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    Hey there, Yup. All sounds pretty normal to...

    Hey there,

    Yup. All sounds pretty normal to me, based on my personal experience and from what I've read on here.

    Not to discourage you, but the road to recovery can be a long one but it is...
  2. Thread: Terrfied to stop

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    Hey there, Well, sounds pretty serious. It...

    Hey there,

    Well, sounds pretty serious.

    It also sounds like you might need some professional help, such as therapy and some rehab help. If you don't know where to turn, maybe you could start...
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    Sticky: Good for you, adambomb! Even though I get an...

    Good for you, adambomb!

    Even though I get an occasional nostalgic desire to be high, I am very happy not to be using cannabis anymore. I feel so much better without it really. And I felt so awful...
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    Gaining weight can be tough. It might take longer...

    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...
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    Hey there There is absolutely a weed/digestion...

    Hey there
    There is absolutely a weed/digestion link. A pretty big one in fact. Our digestive tract has lots of cannabinoid receptors so is affected by weed. One of the typical affects is it gives...
  6. Thread: The long road

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    Hey there I had insomnia, depression, and...

    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,...
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    Sticky: Hey there Sounds like you are dealing with a...

    Hey there
    Sounds like you are dealing with a lot!

    This site is really good for reading about experiences people have had with cannabis and quitting. Also a great place to share your experiences...
  8. Thread: The long road

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    Hang in there!

    Hang in there!
  9. Thread: The long road

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    Hey there my friend, Good to see your post....

    Hey there my friend,

    Good to see your post. But not so good to read of your current situation. Sorry to read this.
    I went back and reread some of your thread from last year--the ones where Alice...
  10. Thread: Day 51

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    Hey gateway loiterer Great to read your...

    Hey gateway loiterer

    Great to read your update.
    Seems like you are doing some good things to help yourself along the journey. Kudos to you my friend!
    Keep up the good work!

    John
  11. Thread: Day 51

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    Hi Cliff Sounds like you are in a rough place. I...

    Hi Cliff
    Sounds like you are in a rough place. I am sorry to read about it.

    Your problems do seem cannabis withdrawal related. Not sure what meds you are getting off, but I hope you are being...
  12. Hey there, As a bit of time has passed since...

    Hey there,

    As a bit of time has passed since you posted this, I hope you are feeling better. It does sound really terrible!

    Night sweats and difficulty with general body temperature regulation...
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    Sticky: Dear Gateway Loiterer & LifeChanger I am...

    Dear Gateway Loiterer & LifeChanger

    I am really glad to have helped a little! And thanks for letting me know.
    It really is one day at a time. And accessing resources to help yourself. This site...
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    Sticky: Hey there I think distractions are the way to...

    Hey there

    I think distractions are the way to go! The more you do it the more natural it will become. And the farther away from thinking about weed you will be.

    I used cannabis for 20 years...
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    Don't turn back! Your symptoms sound terrible...

    Don't turn back!
    Your symptoms sound terrible but as I'm sure you know, not atypical. I love your line, "you realize just how much this shit affects your body." So true and kinda scary!

    I am very...
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    When I quit I had anxiety, depression, and most...

    When I quit I had anxiety, depression, and most of all, insomnia. My anxiety was not as bad as many people on here. The insomnia and depression were worse. I toyed with the idea over the course of a...
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    Hey Rano09 Congrats on quitting! Double hard...

    Hey Rano09

    Congrats on quitting! Double hard for you I'm sure having given up both cigarettes and weed.

    I lost my appetite for a month, had pretty bad aches/tension particularly in my shoulders...
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    Hey there Pretty interesting story. I guess...

    Hey there

    Pretty interesting story.
    I guess it boils down to two options: Go look for a supplier in your new/old town or quit.

    If you are interested in quitting I guess now is a good time for...
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    It can be a long road, but it is really worth it....

    It can be a long road, but it is really worth it.
    One day at a time.

    Hang in there!
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    Glad you are feeling a bit better and glad you...

    Glad you are feeling a bit better and glad you are aware of PAWS.

    Also, positive things with eating less and doing a bit more excercise. And, good for you for NOT taking the Effexor. I toyed with...
  21. That is quite a story. It sounds like you are...

    That is quite a story. It sounds like you are doing quite a lot of work on yourself(ves) and making postive changes. Kudos to you!

    And it is really good to read that you are in touch with...
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    Hi jayjay Your symptoms seem to match a lot of...

    Hi jayjay

    Your symptoms seem to match a lot of what people have written on here over the years.

    There are cannabinoid receptors in our digestive tracts so cannabis affects this region of our...
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    Hey there I lost weight over the course of the...

    Hey there

    I lost weight over the course of the first month, but your weight loss sounds very extreme.
    And suicide thoughts are never a good thing.
    Please reach out to you doctor for some help. ...
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    Hey there If your doctor has checked you and...

    Hey there

    If your doctor has checked you and can't find anything wrong, then chances are you are experiencing withdrawal symptoms. They can be really awful, as many people on here have attested to...
  25. Thread: White knuckles

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    Hi Billy Congratulations on wanting to quit....

    Hi Billy

    Congratulations on wanting to quit. It's the first step.

    I would suggest getting as much support as you can. This forum is great for reading through peoples' experiences to figure out...
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