PLEASE keep reading. One person's support might be the difference maker.
I saw another post on this topic from a guy my age and it really inspired me. Sadly he stopped posting therefore leading me to believe he failed.
I am going to try to quit marijuana , and will use this website ( just like Adam the other guy did ) to document my efforts and make way for discussion. Hell maybe more people are trying to quit and this will help them.
Why I want to quit
Many reasons. The biggest : I am constantly worrying needlessly. About everything. And I have a physical feeling of sickness in my stomach. This anxiety ( I'm guessing but I'm not a doctor ) is caused or at least exacerbated by my weed use ( which is daily )
More reasons- I have a hell of a lot of potential. If I had worked hard ( and once again it's not JUST weed that made me lazy but it couldn't have helped ) I could have played varsity soccer at an extremely competitive school , while at the same time taking difficult classes and getting A's. I didn't do any of that and now im out of shape and headed to community college.
Health - my dad Was diagnosed with parkinsons so naturally I googled it. Once again I'm not a doctor but I know for a fact that PD occurs because your ability to make dopamine gets screwed up ( apolpgize for the french and overall informality. I'm on an iPhone and it's four am )
Which segways into my next reason : sleep (and diet )
I am currently at my grandmas house and I can't freaking sleep because I haven't smoked pot. I also can hardly eat. But when I smoke I eat four meals a day ( which I think is bad because it's not four plates of veggies lol )
So let's see I covered my anxiety , not being the best I can be , sleep , diet. Thats not even covering two VERY popular problems : physical health ( lungs, sitting around all day ) and the expense.
So I'm trying to quit , but I'm not gonna go cold turkey because of what I have read these last three hours ( that's right can't sleep so I have been researching why )
Oh another thing , besides not being able to sleep when you can't spark up , weed ( and this is up for debate so if you disagree please don't start a debate here ) is bad for yOur sleep cycle. I'm not educated in this field but in simple mans terms , ya know how you don't dream when you smoke ( I don't and neither do A LOT of others so once again if you disagree please don't call me out it's pointless ) thats bad. Because it messes with your rem cycle which is also why it impacts your short term memory.
My plan :
I have read a lot of these posts and the cold turkey people have tended to fail. the most helpful " quitting weed " post guy smoked less every day , than every other day , than twice a week etc etc. I haven't smoked half as long as that guy had , but it still seems a better approach. So Tommorw I get back to Nova ( northern VA) I have until Friday until all of my best friends leave for college. My plan is to smoke normally until my girlfriend leaves ( because we smoke together but it's not gonna affect the plan because we are not staying together ) and than progressivly smoke less and do more. ( by do more I mean healthy activities )
To deal with the side effects I'm going to exercise a Fuckton, try to limit them by quitting over time , and than just deal with them.
Honestly there are probably a lot of people just like me but quitting weed is HARD. It's hard because it causes no immediate issue , that and the fact that everybody frikkin smokes. Like everyone where I live. Adults too.
If even one person could reply I think it may really help me. Even a simple " good luck " would be greatly appreciated.
I may not seem it from this post , but I am very intelligent for my age. I Got a five on each AP test I took in highschool. My point of saying this isn't to brag but to convince the person who can't decide if I'm worth the time to reply. I am NOT just a dumb stoner looking for help.