I've been on Paxil for over a month now, but I can't tell whether or not it's working, because I began smoking pot around the same time (and, I mean, I have been smoking a LOT of pot; whenever I try something new and interesting, I go on an initial binge/indulgence). My mood has just started to steadily rise in the last week, which is about the time the Paxil should have started kicking in. The thing is, I'm taking a 2 week break from marijuana to make sure I don't build up a tolerance to it. I've not done pot in 3 days, and I've noticed that my mood is slipping back into depression coinciding with my quitting pot. Now, I'm going to follow through with my 2 week hiatus, but if I keep getting depressed until I smoke again, I'm obviously going to consider which medication is doing me the most good. I started wondering, though, are there any people here who successfully self-medicate on marijuana? By this, I mean that you use marijuana to help with depression/anxiety, but aren't suffering as a result of pot use (i.e. regularly shirking your responsibilities to work/school/family/friends). Like most people who use pot, I do get lazier than usual, but I can't tell if that laziness is more of a detriment than my depression or not. What about all of you?