maybe weed use in some cases (virtually the vast majority of cases on here) is covering up other issues. Then we blame weed but we were actually using it as self medication.
I think all addictions weather drug, food, sex etc. are covering up other issues. I get what you are saying about It troubling you to tell people on here that its only withdrawal when it could be underlying depression.
I'm coming up to 5 months next week and I thought that I was over the worst but the last 10 days have proved me wrong, I cried today coming back from a long walk I'm a 44 year old man and the only time I ever remember crying before I gave up 5 months ago was when I was a child.
I know I'm getting better as I have had a few good spells during the last month but I'm beginning to have doubts about whether for me this is withdrawal or that I have being covering up depression for a very long time with weed and now its out in the wild. The only thing that stops me going to get an anti-depressant is
1) It would probably be better for my health to smoke weed.
2) Why would I substitute a natural drug with an artificial one when they will do the same job.
3) (and this is the biggest reason) Reading the stories here of people who have gone through it and come out the other side much better people. This is what keeps me from going back to smoking or taking anti-d's
I know from the first two points above that you might think that I still have a desire to smoke, I have no desire to smoke but I need to get out off this depressive state some other way than taking anti-depressants
I might go get some 5-htp today and see if that helps as some here have had good result with that.
Any way Hiker you might be onto something there