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  • #31
    8 pounds down in 4 days

    Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
    This is my 3rd time quitting, last time i quit i went 6 months without it, then smoked once a day for 1.5 years and here im 2 weeks today without weed. Now i must say my first 2 withdraws were very tough, i lost weight, sweated a lot at night, dealt with a lot of anxiety, but this time it has been different.

    Im not feeling these side effects as much, and whats different this time dor me is my water intake. Ive been drinking a lot of water for 3 months now, i started forcing myself to drink more and more, now i cant go long without water so i carry a bottle everywhere i go all day long.

    I believe this has made a difference, im hidrated and maybe this has helped with headaches, irritability, etc. Exercise would probably help even more but i am not there yet! I have a 12hr office routine daily and no exercises.... (bad).

    But i am losing weight fast, half pound per day consistently and here and there sometimes more than a pound a day. I went from 235 to 204 in 2.5 weeks. It scares me as im tall and thin.

    Im now looking into high caloric diets, but trying to keep it healthy. (Ill have a popeyes once in a while)

    Drink water folks! Our body must be pushing stuff out in any way it can and if you're constantly peeing, that must be a way to eliminate the toxins stored in your fat like thc does, and it could soften other effects.

    Glad to read these experiences and relate!

    Welcome to the "multiple times quitting" club! This day four on attempt number 4 or 5 in the past six-seven years, so I have been in the same situation as you. Every time I lost about 10 pounds, which I put back easily after a few weeks and when the worst of the withdrawal subsided. I believe a lot of it is water loss combined with low appetite. I agree that the side effects/withdrawal symptoms vary quite a bit with each quitting, and probably it varies widely from person to person. I'm no doctor or addiction specialist (other than I'm pretty good at relapsing and getting addicted again!) I guess the only thing that's constant across those who quit is that time is your friend. It gets better after a few weeks, and in my case after a month, negative withdrawal symptoms were mostly gone. Urine drug tests that I did on my own came up positive for 43 days after I'd been using a LOT daily for over a year. It does hang around in your system for a long time because it's fat-soluble.

    Anyhow, regarding the topic, yes, around 10 pounds loss during withdrawal is consistent with my experience. I don't think advising high caloric diets for everyone is a good idea. For some people, that might be necessary, but I think that decision ought to be made by a doctor or an addiction specialist. We're not professionals. We just share anecdotal evidence. It's good to do so, but as I said, everyone is different and if the going gets really rough, we need to talk to a specialist as they probably have tools and techniques of which we have not considered.

    The "drink a lot of water" suggestion is a good one. In my view, our bodies try to flush out foreign substances in multiple ways, and a lot of water going in and out is one of them. Unfortunately, as we know, THC and its associated cannabinoids are mostly fat-soluble, so even with a lot of water, we probably we don't get rid of it as fast as we would some other drugs. Anyhow, I am drinking about 50-60 oz of water a day. I don't know if that helps much, but it makes you feel you are doing something positive. Drinking excessive amounts of water might also explain the weight fluctuations many of us encounter.

    In my experience, tolerance is the problem. If you are a daily user, it doesn't take long for a person to need more and more weed to achieve and maintain the desired effect. With the high potency weed (plus concentrates and edibles) available these days, it's easy to keep ingesting more and more THC. A heavy user told me years ago, "They can't make it too strong and you can't take too much!" That's probably true in terms of overdose, but if one goes that route, it doesn't take long to be saturated from head to toe. Also, it seems to stop working as well as it initially did, regardless of how much you use. High tolerance is the issue. That's probably why a lot of people (me included) get the more severe withdrawal symptoms.

    I guess the $64 question is once we get rid of it from our system, why the curiosity to try it again? Maybe the body/mind has a great ability to forget the withdrawal pain! Any other theories?

    That's it for me today - 4th day, weight loss, tired, cranky, mildly depressed, increased anxiety, and the list goes on.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by oldtimer View Post
      Welcome to the "multiple times quitting" club! This day four on attempt number 4 or 5 in the past six-seven years, so I have been in the same situation as you. Every time I lost about 10 pounds, which I put back easily after a few weeks and when the worst of the withdrawal subsided. I believe a lot of it is water loss combined with low appetite. I agree that the side effects/withdrawal symptoms vary quite a bit with each quitting, and probably it varies widely from person to person. I'm no doctor or addiction specialist (other than I'm pretty good at relapsing and getting addicted again!) I guess the only thing that's constant across those who quit is that time is your friend. It gets better after a few weeks, and in my case after a month, negative withdrawal symptoms were mostly gone. Urine drug tests that I did on my own came up positive for 43 days after I'd been using a LOT daily for over a year. It does hang around in your system for a long time because it's fat-soluble.

