The two times I tried smoking marijuana in my long-ago youth, I was racked with debilitating headaches. The shoot-me-now sort of headaches that I never experienced before or after. What you describe is how I felt when I took Lexapro. Manaic. Out-of-control. Unable to remember everyday responsibilities. Spending money like a Kardashian. Racing around without sleep.

I was fortunate not to have any menopausal problems. I hope you find relief somehow, someway.

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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