Beating the Rollercoaster of hell

Postby Brudenski » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:46 am

Hi ,
Sorry for my English writing since it's not my native language.
I was a hash addict for 18 years chronic daily user.
Since 4 months i said enough is enough and i decided to stop.
It was my first time that i tried to stop.
Hash didn't adfect my life directly because i was operating normally and doing sports everyday.
However after running London marathon last year and achieving a bad result i decided to quit hoping to achieve better results in the future.
And since the general idea that thc is not addictive i quitted cold turkey.
3 days later my first panic attack occured and since then my life is hell.
The first month was very tough but i managed to survive because in my head that withdrawal will only last few weeks. Than i understood that is a long long process.
My question is how can i know if there's improvement since it's hell all the time and at the 3 months mark my focus and memory were hit big time.
Is there a permanent dammage or it will get better?
In addition to anxiety and depressive symptoms and tingling in my head and left arm and leg.
Is this normal?
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Postby Astro413 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:12 pm

Yes don’t worry this is all very normal. If you read this board your symptoms are really the consensual symptoms for everybody. Some ya doe them better than others and symptoms last longer for some rather than others but everybody here generally deals with the anxiety, depression, and tingling. Just stick with it and it will gradually dissipate over time
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Postby BullFrog » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:25 pm

Welcome Brudenski. Definitely scroll down the forum and you will find DOZENS of stories just like yours and even WORSE stories of years longer of abuse and they recovered. The PAWS symptoms are awful and usually more awful depending on how long and frequent you abused cannabis. There is literally not a single thing that you said that hasn't been experienced by so many others on this forum.

Don't worry it's not permanent. You will recover. It could take 6 months to be fully recovered, or most like 1-2 years. It all depends, but the good news is that you will get well. So read up on the stories. Relate to them, take courage and push through this. As Astro said, stick with it! Don't EVER go back. sobreity AND time is the key. Fight on!
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Postby Brudenski » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:54 pm

Thks guys for the reply.
I have a question for the old time quitter, let's say i need 2 years to recover i have to deal with this hell for 2 years non stop
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Postby Cthompson21 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:48 pm

Paws will get less intense over the 2 year period. You will have good days and bad days and the longer you go the longer the good stretches. The shorter the bad. The most important thing is staying sober the next it patience. Time is the great healer with PAWS. Look up PAWS two years on google and it'll give you plenty of info.
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