      Anyhow, regarding the topic, yes, around 10 pounds loss during withdrawal is consistent with my experience. I don't think advising high caloric diets for everyone is a good idea. For some people, that might be necessary, but I think that decision ought to be made by a doctor or an addiction specialist. We're not professionals. We just share anecdotal evidence. It's good to do so, but as I said, everyone is different and if the going gets really rough, we need to talk to a specialist as they probably have tools and techniques of which we have not considered.

      The "drink a lot of water" suggestion is a good one. In my view, our bodies try to flush out foreign substances in multiple ways, and a lot of water going in and out is one of them. Unfortunately, as we know, THC and its associated cannabinoids are mostly fat-soluble, so even with a lot of water, we probably we don't get rid of it as fast as we would some other drugs. Anyhow, I am drinking about 50-60 oz of water a day. I don't know if that helps much, but it makes you feel you are doing something positive. Drinking excessive amounts of water might also explain the weight fluctuations many of us encounter.

      In my experience, tolerance is the problem. If you are a daily user, it doesn't take long for a person to need more and more weed to achieve and maintain the desired effect. With the high potency weed (plus concentrates and edibles) available these days, it's easy to keep ingesting more and more THC. A heavy user told me years ago, "They can't make it too strong and you can't take too much!" That's probably true in terms of overdose, but if one goes that route, it doesn't take long to be saturated from head to toe. Also, it seems to stop working as well as it initially did, regardless of how much you use. High tolerance is the issue. That's probably why a lot of people (me included) get the more severe withdrawal symptoms.

      I guess the $64 question is once we get rid of it from our system, why the curiosity to try it again? Maybe the body/mind has a great ability to forget the withdrawal pain! Any other theories?

