Since smoking marijuana, my brain has never been the same. I started smoking at the age of 17 on a weekly basis. Through age 18-19, I was smoking almost everyday, multiple times a day. In high school I was a good student, and great at math. I had a great sense of direction too. Slowly, I noticed my memory and overall cognitive ability were declining, so I decided to stop at age 19. My grades declined and I struggle with school work to this day. I am almost 25 years old now. I feel like my brain just doesn't make the same connections it used to. I can't put my finger on it, but something just isn't right. I can't grasp complex, abstract concepts like I used to. I am also not as creative as I once was. I've become duller as a result and struggle in social situations to make conversation.
I haven't smoked since the age of 19, other than a couple occasions over the years. I obviously have no plans to ever smoke again. What I can I do to reverse this damage and restore my memory? I have tried pregnenolone and it hasn't really seemed to help. I understand there may be no exact answer, but what exactly happened? I know plenty of people who smoked more marijuana over a longer time period, and they certainly do not have these problems.
Likewise. I was very intelligent as a teenager and even after leaving school I continued to spend leisure time reading physics non-fiction, learning new hobbies, etc. I loved to exercise my brain. About a year after school had finished I had a minor breakdown - not eating, not emerging from my room until everyone had gone to bed, drinking alone (18 is legal age here in Australia). I was sent to a psychiatrist and I spent about 5 years on heavy psychotropics for "bipolar disorder", consisting of lamotrigine, quetiapine, amisulpride, escitalopram, and lithium. Worst thing I have ever done, and I have never been the same since coming off them.
Any kind of psychic challenge causes a rush of lethargy over my entire brain, an almost instant 'I give up' sensation. I feel stupid.
I am interested to see if any others can come forth and if we can find some common ground on this problem.