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    Mmmm....interesting. When I quit after about 20...

    Mmmm....interesting. When I quit after about 20 years of daily use I had almost zero appetite for about a month. And lost weight.
    It takes a while for your body to "reregulate".

    How are you...
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    Hi Andres, Ya, I would say your extreme...

    Hi Andres,

    Ya, I would say your extreme fatigue could definitely be a withdrawal symptom. Nice that you are not experiencing anxiety or depression. I think if you can see your doctor and be open...
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    Hi Ray That is quite a story! You must feel so...

    Hi Ray

    That is quite a story! You must feel so great to be substance free.

    I used cannabis off and on from about 14 years old until about 32. Nowhere near any kind of habit. I did it...
  4. I love your observation about there being a...

    I love your observation about there being a difference between happiness and pleasure and that happiness is harder earned. :-)
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    Good to hear! Sounds like you are really much...

    Good to hear!
    Sounds like you are really much better!

    John
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    Yes, that's right. Two years at the end of this...

    Yes, that's right. Two years at the end of this month. Looking back, the whole first year kinda sucked for me. This past year was much better, but it was progressive. I feel pretty good these days....
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    Hang in there Eroica! You should give yourself a...

    Hang in there Eroica! You should give yourself a big pat on the back for making it this far! You are on the down slope to a full year.
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    For the first several months (4-5 maybe) I was...

    For the first several months (4-5 maybe) I was freezing all the time. And I would sweat more at the gym than I do now. I definitely think body temperature regulation can be one of the symptoms of...
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    Sticky: Hi Mervgriffin, Congratulations on quitting....

    Hi Mervgriffin,

    Congratulations on quitting. Hope it goes smoothly for you. Keep posting.
    John
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    I use a product called "Colon Cleanse" here in...

    I use a product called "Colon Cleanse" here in the U.S. It is just phsyllium husk. I have actually used it for 20 +years. I was super constipated during the second month or so of withdrawal, so I...
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    Although it is a 12 step program, that wasn't a...

    Although it is a 12 step program, that wasn't a big part for me. Listening to the peoples' stories at the meetings and their supportive ears listening to mine was very helpful. Having people to talk...
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    Sometimes the site can be kind of quiet for...

    Sometimes the site can be kind of quiet for periods. Don't let it discourage you.
    Have you checked out Marijuana Anonymous? This was a huge help for me. I was lucky that there are meetings in my...
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    Good for better sleep! Insomnia was always my...

    Good for better sleep! Insomnia was always my worst problem.I would say your other symptoms sounds pretty typical. Are you excercising?
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    Hi Eroica, Sorry to read about what you are...

    Hi Eroica,

    Sorry to read about what you are going through. It really does suck! You are well into the journey at 34 days but it could take a lot longer to feel completely better. It came in stages...
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    Hi UK Guy, I am very pleased that my posts...

    Hi UK Guy,

    I am very pleased that my posts helped you out!

    This whole process of journaling the experience is so rewarding in many ways. Reading through the posts for information in the...
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    Terrific news! Great to hear. Your cannabis free...

    Terrific news! Great to hear.
    Your cannabis free days are approaching the "3 digit" mark.
    Congratulations!
    John
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    Way to go! I love it when you say you have a...

    Way to go!

    I love it when you say you have a desire to smoke up but then you think about the anxiety and negative thoughts. I have similar thoughts. Why on earth would you want to go back to...
  18. I am surprised at your situation of being fined...

    I am surprised at your situation of being fined for two joints. That seems really harsh and outdated. I'm pretty sure Maine and Massachusetts have recreational now. (I used to live in each of these...
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    My goodness, Mitchell! What a terrible...

    My goodness, Mitchell! What a terrible experience.

    Will you follow up with a doctor?

    Hope you are better today.
    John
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    Excellent for both of you!

    Excellent for both of you!
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    Dear Steve, GREAT entry! I really like your...

    Dear Steve,

    GREAT entry! I really like your writing syle.

    "Temptation is only a mindset away" Brilliant.

    It really sounds like you are on a solid pathway. The farther along the path you...
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    Hi Untested, ALL of what Steve and Alice said!...

    Hi Untested,

    ALL of what Steve and Alice said! Such good advice.

    I would echo what Steve says about possibly putting the Masters program off for a year. Quitting weed can be a tough process....
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    Hey Mitchell, Yup, PAWS is definitely a thing!...

    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...
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    Hi Steve, Seems like you are doing well for...

    Hi Steve,

    Seems like you are doing well for now. Going to such a party and getting through it is terrific. Perhaps going forward you can focus on the friends who are patting you on the back for...
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    Hey Steve, Thanks for the nod. :-) I am...

    Hey Steve,

    Thanks for the nod. :-)

    I am glad I can help you out. Paying back (or forward?) what people did for me.

    Interesting what you say about your high anxiety when stoned. I had always...
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