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This seems to be a good thread for me to post on as I've not smoked for a month and was a daily smoker before then
>How does your sober (long tolerance break) mental state compare to your mental state in the midst of a long smoking streak (weeks,months,years)
>Do you get brain fogyeah, though tbh it's not much different. Obviously there's the altered headspace when you are actually high, but when I "sober up" it's a slight difference but it doesn't affect my ability to think rationally as much.
>do you forget more or become more irritable, does frequent smoking increase or alleviate any anxiety, does it affect your motivation, drive, confidence, talkativeness etc. Whatever differences you can think of.
I used to forget more, but there's little difference in irritability. For the first few days where I couldn't smoke I was more irritable but that cleared fully in like a week. Smoking for me would almost always calm me down. I've had panic attacks out of the blue when high that was probably caused by the weed, but I've also had them completely sober before I ever touched the stuff so I'm a super anxious person in general. I would be able to loosen up and talk a lil' more when high as long as i'm comfortable, but if the atmosphere around me was awkward I'd be far less likely to talk than if I was sober. It makes me ramble incoherently less when I'm nervous though so it can be a bonus. Motivation is pretty low high or sober, not much difference.
>How does your sober physiology compare to your "in a binge" physiologyI've been exercising more recently but tbh that's partially a coincidence as the weather has got a lot nicer and I've got back into skateboarding again because a new friend invited me. I'd still do that if I still smoked. I'd go on bike rides and bring a joint last summer.
Do you feel more or less fatigue, is your physical performance affected, does your heart do weird things (palpitations, erratic heartbeat), how is your appetite affected, do you get winded more easily, how is your lung capacity
Appetite is actually slightly more sober. Lung capacity smoking bongs was ++ so I could take a lot, never had heart problems that I noticed.
being sober for a month hasn't changed much. I'm still a lazy piece of shit, I might be slightly clearer headed but I'm also more anxious and more prone to depressive thoughts, merely because I don't have the "rest" that smoking gives me. I will say daily smoking was unhealthy for me, and I'm glad I stopped it, but I moved house so had to quit due to no contacts where I live now. I'd smoke once a week or so if I could. I thought sobering up would actually be more positive for me but now instead of blaming the weed I can only blame myself. Life fucking sucks, and I see why I started in the first place. It does make life easier, and I only smoked in evenings, so it was akin to having a couple beers to relax after a long day of doing stuff. I refused to let smoking get in the way of shit I needed to do, but it did cloud my head a little.