      That's it for me today - 4th day, weight loss, tired, cranky, mildly depressed, increased anxiety, and the list goes on.
      Day 5. Oddly, I'm feeling pretty good. I didn't mention it earlier, but I live in Canada, where it's legal. For the past month, I've been "spiking" my ~20% THC weed with dabs of concentrate. In other words, I was pounding as many cannabinoids into myself as possible. I must have been saturated, and probably still am. Still, I slept OK last night, can think straighter today, and have a good appetite today. Experience has taught me, however, that these good and bad days come and go for 2-3 weeks. My problem, I know, is in a few months I'll get bored and feel the urge to try a little bit again. Then the cycle repeats. Oh well, knowing this ought to be enough to stop the curiosity. I'm stubborn enough to resist this time, I believe. In 5 days, I lost 8 pounds, but I seem to have leveled off. This is what I experienced in the past, so don't get too hung up on weight loss unless it keeps dropping precipitously. Drink a lot of water. It helps.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by oldtimer View Post
        Day 5. Oddly, I'm feeling pretty good. I didn't mention it earlier, but I live in Canada, where it's legal. For the past month, I've been "spiking" my ~20% THC weed with dabs of concentrate. In other words, I was pounding as many cannabinoids into myself as possible. I must have been saturated, and probably still am. Still, I slept OK last night, can think straighter today, and have a good appetite today. Experience has taught me, however, that these good and bad days come and go for 2-3 weeks. My problem, I know, is in a few months I'll get bored and feel the urge to try a little bit again. Then the cycle repeats. Oh well, knowing this ought to be enough to stop the curiosity. I'm stubborn enough to resist this time, I believe. In 5 days, I lost 8 pounds, but I seem to have leveled off. This is what I experienced in the past, so don't get too hung up on weight loss unless it keeps dropping precipitously. Drink a lot of water. It helps.
        Day 7. The last two nights insomnia kicked in, along with a bit of indigestion. Day 5 was the "aberration" in that I felt pretty much normal. Feeling tired and fatigued 6 days out of 7, with little interest in doing anything. One thing I do (previous times quitting, and also this time) is to get a calendar and write a "discomfort" score on it from 1 to 5. While it's subjective and more or less a guess, it does show a pattern. I keep this up for about a month and you can see where the withdrawal symptoms wax and wane. Also, there's usually a peak somewhere between 10-14 days that's fairly obvious. This is the worst of the "withdrawal days," in my experience. Then it drops off. Everyone is different, but it gives you something to do and it's reassuring to see this peak followed by a gradual taper. Numbers from a previous quitting time were like this: 1.0, 1.0, 4.5, 4.0, 2.5, 4.0, 3.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 2.5, 4.5. 5.0, 5.0, 4.5, 4.5, 4.5, 2.0, 3.5, 1.5, 4.0, 2.0, 3.5, 1.0, 4.0, 3.0, 1.0, 2.0, 2.5, 1.5, etc. The "4.5. 5.0, 5.0, 4.5, 4.5, 4.5" days were the peak around day 12-16 at that time. This time it's Day 7 and so far:3.0, 3.0, 4.5, 4.0, 2.0, 3.5, 3.0 and we'll see how tomorrow goes. Sigh. Still drinking a lot of water. Weight loss stopped and I've got two days where it levelled off, so hopefully, that phase is over.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by oldtimer View Post
          Day 7. The last two nights insomnia kicked in, along with a bit of indigestion. Day 5 was the "aberration" in that I felt pretty much normal. Feeling tired and fatigued 6 days out of 7, with little interest in doing anything. One thing I do (previous times quitting, and also this time) is to get a calendar and write a "discomfort" score on it from 1 to 5. While it's subjective and more or less a guess, it does show a pattern. I keep this up for about a month and you can see where the withdrawal symptoms wax and wane. Also, there's usually a peak somewhere between 10-14 days that's fairly obvious. This is the worst of the "withdrawal days," in my experience. Then it drops off. Everyone is different, but it gives you something to do and it's reassuring to see this peak followed by a gradual taper. Numbers from a previous quitting time were like this: 1.0, 1.0, 4.5, 4.0, 2.5, 4.0, 3.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 2.5, 4.5. 5.0, 5.0, 4.5, 4.5, 4.5, 2.0, 3.5, 1.5, 4.0, 2.0, 3.5, 1.0, 4.0, 3.0, 1.0, 2.0, 2.5, 1.5, etc. The "4.5. 5.0, 5.0, 4.5, 4.5, 4.5" days were the peak around day 12-16 at that time. This time it's Day 7 and so far:3.0, 3.0, 4.5, 4.0, 2.0, 3.5, 3.0 and we'll see how tomorrow goes. Sigh. Still drinking a lot of water. Weight loss stopped and I've got two days where it levelled off, so hopefully, that phase is over.
          Day 8. I think this reads better if I do it vertically:

          Day Discomfort (1-5)
          1 3.0
          2 3.0
          3 4.5
          4 4.0
          5 2.0
          6 3.5
          7 3.0
          8 1.0

          1 is excellent. In my made up rating system, 1 = feeling normal and 5 = the worst symptoms I've ever felt.

          The reason for the 1 today is mixed. I drank a LOT of water yesterday, and somehow, I managed to sleep most of the night. I believe most people, including me, find insomnia the worst. It amplifies almost every other symptom. Today, I can function normally and think straight. I don't know why I slept well last night, but I'll take it!

          Experience suggests there are more bad days ahead, and I'll deal with them as they come. The point is, I can function normally without weed. But once you are clean, how do you resist the temptation to try it "once and a while?" I guess I have to remind myself that I'm a cannabis addict, and like cigarettes and alcohol to an alcoholic, I can't have "just one." Hang in there, everyone. This is a battle we all can win.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by oldtimer View Post
            Day 8. I think this reads better if I do it vertically:

            Day Discomfort (1-5)
            1 3.0
            2 3.0
            3 4.5
            4 4.0
            5 2.0
            6 3.5
            7 3.0
            8 1.0

            1 is excellent. In my made up rating system, 1 = feeling normal and 5 = the worst symptoms I've ever felt.

            The reason for the 1 today is mixed. I drank a LOT of water yesterday, and somehow, I managed to sleep most of the night. I believe most people, including me, find insomnia the worst. It amplifies almost every other symptom. Today, I can function normally and think straight. I don't know why I slept well last night, but I'll take it!

