80 days clean of weed

#105

Postby zzzz » Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:18 pm

Hey ashthewarrior7 youve helped alot man thanks

Can i ask where you learned about all this stuff
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#106

Postby ashthewarrior7 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:49 pm

Masters in psychology, worked with other psychologists, met psychiatrists ,though practicing psychology isn't my actual job I attended bunch of seminars, workshops etc, and of course tons of research and analysis.

Don't worry about the sources of information man, just keep looking at your own progress, if it isn't becoming worse, you're good, if you visited a doc, reports came back fine, you are good.

No book, doctor, website can garuntee 100% what's going on but what you can see for yourself is the progress of healing and that's all you need. Many symptoms will come and go and it's just your body rewiring.

If it's too tough on you then try weaning or tapering off instead, but since you are already months into it I would say keep fighting on.
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#107

Postby SparkleFly12 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:52 pm

It's been a rough week and a half. Progress was great, getting slightly better every 2 weeks or so; then a couple weeks ago BAM. It's like the clock was turned back a month and a half.
Headaches, no libido and ED, sore muscles and fingers/joints, facial pressure, brain fog...Finally doing a bit better but man, it sucks to get thrown back like that. Still not where I was at 2 weeks ago but hopefully tomorrow is better.

Cheers all
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#108

Postby zzzz » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:02 am

Day 76 for me

Erections have improved so much but still no libido

Last night was rough tho in too much pain
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Postby Go with the flow » Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:38 am

Hello everyone I'm new to this & I can relate on the relief knowing there's ppl that were experiencing the aftermath/outcome of being a heavy smoker. I believe that sweating & drinking green or black tea will help with the insomnia & headaches.


I was 77 days clean but I took 15 hits of weed this past Saturday. How many days will the thc stay in my system?
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Postby SparkleFly12 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:45 am

@GoEithTheFlow it is hard to say; everyone is different and one night may or may not affect you at all. Id be curious to hear from you if it did or not.

220 days in for me; and I feel like it is month 5 again. I was doing really well til a couple weeks ago; it got worse and Im still recovering from that. I do feel better than at that time; but damn its demoralizing to have the clock set back like that for no reason. Sore muscles, poor sleep, ED, and headaches.

Im really just sick of feeling tired. I want to sleep and wake up feeling well rested. Ive forgotten what that feels like.
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Postby zzzz » Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:15 pm

Today is day 81 for me.

My mental health is sooo much better from before i am slowly getting to the place i was a year ago but without weed. But still have anxiety which has also improved slightly.

Erections have improved so much just giving it time i believe i will be back to normal in another couple of weeks but let see. Can kind of get erection without physical simulation. Morning wood is back. Numbness is my penis has also improved ever so slightly.

Libido has also seen a major improvement.

Still have rough nights but not as worse as before.
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Postby SparkleFly12 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:12 pm

253 days. 8.5 months.

Things have eased up now and I have had quite a few days which are almost entirely symptom free (I only start to feel mild symptoms towards teh end of the day).

The symptoms I see are still muscle/joint pain, headache, brain fog, swolen lymph nodes, poor sleep, and low libido. But all have improved greatly. My ED has gotten a lot better; but my libido is still low during the waves of PAWS.

Things still come in waves, fluctuating every 5-7 days. The biggest improvement is that I can now sleep well on the good days! This is huge; as my entire body and mind feels better after getting good sleep. I started out getting 2-3 hrs a night; by last month it was still 6 hrs/night; the past few weeks I have had a few days where I got 8 and it feels great. I even got 12+ two nights - getting over jetlag.

I also did something I would recommend others do; I went on a vacation for a couple weeks. This helped me realize that it was my job that was stressing me out so much; probably making PAWS worse; and driving me to want to smoke again. Ive completely re-evaluated my work life balance after the break; and feel so much calmer after doing so.

I really cant wait to feel good every day. I am just getting over a 6 day wave. Feeling down but my mentality is very optimistic.
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Postby Stannnnus » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:07 pm

Hi I keep quitting cannabis for 3 to 5 months, but always end up starting again. What I don't get is when you read some websites they say 2 weeks to a month and your symptoms will be over, which I don't think Is true. I think it's paws I'm afraid of.
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Postby AnnaK » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:09 pm

@sparklefly ...did you ever think you would get here? I’m so glad you’re doing better! I am a few weeks behind you I’ve been clean since February 25. This has not been easy at all. It just takes time.
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Postby SparkleFly12 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:22 am

Hey @AnnaK, great to hear you are doing better! It really has been a long road to get where we are now; I hope you continue to improve as the year ends. I hope by the 1 yr mark we are free of this terrible condition...

@Stannnus yes, most sites only describe the Acute Withdrawal; which is usually only a couple weeks long and the symptoms are different than PAWS. Unfortunately very few sites on the internet even mention that you can get PAWS from weed; its really mostly only forums like this one.
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Postby AnnaK » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:59 pm

I didn’t know that overindulging would cause this much grief. I expected a few weeks to a month of recovery. I’m feeling better slowly... it’s been around 8 month of sobriety. My iq is coming back in stages. I still
have some vision scrambling and anxiety. The episodes are brief and I remind myself about PAWS. I did find an article that said once believed to be rather harmless, cannabinoids in the brain kills cells, shrinks neurons and causes DNA fragmentation. They will legalize before they study and then they will find out. Weed really wasn’t as potent as it is now years ago. I’m looking forward to a year clean. No one believes there are any long term issues from cannabis abuse, not even doctors. This place has been my only support system.
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Postby SparkleFly12 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:18 am

I wouldnt say there is long term damage; as in damage that stays with you for your lifetime. It just takes a long time to recover.

It is really weird for me though...was smoking a lot for 4+ years and I barely remember what normal feels like. When I used to smoke regularly, it was weird I got mild paws symptoms the whole time; and I often felt like crap. But I used to just think it was normal; mild depression and being tired/headachy all the time. But now I know normal should involve much less pain, and much more regularity. Im really looking forward to being done with PAWS.
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Postby AnnaK » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:54 am

Sparkle, I agree. I had headaches and random pain and dizziness but I just kept getting high or if I felt bad I thought I had to go get some more weed. I also used for a little more than four years. I suddenly remember things that happened during that time now and the pieces are coming back. It was all a blank. I was hiding from problems and heartaches and being emotionally weak and thought weed would make it go away. My memory was really shot. I play guitar and I can remember chord progressions now. I learned songs back then and forgot about them and then I will hear the song now and remember that I used to play it. When I was stoned I thought it sounded great..haha! I probably sounded like crap.
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Postby AnnaK » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:14 pm

I agree that it’s an illusion. Weed makes you think you’re happy or that it’s making you happy at the time. It is addictive and people don’t want to acknowledge that. Fortunately, for myself I have no cravings or desire anymore, it actually repulses me to smell it. I am past that but maybe your link could help others.
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