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    marijuana withdrawal symptoms relief
    Hey, I have been smoking for about 5 years almost everyday, give or take.

    I have stopped smoking now for 8 day's cold turkey... and my mind is going crazy. I seem to be over thinking everything to the point where it's making sick. For example last night... I went to bed and i felt a bit of a headache and right away i got so paranoid i thought i had a brain tumor or something was completely wrong... and the worse part is i keep thinking of bad thing's and it makes it worse and worse.

    Also I feel extremely tired all the time, and really have no motivation to do anything. But my main struggle is my over-thinking of everything... it seem to be causing me to be really depressed.

    Are these normal symptoms... ???


    I have read other topics on CannabisRehab.org and i can relate to most. CannabisRehab.org is helping me feel more comfortable and relaxed know that other's are struggling just as much as me.

    Any feedback is much appreciated.

    Thanks! and Good Luck To Everyone!

  • #2
    Hey
    Don't worry your symptoms are very normal, most of the ppl on CannabisRehab.org experienced them and some of us still have them (ex: me, i_wanna_be_normal). Don't panic you don't have a brain tumor and all the other things you're gonna think about Just know that it might take some time for this symptom to pass ( I'm talking months) especially if you were big smoker. Try to keep positive and hope you'll feel better soon

    Lili

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    • #3
      thanks... it's really nice to see all the support on this site, and to know your not alone and that everyone wants you to get better.

      I'm going on two weeks now and it's been pretty tough... mentally.

      anyways good luck to everyone! and we will all get better in time!

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      • #4
        dont worry

        when you first give up ,your mind will start to race and you will have millions of thoughts going through your head,its because your not sedated anymore and not chilled out,also your brain is playing tricks on you because it wants the weed,im still like this three months on and ive got some serious negative thoughts going on,but it will get better as your brain starts to regrow brain cells,just dont get depressed over it keep positive.....the other day i had a slight earache and i thought i was losing my hearing and got paranoid, ha ha ha .....dont worry about the anxious thoughts just ride it through i still have bad bad days

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        • #5
          it's going to take time....

          I smoked my last spliff 2 weeks ago yesterday and the 1st week & 1/2 was hell. Anxiety attacks, sweating, racing thoughts (some dark ones!). I am now really just struggling with the sleep side of things. The doctor prescribed me anti depressants but I decided not to take them as I'm not depressed. He also gave me some sleeping tables to help me get off to sleep.... I stopped taking them and I was only getting maybe 2 or 3 hours then awake all night with panic's. I have been talking Kalms during the day to help with the anxiety but had a really bad day last week and the doc gave me Diazapam and Temazipam to take if I needed to.... I am pleased to say that I haven't been taking these as they are highly addictive too and don't want to replace the drug with prescription drugs. Spoke to the doc again yesterday and he suggested I took Nytol instead. Last night and did get some sleep but not great sleep and have woken up today feeling a bit down in the dumps.....

          The more I read on the net - the more I realise that there is no "quick fix" and really it's just going to take time for my body & brain to get back to normal - whatever normal is!

          I have read that exscersize is really good for withdrawing symptoms so have been walking and have got myself a yoga dvd to try. To be honest - i'd try anything that would help and am open to any suggestions.

          Good luck to all of you who are in the same boat as me.... I know how hard it is.

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          • #6
            I can't handle the physical wd's! Anyone get them?

            hiya
            Been smoking on & off for 15 years+, but daily for at least past 5 years. Over past 2 years have cut back slowly, but surely, to the stage were had been smoking a regular 4 cones a day, late at night. But it is always high-grade premo pot - only stuff that does it. I have had physical wd's from pot before but never really that bad because either always smoked sooner of later, or was withdrawing form heroin/methadone/etc as well so bit hard to tell.

            Over past 4 weeks+ pot I got wasn't as good, and when only smoking that little, a qtr goes long way, and very quickly noticed started to feel shitty physically (and mentally) during the day. I used this as an opportunity to try and cut back on amount of THC in body, as the aim to reduce & stop 100%! Have been smoking either only 2-3 cones of decent stuff (but the premo used to) and 1-2 cones of weaker bush stuff. Basically in mind it seems like about 50-80% the amount of THC I got before - which isn't that much of a change - and 4 cones really should it make that much different?!?!?