            Experience suggests there are more bad days ahead, and I'll deal with them as they come. The point is, I can function normally without weed. But once you are clean, how do you resist the temptation to try it "once and a while?" I guess I have to remind myself that I'm a cannabis addict, and like cigarettes and alcohol to an alcoholic, I can't have "just one." Hang in there, everyone. This is a battle we all can win.
            Day 9. I think this reads better if I do it vertically:

            Day Discomfort (1-5)
            1 3.0
            2 3.0
            3 4.5
            4 4.0
            5 2.0
            6 3.5
            7 3.0
            8 1.0
            9 3.0 <--

            Not so good today. Lack of sleep is the cause. This is to be expected. Not looking forward to the "peak" that's likely coming in a few days, but it's possible I got past it on days 3-4. Wishful thinking, I suppose, but you never know. Remember, being stubborn and time are both our friends.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by oldtimer View Post
              Day 9. I think this reads better if I do it vertically:

              Day Discomfort (1-5)
              1 3.0
              2 3.0
              3 4.5
              4 4.0
              5 2.0
              6 3.5
              7 3.0
              8 1.0
              9 3.0 <--

              Not so good today. Lack of sleep is the cause. This is to be expected. Not looking forward to the "peak" that's likely coming in a few days, but it's possible I got past it on days 3-4. Wishful thinking, I suppose, but you never know. Remember, being stubborn and time are both our friends.
              OK, I have a couple more sober days under my belt. Here's my self-scoring:

              Day Discomfort (1-5)
              1 3.0
              2 3.0
              3 4.5
              4 4.0
              5 2.0
              6 3.5
              7 3.0
              8 1.0
              9 3.0
              10 3.5
              11 2.5

              I was hoping for a 1 or a 2, but alas, lack of sleep and poor appetite had different ideas. My weight seems to be stable for the past 3-4 days. I attribute that to drinking a lot of water and forcing myself to eat when I really wasn't hungry. Since I'm normally at the proper weight for my height (if the BMI theory is correct), I don't want to lose any more. I think that's important. I suppose if a person were overweight, then becoming addicted to weed and then ceasing cold turkey might be a quick way to drop 8-10 pounds, but I suspect there are better ways. I don't recommend that idea! Today I'm somewhat tired and cranky, but I expected that. Hopefully, in another week I'll be down to a lot of 1s and 2s.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by oldtimer View Post
                OK, I have a couple more sober days under my belt. Here's my self-scoring:

                Day Discomfort (1-5)
                1 3.0
                2 3.0
                3 4.5
                4 4.0
                5 2.0
                6 3.5
                7 3.0
                8 1.0
                9 3.0
                10 3.5
                11 2.5

                I was hoping for a 1 or a 2, but alas, lack of sleep and poor appetite had different ideas. My weight seems to be stable for the past 3-4 days. I attribute that to drinking a lot of water and forcing myself to eat when I really wasn't hungry. Since I'm normally at the proper weight for my height (if the BMI theory is correct), I don't want to lose any more. I think that's important. I suppose if a person were overweight, then becoming addicted to weed and then ceasing cold turkey might be a quick way to drop 8-10 pounds, but I suspect there are better ways. I don't recommend that idea! Today I'm somewhat tired and cranky, but I expected that. Hopefully, in another week I'll be down to a lot of 1s and 2s.
                Day Discomfort (1-5)
                1 3.0
                2 3.0
                3 4.5
                4 4.0
                5 2.0
                6 3.5
                7 3.0
                8 1.0
                9 3.0
                10 3.5
                11 2.5
                12 1.0
                13 3.5

                Two more days. I was at 1.0 yesterday (feeling almost normal) and 3.5 today. Lack of sleep is the main factor in the uptick today. No craving whatsoever. That's consistent with past efforts to quite. In fact, I'm starting to strongly dislike the idea of ingesting any form of marijuana, even if it were to temporarily relieve the withdrawal symptoms. I'm past what I consider the peak (day 12), based on past experience. Weight has been stable since the initial drop, so I think that aspect is over. I continue to drink copious amounts of water.

