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Weed Cessation: help and experience welcome by Shit Gebbleford - Mon, 31 Jul 2017 18:51:11 EST ID:4ZeJzgZq No.29400 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I'm stopping weed tomorrow completely after 5 years of daily vaping abuse

I was able stop for 50 days before so I know what to expect I had a mixture of the following:

  • depression (gray pointless outlook of life )
  • social anxiety
  • lack of humour and timing
  • easily fatigued
  • unable to sleep at times
  • night sweats


I want to lessen these withdrawal symptoms by doing the following:

  • find a support group (haven't found one yet)
  • skip rope and bodyweight exercises (already do this)
  • daily meditations and listening to evening dharmas

Any experience for /weed/ who went full sober? I'm sick of weed and I really want to stop it.
Insight from anyone is welcome
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Martin Cridgewater - Tue, 01 Aug 2017 01:23:42 EST ID:MUJHzjN4 No.29401 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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This post is a reminder for me to go into more detail tomorrow- I also stopped smoking weed two years ago (am currently 1 month into kicking benzos and alcohol) and I'll share what I experienced. For now, the fact that you're exercising is great (get your diet in check too if its not: lots of veggies and try to cut sugar out as much as you can).

Read up on PAWS (post-acute withdrawal symptoms). I experienced the withdrawal effects that you described, however the real battle with weed (and any other drug for that matter) is PAWS. paws can take anywhere from 6-18months to diminish completely. Best of luck to you
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Jenny Punninghidging - Tue, 01 Aug 2017 20:01:29 EST ID:ah7hMXtb No.29402 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29401
Thanks for your words. From what I read I relaxation helps manage PAWS and prevent relapse.
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Angus Chorringstock - Thu, 03 Aug 2017 01:40:30 EST ID:G2iYEKXR No.29404 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Pick up some benedryl at your local pharmacy. They will help with the depression/ feelings of shit and sleep

Report back
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Ebenezer Brollydotch - Thu, 03 Aug 2017 07:28:12 EST ID:4ZeJzgZq No.29407 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29404
So far I've had one restless sleep where I woke up twice every hour for two hours.

I'll try this when it gets really bad.

So far it's been alright. The sleep has only been the majour problem (even before weed)
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Nell Finderstone - Thu, 03 Aug 2017 23:46:58 EST ID:/19boi00 No.29411 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29407

I would recommend some kratom. A white strain during the day should help the depression and a red strain at night to help with sleep. You don't need much, a cup of white in the morning, a cup of red at night, 2-3 grams of powdered leaf in each cup of tea. Don't use it daily for more than the first two weeks of withdrawal, but after that you can use it weekly without worrying much about dependence...It won't compensate for the psychological addiction aspect of weed completely if you're anything like me as weed is more psychologically addictive than anything else for some reason but it will act as a nice buffer to get you out of the woods.
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Beatrice Honningnit - Sat, 12 Aug 2017 09:59:02 EST ID:4ZeJzgZq No.29424 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Update:

Been well over 2 weeks. The symptoms are not so bad. None of the listed symptoms have plagued me.

I think fasting, exercise and meditation really help with that.

I think the true test is when I come back to school, the stress level will be noticeably higher, but I think I can manage.

Been drinking a lot of lemon water for the detox as well. I am also more confident and less paranoid. But I'm still a bit impatient in social situations though thats probably not weed related, probably aggravated by withdrawals.

Here's to a crutch-free life.
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George Pittwater - Sun, 03 Sep 2017 06:58:41 EST ID:h+qW62lx No.29454 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>29424
About to take a break myself starting today. I've been able to quit many different kinds of drugs before but for some strange reason cannabis is one of the hardest the quit of them all, psychologically speaking of course. I do get those physical symptoms described though and my solution this time is to take these hemp CBD supplements for the first couple days, they're non-psychoactive and will at least keep my endocannabinoid systems from completely being shocked by the sudden cessation of use. Other then that it's just adjusting to not being stoned all the time. It was always easy for me to adjust not being drunk, nodding, on speed all the time after quitting those but with weed it's always somewhat tough, like i find myself thinking (man if i was stoned right now this would be even better) which i don't usually do with other drugs. But over all it wont kill me and i'll feel better after a week or so.
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Shit Chobblenan - Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:41:14 EST ID:4ZeJzgZq No.29471 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Update 3:

