be able to flip open your phone and watch a video that can help you calm down.
Some of the software may be relatively inexpensive and some might be free, so do some researching to find which one works best for you.
Remember, your smartphone can be invaluable when you need it for more than just a phone call or to text a friend.View Thread
Smoking marijuana can have a number of side effects because there is often additional ingredients in the product about which you may not know. Also, marijuana affects the central nervous system and it can result in many problems such as you are currently experiencing. It takes a bit of time for this to pass because the chemical ingredient in marijuana is stored in your body fat and is released over a period of time. For this reason, although you may not have smoked recently, you may still be experiencing the residual effects put down when you 1st smoked.
I don't know whether or not you told your doctor that you had smoked marijuana but I believe you need to indicate this because it may be what is causing your current anxiety and your perceptual problems. You and your doctor need to work on this together.
Since you've indicated that exercise is something you've probably avoided because you feel there is something physically wrong with you which has not yet been detected, perhaps it's a good time to begin to consider some cognitive behavioral therapy with a psychologist. We all know that exercise is an excellent thing to do both for your physical and your mental health and I believe your PCP will agree with this. I'm not an M.D., but I do know that even people who have had heart attacks are sent for physical rehab. Please consider your options.
The news is upsetting enough to adults, so we can only consider how kids are responding to it. With that thought in mind, I've sent out a press release which provides some tips on how to handle your children's concerns.
Dr. Farrell has a series of 12 videos that cover everything from your need for sleep, inheriting anxiety disorders, positive self-talk and many other topics. See all of them here at WebMD at:http://bit.ly/diN6kaView Thread