            Anyway I have been getting quite bad wd's (has happended before) for past few weeks - yes I know "everybody" gets the anxiety attacks/etc, but I am also getting very achy, lethargic whilst at the same time almost hyper wanting to do stuff due to lack of pot, headaches, fever, sleep, tingling through body, really of feelings of been really massively hyper inside my body .like everything moving around (very hard to explain - best i thought at time was mix of speed with a hangover) and generally feeling shitty & not right in the body & mind.

            Has anyone else had these physical symptons? I seriuously wonder if it is the chemicals in the hydro premo that i ALWAYS smoke that I am more withdawing from than the THC? Any ideas?

            Am at the stage where have been sort of cutting back for 4 wks, that really need to strat to get seroius. But scared! Don't really wish to give it up all together, but need a good break to enable myself to be able to choose when I WISH to smoke - not when it tells me to. Hate feeling like ****, and thinking myabe cold turkey best to get it done quick - but doesn't sound like it, especially when have a job in the government to go to 5 of 7 days!

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            • #7
              everyone gets them

              i have smoked pot almost every day for the last 5 years.Have been off it now for 2 weeks, as I have at other times.The worst part, apart from the insomnia, for me is the paranoia, what damage have I done to my brain and body through smoking pot for so long and so heavily?Nobody will ever know if the things that go wrong with you have been caused through ur pot smoking, or would they have happened anyway?Just try to stay mentally healthy by being positive and happy both with ur past, which cannot be changed, and ur future, which starts today.

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              • #8
                withdrawals

                Its been 2 weeks tomorrow post cones. Been using 20 years bigtime. 1st week wanted but just kept telling myself i didnt need or want it. The biggest thing is sleep , or the hard times getting to sleep. Have got sleeping tabs and valium but am not keen to use them but have to.UI just look forward to the day of falling asleep naturally. How long does anyone reckon this takes. This week I have noticed changes for the better and so have other people. wish i gave up years ago.

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                • #9
                  Over it

                  Originally posted by i_wanna_be_normal View Post
                  when you first give up ,your mind will start to race and you will have millions of thoughts going through your head,its because your not sedated anymore and not chilled out,also your brain is playing tricks on you because it wants the weed,im still like this three months on and ive got some serious negative thoughts going on,but it will get better as your brain starts to regrow brain cells,just dont get depressed over it keep positive.....the other day i had a slight earache and i thought i was losing my hearing and got paranoid, ha ha ha .....dont worry about the anxious thoughts just ride it through i still have bad bad days
                  I don't think your brain has the ability to regrow cells. Once they're dead...they're dead but luckily we have billions of them. It's the clarity that makes you feel better. Keep at er'

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                  • #10
                    All Very Normal

                    I tried something called Theanine. Its an amino acid, completely natural. and it seriously helps with anxiety and some of the other symptoms. I got it in Whole Foods, but Im sure you can get it in a health food store. I was skeptical, but seriously takes it away.

                    The symptoms that you are having are normal. Just ride it out and stay positive and try to exercise as much as you can. Will get your metabolism moving and you will break down the THC faster.

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                    • #11
                      I smoked high grade marijuana every day for 12 years and quit smoking just over 2 weeks ago. The first week i experienced great difficulty in getting to sleep and maintaining a decent sleep due to the intense dreams I was having. Most u know that marijuana use decreases the amount of time you Sleep in r.e.m. Mode , the time when your brain is at most rest. It is a natural process of training my brain and body to readjust to normal sleeping patterns..I also tried nytol, kalms, valerian tea and even night nurse but they had little effect and if anything just compounded some anxiety with trying to get to sleep. Try not to be anxious when trying to fall asleep, read a book, having a hot bath or listen to relaxing music..replacing weed with another substance just leads to dependency and anxiety when it doesnt work. It took about 7 days for me to get 6 hours sleep in one night, still with intense dreams. But the best bet is to get up early and have an active day, excercise in the evenings and eating healthily also really helps. I'm on day 16 now and Im sleeping well and reguarly (7-8hrs a night) and I am still dreaming crazy dreams but u have to learn to embrace it and not be anxious. The anxiety your experiancing is self induced and is not a physiological response of withdrawal..it's due to the fact u can't sleep. I also experienced severe headaches but I put this down to fatigue caused by lack of sleep. I feel energised, motivated and more confident since quitting smoking..the best thing I have ever done. I loved weed and had no real reason to quit except that I thought I was dependant on it and wasn't comfortable with the fact that I hadn't not been stoned for so long. good luck to everyone who has quit...I will post back in two weeks and let u know I'm getting on!

