1 year and a couple months clean.

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Postby Upfull » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:30 pm

I have another question exstonerinhell if you don't mind....
You don't mention any feelings of being brain dead or cognative issues, is this something you experienced to any degree?
Thanks again
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#16

Postby exstonerinhell » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:00 pm

@Upfull

I did have some pretty bad cognitive issues early on. Fortunately, those cleared up for the most part within the 4-8 month range. A lot of the issues came from the anxiety and just not being able to focus, but there was definitely some defects in my ability to retain information or just think. I was pretty much braindead up until around the fourth month when that started to slowly clear up.

The difficult part was relating to people. It was like I'd forgotten how to speak to people and how to access my social skills. That was the hardest part for me with the brain dead feeling. It was like I had to relearn how to speak with people, relearn how to act socially. I was so self-conscious too, so that didn't help things all that much.

But yeah, for a while being sober was like being the worst stoner ever and my executive functioning was shot to hell.
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Postby dhae2604 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:33 am

Do u still take wellbutrin & Lexapro
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Postby exstonerinhell » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:30 pm

Never got on the wellbutrin, actually. Was prescribed it but couldn't bring myself to take it. Went off Lexapro for another AD, don't really want to say which one as I don't want people to consider going on it because I was on it and got through. AD's may have helped me (at least didn't set me back), but I think if anyone is planning on going that route they really need talk to their doctors about it.
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Postby dhae2604 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:19 am

Are you off now lexapro? Or slowly weaning off lexapro? How long do you take it
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Postby dhae2604 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:17 am

Are u still taking that AD? Or are u off? Or weaning off?
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Postby exstonerinhell » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:36 pm

Am still taking an AD, but I'm completely off of Lexapro. Have gone down in dosage on new AD, not sure when or if I'll be weaning off of it completely, but have been discussing it with my prescribing doctor.

Was on Lexapro for about 10 years before I even quit MJ.
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Postby cleanofgreen » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:36 pm

Hey exstonerinhell,

Great to see that you're out of hell now :D . I new you could do it and great to see you helping the new quitters.
Congratz on the year++.

Good Luck and stay strong.
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Postby dhae2604 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:26 pm

Why are you put on ADs btw? Is it bcoz of cannabis abuse??
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Postby exstonerinhell » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:59 pm

cleanofgreen wrote:Hey exstonerinhell,

Great to see that you're out of hell now :D . I new you could do it and great to see you helping the new quitters.
Congratz on the year++.

Good Luck and stay strong.


Thanks, boss! It was a hell of a ride! :lol:
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Postby exstonerinhell » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:01 am

dhae2604 wrote:Why are you put on ADs btw? Is it bcoz of cannabis abuse??


Could have been, I went on them well into my cannabis abuse. Chicken or the egg thing there. But I went on them mainly for anxiety.
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Postby dhae2604 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:31 am

Okay, do you have anxiety pre-cannabis?
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Postby exstonerinhell » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:17 pm

Yep.
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Postby dhae2604 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:43 pm

Thanks a lot for replies. My extreme anxiety started with weed bad trip & experience withdrawal. Very short term user. Thought were the same regards cause of anxiety. Hope youre doing good now
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Postby exstonerinhell » Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:28 pm

The last year was an entirely new level of anxiety I'd never experienced before, but I am doing good now, thanks!
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