Quitting weed; a hell of a struggle

Postby papadoc » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:48 pm

Hello reader,
As I write this I must say that right now am almost 3 months clean. This however has been the worst period of my life, not because I have never tried quitting before; After smoking weed from around age 15 to 23 when I happened to successfully quit without any noticeable effects, I lived clean for 7 years only to fall back to the old habit at 30.
Am now 32 and currently regretting why ever I decided to smoke again.
In nearly 3 months of quitting, I realise that my vision is blurred and nowhere close to normalcy, my memory is so messed up that I seem not to even remember faces of people who were my clients for a certain term, barely a year ago. I have always been a good reader and as well, an unpublished writer but at the moment I seem not to remember stories and plots that I always thought were a part of who I am.
Headaches, insomnia, sweating, anxiety, and nervousness have become a regular that I feel literally dead.
My sex drive too is at its lowest, my girlfriend must be thinking I' ve lost it.
I would probably have thought the help of a specialist but in third world countries like mine here in Africa, such is a preserve for the rich and wealthy, yet I am just a hustler living from hand to mouth like a monkey.
My major worry is; will I ever regain my memory and all other lost senses?
If you have any constructive advice for me, please help.
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Postby InkChalk » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:56 pm

Yes you will regain you cognitive and memory abilities.

Something that i realized was all these terrible symptoms you are experiencing, aren't necessarily directly caused by your weed withdrawal. You need to do activities and bring positive lifestyles to bring up your energy, libido, and help you sleep.

What helped me was exercising, eating lots of veggies, reading books, sunshine, less internet.

Smoking weed takes up a lot of time, and if you weren't smoking weed, what would you have been doing? Doing these things won't be easy at first; but it will get easier.
And another good question to ask yourself: If weed wasn't in the picture, and you look at your daily life... would you still be depressed? What can you do to make your lifestyle more fulfilling, be who you want to be.

Also give user 'SoulFull''s thread a read. He as great insight, and i felt his thread is really encouraging, and realistic on what it takes to achieve normality.
Quitting weed is one thing, but there's always more you can do to make yourself happy
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Postby papadoc » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:11 am

Thank you very much Inkchalk for those encouraging words that have shown me a ray of hope. It is true that the last two years I've been on weed, it had taken so much of my time...bar time, gym time, cinema time, book time, an entire social life.
Actually my old friends have always been asking what went wrong that is the reason they haven't been seeing me run the circles like I used to. Well, most of them don't know that weed had turned me into a great chiller at the expense of my social life.
Taking your advice, I guess I'll start by hitting the gym after a year of not working out. I have also started to play lumosity, a game that trains various cognitive skills and that too seems to be working
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Postby Irishweedfreeguy » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:44 am

Hey buddy,

Message me if you ever need any support etc, feel very similar to you in terms of social stuff! Lately at a wedding an old friends wife called me over and said how I used to be so bubbly and fun and lit up every room I entered, she asked what changed as I don't seem to be the same person anymore!

She was exactly right in every word she said and it was another step towards reaching where I am now

Hope you stay strong and things get better
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