The last time I quit was when I quit cigs. on Dec. 19 2004. I quit for about 6 months, but I was having a hard time with quitting cigs. and started smoking pot again. I found it was a lot easier not smoking cigs. if I smoked pot. So, for the last year that's all I have done was smoke pot. All day long, a puff or two of pot about every half hour or so. All I did was replace cigs. for pot.
On 7-19-06 I smoked my last bowl and ended up at the doctor's office. I was having a bad case of acid reflux and anxiety. That's why I decided no more I was done. I thought I was having a heart attach. It was terrible, my lungs were also hurting. I assumed it was acid reflux. I also had some nausea and times where my body got really hot, I was literally burning up and running a fever,the flu virus had been going around and the doctor's said it was probably that. Did I mention I haven't told my doctor about my pot smoking ?
It's been almost 4 weeks now since I've smoked pot. My lungs still ache and so does my stomach. This acid reflux thing really sucks and I know it has to be acid reflux cause I burb several times through out the day and once in a while I will get that gross acidly stuff will come up my throat. I also never get headaches and for the last 4 days I have had a constant headache on the right side of my head that will move to the back and then to my left side, but mostly it's on my right side, if that makes sense.
I am also a ovarian cancer survivor and I'm just wondering if this is normal or if I should be concerned. Please help me if you can. I guess my paranoia is really kicking in.
i just read all 6 pages of this forum..i have been smoking everyday for 3 years now, when i was a freshman in highschool i first tried it and only smoked occasionally and then my sophmore and junior year i didnt smoke at all, when i was a senior i started back and discovered i could do it every day and still function as what i thought was normal, i've been out of highschool for 2 years and still smoked every day, sometimes up to 8 blunts a day, and not the crappy weed either. 8 days ago i found out i had to stop due to some events coming up, from tuesday to friday i didnt smoke anything and i seemed to feel fine, this past weekend i was with some friends and friday night i hit a bowl only 1 time, the next night i hit a blunt only 1 time, today is tuesday and i havnt smoked at all since those 2 hits in those 2 days, 2 sundays ago before going to bed i smoked my nightly bowl pack and about 30 minutes later the right side of my chest started to ache and i suddenly started feeling numbness all over my body, tingling, weird taste, my face felt like it was swelling, i thought i was having a heart attack, but it was anxiety. scared sh*tless i didnt smoke until the next night and i only smoked 1 blunt, the anxiety took over again although not as intense. that was the last time i smoked until the 2 hits this past weekend. since today would be the 3rd day in a row that i have not used marijuana AT ALL i have noticed that i feel like complete c**p. the first day of no use i seemed alright with the exception of clammy hands and armpits, that night around 7pm my right leg began to feel numb and then went into a tingling sensation i also experienced trouble falling asleep and would toss and turn for at least an hour before i finally fell asleep, waking up the next day i felt okay and durring the day i seemed to be fine, my appetite has supressed and i can only take about 5-7 bites of my meal before i am full, yesterday (day 2 with no use at all) i was fine with the exception of sweatyness but at around the same time (7pm) my right arm went numb and this is when i really started to worry, i tried to let it wear off but then the tingling sensation started to occur so my mom took me to the hospital where i had a CT scan, turns out my brain is completely normal and they sent me on my way but im supposed to do a follow up with a neurologist, i didnt really start to think that i was having withdrawls from marijuana until today when i really started to question it, it seemed to make sense since 2 weeks ago when i was still using i felt normal and healthy, when i put 2 and 2 together i started to ask myself if it could be withdrawls from marijuana, since i've never used any other drugs it could be the only one im experiencing problems from, i started looking it up online and came across this website, when i read that other people besides myself were experiencing the same problems as i am im sort of at more comfort, i've been weepy(crying off and on) for the past few days, my muscles have felt really weak, the tingling seems to seclude itself to certain parts of my body, my hands and armpits (no matter how much antiperspirant i use) are clammy (sweaty) i wake up and realize that my brain was active all night due to freaky dreams though i cant recall exactly what went on in all of them im able to remember certain parts which from what i recall are very highstrung and full of anxiety, one particular dream which i remember parts from i was arguing with my mother, today i ran for a mile so i could sweat some of the thc out of my body, right now it is 6pm and today i've experienced cold feet and hands, sweaty armpits, hands, and feet, dizziness/light headedness, pain in my neck and lower back, weakness in my arm and leg muscles and my vision seems to be sort of off, not really blurry but not like im really seeing as straight as i should, my eyes feel sort of tired like the feeling you get when you've come down from your high, i almost forgot upset stomach, i've had diarhea for a few days now, to add to the symptoms, and i have a weird sort of indigestion or acid reflux type feeling where my chest and throat meet, i've always stood up for marijuana and for people who used it but im here to say that withdrawls from it ARE REAL, especially if you've been using it for a significant amount of time I read that they can last anywhere from 10-28 days but depending on your use and your body it could take months…don’t give up!! It will all eventually go away. Good Luck!!
