Typo808 wrote:Write more, Perilous! There are lurkers who are reading what you post. It is slowly giving them the strength to join in, make the statement of " I will quit weed" and then the fortitude to follow through.
No pressure! lol, it's ok. Anything I can do to pay it forward, I will do so. I am already in debt to you all and to the Forum creators for this invaluable resource.
So that was YOU watching me from the bushes last night while I showered?!
Spacer wrote:I have smoked weed for about 35 years, and cookies for about last 5 years, and I also smoked tobacco until about 5-6 years ago, and quit smoking both at same time because of chest pain.
I quit the cookies about a week ago.
I feel terrible right now, sore muscles, back ache, head ache, nausea, frequent diarea, a bit stressed.
None of the symptoms started until yesterday, so I was able to go to the office for most of the week.
They depend on me at work, so if I still feel terrible in a few days I am going to have to eat a little cookie.
Most of the things I've noticed regarding weed use have been said in this forum, but here is what I noticed, for the record.
THC makes me feel good, takes the edge off and makes me more creative.
I've never had a car accident while high, in fact there are many times when I felt more aware of my surroundings.
With a little bit of cookie a can be quite sociable, with more I tend to prefer to be alone, to get into a book or enjoy nature or to contemplate reality.
Those are the good things.
The bad things are,
You can get busted (I have a few times), which can cost money and limit your travel options.
You may be creative, but not as intelligent, not sure about everyone, but certainly applies to me.
Your short term memory suffers, and that can be frustrating and embarrassing.
So if your job requires few brain cells it probably doesn't matter much.
It's hard on the lungs, especially if you put tobacco in your joints, that nasty habit will catch up to you sooner or later.
Cookies are a better choice, but they are so easy to eat that you may find yourself high most of the time, not to mention fatter - they create more munchies IMO.
The reason I've stopped the cookies is that I'm tired of my intellect being less sharp, plus I'm tired of not remembering my dreams, plus there are times when I feel less sociable than I would like to be.
In the last week I've been having vivid dreams, and I feel guilty not having that recall because I feel dreams help you understand yourself.
I'm pretty sure I am going to be successful at quitting for good now, because I really want to throw in the towel, I'd like to spend my remaining years clean.
I don't even have to worry about being in company of users because they are used to me not smoking and I never carry around cookies, there was never a need to since the high lasted for hours.
I wish all you guys all the best in your decisions and hope that my experience might be of some worth.
Thanks for sharing your story, Spacer. It helps a lot to know other people are going through a similar experience. I have never tried cookies only made brownies a couple times but I would imagine it is relatively the same idea. In fact, before I made the decision to quit, I was going to go down the route of vaporizers and all that but I decided instead to just take the plunge and quit cold turkey. I would suggest to do what works best for you as an individual. Everyone is different... some might benefit more from cutting down gradually others need to just man-up and do what they say they're going to do, like me. I opted for the latter because I've been disappointing myself for years now saying that I'm going to give it up and never did. I'm tired of letting myself and those around me down. It's time to be proud of myself for a hard-earned accomplishment for once.
Your story strikes a chord in me. I've read somewhat similar stories before and I don't know how you guys do it. I haven't been able to function on weed for a long time now. I couldn't imagine being high ever day at work, even with cookies. Sometimes when I got stressed out at work I would smoke a doob to take the edge off but it almost always made the job harder to do, not to mention the whole marble-mouth thing. Maybe that was just me.
The negative repercussions of smoking you mentioned could not be closer to the truth! I personally experienced almost all of them and if you end up reading those documents that 2 Old posted, you'll see how us chronic users experience many of the same effects, like 95% will be checked off.
"The reason I've stopped the cookies is that I'm tired of my intellect being less sharp, plus I'm tired of not remembering my dreams, plus there are times when I feel less sociable than I would like to be." Those are very good reasons to quit and I'm positive they are shared by a lot of us.
I hope to hear from you again, Spacer. Keep us updated! Use 808's advice and READ, POST, READ, POST, he knows what he's talking about. Use this forum to vent and express yourself. It helps a lot! Good luck!