                Not much more to say. One has to tough it out and be stubborn. If you can hate the idea of what weed does to you, that's a huge help. It really is not much good for anything other than messing with your neurons and neurotransmitters. As we know, these withdrawal symptoms are mostly caused by the brain re-configuring itself to function without having to work around a foreign substance interfering with its normal operation. THC and the related cannabinoids in weed are "breaking" this great supercomputer that is the result of eons of evolution (or God if you are a religious believer.) Why do we do this? A good question.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by oldtimer View Post
                  Day Discomfort (1-5)
                  1 3.0
                  2 3.0
                  3 4.5
                  4 4.0
                  5 2.0
                  6 3.5
                  7 3.0
                  8 1.0
                  9 3.0
                  10 3.5
                  11 2.5
                  12 1.0
                  13 3.5

                  Two more days. I was at 1.0 yesterday (feeling almost normal) and 3.5 today. Lack of sleep is the main factor in the uptick today. No craving whatsoever. That's consistent with past efforts to quite. In fact, I'm starting to strongly dislike the idea of ingesting any form of marijuana, even if it were to temporarily relieve the withdrawal symptoms. I'm past what I consider the peak (day 12), based on past experience. Weight has been stable since the initial drop, so I think that aspect is over. I continue to drink copious amounts of water.

                  Not much more to say. One has to tough it out and be stubborn. If you can hate the idea of what weed does to you, that's a huge help. It really is not much good for anything other than messing with your neurons and neurotransmitters. As we know, these withdrawal symptoms are mostly caused by the brain re-configuring itself to function without having to work around a foreign substance interfering with its normal operation. THC and the related cannabinoids in weed are "breaking" this great supercomputer that is the result of eons of evolution (or God if you are a religious believer.) Why do we do this? A good question.
                  Day Discomfort (1-5)
                  1 3.0
                  2 3.0
                  3 4.5
                  4 4.0
                  5 2.0
                  6 3.5
                  7 3.0
                  8 1.0
                  9 3.0
                  10 3.5
                  11 2.5
                  12 1.0
                  13 3.5
                  14 1.0

                  Looks like the "curve is flattening", to borrow a term from the COVID-19 battle. Days 11-14 are looking better and my withdrawal symptoms are decreasing. And, the brain fog is clearing. We are really better off without weed in our system. That said, in previous sober periods, I did urine test strips occasionally and it takes me over 40 days to test negative after months of heavy use. Remember, this stuff and its metabolites stick around our system for a long time. Take care, fellow detoxers!

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by oldtimer View Post
                    Day Discomfort (1-5)
                    1 3.0
                    2 3.0
                    3 4.5
                    4 4.0
                    5 2.0
                    6 3.5
                    7 3.0
                    8 1.0
                    9 3.0
                    10 3.5
                    11 2.5
                    12 1.0
                    13 3.5
                    14 1.0

                    Looks like the "curve is flattening", to borrow a term from the COVID-19 battle. Days 11-14 are looking better and my withdrawal symptoms are decreasing. And, the brain fog is clearing. We are really better off without weed in our system. That said, in previous sober periods, I did urine test strips occasionally and it takes me over 40 days to test negative after months of heavy use. Remember, this stuff and its metabolites stick around our system for a long time. Take care, fellow detoxers!
                    It's been a few days, and things are going smoothly. This forum allows me to anonymously "talk" about the withdrawal and progress. It's actually quite helpful as friends and family typically don't want to hear a daily update about how I'm doing. A lot of them think "it's only marijuana, stop whining." Remember, most people are not regular users and only 1 person in 11 gets addicted. They don't understand, much like I don't understand some other addictions such as gambling, sex, overeating etc. Unless you have directly experienced the problem yourself, or been negatively affected by someone who is addicted, it seems that it must be their choice and they are doing it because they want to . . . and that they can easily stop any time they wish.

