Yes weed can help a lot however it is like other bp meds..not all meds work for all bp people each bp person needs their own unique med combo. So weed might not be good for all bp people everyone is different.
I have smoked pot since I got diagnosed with bipolar. Sometimes my meds can make me feel sick so I will part take in a puff . If my nights are too long and I need to chill I smoke a bowl ' but if I do smoke too much my head will hurt and I will some times be in a bad mood. If you want to smoke stick to sativa"s :) and good luck bud
It helps me get relaxed for bed at night, or wind down after being extremely agitated (say after driving in rush hour). I get to a point though if I smoke too much in a day it's hardcore anxiety and paranoia until it wears off. I've cut back and I'm sure by next year I won't at all. I kinda agree with John try other things first yoga and meditation work wonders if ya got the time for them!
I used to and it was awful. Only a temporary fix. In the short term, it made me happy. In the long term, it caused me to cycle faster, be more prone to psychotic episodes, and have more anxiety. As a general rule of thumb, marijuana is contraindicated for bipolar disorder.
I quit drinking 3 years ago for the same reason. I was unable to control my emotions & anger. I'm unable to relax without medication & hyper most of the time. I'm beginning yoga next week in the attempt to help me switch off.
I would give the yoga a try for a while before marijuana. I would go for anything else before the marijuana, especially if you have a past with addiction. No matter what people say, marijuana can be addictive.