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  • 12-12-2020, 07:45 PM
    JWC
    Hi thisisme

    13 weeks is a good chunk of time to be clean. But still really early as well. Remember you are making an important (and difficult) lifestyle change. When/if you are tempted to use at all, find something to distract you. Remember that weed is just not the answer. And you will feel better and better as time goes on.

    Hang in there!
    John
  • 12-09-2020, 08:55 PM
    Thisisme373
    Thanks gateway, Iím about 13 weeks clean still going, Iím seeing some improvements although still dealing with depression & inconsistent sleep
  • 11-11-2020, 08:56 PM
    gateway loiterer
    Hey Thisisme373 - So great to hear your keeping at it! You probably are getting a sober rhythm going now that you've cleared nine weeks. We're out here cheering you on!
  • 11-09-2020, 06:42 PM
    Thisisme373
    Anybody here?
    Over 9 weeks clean now, seeing slight improvements
  • 10-18-2020, 03:55 PM
    Thisisme373
    Just over 6 weeks clean now. Been waking up in the night covered in sweat, shows THC is still in my body, been having dreams about weed aswell. Iíve been feeling really depressed, my minds been thinking of weed more like am I just punishing myself myself not having it. Life feels so dull and sad without it. Testing times.
  • 10-08-2020, 12:49 PM
    adambomb

    The Swinging Door

    Hey everyone and original thread poster,
    Personally, I think being off again and on again with smoking is one of the worst places to be.
    It seems like when I do this I end up with the worst of both worlds - I still xp lack of focus, paranoi, yet I cant alleviate it by smoking and loosing myself in comics or movies.
    You are right with the long run hypothesis, but knowing this does not always help me stop smoking grass. Frequently, If I am honest with myself, then I dont really have the power
    to stop on my own and therefore I need some type of higher power to do this for me. It is just the reality of the situation that if I dont want to knock off work to go home and feel a craving that either is unsatiated in a miserable way or that I just give in to and smoke, I have to rely on some type of power greater than me. I smoked habitually for years and this is the only solution that I found to work; its the only technique Ive found to keep me off weed for years and with a more colorful and vibrant life to boot. Idk, maybe it seems silly to some yet maybe these words will help someone else close the swinging door.
  • 09-29-2020, 05:13 PM
    Thisisme373
    Hi John & Gateway - thanks for the replies and encouragement. It does seem it takes a long time to feel better, donít get me wrong that does suck but the good thing is I havenít felt any temptation to use (so far). Iím 23 days clean now, Iím noticing on days off work I feel like laying around loads and just watching tv and sleeping lol I seem to feel really tired a lot.
  • 09-27-2020, 11:06 PM
    gateway loiterer
    Hi Thisisme and John - I'm sorry to hear you going through such troubles, but I think it's evidence of how much detoxing you might need to go through. I had all the same symptoms, and with much of the world still in lockdown due to the pandemic, we picked a hell of a time to quit. That said, your progress is commendable and I suggest you keep marking the days on the calendar and look at those days. You've earned them.
    Along with Marijuana Anonymous that John suggested, you may want to search around some more on the web for forums suited to your specific troubles right now. This place has done wonders for me, and I suggest you continue checking in here regularly, as we are all clinging to the same lifeboat, so to speak. But other forms on places like reddit and other rehab sites also offer other voices who are going through the same thing as you at the same time. By my math, your 22-23 days clean now and there are countless others out there in the same time frame. You might benefit from hearing and talking to them too.
    I'm looking at 5 months next week, and although I felt like hell that first month, it gradually gets better. I still have lousy moments, and I still have insomnia, but I also have a calendar with a bunch of marks on it and I can look at that when I need to. Hang in there and know there's others out here cheering you on.
  • 09-27-2020, 08:25 PM
    JWC
    Quote Originally Posted by Thisisme373 View Post
    Hi john, 18 days now, been having insomnia & very powerful paranoia/anxiety along with depression, did you have this, when did this calm down a bit?
    My brain feels fried, Feels awful.
    Hey there

    I had insomnia, depression, and anxiety. In that order.

    Not to discourage you, but to be honest, it took a while to go away. I felt better gradually, 3 months I felt a little better, then 5 months, and so on. The insomnia took the longest for me. Keep yourself distracted with stuff and really, one day at a time is a wise way to look at it.

    You might want to check out Marijuana Anonymous--it really helped me in the first 4-5 months.

    Keep at it!
  • 09-23-2020, 12:24 PM
    Thisisme373
    Quote Originally Posted by JWC View Post
    Hang in there!
    Hi john, 18 days now, been having insomnia & very powerful paranoia/anxiety along with depression, did you have this, when did this calm down a bit?
    My brain feels fried, Feels awful.
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