                    Day Discomfort (1-5)
                    1 3.0
                    2 3.0
                    3 4.5
                    4 4.0
                    5 2.0
                    6 3.5
                    7 3.0
                    8 1.0
                    9 3.0
                    10 3.5
                    11 2.5
                    12 1.0
                    13 3.5
                    14 1.0
                    15 3.0
                    16 1.5
                    17 1.0
                    18 1.5

                    You don't have to plot the above numbers or do a mathematical analysis to see the discomfort is subsiding quite well. I don't crave weed in any form, and my only concern now is the curiosity factor a few months hence. Not a conscious craving, but always "A couple of hits would be OK, and I am pretty sure I won't relapse." That got me 3 times before over a 8-10 year period of using daily and quitting for 3-6 month intervals. Somehow I need to remind myself that I can no longer ingest ANY weed in ANY form for the rest of my life. That's the challenge. Oh, in keeping with the thread title/subject, by weight loss stopped after 4-5 days and has been stable for about 2 weeks. I think that's what most people experience, but as we know, one size doesn't fit all when it comes to marijuana addiction and recovery.

                    Although it's not a good excuse, I do remember this most recent relapse's trigger: boredom from the COVID-19 restrictions. Something along the lines of "Can't do anything else, everything on TV is re-runs, the news is all negative, etc. Why not remove the boredom with some weed?" That lasted about 2-3 weeks and I was again a heavy user who knew I would have an uphill battle yet again! 4th time lucky? I am going to do my darndest to make it so.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by oldtimer View Post
                      It's been a few days, and things are going smoothly. This forum allows me to anonymously "talk" about the withdrawal and progress. It's actually quite helpful as friends and family typically don't want to hear a daily update about how I'm doing. A lot of them think "it's only marijuana, stop whining." Remember, most people are not regular users and only 1 person in 11 gets addicted. They don't understand, much like I don't understand some other addictions such as gambling, sex, overeating etc. Unless you have directly experienced the problem yourself, or been negatively affected by someone who is addicted, it seems that it must be their choice and they are doing it because they want to . . . and that they can easily stop any time they wish.

                      Day Discomfort (1-5)
                      1 3.0
                      2 3.0
                      3 4.5
                      4 4.0
                      5 2.0
                      6 3.5
                      7 3.0
                      8 1.0
                      9 3.0
                      10 3.5
                      11 2.5
                      12 1.0
                      13 3.5
                      14 1.0
                      15 3.0
                      16 1.5
                      17 1.0
                      18 1.5

                      You don't have to plot the above numbers or do a mathematical analysis to see the discomfort is subsiding quite well. I don't crave weed in any form, and my only concern now is the curiosity factor a few months hence. Not a conscious craving, but always "A couple of hits would be OK, and I am pretty sure I won't relapse." That got me 3 times before over a 8-10 year period of using daily and quitting for 3-6 month intervals. Somehow I need to remind myself that I can no longer ingest ANY weed in ANY form for the rest of my life. That's the challenge. Oh, in keeping with the thread title/subject, by weight loss stopped after 4-5 days and has been stable for about 2 weeks. I think that's what most people experience, but as we know, one size doesn't fit all when it comes to marijuana addiction and recovery.

                      Although it's not a good excuse, I do remember this most recent relapse's trigger: boredom from the COVID-19 restrictions. Something along the lines of "Can't do anything else, everything on TV is re-runs, the news is all negative, etc. Why not remove the boredom with some weed?" That lasted about 2-3 weeks and I was again a heavy user who knew I would have an uphill battle yet again! 4th time lucky? I am going to do my darndest to make it so.
                      Day Discomfort (1-5)
                      1 3.0
                      2 3.0
                      3 4.5
                      4 4.0
                      5 2.0
                      6 3.5
                      7 3.0
                      8 1.0
                      9 3.0
                      10 3.5
                      11 2.5
                      12 1.0
                      13 3.5
                      14 1.0
                      15 3.0
                      16 1.5
                      17 1.0
                      18 1.5
                      19 1.0

                      My winning streak continues. In about a week I'll start the urine testing with the home test kits. They seemed to accurately agree with the science of THC lingering in our systems for over a month. Previous experience suggests that for me, it's around 40 days before I start testing negative. Your mileage may vary.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by oldtimer View Post
                        Day Discomfort (1-5)
                        1 3.0
                        2 3.0
                        3 4.5
                        4 4.0
                        5 2.0
                        6 3.5
                        7 3.0
                        8 1.0
                        9 3.0
                        10 3.5
                        11 2.5
                        12 1.0
                        13 3.5
                        14 1.0
                        15 3.0
                        16 1.5
                        17 1.0
                        18 1.5
                        19 1.0