I stopped counting. Weed is not part of my life anymore. I am not addicted anymore. I even had a joint 18 days ago for a bday party. I didn't once crave or seek it the next day. I've successfully become a light occasional user from a daily addicted user. The benefits are great. I have more time to do things. I don't have any aversion to stressful things where I would use weed to escape. I use meditation and exercise as my main forms of destressing. My focus and concentration has increased. I am more present in my life. I speak with confidence and can look people in the eye now. Maybe it wasn't the weed, but the removal of bad habits in my life.

Fasting, eating healthy, working out, keeping a regular meditation schedule, being mindful of my actions and thoughts led to this great imrpovement.
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Shit Chobblenan - Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:43:45 EST ID:4ZeJzgZq No.29472 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29454
How's your cessation going, anon?
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Cyril Blungermene - Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:49:39 EST ID:E/SbSRkR No.29479 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29471

Been where you are now, but somehow I got addicted again, from once every few weeks to once a week to several times a week until I was smoking several times a day again. Have been tapering myself down for the last few days, just a small pipe last night to help get me to sleep, but tonight I'll stay sober.
When I do it too much the high just starts to suck, I get these weird chest pains and am convinced I'm going to die every time.
How the hell did I get here again, fuck
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Hedda Darringmet - Tue, 24 Oct 2017 23:27:28 EST ID:4ZeJzgZq No.29525 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29479
Be mindful dear anon

Whenever you're met with a big temptation to smoke, that means you're progressing and the brain is really really starving and desperate. It will make all sorts of rationalization to break off your commitment. It's a good sign, you just need to not give in.
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Priscilla Clonningstetch - Sun, 29 Oct 2017 21:43:59 EST ID:G2iYEKXR No.29541 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29479
Careful to try and avoid this. I was in similar settis. Stopped smoking for 8 months, things were going great, then Christmas break came along. Where I decided its a good idea to just smoke weed everyday and get high as fuck, for old times sake.

It basically got be back to the routine, and hindered my progress where I became a SWED stoner again for a year until now.

Anyways.... 6 days without weed for me. I think I am starting to improve again, but dont want to jynx anything.

Keep it up, casual smoking is possible of course, but just be mindful if you start to fall back
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Doris Mamblesene - Mon, 30 Oct 2017 22:42:48 EST ID:gbuZg/D3 No.29551 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Been two weeks now since I last smoked and my appetite still isn't fully back yet. I lost 15% of my bodyweight and I was pretty skinny to start. I never had any problems while smoking weed so my life didn't get any better when I stopped, I just had to stop because I can't risk it or afford it anymore. I wish I could be like one of you people who quit smoking weed and it makes their life magically so much better.
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Graham Blackham - Tue, 31 Oct 2017 16:42:05 EST ID:RJ0RYzJt No.29552 Ignore Report Quick Reply
pro-tip to everyone in this thread: n-acetylcysteine 1200mg twice a day will do wonders for weed dependance. u can get it OTC and it basically tricks your body into thinking u smoked more bud than you really did
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Edwin Pendlehood - Mon, 06 Nov 2017 02:28:23 EST ID:MXMY5fUr No.29559 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29552
How did you discover this? 1200 mg is a large quantity and where I am acetylcysteine is pretty expensive. If it works I feel the cheapest would be to buy in bulk from supplement stores.
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John Choffingchone - Sun, 12 Nov 2017 15:22:34 EST ID:RJ0RYzJt No.29568 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29559
recommended by my psychiatrist who specializes in addiction but also i googled around and found some research papers that seemed to support it. not to mention my own personal experience, i'll basically start smoking a bowl and after one hit just sorta forget to keep smoking if i'm doing anything even remotely interesting.
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Esther Brickleridge - Sun, 12 Nov 2017 21:00:33 EST ID:gDALfmHW No.29569 Ignore Report Quick Reply
To everyday smokers of this thread, how many grams of weed did you actually smoke everyday?
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Eugene Brommlespear - Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:05:54 EST ID:RJ0RYzJt No.29573 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>29569
highest was around 2-3 a day


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