Anxiety after quitting weed

Postby Jaybeas13 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:59 am

Hi all,

I’m currently on week 4 of being weed free. Week one was horrible, I wasn’t aware of what my body and mind was going through, I stressed every little thing that was happening to my body. Half way through week 2 I started to do some research, and found that weed withdrawal is in fact, very real! Luckily I haven’t really experience too much depression, which from my understanding is part of weed withdrawal. I am now at the stage where my anxiety is becoming more mild, less physical symptoms and less panic attacks, although I’m still having trouble with the overthinking side of anxiety, and my mind keeps finding things to question and stress. I kind of have this trapped in my mind sort of feeling. However more recently it’s been easier to distract my self. I tend to overthink and scare my self into thinking that something more serious is wrong with me (mentally). Because I’ve never had a problem with anxiety I’m continually questioning everything. I have some unusual thoughts but nothing that anyone else hasn’t ever thought of, but when I can’t focus on anything other than that thought it bothers me. I’m just looking for someone to share a similar experience they had after quitting weed. I just wanna know that I’m going to get better, and feel more like my normal self again. Should I be concerned? Or do i just need to tuff it out until my mind is back in sync?

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Postby Jaybeas13 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:20 am

Side note: I was smoking heavily for about 2 months, almost every day. As time has gone on, my physical symptoms have decreased, I’ve been sleeping/dreaming better, almost at a normal level, how ever I wake up every few hours. My concentration is getting much better also. My main concern is just the overthinking/anxiety aspect. Just wanna know that my over thinking is part of anxiety and nothing else.
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Postby Jkwolves » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:55 pm

I am going through the exact same thing at the moment , but I don’t overthink everything I just overthink and constantly question weather I have something worst mentally than just anxiety and that thought keeps coming back Into my head most part of the day but hope it’s just part of my withdrawal too I’m on about week 4 aswell since I have quit ,and I was smoking quite heavy for about a year and a half and went cold turkey !.
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Postby lefttheleaf » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:28 am

I will hit week 14 clean tomorrow - you can read about my journey and story on here.
What you are experiencing is quite normal and I don't think anyone can tell you how long it will last or when you will begin to feel happy with how you actually feel. Everyone is different and it seems all experiences vary but there are some core symptoms most of us seem to share.

If i could offer you any advice - despite the fact i am still in this myself - it would be to eat well, meditate, workout, practice mindfulness, and consistently remind yourself over and over about the things you are grateful for in life. When i get the feelings of derealisation and or as if i am in some sort of first person video game i try to focus on the environment around me, and the physical things i can see and touch as opposed to indulging in the negative thoughts and feelings i may be having at the time.

Theres no quick fix - this is irony at its finest as lighting up and enjoying a spliff was the simplest fix there was for me at one point.

Hope you stick with it and make it through.

All the best
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Postby Jkwolves » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:16 pm

Thanks for the reply I just hope it’s my withdrawal and not just how my head works now because I’m not gonna be able to cope
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Postby uniqueason » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:30 pm

HEY Jaybeas13 im going into the SAME situation right now i see that your post is approx 1 years old it would be really appreciated if you can tell me how you feel now take care guy :)
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Postby uniqueason » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:33 pm

Jkwolves how you been too my man does your situation better
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Postby Jkwolves » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:57 pm

Yes I feel a lot better now I’m feeling normal again I think a part of it was the withdrawal making me a bit more paranoid than normal but I think a lot of it was me just overthinking it and making it. A bigger problem in my head than it was
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Postby uniqueason » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:56 am

Good to hear my friend :) im the same exact situation day40 for me but start to get a little bit better everyday i guess
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Postby uniqueason » Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:19 am

How long jkwolve can.you tell me you start feeling good i relate alot to : i dont overthink everything i just overthing the facts that i got something worst mentally and this is pretty much my intrusive though that i got all day some day are better than other but other cant think of other sh** then sh** like: im about to become schizo or i got a cancer ill die soon and all type of stupid sh** like that im sure ill develop a mental illness soon keep getting obsessive though about that really tired im 65 day clean now my friend idk if you can relate
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Postby Jkwolves » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:10 am

Uniqueason theres not really a time i can tell you tbh but ur not gonna gonna get better just like that , youve got to tell yourself your overthinking everything and people are obviously going through the same thing so it is normal ur not going schizo its just when we came off smoking weed it makes us more paranoid than normal So that doesnt help either , that aswell as overthinking causes you to think youve got something wrong with you when u actually havent , the best way to get past this is to try to distract yourself with what u like doing then eventually u will realise when ur not thinking about it u havent got a problem so u must be “overthinking it “ . Hope u get better soon
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Postby jaysauce » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:03 pm

I've smoked for about 2-3 years consistently and the only times I stopped was when I went on a plane to other states so I couldn't access marijuana but I never struggled in those times

3-17-21 - I Buy a new bong that is bigger than the previous one and I smoked W33d out of it that I've previously smoked days before.

After like 10 minutes I get this weird feeling in the back of my head tingling and then my heart is racing and then I start shivering really bad. I was pretty much convinced that I was having a shroom trip because it was like the exact feeling. I end up going to sleep fine with melatonin.

3-18-22 - I wake up fine and go to college class like it never happened even though I told myself never again with that pipe. I end up going to buy a Treetop hemp bar that's CBD with very little THC and I take a hit and start to feel like I did the day before. I thought to myself maybe it isn't the pipe and smoking just triggers it.

Days later I still felt the same and I've gone to a Doctor and they only gave me medication and I've stopped smoking from how traumatizing of an experience it was.

Now - I spoke to a psychiatrist and she basically said I have anxiety and she prescribed Fluoxetine but I'm not sure about taking it.
My dreams have been super vivid and sometimes when I wake up from sleeping at night and sometimes it's hard to go back to sleep
I'm not sure whether the symptoms are from the withdrawal or just triggering it from smoking.
I've been sweating like crazy almost every day from exercising and drinking only water and I'm willing to do anything to get better.
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Postby panosPanos » Mon May 03, 2021 5:04 pm

hi guys
im having some problems like yours

but i cant make a post
what should i do?
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