Facebook Pixel
EmpowHER Guest
Q: 

Dyslexia/Depression/Marijuana

By Anonymous December 28, 2010 - 6:21pm
 
Rate This

My daughter is 22yr. and was first diagnosed with Dyslexia when she was in the second grade. She has tried the different levels of Ritalin since and is currently taking Aderal during the day and has been on and off since she started high school. Unfortunently, at this time in her life being an responsible, independent adult she is having trouble with her mood and depression. She does have a Psychiatrist who treats her for these issues.
My question is would she benefit from Medical Marijuana for the combination of Dyslexia and depression instead of the Aderal?

Add a Comment6 Comments

EmpowHER Guest
Anonymous

Coming from someone in college and has to take drug tests. I find it really sad that i can't have a prescription for weed. It helps me tramendiously in school, and other things that people with Dyslexia suffer from commonly like depression, ADHD symptoms, mood swings, anxiety.

I would also, provide that I mix weed with my prescribed dosage of adderall. I found that it takes away ALL of the negative affects of ADHD medication. And allows the adderall to do what it is supposed to do. I am not advocating that other do this.... Im just saying that it works for me personally.

April 4, 2017 - 11:38am
EmpowHER Guest
Anonymous

I HAVE DYSLEXIA AND USED MARIJUANA FOR THOSE MOMENTS WHEN MY BRAIN IS CONSTANLY THINKING NONE STOP IT HELPS USE IN MODERATION WITH A PIPE A COUPLE OF HITS AND IT GIVES ME INNER PEACE AND KEEPS ME IN THE MOMENT IN THE PRESENT ITS NOT A CURE BUT A RELIEF WITH OUT BEING DRUG WITH PILLS THAT HAVE HORRIBLE SIDE EFFECTS THE ONLY SIDE EFFECT I GET ARE THE MUNCHIES TRY INDICA . SORRY FOR MY HORRIBLE SPELLING LOL.

April 25, 2015 - 11:25pm
EmpowHER Guest
Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I have it to and I find school really hard i tried weed and it helped me a lot cuz I have ADHD as well if only it was legal in uk

May 20, 2015 - 2:04pm
EmpowHER Guest
Anonymous

Aderal treats depression caused by adhd. It's not really for dyslexia. xanax would make more sense cause it treats anxiety and can calm her down and keep her focused, which could help her get her disorder under control. As for cannabis treatment for dyslexia i'm not sure how it would help or hurt. Oh, and what she said. *points to Pat*

July 13, 2011 - 7:48pm
EmpowHER Guest
Anonymous

Dyslexia isn't successfully treated with medication.

January 3, 2011 - 7:53pm
HERWriter Guide

Anon - You are seeking a medical opinion and we do not provide medical advice. It would be helpful for you to explore the health issues involved with using medical marijuana first, and there are many of them. http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/148088/the_health_risks_and_benefits_of_using.html?cat=5 Then if you still want to explore this you can discuss this with your daughter's physician, if the use is legal where you live.

If you are in the U.S. medical marijuana is legally prescribed in only a few states and only for very specific conditions. It is not generally prescribed for depression or for dyslexia. This link provides information on the states where it is legal and the specific requirements. http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000881

December 29, 2010 - 6:34pm
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Tags:

Dyslexia

Get Email Updates

Dyslexia Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.

ASK

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!