My withdrawls stoped finally after about 1 1/2 months, but I still can't sleep without a Tylenol PM. Just one Tylenol PM and I sleep like a baby and boy do I have some wild and crazy dreams, almost every night. I just love going to sleep to dream.The funny thing is that I don't ever dream about getting high, but I do still dream about smoking cigs once in a while and I haven't smoked them in two years.
About 3 months ago I joined curves and now I workout about 3-4 times a week and I feel so good after my workouts. The one thing I have noticed is that I've been gaining weight since I quit smoking pot, almost 8lbs. I'm not overweight yet, but wonder if quitting pot slowed down my metabolism. They say it's muscle, but I'm not to sure about that.
Good luck to you, I hope you can quit. you will feel like a new person again. I forgot what normal felt like, but I do now. ( I think ...lol) If you have any questions or need to talk I'm here for you.
As far as driving goes....you can smoke and drive if u're a good driver..and don't over exceed ur limits...puff in limitations....just to get a kick out of it and not to f**k urself up...anyways...thats a problem i've seen a lot..people **** themselves over by smoking way more than they should.....
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Haven't had a good nites sleep since I quit and still experience stomach cramps after eating.
I'm DONE with pot.
The drive that permits us to live our life the way we want is dertemined by the Buzz that we get out of it. Let's take an obvious example: why do we get up every morning to go to work or to school? At the end, whatever the reason in detail is (money, prestige, survival, blabla), you want the buzz that comes along the way, too often at the end, like on payday or "when I'm done school" or "when I retire" etc. Of course life is filled with a wide variety of buzzes that seem to enrich our life, a bit just like vitamins and minerals that not only "enrich" , but are essential to the well being of our body. And the key is, just like anything else, a matter of balance. So far, nothing new, will you say; hang on. If have been smoking up for the last 17 years and that my nickname among my close friends (who also smoke up too) is "La Puff" (my first language is french...), I have been living in denial in thinking that i had a well balance lifstyle! What did my parents did wrong with me? No money problems, caring and loving parents the whole nine yards, happiness in Québec City's Suburbia!
The truth is that, although my parents probably did the best they could for me, they did not care enought about their own well being -espescially psychological- and I'm just realizing now at 32, having a 5 year old son, that my parents lived in a state of anxiety, that deprived me of something that whould have made the biggest difference in the world for me as develloping kid: BEING EXPOSED TO THE PLAIN AND SIMPLE BUZZ OF MY PARENTS AT RAISING ME.
No matter what socio-economical class you are from (don't get me wrong I do not ignores statistics and reality), it has been revealed to be that the most important factor that will make of somebody a more or less fonctionnal individual, is partly du to his or her exposure to that essential buzz that we need to feel from our parents (care-givers at large) at a youg age. And there you are now, an adult , being from totally functionnal to not functionnal at all (disfunctionnal). In average, I heard that one family out of two is more disfunctionnal than functionnal, covering the whole spectrum of different functionality level of any family. Am I making any sense?
30 years ago, people generaly still smoked cigarettes indoor, SURE ENOUGH! with your son on your laps bah! We will all agree 2 things here: second hand smoke is bad for your kid's lung, but even worse, you multiply 10 fold the chances of your kid immitating you in starting smoking, in getting at their turn into the trap of addiction for the rest of their life. Let me add a third one: NOW THAT WE DO NOT SMOKE INSIDE' ANYMORE WE ABANDON OUR KIDS AT EVERY 20 MIN TO FORFILL OUR ADDICTION, GET OUR BUZZ- OUTSIDE! Every buzz from from each cigarettes you smoke deprives as much your children of that essential thing that they need from you, YOUR NATURAL BUZZ OF RAISING THEM: loving them, being proud of them, being "openly gealous" at them for doing better than you in same situation when you were that age.
