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  • Today, 03:03 PM
    Thisisme373
    Thank you Hyzer, I am having a tough time at the moment I feel very miserable today and some powerful paranoia.
    I didnít get a great sleep last night as some weird stuff was going on, I live in quite a rough neighbourhood, well around 1am someone was knocking my door, sounded like they was also messing with the letterbox or something, I went to the door and nobody was there but some rough looking guys at my neighbours door (he is rough too) leaving his house, I asked did someone knock the door and one guy came up to me quite close (he had red raw eyes) and said he did, I asked why whatís up? He said ďnothinĒ and walked off... this startled me a bit so I struggled to get back to sleep, very weird, Iíd like to move from here when I can.
  • Today, 11:16 AM
    Hyzer29
    Quote Originally Posted by Thisisme373 View Post
    Hi Alice and John thanks for the replies.
    I feel a bit better today although yesterday was bad I felt all achy, demotivated, headache, and bad paranoia/anxiety/depression.
    Unfortunately there are no MA meetings near me in UK, when are these online meetings held?
    I slept better last night so my symptoms do feel less bad, I have quite a few family get togethers in the next week which I feel like Iím dreading as certain family members I find very annoying and rude, I canít wait for them to be out of the way haha, hope you are both well, 36 days down now.
    Hi Thisisme,

    I've been a few weeks away but upon returning I see that Alice and JWC (John) have since joined your thread. There are not two more sincere, caring and positive people on this forum. I leaned on them hard in my early days to great benefit. Thanks again Alice and JWC (John).

    36 days weed free, after 10 years of weed captivity, is such a BIG accomplishment! I am saying that to boost you but also because it is true. Little windows of feeling better, even if they are open only for an hour or two every day or every other day, will become bigger windows that remain open more and more often. Each time you feel a bit better just tell yourself "this is the process" and let that sink in. Sort of like CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy). You train your mind to think and believe new things. There's not much that can make the lousy times better but just thinking and really believing that this process WILL bring you longer and more sustained periods of normalcy will bring some relief. Again, I say that not just to boost you but also because it is true. You'll see. Continue to hang tough.
  • Yesterday, 11:32 AM
    Thisisme373
    Hi Alice and John thanks for the replies.
    I feel a bit better today although yesterday was bad I felt all achy, demotivated, headache, and bad paranoia/anxiety/depression.
    Unfortunately there are no MA meetings near me in UK, when are these online meetings held?
    I slept better last night so my symptoms do feel less bad, I have quite a few family get togethers in the next week which I feel like Iím dreading as certain family members I find very annoying and rude, I canít wait for them to be out of the way haha, hope you are both well, 36 days down now.
  • 12-07-2018, 12:48 PM
    JWC
    Sorry to hear.
    I wonder if you are feeling any better today.

    Have you thought about seeing a therapist? And/or looking to see if you have a Marijuana Anonymous meeting nearby? Both of these helped me quite a bit. Marijuana Anonymous has a very informative website and I think has online meetings if there isn't one near you. The support from MA and a therapist was really helpful to me.

    Hope today is going better for you.
    John
  • 12-06-2018, 06:02 PM
    Alice
    Sorry to hear thisisme,
    Can you think of anything you can do that would just 'nudge' you towards feeling a bit happier?
    Something that I find works very well when I am feeling awfully blue is to get out and do something out of the house. You could hang out with a friend for a while, see a movie, go to an art exhibition. The trick here is to do something that 'distracts' you from your bad mood. If you spend an hour or so doing something else, you are likely to feel much better afterwards.
    Sometimes I find that even reading a few chapters in a book can distract me enough to get over the sadness, but if it is stronger you might need to take more action.

    It is 'action' that helps in this situation. Action helps to activate your left frontal lobe and this area of your brain helps with depression and sadness. As for the anxiety, hiding and avoiding the things that make you anxious is going to make you feel worse, much worse. So, I would suggest to take action and do something that distracts you.

    Let us know how you go. Hope your day gets better.
    Alice :-)
  • 12-06-2018, 03:28 PM
    Thisisme373
    Iím feeling extreme depression and anxiety today, I feel mega down itís horrible.
  • 12-04-2018, 11:01 PM
    Alice
    I don't know about you, Thisisme, but I find a lot of benefit of spending the time and effort to find a doctor that you can trust and respect and then building a professional relationship with them. If they know you, they are more likely to be compassionate and keep your best interests in mind. Is that possible in your area? It is understandable that your latest visit bugged you!
    Glad to hear your walk did some good. I am doing well thanks!
  • 12-04-2018, 07:20 PM
    Thisisme373
    Hi Alice yes when I book the doctors again in the future I will make sure it is not with him, he actually bugged me quite a bit, at least I got some tablets but it was a lot of hassle, my walk did help my mood thank you Alice I hope you are well.
  • 12-04-2018, 06:07 PM
    Alice
    Hey Thisisme,

    To be perfectly honest with you, it sounds like you might need to find a new doctor. I feel like you need someone who is compassionate and sees things from your point of view. When we are doing things like giving up a substance addiction, it is so super important to have people in our corner who will support us, and I just get the feeling that your doctor is not very helpful.
    I know that many doctors are hesitant to give out sleep medication, because it can be addictive, but in the case of cannabis withdrawal, it may be that the benefits outweigh the risks. It is good to hear that you got some medicine in the end that might help. Hope that it helps you.
    Let us know how it goes! Hope you enjoyed your walk.
    Alice :-)
  • 12-04-2018, 12:57 PM
    Thisisme373
    Well I seen the doctors today and bloody hell the doctor I seen was difficult, he really did not want to give me anything to help my sleep he kept saying itís because Iím not working that I struggle to sleep, he kept trying to say I need to get back into work and it would help, I know work helps tire you out but I told him I am going the gym a lot, he was trying to put me on some get back into work program and I was telling him that my anxiety/depression is going through the roof and I do not feel ready yet, he may have been trying to help but I found he made me feel way worse, he gave me 14 Zopiclone 3.75mg pills in the end, I will use them 2-3 times a week, I feel crap today and the doctor tbh just made me feel worse, it felt like a 20 minute argument/debate, anyways Iím going for a walk in the woods now which will hopefully de stress me a bit, 31 days down now, longest I have been weed free in 10 years.
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