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Creatine and Weed: What you should Know About ‘Ghost High’




Normally, the effects of weed wear off after 6 hours, but if you mix cannabis with creatine or alcohol, you may stay high for days or even months. Sounds like a nightmare doesn’t it?

According to studies, it takes a long time (more than 30 days) for heavy smokers to get THC out of their system even after they have stopped smoking. That’s because THC is stored in our fat tissue and is slowly released into the bloodstream over time. Because of that and depending on the strain used, it is possible to feel high hours or days after smoking weed.

Did you know that it’s possible to convince yourself that you are high even when you are not?

The problem with the human brain is. It is prone to suggestion. That means that if your doctor tells you that you have HIV, you may start developing symptoms even if you don’t have it. The point is. It is possible to think yourself sick or high.

Back to the question, why do I feel high hours or days after smoking weed?

What is Creatine?

Creatine is a chemical found in your brain and muscles; it can also be made in a lab. It is used by athletes to improve exercise performance and to increase muscle mass. In simple terms, it is a dietary supplement that is allowed by the International Olympic Committee and is thus easy to find.

In moderation, creatine is very safe, however, if you abuse it or combine it with weed, you may have a very terrible experience.  What might happen is, your high may last for days, some people experience hallucinations and others get panic attacks. On top of that, you may experience minor discomforts such as abdominal distention, diarrhea, and minor gas.

It won’t kill you, but it will make your week or month suck.

Just like weed, some people respond very well to creatine and others don’t. From what I have gathered, this may have to do with enhanced or impaired creatine uptake in some people or your creatine levels when you start a creatine cycle.

According to studies, taking high doses of creatine is bad for your kidneys and your overall health. Your odds of damaging your kidneys are even higher if you combine creatine with drugs such as cimetidine (for ulcers), meaning, you should talk with your doctor before you start using creatine.

What I am trying to tell you is, just like marijuana, creatine is a drug that comes with its own side effects. If you combine it with weed, you may experience:

  • Ghost high
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Stomachache
  • Bloating
  • cramping

Research shows, it can take up to 30 days for your intramuscular creatine levels to drop back to normal levels, meaning, if you smoke during that period you may experience the negative side effects.

The thing is, No studies have proven that long-term use of creatine is bad for you, what we do know is. It doesn’t work well for everyone. So to be safe, see your doctor first before you start using creatine especially if you have kidney/liver disease, high blood pressure, diabetes or if you are on prescription drugs. And don’t mix creatine with marijuana.

Depersonalization-Derealization Disorder

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Ever get the feeling that you are observing yourself from outside your body or that everything around you is not real? At some point in your life, you will experience ‘depersonalization’. Depersonalization is quote “a state in which one’s thoughts and feelings seem unreal or not to belong to oneself”.

The symptoms of depersonalization-derealization disorder are very similar to the feeling you get while high. I am talking about the bad kind of high, look at it this way, you may experience:

  • distortions in perception of time
  • Distortions of distance and the size of objects.
  • Surroundings may appear distorted, blurry, artificial, colorless, blurry or a heightened awareness and clarity of your surroundings.
  • You may feel like you are not in control
  • The sense that your body, arms, legs appear enlarged or distorted.

These symptoms can last for hours, days or even months. If you experience them, you may tell yourself “wait a minute, I smoked last Friday. Weed must be the culprit.”

Severe trauma, recreational drugs (including marijuana), severe stress and depression or anxiety are some factors that may increase the risk of developing depersonalization-derealization disorder.

How Potent?

I don’t know if you have noticed it yet, but these days weed is getting too strong. The problem with high potency weed is. It can take a lot of time for its effects to wear off. That’s bad in that you may be high for days.

Depending on the strain used, it could take some hours, a day, or even a week for the effects to fully dissipate. Here is what you need to know about high-potency weed.

How to Get Rid of Ghost High

The amount of weed you ingest or smoke will determine the length of time THC stays in your system. If you overdo it, you may wake up feeling high for days.

Related: How long does weed stay in your system

There is also the issue of anxiety, some people use marijuana to treat anxiety, but at the same time, marijuana triggers anxiety in some people. If that’s you, anxiety might be making you think that you are high, why?

Feelings of Depersonalization are very common with anxiety disorders. That means that the problem may be in your head i.e. you might have convinced yourself that there is something wrong with you when there isn’t. This may lead to anxiety and or depression.

True ghost highs go away after some hours or a full day, however, if the problem keeps reoccurring, there might be an underlying problem. If you suspect that there is an underlying mental illness or disorder that is causing the problem or if the problem reoccurs and is starting to affect your lifestyle, talk to a doctor or discontinue marijuana use and see what happens.

What did you do the last time you got too high? Tell us in the comment section and you might get this month’s giveaway.


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