Where am I going with this? That exemple of the cigarette/ nicotine addiction is just one one the many addictions that are available to us (pick your poison...). Smoking pot, Drinking, being a sexoholic, gambling, workoholic, bodybuilder(steroids...), anorexic f**k NAME IT! are all disbalancement that deprived our kids of that real and essential thing:YOU
Then I hit the natural therapies and found that motherwort is a good herb for counteracting the anxiety and being highly strung. Magnesium helps the appetite and general stress and tissue salts help boost the body while I'm not eating much. The severity of my withdrawal has gone right down from the magnesium and tissue salts. I also saw my doctor and got some temazepam for sleeping so I am able to function.
One of the biggest cravings I have is to actually smoke. That is suck some toxic burning smoke into my lungs. I gave up cigarettes 7 years ago and substituted extra dope. My biggest problem now is giving up the actual act of smoking. I have heard needle users get like this about needles.
I feel confident that I can make a go of it. I have a doctor behind me, some natural therapies and on Wednesday I start thereapy at the drug and alcohol adiictions dept to help me stay off. It is going to be a battle to stay straight in the long term and I am trying to get all the long term back up I can.
One thing that helps is reminding myself that I spent $10,000 on pot last year. What else coul I have done with that money! How upset would my husband be if he knew that was how much I have kept back from the household KItty ( he doesn't smoke or drink or use any drugs)
Apart from insomnia and not eating I havent had many psychological problems like anger or irritablity which is good.
Wish me luck!
Just Googled cannabis withdrawal and found this, and wow what a relief... it seems there is very little information about cannabis / ganja withdrawal, except for forums like these who share their stories.
Basically I'm trying to quit for the 2nd time now... I don't even know why I started again... I guess I thought I could "control myself this time".
I started smoking when I was 19 on and off socially, but when I moved into my first place with my girlfriend I started smoking more and more, eventually I was smoking everyday at night, then eventually found myself smoking in the morning.. Then unfortunately about 6 months into my blissful lifestyle I got a kidney stone, which was terrible, but made me stop smoking as smoking made the pain worse.
And I basically turned into a wreck during this period, couldn't eat, couldn't sleep, anxious all the time... I kept trying to pretend it wasn't the weed withdrawal, and just this kidney stone killing me... but eventually I gave up and just decided I had to quit smoking, and went cold turkey.
So I left my flat and went home and stayed with my parents for 1 year, after about 1 week my apatite came back and my anxiety pretty much vanished... after 1 month I felt completely normal again.
However 1 year later I decided to move out again, and got my own place again... and yes I just repeated the same stupid thing, and started smoking every so often, with the excuse that all my problems before were just medical related before..
This went on for about 1-2months, eventually my weed source ran dry, and I had nothing, and then all the symptoms came back... and it all clicked, it was nothing to do with the kidney stone, leaving my flat, all of that **** was just an excuse I was making.. as at the end of the day I like to smoke, but I guess like anything, you have to do it in moderation.
The worst thing I find for me about the withdrawal is in the morning I feel terrible, really bad, but when I get up I tend to start feeling better as the day goes on...
All I can say to people going though the same thing is, hang in there.. if you go cold turkey you seriously will feel better between 1-2 weeks clean.
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Recently I had cut back to once a day or once every couple of days, but I decided to give it up cold turkey about 3 1/2 weeks ago. I decided that smoking was no longer adding to my life and I didn't want to miss my kids growing up while being stoned the whole time (plus I didn't want to set an example for them as my dad did for me).
After about a week I started to feel like complete c**p. I have the following symptoms:
chronic fatigue (no pun intended)
night sweats and cold chills (almost feverish-like)
joint pain in my neck and lower back
low grade fever (99-100.5 F)
flushness/warm tingling feeling in my skin (usually on my face) that produces an itching sensation on occasion
I never associated these symptoms with withdrawal as I never have any issues in the past when stopping. I finally went to a doctor last week thinking I had something wrong with me. They are currently running tests for Lyme Disease and Rheumatic / Lupus related diseases. I know that Marijuana can repress the immune system response and I am wondering if my symptoms are normal for detox or if my smoking was helping to repress my immune system which is now working stronger causing some of the rheumatic symptoms that I am having. I am almost at 30 days smoke free now and I am wondering if these symptoms will keep going or if I am near the end of Detox.
Anyone have any thoughts?