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  • 05-17-2019, 11:17 AM
    JWC
    Terrific news! Great to hear.
    Your cannabis free days are approaching the "3 digit" mark.
    Congratulations!
    John
  • 05-17-2019, 01:45 AM
    Mitchell
    Just wanted to give an update.... currently on day 96, and I have not felt this good in probably 2 years. Today was pretty much anxiety free and was pretty mellow. Closing in on the end of the school year, which I am very happy about. Also very happy to be this many days sober. My anxiet which has been my main issue is slowly but surely getting less and less of an issue. My dreams have also not been bad, although I still dream pretty much every night they are not nightmares and they seem to be getting less and less of a thing the further I get. I am doing great! Just need to go another 3 months to hopefully feel much much better... and so on....

    Mitchell
  • 05-11-2019, 11:25 AM
    25 year ex user
    Glad to hear your ok, keep your chin up mate and bust through these last few weeks, summer holidays will be here soon.
    To be at school these day must be a lot worse than when I was a little scrot. We never had Facebook, Instagram or anything like that, come to think of it no internet or mobile phones, now that is old, FML I'm old.
    Steve
  • 05-10-2019, 08:16 PM
    Mitchell
    yeah, I think it was a stress overload of some sort. I have way too much emotional tension and overall stress that I have been combating my whole life. Also recently school has been the main source of stress because I am very behind, and also have social anxiety. I think my brain was fed up with everything and just said nope I'm gonna shut off. It was pretty scary, I wonder if I visited the afterlife I only have 15 more days of school and I am ready for 2 months off on summer vacation. I think during this time I will be stress free, which will be amazing and I think I deserve some time off from life in general... I need some time to gather my thoughts and get some more progress of recovery in.
    Mitchell
  • 05-10-2019, 08:21 AM
    25 year ex user
    Hope your ok today Mitchell, sounds like you had a horrific experience.
    Stress management is my biggest draw back, Exercise is my new strategy, let us know how it goes. Wish you all the best,
    Take care buddy!
    Steve

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  • 05-10-2019, 08:20 AM
    Unregistered
    Hope your ok today Mitchell, sounds like you had a horrific experience.
    Stress management is my biggest draw back, Exercise is my new strategy, let us know how it goes. Wish you all the best,
    Take care buddy!
    Steve
  • 05-10-2019, 01:03 AM
    JWC
    My goodness, Mitchell! What a terrible experience.

    Will you follow up with a doctor?

    Hope you are better today.
    John
  • 05-09-2019, 08:13 PM
    Mitchell
    Something very bad and stressful happened today. So I am going through a wave of PAWS, just general anxiety, insomnia, tiredness during the day, decreased stress tolerence.... etc. I happened to be very stressed out today, I have a greay deal of social anxiety and I wore sort of an outfit that I wouldn't normally wear, and I was very self-conscious. I am very stressed currently because I am at risk of failing math, and also another computer coding class. Well, here is what happened.... So I was in history class and my vision started to get splotchy. If I would focus on one thing to the left I had light sort of a blind spot... I started to get really anxious and worried about it and made a dumb desicion to google what could cause that. I spooked myself into thinking I was going blind or something.... I got very paraniod and anxious so I quickly got up and asked the teacher if I could use the restroom because I could not sit in that class for much longer, I walked to the restroom and went completely blind and then fainted, luckily there were students nearby that got help quickly.... I woke up on my back with the nurse checking my pulse and some people around me all concerned for me. I was then put in a wheel chair and brought to the nureses office and sat with her and my beloved teacher for about 25 minutes discussing what had happened. I was shaking and pale, I had an adreneiline rush just before that. I was coming off of the adreniline and ended up leaving school early, I am also not going tomorrow... I talked to a psychologist and the nurse for a while about all of my problems and about my drug habbits... and was advised that I need to stay home the next day and work on stress management, because they were aware that my brain is needing to go through an adjustment period because I was self medicating with marijuana for all of my life problems. My vision is back, but I currently have a headache... I think it is a stress headache... I sat down to type this out while I am cleaning my room, it was very cluttered and messy, also probably one of the reasons I am stressed. This event was very stressful or you could say traumatizing... it brought me back to when I got in an ATV accident and lost my vision. I am now making my main goal to be stress management, because my body seems to be releasing wayyy to many stress hormones and is constantly on edge. I am suffering from this headache right now sadly, but I am still going to get my room cleaned right now.
    Hoping I can come back stronger than ever.. This stuff really sucks, but I am working through it...

    Mitchell
  • 05-01-2019, 11:45 AM
    JWC
    Hey Mitchell,

    Yup, PAWS is definitely a thing! Good for you for doing research on it.

    Sorry to hear of your setback. It can pop up just when you think you are out of the woods. Happened to me several times. It should get better as time goes on.

    Hang in there
    John
  • 05-01-2019, 06:14 AM
    25 year ex user
    Quote Originally Posted by Mitchell View Post
    It is PAWS, today was a very stressful day. I had a super stressful event happen, it threw me off and I had a violent mood swing. I was literally like dead depressed for about an hour, it made me do research on PAWS and all of the PAWS symptoms listed are what I am experiencing. It is alright I guess, I'm doing this for the better and my level of addiction was pretty much as bad as it can get. So let's keep chumming and get these months over with.....

    One day at a time Mitchell, One day at a time......
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