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                      • #12
                        Hi and welcome,

                        Well done on your effort to quit so far, I must admit I am not sure if I entirely agree with your label of peoples anxiety being “self induced”, you make it sound a bit like it’s something people are doing to themselves and not something that’s related to quitting marijuana, if you read the stories here you will see anxiety can be very much related to quitting marijuana , even if it’s a result of something triggering something else as part of a chain like reaction the term self induced still doesn’t quite seem right, it still makes it sound far too much like it’s just in people’s heads, the fact of the matter is that if they weren’t quitting they probably wouldn’t be experiencing it and that for me makes it as much marijuana induced as anything else. Sorry to disagree a little but it sounds like you still may love weed a little and still be trying to defend it but my apologies of I am wrong.

                        Anyway good luck with trying to quit, take care and please keep us posted,

                        All the best,
                        Cannabis Rehab Admin

                        If you wish to Use then Use, Your Body Your Choice, You're NOT a Criminal and I wish you well!

                        My Choice is to be Drug Rehabilitated for 15 years because I Chose to be free from its Control on me!

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                        • #13
                          I really feel for you guys

                          It was very hard for me to stop smoking after many years, sometimes all day long and sometimes just in the evenings (like for 6 hours after I got home, if I had a job, which I did from time to time) and at weekends.

                          I identify with all these physical and mental withdrawal symptoms that people are discussing here. It's bad news for sure.

                          I could never stay stopped because ..well...it was just impossible ! I remember checking this cannabis rehab site and the Narcotics Anonymous site and feeling terrible and all that stuff.

                          I finally stopped smoking after I went to AA to address my drink problem. It soon became clear to me that I was not 'sober' if i was stoned. Also, the smoke would have led me back to the drink eventually.

                          So, long story short, it's over 4 years since I've had a drink. I was about 1 and a half years off the MJ but I just fell for the fantasy that a little smoke would be ok. It was no good. i just got super stoned for about a week and somehow managed to stop. It's been about 2 and a half years since that episode and I haven't smoked since.

                          When I first gave up smoking and drinking, I was so mentally frazzled that I got my doctor to send me for a checkup at a mental hospital ! They said I could expect to be feeling bad considering all the smoking/drinking I had done and told me just to stay off it ! I did, with the doc prescribing a small amount of valium, anti-anxiety drugs and anti depressants for some months. I'm still on a small anti depressant dose but i'm off everything else.

                          I never thought I could stay off booze and MJ cos I'd failed so many times when I tried to stop using my willpower. It wasn't enough.

                          Anyway, I just thought I'd share that. Hope it helps someone.

                          And if i can stop, ANYONE can, trust me !!!

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                          • #14
                            Theanine is amazing! Thank you!

                            Originally posted by cutfarm View Post
                            I tried something called Theanine. Its an amino acid, completely natural. and it seriously helps with anxiety and some of the other symptoms. I got it in Whole Foods, but Im sure you can get it in a health food store. I was skeptical, but seriously takes it away.

                            The symptoms that you are having are normal. Just ride it out and stay positive and try to exercise as much as you can. Will get your metabolism moving and you will break down the THC faster.
                            I am on day 2 of not smoking after 15 years of smoking everyday.I can not eat and my anxiety is through the roof. After reading your post about the theanine I went to the store and picked it up. So far it has really taken the edge off of the anxiety. I think it will be the thing that keeps me off the chronic while going through the withdraw. ThNks again this cannabis rehab site has helped me greatly because I have nobody to talk too that is going through the same thing.

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                            • #15
                              marijuana withdrawal symptoms relief
                              the brain

                              Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
                              I don't think your brain has the ability to regrow cells. Once they're dead...they're dead but luckily we have billions of them. It's the clarity that makes you feel better. Keep at er'
                              that is not true. The brain regrows cells on the time. Scientists haven basically proven this. High intensity exercise will cause new brain cell growth. Other things as well. google this and you will find articles on the nyt

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