                        My winning streak continues. In about a week I'll start the urine testing with the home test kits. They seemed to accurately agree with the science of THC lingering in our systems for over a month. Previous experience suggests that for me, it's around 40 days before I start testing negative. Your mileage may vary.
                        Day Discomfort (1-5)
                        1 3.0
                        2 3.0
                        3 4.5
                        4 4.0
                        5 2.0
                        6 3.5
                        7 3.0
                        8 1.0
                        9 3.0
                        10 3.5
                        11 2.5
                        12 1.0
                        13 3.5
                        14 1.0
                        15 3.0
                        16 1.5
                        17 1.0
                        18 1.5
                        19 1.0
                        20 3.0
                        21 1.0

                        As I expected. No need to keep this discomfort "table" going. I'm past the worst in terms of withdrawal. Now the urine test results, on strips that detect 50 ng/ml or more:

                        Day Result
                        21 Positive

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by oldtimer View Post
                          As I expected. No need to keep this discomfort "table" going. I'm past the worst in terms of withdrawal. Now the urine test results, on strips that detect 50 ng/ml or more:
                          Day Result
                          21 Positive
                          22 Positive
                          23 Positive
                          24 Negative !!

                          Previous experience after pushing it to the limit with daily vaping plus ingesting edibles and oil extracts (approximately 30 mg THC/ml) for 6-12 months had me testing above 50 ng/ml for 43 days after stopping. The negative result doesn't mean my body is free of THC and or it's metabolites. It just means it's dropped below the detection limit of the test strips I have. No doubt, it will be a lot longer to get rid of it completely. I think the 50 ng/ml limit is the limit used by most employers, and that's why the test strips don't go lower.

                          My point? The more you take, and the longer you take it, is certainly a huge factor in getting it out of your system. I'll try another test in a few days, but experience tells me once you test negative, you won't move back into the positive again. Think about it. Even getting wiped nightly for a few months makes this crap linger in your system for well over 3 weeks. I like scientific evidence rather than guesswork, and this is the best evidence I have. Remember, there are a lot of factors involved, and everyone is different. I do hope I never relapse, and to misquote The Terminator movie line, "Weed, I WON'T be back!"

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by oldtimer View Post
                            Day Result
                            21 Positive
                            22 Positive
                            23 Positive
                            24 Negative !!

                            Previous experience after pushing it to the limit with daily vaping plus ingesting edibles and oil extracts (approximately 30 mg THC/ml) for 6-12 months had me testing above 50 ng/ml for 43 days after stopping. The negative result doesn't mean my body is free of THC and or it's metabolites. It just means it's dropped below the detection limit of the test strips I have. No doubt, it will be a lot longer to get rid of it completely. I think the 50 ng/ml limit is the limit used by most employers, and that's why the test strips don't go lower.

                            My point? The more you take, and the longer you take it, is certainly a huge factor in getting it out of your system. I'll try another test in a few days, but experience tells me once you test negative, you won't move back into the positive again. Think about it. Even getting wiped nightly for a few months makes this crap linger in your system for well over 3 weeks. I like scientific evidence rather than guesswork, and this is the best evidence I have. Remember, there are a lot of factors involved, and everyone is different. I do hope I never relapse, and to misquote The Terminator movie line, "Weed, I WON'T be back!"


                            Day Result
                            21 Positive
                            22 Positive
                            23 Positive
                            24 Negative !!
                            25 Positive
                            26 Inconclusive
                            27 - 35 No testing
                            36 Negative
                            37 Negative
                            38 Negative

                            It lingers.

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                            • #44
                              I've been quit 3 months after 20 years of daily smoking. I've put on a lot of weight say nearly 2 stone. I hardly ate when I used weed. My diet is far better and healthier now but feeling very tubby. I'm sure I'll figure it out how to lose it again but for now am just proud of what I've achieved in quitting

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                              • #45
                                marijuana withdrawal symptoms relief
                                Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
                                I've been quit 3 months after 20 years of daily smoking. I've put on a lot of weight say nearly 2 stone. I hardly ate when I used weed. My diet is far better and healthier now but feeling very tubby. I'm sure I'll figure it out how to lose it again but for now am just proud of what I've achieved in quitting
                                Gaining weight can be tough. It might take longer for your digestion and metabolism to sort itself out. Or, maybe you were underweight as you said you ate very little while using?

                                Good luck with it!

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